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Fat Cat's 99 SAS

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by FAT CAT, August 14, 2007.

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  1. zainyD

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    Nice job!! You really went all out on this build.
     
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  3. Trckmagik

    Trckmagik Ole Bag Moderator Emeritus

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    The truck is bad arse, and that is that.

    :salute:
     
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  4. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I'm guessing this is why...

     
  5. 410Fortune

    410Fortune MUD SEASON 2.0 Staff Member Moderator

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    dude whoa nice friggin build
    I especially like the cage inside the factory pillars, something I must keep in mind when I do my BII.....

    Why dont you have an extra brace on the B pillar for the drivers side?
    An X instead of a diagnal only for the passenger?

    Just curious

    How do you like the Ected front?
    Do you still have side curtain airbags in the seats? hehehehe
     
  6. SkanlaxJMO

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    awesome build
     
  7. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT meaty beaty big & bouncy

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    Most of the cage was modeled after the cage in the McNeils new Explorer prerunner. They have the diagonal support at the C pillar, but I wanted it at the B and flipped it to give myself more seat room.

    The Ected in the 44 works great! I really like this locker/limited slip. I had one in the rear, but the new 37's were a bit too much for it. I don't think the front see's the same stress as the back, so I think it will hold up...

    I do still have the airbags in the seats, but the airbag lights were flashing so I don't think the system works any more. We removed the passenger airbag all together and now I get a loud 5 tone warning every 30 minutes that repeats 5 times... Anyone know how to kill that bell?

    Thanks!

    Chris
     

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  8. 410Fortune

    410Fortune MUD SEASON 2.0 Staff Member Moderator

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    truck is sick as hell, thanks for sharing!!

    drool drool
     
  9. Lefy

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    amazing build I love it
    where did you pick up those head lights? those are bad ass
     
  10. 410Fortune

    410Fortune MUD SEASON 2.0 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have those headlights on my 96 too, try a seach for black headlights
     
  11. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT meaty beaty big & bouncy

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  12. sikamikanico816

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    verry cool. hey i like those rear tail light protectors. where can i find??
     
  13. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT meaty beaty big & bouncy

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    I got them here;


    http://www.aztrucks.com/

    They are the Tuffy plastic ones...
     
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    after alil more oggling over your build
    I was wondering if you had a shot of how you set up your rear shocks outside the frame. If you have a few pictures that would help me see whats going on. I've been really thinking about how I could do a different shock set up in the rear. also are you still using the stock ford explorer 8.8 or are you running a full width axle.
    thanks for your help
     
  15. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT meaty beaty big & bouncy

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    Hello!

    Its still the stock width rear axle.

    Here is the thread where I got the outboard shock hoops etc...

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138090

    Thanks!

    Chris
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I'm curious too. :)
     
  17. R.J.

    R.J. Elite Explorer

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    nice truck! mr fatty fat cat.
     
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    jobunn Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    Looks incredible. Far cry from when I first saw it at Truckhaven and you had to take the "easy" way around everything.
     
  19. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT meaty beaty big & bouncy

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    Hello!

    Man, I loved those tires! They are as great as everyone says, If I had the money I would have bought a set of the 37's.

    I found some MT/R's for $800 like new, but I already put a stick through the side wall of one; something I never worried about with the CC's

    The guy I sold them to loves them as well, he is running open diff's and people are amazed at the stuff he can climb with them.

    The only thing I didn't like about them, was how heavy they were. With steel rims, they were massive. They tore up my ifs front end almost every trip out.

    Thanks!

    Chris
     
  20. FAT CAT

    FAT CAT meaty beaty big & bouncy

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    Yeah, I remember that was quite the learning experience for me. All the trucks with lockers would just slowly climb around everywhere & I just sat there & dug holes:confused:

    Thank you, thank you very much

    Did you ever contact McNeils for your front end stuff???
     

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    R.J. Elite Explorer

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    yeah i did! made me some radius arms adn now im saving up to get the whole front end done (which is gonna take forever being that i just started college and have three cars in the backyard im trying to fix)
     

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