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Carlovers Desert Beater Build

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by carlover, May 19, 2008.

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  1. R.J.

    R.J. Elite Explorer

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    Whoa! didnt think i'd see pics of this thing actually being on its feet when i clicked the thread! nice job.

    what size tires are you running on there? look way bigger than my 35's :(
     
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  3. carlover

    carlover Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its been a long time coming. Tires are 35" mtrs.
     
  4. R.J.

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    You'll be out at T-haven? showin me how its done yeah?
     
  5. carlover

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    Yeah i should be out there, gonna cruise it around and put sme miles on it.
     
  6. King$nake

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    Awesome Explorer man. I wish I had some $$ to get out of my spindle lift and into a coilover setup with travel, one day
     
  7. R.J.

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    Nice! cant wait
     
  8. carlover

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    Looks like your suspension is going to work for you...nice video update! Truck looks good in the desert.
     
  10. turboexplorer

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    Link wont work on my phone for whatever reason. Bummed, wanted to see it.
     
  11. carlover

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    Im taking it out again the weekend of the 12th. So ill get some better vids, this one was just kinda a lazy cruise.
     
  12. carlover

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    Made it a true 5 seater.

    [​IMG]

    Kids loaded up and ready to go in Johnson Valley.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. rjcooperss396

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  14. carlover

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    Thanks ron, i might have some 302 questions for you very soon. I think its about ready for some more HP.
     
  15. rjcooperss396

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    No problem. All I have left on mine is to install the power steering line that I had made which I’m picking up today and install the fuel pump and tank. Then it’s ready to fire. Although I will still need to get an F150 transfer case to convert it back to 4 wheel drive but that is going to have to wait a couple months.
     
  16. turboexplorer

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    That's a great picture! Bet they have a blast. Video looks great BTW
     
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    Curious-how did you get the Lift to work with the torsion bars??

    Seriously, Sad joke aside, I must be the ONLY member here who has missed this build!! Absolutely Incredible work!!!! Blown Away!!!!
     
  18. carlover

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    I had the torsions in the beginning when i had the spindle lift. I havent had them since i went to the 1st long travel setup though. The coilovers take the place of the torsions.
     
  19. Maniak

    Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Have you had torsion bars since you broke those bajoints?

    ~Mark
     
  20. carlover

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    Yeah i kept them for awhile after that. Went with the high angle bj upper and 2.5" king for a year or two.
     
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    Complete rewire complete. I ripped out the entire stock wiring except the basic engine harness and redid it all.

    Engine harness.

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    Cab harness

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