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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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      its official. im going with hypertherm. too many people say the same thing lol

      that would be kick ass if it was street legal.
      where do you find those inboard brakes? is that common?
      i've seen them on millitary hummers and a racecars but thats about all..
      well I cant wait to see what it looks like when its finished!
       
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    3. slammedxonair

      slammedxonair Active Member

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      I only snapped 1 pic tonight but all of the inside shear load gussets are formed and welded up now.
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    4. slammedxonair

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      Todays update, I trimmed both sides of the m2 crossmember then formed and tig welded a filler panel on the one side. I would have got more done but I had parts to build as well. I need to quit takin pics at night with my blackberry lol.

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    5. slammedxonair

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      Todays update: I formed and welded up the other sides boxing plate on the front crossmember and then metal finnished both sides. I also took the flap disk to some of the frame rails as well and wiped them down with wd40 to keep them from rusting.

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      Spent a few hours tonight grinding the rest of the chassis to bare metal, then I wipped the whole chassis down with wd40 to prevent rust. I also bolted the rearend and front control arms back on. And started playing around with the bag placement.

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    8. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Looks great! It's a shame it will be covered by a body ;)
       
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      I spent the entire day today working on the chassis and trying to figure out how I want the bags to go. I adjusted the rear control arms so the wheels go negative now rather than positive. I also got the torque arms in and set them up to where they don't bind up so much with all the travel.

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      Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      More!

      Are you planning on using a carb or will you go with EFI?
       
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      the motors spec sheet is listed in post #64 I have no idea what the customers doing with the motor really lol thats at the motor shop in Indy with the body.
       
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      I am going EFI on the engine.
       
    13. slammedxonair

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      Here are some pics of the chassis at Dropt N Destroyed 6. Thanks to everybody that stopped by and said hi!

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      This is a 5 star thread.
       
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      BrianDye I'll have another...

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      Now toss the body on there and call it the flinstones explorer haha.
       
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      lol thanks for the comments
       
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      This is so amazing. I love love love it.


      Great work.
       
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      i'm sorry, i'm still confused how the rear end works with the brakes on the inside... what advantage does it serve?

      Other then that, that's absolutely amazing!
       
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      there is not much difference with the brakes inboard like that, but it changes the unsprung weight of the suspension, allowing for the suspension to do it's job a bit better

      reason being is there is less weight out there so the suspension rebound can react faster , keeping the wheels on the ground a bit better ,
       
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      I think its also a cleaner setup - not having calipers detracting from the horizontal lines of the body.
       
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      Wow I didnt realize how long it's been since I updated this thread, the couple weeks I was sick killed me on this thing and I haven't been online much lately. But anyways on with the show. The front bag mounts are now built and finnished. I really need to quit taking night pics with my blackberry lol.
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