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Great Pumpkin Solid Axle Swap 1993 Ford Explorer XL Rick Horwitz

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Rick, December 9, 2002.

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  1. terk13

    terk13 New Member

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    I like the 9" rear, Should I use the 44 up front. Like I said they are from a 76 bronco and dont know if they are too short or just right (willing to use small wheel spacers if needed) I only want to run 33's on a 10' wide wheel max maybe 32's on a 8" wheel and dont want to go too high just 3" susp. and cut out wheel wells if I can find fender flares or modify ones from a similar truck it is a 4 door Explorer (any ideas troopers are TOUGH here and even tougher in New England where 3" lift is the most you can use) I want to stay with a coil spring set up and I am on a budget. Any ideas or should I just lift the stock unit and use the TTB with drop down brackets.Thanks for the input.
     
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  3. sn0border88

    sn0border88 Master Apprentice Elite Explorer

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    Download firefox, enjoy the built in spell checker.
     
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    Or Safari :D
     
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    Ok I have read all about your SAS which is awesome by the way. Now i want to know about the 98 front end. how hard was that.
     
  6. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    You need a 2nd gen the header panel for the grill to attach to. Other than that, a few small brackets need to be made to attach the fenders to the body.
     
  7. Fordexplorerguy1

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    Rick that is a truly awesome explorer. I wish my 94' were like that.
     
  8. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Thanks!:chug:
     
  9. Fordexplorerguy1

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    So how much money do you have invested into the great pumpkin?
     
  10. Maniak

    Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thats like asking someone's age. It just isn't done :) But, even if it was done, I doubt anyone actually knows "what" they spent throughout the years.

    ~Mark
     
  11. Fordexplorerguy1

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    Yeah i agree with that, I have had my ex for like 4 months and i have no clue what i have spent but i know i have spent a lot... XD
     
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    where did you get the half doors from
     
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    Hey rick do you know if nation springs still makes those leafs
     
  14. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    They make anything custom.
     
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    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I shot a video today showing the Pumpkin as it sits 23 years after I purchased it brand new :D



    The photo below is the oldest photo I have of my Explorer. Unfortunately I never grabbed a shot of it straight off the showroom floor :(
     

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    rpenner54 Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    How does your hood latch? Is it just using the hood pins? Or did you keep the latching mechanism as well?
     
  17. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Yes, just the hood pins.
     
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    Any updates or changes on this thing?
     
  19. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    The latest update was a vacuum pump for the power brakes which I can kick on if the engine stalls while climbing a steep hill.
    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...m-pump-xtra-reservoir-for-the-pumpkin.445189/

    Other than that, no changes since the Rock Jock 60 went in a few years ago.
    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...adder-bar-pumpkin-on-the-upgrade-path.343079/

    Sadly it only gets out to wheel a couple times a year these days.
     
  20. josh40601

    josh40601 Elite Explorer

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    i seen the 60 in the video and was like, "Oh Damn!" which prompted my asking. lol

    When are you coming back out to TH?
     
  21. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Most likely October for our Fall run. I was just thinking about that. I need to set dates.
     

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