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Custom Explorer Chassis

Discussion in 'Seriously Lowered Explorer - Ranger Suspension Tec' started by slammedxonair, April 17, 2009.

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  1. slammedxonair

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    Well I have been working on this project for some time now for a customer things have been changed around and whatnot but I'm finally able to get going on the build. Here are the beginning of the build pics. It is a mustang II front suspension and will have a Heidts IRS as well. The truck is getting a full air ride system, and is going to have a pretty big motor in it as well.

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    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Nice looking work. Can't wait to see the finished product:D
     
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    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Ok, finally, this looks like it is going to actually happen to an explorer, and, we will get to see it along the way.

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    Good stuff - clean!
     
  7. slammedxonair

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    thanks everybody, there are a few other explorers out there with full custom frames but most of them are for stock floor body drops. As for a time frame I need to get this thing done fast I have other projects I need to get goin with. This has been in the works for a year now and I'm just now getting started. I also have to try and get my explorer road worthy within the next 3 weeks, gona be busy and will try to update both threads as much as I can.
     
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    BrianDye I'll have another...

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    Thats awesome man, i cant wait to see some updates and pics :D

    I wish I could do work like that, great job!
     
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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Interesting, enjoy making it happen.
     
  10. slammedxonair

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    The Motor specs: 351W stroked out to a 432 with around 500+WHP.

    Here are some pics of starting to put the Heidts rearend together, threadlocking the studs into the housing.

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    Here are some more pics.
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    This is so exciting! This is exactly what I want to do to my X someday. I look forward to the results. Definitely let us know how it rides/handles after these extensive changes.
     
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    well with the full independent suspension and air ride its gona ride pretty much as smooth as it gets. I personally will probably never ride in the truck. Your going to have to ask the owner about that one. I don't even have the body here just the stock and new chassis.
     
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    I got a bit more if the IRS together today. I need to get a couple specialty sockets and whatnot so I can torque some of the bolts on the brakes and bubs before I can go any farther.

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    Inboard brakes....very cool!

    I like it....anymore pics? How about pics of YOUR ride?

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    wow when did I get stickied lol. Anyways progress has been slow on the build I fell on some metal in the dark in a friends backyard and took a chunk out of my leg and was layed up with stitches for about 2 weeks I should have more proress pics in the next couple days.

    My forever changing build thread is here http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133846 I think i finally have a setup that works on the rear the way I want it to.
     
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    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I stickied this thread yesterday:D This is a build for the records!:chug:
     
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    BrianDye I'll have another...

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    i feel ya lol yesterday i jumped down this wall thing to get to a beach with my gf, and all my weight landed on my right foot, and the rock was crooked and my foot bent so bad like toes toward my knees i couldnt move for about 20 mins i stood there lol
     
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    Awsome! Update: I started torquing some bolts with the specialty head socket and broke the socket so now I need to track down a new one. It was only at 30ft/lbs also.
     
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    Heres a small update finally after being layed up for a couple weeks with stitches in my leg. Got the rearend all together along with the new smaller tires mounted on the rims. I also have the height set, fully layed out so the u joints don't bind up and where the bags will be installed fully collapsed.

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