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What are some of the mods you are working on?

Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by JoshC, October 1, 2002.

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  1. JoshC

    JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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    I just wanted to start this thread to see what kind of mods the rest of you are working on. Maybe it could give some of us some ideas.

    Right now i'm working on installing my on board air compressor and rigging up some small tanks. I also painted my wheels. I have some of the cheapo steel wheels that i have my mud tires on and i roughed them up last night and primed them and painted them gloss black. They didn't look right at all on my truck when they were gray and some people told me to paint them cause it would look better, so i did!

    I'll get some pictures tonight of everything i am doing. If you can posts some pictures that would be cool too. Thanks.

    Happy trails!!
     
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  3. Alto

    Alto Elite Explorer

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    Thanks for the Reminder.

    My projects...

    1) Get my OverHead console and install it for my GPS.

    2) Skid Plate make & install.

    3) Repaint Conferr Roof Rack.

    4) Finish up Storage Box.

    5) Find first stage reg for my new air tank and finish that up.

    Man am I lazy, I really need to finish up these projects.
     
  4. CoryL

    CoryL Well-Known Member

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    1) Hack off all sheetmetal from behind the b-pillar.

    2) Move rear axle forward 15" and get new rear driveshaft.

    3) Redo all rear suspension links and brackets and position shocks.

    4) Once rear axle is positioned, hack frame just after the 1/4 elliptical boxes.

    5) Box frame forward as far as possible starting at back.

    6) Redo entire cage.

    7) Tube out the rear with mounts for gas tank, hilift, small toolbox, etc.

    8) Redo front coilover mounts.

    9) Modify the Hummer rims and install.

    Thats just the beginning. :D
     
  5. Magicfan25

    Magicfan25 Active Member

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    1) very custom exhaust
    2) 2" drop all the way around
    3) 18" rims/tires
    4) fix that rust spot on the tailgate
    5) get the carpets/ seats cleaned
     
  6. 410Fortune

    410Fortune Mud Season Staff Member Moderator

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    Cory,

    Did the 4 door wheelbase not suit your needs? What does the new wheelbase sit at with the rear forward 15"?


    Here are my current projects, in this order:

    1. Install D35 TTB carrier, equipped with 4.10's and ARB, install ARB control relay, switch, and airline
    2. Convert AC compressor to on board air setup for ARB, tires, and tools with 2-5 gal tank (still researching)
    3. install Skyjacker 4" rear leafs (ditch my 3" block and ad a leafs)
    4. Fit Autofab 3" glass fenders (and paint)
    5. Mount 33x12.5 mudders on black mods
    6. Flare rear 1/4 panels to clear 33's and match front fenders
    7. Tap new thread on pass side tranny mount (aluminum tranny has slightly stripped threads, needs to be tapped and new bolt installed

    Thats about it for now!

    Winter projects:
    A. Custom center console with gage pod and cooler.
    B. Carpet kit
    C. New tailgate with beefed up tire carrier and lift up/removable glass, wiper and washer, and 3rd brake light (no defrost :( unless I can figure that out!)
    D. Start buildup of new OHV 4.0L

    Next year she will be getting fresh body work and paint
    Also Sunroof and removable side glass. :)
     
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  7. 4Wheelin

    4Wheelin Well-Known Member

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    1. 2" drop
    2. New front bumper
    3. Polyurethane bushings in the front
    4. Redone interior
    5. Custom amp rack
     
  8. ahhjaws

    ahhjaws Moab Edition Explorer

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    I am in the proccess of planning a D44 SAS which I should start next summer.
     
  9. Yomie

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    Trying to get my truck to stop marking its territory everytime is sits for longer than an hour
     
  10. CBoug76

    CBoug76 Elite Explorer ECX Member Moderator Emeritus

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    3/4" plate, 7/8 Shackle, 1/2" grade 8 bolts......
     

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    CBoug76 Elite Explorer ECX Member Moderator Emeritus

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    a Closer look
     

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  12. Howard

    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Hey Yomie at least its not cocking a leg:D :D

    1. Custom exhaust
    2. Side steps
    3. Front guard
    4. Car trailer
    5. Build off roader
    6. Race off roader
    7. Have fun.......
     
  13. Yomie

    Yomie Well-Known Member

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  14. liquidx9

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    dear god thats funny as hell... damn, everyones planning these amazing projects, im planning BL... FUN!!
     
  15. Howard

    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    :nono: Not in public :D :D :D :D :D
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
  16. Jefe

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    1) custom battery tray to fit two red top optima's in place of stock batt.

    2) aux tranny cooler (and tranny flush while I'm at it)

    3) trade out front shocks again
     
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  17. CoryL

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    Stock wheel base for a 4-door is 111." When I built my rig, I pushed the front axle forward and the rear axle back so that my wheelbase is now 122". I want to be around 107" of wheelbase, so the rear axle will come forward 15" or so.
     
  18. Digger196

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    skid plates, tires, and replace the stock shocks w/ Rancho 5000.
     
  19. Doug

    Doug I'm Awesome! Moderator Emeritus

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    Heh I wish i could be doing some mods instead im fixing broken and worn things. Let's see here

    Did upper and lower Balljoints
    Need all new shocks
    Something is messed up in either the T-case front drive shaft for front axle.
    Bunch of stupid little things here and there.
    The things i have planned for the immeadiate future as soon as i have the 4wheel drive fixed are as follows
    Get front axle and rear gears (coutesy Lizardtrac :))
    Get rims for my 33s
    get a body lift
    build bumpers once i get some decent C-channel
    Install or build the above.
     
  20. Positive Vibes

    Positive Vibes Elite Explorer

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    Convert AC compressor to air compressor so I can fill my custom bumper/air tank.

    Install Detroit EZ Locker that I bought from a very nice gentleman on this site.
     
  21. JoshC

    JoshC Only rolled it once honey

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    Good Lord, i never thought i would have this kind of a response. Sounds like some cool plans. How hard is it to convert the AC compressor over? I've thought about that before, but i just opt for the little compressor.

    Cory, are you ever happy!! haha

    Jefe, where are going to mount the tray for the second battery?

    Doug, sounds like you have your hands full buddy!

    David, any luck on the skid plates yet?

    Chris, that is pretty nice setup, have you pulled from it yet to see how tough it is?

    Yomie, made it into the shop yet?

    410, sounds like you have your hands full also, yours isn't a DD is it?

    Ryan, your board name kind of goes the opposite way of your plans, that is funny, good luck!

    Magic, what kind of an idea do you have for the exhaust?

    Alto, yeah i hear you about the lazy part, there is always something to do or that you want to do!

    Happy trails!!
     






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