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Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by Harder93, June 16, 2011.

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    1. Harder93

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      Get rid of the ttb axle pivots and get some aluminum plating to weld the two halves of the ttb together with and done you have a custom Dana 35 straight axle explorer. Add some gaussets and it would hold up

      although I'm not exactly being serious I'm surprised I've never seen it done
       
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      You still need to put a panhard bar (to locate the axle laterally) because the welded axle will have to be disconnected from the pivots. At that point, you might as well get a solid front axle from a Jeep - less work.

      Oh and the two halves are steel so it'd be difficult to weld them together with aluminum ;).
       
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      I was thinking they were alum my bad. And there is no way I would attempt this so I didn't get into too many details. However if you keep the sway bar that combined with the radius arms driveline and coils would hold the axle mostly in place
       
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      If i remember, someone did that with the ttb D44 out of an F150.
       
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      yep, Gwaii over on TRS did that with a D44 TTB. he coaxed some pretty gnarly flex out of his setup.
       
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      negative.
       
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      Thought he had a TTB D50. Could be wrong though.

      Same principal though.
       
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      Would a D44 TTB bolt to our Explorer pivots? It doesn't have anything to do with the original post, but I'm just curious if a D44 TTB would even come close to working on an Explorer.

      Nope, I'll never try it - curiosity is buggin' me.
       
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      Yes.

      Though that's about where the "bolt to" part ends. From that point its a similar amount of fab work as putting a solid D44 under it (spacing out the coil buckets, etc.).



      And what practical purpose do you think this would serve?
       
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      IIRC He used D44 beams and a D50 center. Its a direct bolt in to the D44 beams and the driver side is longer then the D50 beam.
       

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