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Mounty71's Elite Registry--'00 Mountaineer

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by mounty71, February 10, 2008.

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  1. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Dash is in for good.

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  3. BKennedy

    BKennedy Elite Loser Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I like how the tied the A pillar to the frame.
     
  4. josh40601

    josh40601 Elite Explorer

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    Matt, you kept the AC right?
     
  5. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Yes I still have AC, but the outer vents had to go for the A pillar. And in order to keep the windshield defrost, I couldn't have a tube crossing behind the dash.

    Got more pictures today. Aside from a new windshield getting installed, trimming the rear fender sheet metal up to the tub, and installing he rear shocks and shock boots in the interior,I think this thing is done.

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  6. BKennedy

    BKennedy Elite Loser Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Nice and clean. I really like how the pillars are tied into the cage and how clean it looks.
     
  7. Stic-o

    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    Where's the rear end pics?

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    Sorry, been waiting to use that emoji string forever
     
  8. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    That rear end isn't going in for a while yet. Those 35 spline 3rd members are expensive! Unless my current axle breaks on me, I don't want to set up the new one for leaf springs, just to cut it all off when this gets links.
     
  9. Stic-o

    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    So you were just teasing us with the Coilovers and the 9inch:nono:

    Little bit at a time, I get it.;)
     
  10. josh40601

    josh40601 Elite Explorer

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    dude that cage looks so much like mine, it's awesome! I like how yours is tied into the body better and you were able to keep all your interior panels. Mines all gutted out.
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    I also like how you when around the wheel well rather than through it like i did.


    Are you going to make it down for the EF Veteran's Day Weekend meet at truckhaven?

    I also had to lose the side vents on both trucks, and I don't have the cross bar behind the dash either for the same reason.
     
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  11. R.J.

    R.J. Elite Explorer

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    Looking real good. Real clean
     
  12. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Little update, this thing drinks coolant like crazy, so it's just been sitting since I got it back home. After much deliberation between just fixing the head gaskets, swapping in a different motor, pulling this one for a full rebuild or maybe even doing a mild motor upgrade, this weekend I'm taking it to a mechanic friend to just take care of the head gaskets for me, and tackle a few other little things to hopefully get it reliably road worthy again. As great as it sounds to add more power, smog legality is still important to me, so I'm going to keep it simple for now. Aside from the disappearing coolant, it still runs incredibly well and has never even hinted at overheating.
     
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  13. section525

    section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    I agree. When I opened mine up for power upgrades I could never get it to be as reliable. But I also have no idea what I'm doing either. :D
     
  14. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Went to the Leduc offroad swapmeet this weekend and came home with a little more than I anticipated. :) I went there planning to only buy rear fiberglass bedsides from someone, but the guy didn't show. But the trip wasn't a waste. I lucked out on finding a brand new 35 spline 9" 3rd member with Yukon case, 4.56 gears, Grizzly locker, and aluminum pinion support, for pennies. The seller didn't know what he had. This 3rd will complement the Currie housing that I got from Paul B and Winter really well.
     
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  15. fordpickupman

    fordpickupman Elite Explorer

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    I don’t know how I’ve missed this build, but it’s awesome! The TTB swap doesn’t look too bad to accomplish. Great thread. I learned a lot from it. Those are my favorite to read.
     
  16. mounty71

    mounty71 It's green, not gray. Elite Explorer

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    Been a while. Had the head gaskets replaced and it’s been running pretty well lately, although it’s feeling more under-powered than ever. Finally got to take this thing out on a couple of trips too, and it’s so nice having the feeling of security of a cage now. Also having the full travel of the leaf springs with the 18” rear shocks is a night and day difference from what I had before. Next will be revalving them, and adding 4-point harnesses for the front seats. The 16 year old front seats are getting pretty torn up so I’ll probably get them reupholstered in tweed instead of vinyl, and add cutouts for the shoulder harnesses, and add a tube along the floor to mount the lap harnesses off of.

    One issue I need to look into, once in a while the transmission won’t down shif from 2nd to 1st at full throttle. I can do it manually on the column though. My friend mentioned something about a kick down cable?

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