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Family Wheeler - 2nd Gen Mounty on Tons

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by 036speed, January 13, 2015.

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  1. 036speed

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    Progress?
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  3. 036speed

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    Snuck out of a family function for a few hours this weekend. Motivation has been renewed.



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    That is the truck I normally wheel with. 4.0L, 1354 doubler, D44, 8.8, 5.13s, 38s, Reid knuckles, RCVs, Ox lockers, OBA, etc
     
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    New Years Resolution: Work on this dang thing! I need to get this thing rolling this year. December 31 2016 marked 2 years of ownership.

    I bought a house in December. My last house. Moved this thing once again. No steering, brakes or power adds to the challenge. But nonetheless, its home.
    We did buy a project house. I know, great idea. Been working on it a lot since its been cold. But as soon as its over 40 again, this ZF5 is going in!
    Dead truck life
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    At the new place. 32x24x8. Not my dream, but it has 100amp service. No concrete though. Planning on expanding to 32x46x13 in 2018. Concrete will be in this spring.
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    I did work on it a little in September at the rental house. Took the trans cover plate off. Changed the clutch pedal assembly. FYI, 1995 Ranger pedals bolt in.

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    Started cutting off the OEM trans x-member brackets and ditched the OEM fuel tank. Dont mind the Ohio Rust...
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    Currently helping a friend build a 32x48. Then another friend is building one this fall, then hopefully add on to mine in 2018

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    Been busy. Most of my time has been spent fixing house things.
    Working on getting a floor poured in my secondary garage.

    Did go wheeling at the end of March. Towed a friends rig down to Kentucky. Not really a rock crawling place, but it was a good bachelor party for another friend.
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    However, I sure am re-motivated to work on my hunk of metal. Weather is starting to break as well.

    For more motivation, I took my kids on a little trail run last weekend in the Ram. Their first time out on an actual trail. They loved it. Motivation level even higher.
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    Wow, Photobucket sure pulled a fast one.

    Anyways, I spent a few minutes on the Mounty recently.

    Got the ZF5 bolted in. I had to cut a few unneeded tabs off the bell housing and the tunnel near the gas pedal needed some BFH love.
    Then got the 1356 bolted in. The frame needed a little notch. It does hang down lower than I would like. But it is a full size case in a not full side rig. I will make it work. There is only room for maybe 5* of clocking. Not enough to gain anything.

    Next on the list is to get a trans X-member fabricated up. Then I can start on the front suspension :D

    Now I have to figure out how to add pictures again lol
     
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    looking great!

    I know all about moving during projects, sure eats up a lot of time moving stuff. I've thought hard about building 4dr v8 using 05+ dana 60 -cant wait to see more
     

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