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Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by 86 slo-vo, July 4, 2011.

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    1. 86 slo-vo

      86 slo-vo Active Member

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      figured i would add my build over here.

      i bought this thing last year from florida, drove it 17 hours home. i DD'd it for a few months then stole the suspension and axles to put under my ranger. i had planned to put it back to stock and let the wife drive it, but it just ended up sitting on jackstands for about 6 months. well we have girl number two coming in october so i decided its time to sell the ranger and build me a 4 seater rig.

      this is what i started out with.
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      i started the chop the other day.
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      im going to try and keep this build going fast, need to get as much done as possible before the baby comes, but plans are to be hitting the trails by spring.

      ill update with more info on the rest of the build tomorrow
       
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    3. 86 slo-vo

      86 slo-vo Active Member

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      ok back again.

      the axles are 2002 superduty D60 and sterling 10.5. planning on 4.88's welded rear and a locker in the front, havent decided which one yet probably just going to depend on money.

      the front suspension will be leaf sprung, still trying to decide on which leaves.

      drive train will be 4.0/np435/1356/205.

      tires...hoping for something between 38-40 inch tires.
       
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      86 slo-vo Active Member

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      got some more done, finally got everything trimmed down enough to break out the welder. after pulling out the hatch and cutting it probably 30 times it finally set down into place. i cut more then i should have on the roof so im going to have to cut a strip out of the piece i cut off.

      also got one of the rear 1/4's cut.
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      gotta love a welder with a stitch mode, the hatch is some thin shit.
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      Sweet build!

      I was hoping you were gonna leave the rear hatch wiper lol.
       
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      That's definitely an awesome build. Can't wait for the final product
       
    7. 86 slo-vo

      86 slo-vo Active Member

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      its going back on, had to pull it to keep from tearing it up.
      thanks guys, working as fast as i can :D
       
    8. 86 slo-vo

      86 slo-vo Active Member

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      doesnt seem like much but got alot done tonight, got most of the passenger side hatch sealed up. turned out to be easier then i thought but still took me 3.5 hours to get this far.

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      the top corner is going to be a nightmare.
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      still need to cut a piece off the old roof to fill in the new.
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      got some parts in too.
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      :thumbsup::thumbsup:Hooo construction work is completely crazy, the end result strongly very good. i thing love

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      thanks, going to try and finish up that side tonight.
       
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      sick. i always love chop tops. and tons certainly don't hurt either. looking forward to seeing more progress!
       
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      thanks, hoping to go pick up the sterling 10.5 this weekend and should have 120 feet of 1.5 tube ordered for the exo bumpers and sliders by tomorrow.
       
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      Thumbs Up! Diggin it and looking forward to more pics.
       
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      I wanna see how this ends up.
       
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      moving as fast as i can for having a pregnant wife and a 3 year old that are always coming up with something for me to do.


      got a little more done today, not near as much as i hoped to do though.
      got a little done today.

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      hi,
      Good job, really impressive this part, I can not wait to find out more :bounce: :bounce:


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      I'm in no rush.... LOL

      I do understand the wife and kids part. I have 8, 6, and one on the way. Needless to say my projects get put on the very far back burner.

      Oh I'm thoroughly diggin the ammo can for a console (if that's it's intended place). :)
       
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      Hi Mr. Cribb,
      You also have a project you think.
      Are you able to tell a little about it can be?
      Congratulations for your wife and yourself for the coming of your baby

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      86 slo-vo Active Member

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      lol then you deffinantly know what i mean!

      yup the ammo can will the the console, i still need to do some work on it to make it work like i want.
       
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      I'm waiting on funds to replace the clutch, then paint. Maybe one day I can take it from a 2wd to a 4wd. If I did a 4wd conversion then I'd go for a solid axle from an early bronco (since that's a direct fit).

      Right now it's rattle canned black. I plan on a two tone paint. Bottom part from the molding down black rest gloss red. The rest of the mods are in my signature.

      The 4wd conversion will be many years down the road. I can't start this until i have another DD.

      Thanks on the congrats.
       
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      manged to shock myself through my gloves several times because they were soaked in sweat. it was so hot yesterday it wasnt funny...125 degree heat index

      the driver side turned out batter then the passenger side but it still all looks like shit. flat body work isnt bad but this rounded stuff sucks. oh well ill cover it up.

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      ;) Yes I understand, this work takes time and also money, and will be also the occupation with the baby.
      But I'm sure one day you make your dream truck
      :thumbsup:

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      :thumbsup: 86 slo-vo see photos of your work seems to be excellent.
      Maybe a little more attention to your hands should avoid burns by accident.
      125 ° ho ho .............. a cold air fan would do enormous good for you
      Good luck and bravo
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      no burns, just an electrical shock through the wet gloves...would probably give most people a good hit but after working at an electrical repair shop for a few years a while back they dont seem to bug me as much :p:

      yea i had a nice 4ft fan but its being used else where right now so i have to do without.

      no garage time for me tonight, another day in the heat today with 125 heat index and im shot.
       

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