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Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by Mutineer, December 19, 2009.

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  1. Mutineer

    Mutineer Elite Explorer

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    104_2006.JPG FirstFlex4.jpg FirstFlex1.jpg FirstFlex3.jpg I just realized I never registered mine...

    D44 Ft
    D60 Rr with disc brakes
    Leaves front and rear
    35 in Swampers and 5:13 gears
    BW4406 Tcase

    thanks to all the people on this site that helped, Couldnt have done it without this site.

    Still working on perfecting it, needs the cage and bumpers finished...but here it is:
     
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  3. Blazepet7

    Blazepet7 Active Member

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    I have looked at a couple of your posts never realized how high it sits NICE RIG keep up the good work...
     
  4. Mutineer

    Mutineer Elite Explorer

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    Thanks!

    The plan is for 38s or 40s... right now they are 35s.

    in retrospect, I would have used a different steering box, the one from a '78 F250 doesnt turn far enough.
     
  5. storlied

    storlied Well-Known Member

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    I've been watching this since you had IFS... you've done a great job on this project.. Very nice truck.
     
  6. Blazepet7

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    Yeah i wanna see the bigger tires that thing already is a beast..i cant wait to get my hands on some extra cash to buy another ex or mounty to start a project mine is a DD right now so cant go too crazy but I SHALL have a big boy toy of my own.

    Lemme ask u something in that first pic with the truck in front of the garage i had to really look at it carefully it looks like the roof and back hatch is taken off it looks like it fits the truck. Just camera tricks i guess
     
  7. grant00

    grant00 Active Member

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    ^^^ yeah looks like a convertible to me in the first picture ;):thumbsup::confused:
     
  8. storlied

    storlied Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.... this is odd and different?... Removable rear? It's like an easter egg.. lol..
     
  9. Mutineer

    Mutineer Elite Explorer

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    Yeah I chopped the top and going to buld a full cage. Im making a custom cover from Army Tent canvas. Thats the vague plan, Details will come as they come.

    The idea is a fully capable trail rig, ready for anything and any terrain. having the top gone will help in sevaral ways to include visibility, gear storage, and center of gravity.

    But for now its just a cut up Mountaineer with an SAS...lol

    Thanks Yall.
     
  10. DR_APLET

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    how come you have no front drive shaft? is the angle bad and keeps chewing u-joints like candy?
     
  11. Mutineer

    Mutineer Elite Explorer

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    I havent installed the BW4406 yet, and when I do the transmission crossmember will have to be modified to make it work.

    The driveline angle is not that bad, and should be just fine.
     
  12. storlied

    storlied Well-Known Member

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    Wait wait wait... so you're driving that beast with AWD? How is it?
     
  13. Mutineer

    Mutineer Elite Explorer

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    Well its just rear wheel drive for now. I haven't installed the 5:13 gears in the rear yet. Hopefully that and the t-case will get done this or next month.
     
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    hells yes ty i havent been on here in awhile n this is what i find i got one just like it and i wanted a coilover setup but that looks just as effective n a lil more flexible than i thought nice rig !
     
  15. nobodyspecial

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    I am guessing the front axle came out of a 78-79 F250? What can you tell me about your steering setup?
     
  16. SkyJumper

    SkyJumper DISABLED AIRBORNE VET Moderator Emeritus

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    Damn those shackles would scare the crap out of me, way too long and to me unsafe.
     
  17. Mutineer

    Mutineer Elite Explorer

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    Wow I miss this bad boy.

    Sorry I just left yall hanging. I had to let her go awhile back when my job went end of contract... worst day of my life. Hard to get back into the saddle, just surviving.

    I have a new project now and hopefully will get it this far.

    SkyJumper,

    The shackles werent unsafe. I was using them on an off road vehicle as an intended point of weakness, (weak link in the chain) if something happened the shackles would bend first, showing out in alignment, or showing in after action inspection. I used the same system on two different Blazers, and every time something crazy happened an inspection after the run would show a torqued shackle, and it cost about 16 bucks a set to replace them (carried 4 spares at all times). It really helped with the steering box ripping off the frame, and saved front end parts left and right. they flexed well, and the length helped with driveline angle as the axle dropped. The system was never intended to support extended on road or daily driven use, and took ALOT of abuse with no issues whatsoever.

    :salute:
     

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