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Tramp is done!

Discussion in 'Solid Axle Swap Registry' started by FMExplorer, April 25, 2003.

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  1. Black Magic

    Black Magic Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    That looks Awesome!
     
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  3. FAKRWEE

    FAKRWEE Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    Thanks, I'll have him contact you guy's. His name is Ralph. He did the Rubicon with me about 3 years ago and got bitten by the bug.

    Double shocks are the way to go:D They are great on and off-road.
     
  4. taxx

    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    I would like to see a couple special request pics if you don't mind?

    1) Pinion Angle
    2) caster good pick of your knuckls and the caster angle

    Just ask cause I am using a stock eb 44 and I don't think you cut an d turned anything so I am curious how it rides on the street (ie: Tracking) and how your front shaft feels any binding?
     
  5. FMExplorer

    FMExplorer the original tramp

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    I'll have answers and pics for your questions when I get the driveshaft ack and the alignment finished - hopefully by Friday. But so far, even out of align, the things rides great! There is a little rub on the RA at full lock - that's it.

    J
     
  6. taxx

    taxx Make em say Ugh

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    Cool! Mine is going under the truck this weekend for the first test fit.
     
  7. redranger4.0

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    question

    did you explorer have coils stock? If not how hard was it to add coil buckets and get everything lined up?

    Andrew
     
  8. FMExplorer

    FMExplorer the original tramp

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    It had coils, but I cut out the buckets and replaced them. Lining it up wasn't too bad - just measure the axle on both sides to be sure it is straight. I used a plumb-line to determine if the axle was centered and to find the centerline for the new buckets.

    J
     
  9. redranger4.0

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    a few more questions

    What is the axle out of and did it take any modifying to fit, width, ect. And last do you have a write up of the whole process, parts list? I will hopefully be starting the process this summer so i want to get as much info as i can.

    Andrew
     
  10. FMExplorer

    FMExplorer the original tramp

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    And Delivered!

    Well - Tramp has made the trip to MadMike's in Yuma, AZ. It's my understanding Mike and Rick will be venturing out sometime soon - I just want to see pictures of my baby in action!

    J
     
  11. JoshC

    JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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    Jon, i had forgotten that you had to sell it, do you miss her?

    Do you have any other plans for another explorer?
     
  12. FMExplorer

    FMExplorer the original tramp

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    Josh,
    I'm not sure what lies ahead - I've been looking at scramblers, broncos, suzukis and so on. There will be another project, just not sure what yet. Who knows - maybe a V8 powered 2 door Montero (found one for about free).

    J
     
  13. FMExplorer

    FMExplorer the original tramp

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    Well,
    Now that the move is out of the way, I can get back in the game. Not sure what direction - thought about a cj - even thought about a 2door ex and doing another SAS. Need room for the kids to ride and to carry the dive gear. Also - can't go too tall as it needs to get into my garage :)

    J
     
  14. Trckmagik

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    Get the 2 door Explorer. You do some great work and we would love to have you back here.
     
  15. FMExplorer

    FMExplorer the original tramp

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    That is entirely possible. I figure a coilsprung D30 with 33's, soa in the rear and 4.56's would be a very easy project after what I went through with Tramp.

    BTW - Brian, your truck looks great - are you really going to sell it?

    J
     
  16. Trckmagik

    Trckmagik Ole Bag Moderator Emeritus

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    I am not pushing the sale at all. I have 5 explorers in my driveway, so if someone wanted it bad enough I would most likely sell it. That explorer was built for fun and for show. I never drive it.

    Thanks for the compliment though. You can check out some of the other explorers below in my signature.
     
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    Lock Outs

    Are we able to use a lock out for a Dana 44 from the 80 and 90 on a Dana 44 from a 79 ford F150 or Bronco?
     

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