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GIJOE's Desert Explorer

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by GIJOE, September 13, 2006.

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  1. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You just need to extend the linkage the 4" for them to work.
     
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  3. clarkkent

    clarkkent Well-Known Member

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    :confused: umm... which part?:confused: cant i just buy the extended linkage?
     
  4. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    We just cut a hole in the door and bent the linkage towards the new glass and it works just fine thats what I was told to do by Perry's.

    For the front suspension I am going with a long travel setup that I have had for two years already its just waiting to get put on the truck. There's pictures of it on the first page.
     
  5. clarkkent

    clarkkent Well-Known Member

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    u dont happen to have any pictures of it do ya? :)
     
  6. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    No sorry and it can be a pain in the butt to take off that part of the glass. When I go to paint the glass I can get you pictures but I don't know when that will be.
     
  7. clarkkent

    clarkkent Well-Known Member

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    sounds good. i know what u mean about them being a pain. ehh... i took them off to get primered and ehhh.... what a mess.
     
  8. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    Ok here is two HDR pictures I made for you HDR fans.

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  9. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    Update 03-14-2008:

    Here's an update on some of the parts that I have. I am just waiting till I have all the parts and then I will be putting everything on.

    Wheels:
    -(6)KMC endro beadlocks.

    Suspension: (New suspension items).
    -Upgraded Camburg spindles.
    -Aluminum Camburg hubs.
    -Wilwood 4 piston calipers.
    -Wilwood rotors.
    -Upgraded Camburg steering.
    -Deaver race pack leaf springs.

    I also just ordered a 32 gallon Fuel Safe fuel cell that should be here in a few weeks.

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  10. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Wow, and wow! I love those wheels!
     
  11. Josh S.

    Josh S. can't kick the habit Elite Explorer

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    Those are some badass parts man. Hopefully you can get them put on soon! I collected a bunch of parts over new years but none of them have made it onto the truck 3 months later:rolleyes:
     
  12. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    I know what you mean I have been collecting some of this parts since August 2005 and they are still not on the Explorer. But I did have a small set back when I crashed my old Explorer.
     
  13. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    Update 04-06-2008:

    Well I bought a aftermarket steering wheel and installed it on my Explorer this weekend.

    What I got:
    -Momo steering wheel(Model Nero)
    -Grant installation kit (Part #3289)
    -NRG Innovations quick release
    -Billet aluminum 3 bolt to 6 bolt adapter (From Kartek)

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  14. white96x

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    Thats pretty cool...do you have any schedule laid out as to when the rest of the parts are going on....i want to see that suspension already, that hub upgrade kit is pretty sweet too if i had the money i would definitely do it.
     
  15. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    I have ordered the fuel cell and rear axle. I am just waiting for those parts to come in. And then I will be putting everything on at the same time.
     
  16. chewy4x4

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    Update?
     
  17. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Firewood Season Staff Member Moderator

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    geesh those parts are worth more then the truck! cool!
     
  18. Dannyboy

    Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I am anxiously waiting to see the build up of this truck. Is it driving you nuts to have all of this stuff sitting there not installed?
     
  19. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    I does sometimes cause I want to be out in the desert driving this thing. But oh well I have learned to live with it. That and it doesn't help when I change my plans on what I am going to do.
     
  20. GIJOE

    GIJOE Elite Explorer

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    Update 07-18-08:

    Ok here's another big update. Over the last few months I have collected more parts. Oh and I changed my plans. For the rear suspension I am no longer going to use leaf springs, I am linking the rear with a 4-link setup. I am also going to cut up the rear cargo floor and tub the rear to gain clearance for the fuel cell, to clear 35's, and to gain more up travel. Then the Explorer maybe a 3 seater so I can run my shocks into the cab but I wont know for sure until I setup the rear suspension. Oh and the rear axle is a full floating 9" axle. Ok now for the pictures. I just don't have pictures of the fuel cell yet.

    New parts:
    -Dirt-tech 9" housing
    -Strange Pro-nodular case
    -35 Spline heat treated 4340 axles
    -Precision gears 4.88 gears
    -Daytona pinion support
    -Billet Yoke
    -Detroit mechanical locker
    -Camburg billet aluminum full floating hubs
    -Wilwood rotors
    -Wilwood 4 piston calipers
    -Camburg front sub-frame
    -Dirt-tech trailing arms
    -Fuel Safe 32 gallon fuel cell

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    **Oh and if anyone is interested or knows someone interested I have Deaver leaf springs the race pack and custom shackles for sale.**
     
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