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i just picked up a '91 4-door explorer that i plan on turning into a 1-ton wheeler. my thoughts were to remove the body from my '79 bronco and replace it with the explorer. what do you think?

so specs would be

91 explorer
dana 60 front w/4:88
dana 70 rear w/4:88
6 1/2" cage coils up front
stock bronco leafs in rear w/shackle flip
1968 429
c-6
twin sticked np 205
39" swamper irok's

im also looking for some good pics of how some people cut fenders to fit lager tires and to give the wife an idea of what it might look like.

thanks popeye123
 



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If its from a 79 bronco wouldn't that be a d44/9" combo?

I was not aware the bronco's came in a 1ton setup
 






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If its from a 79 bronco wouldn't that be a d44/9" combo?

I was not aware the bronco's came in a 1ton setup

i made it a one ton:D

oops i just realized i put this post in the wrong area if the mods want to move it i understand:D my mistake
 






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Sounds good to me, only thing I'd add is dual cases:thumbsup:
 






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its been awhile since i updated this so here ya go!

i picked this up for $125.00

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took the body off

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my buddy cutting out the ttb crap

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dana 70 installed but not yet centered

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motor mounts i built

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see a big block will fit into a ford explorer, this is just a test fit i didnt even have the motor mounts built yet at this time

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Oh i like i like



oh go lower in your axle gearing if you can lol
 






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for the rear i did a soa with the stock springs can any one tell me about how much lift that would be? im got a dana 70 rear
 






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updates

motor mounts installed

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header that im using

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got the springs installed

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sittin pretty

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maxed the jack with a 6x6

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PBB gets an update but not EF?? :D
 






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Wow yea, I wanna see the progress on this thing...
 






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so its been over a year since i pretty much been around, so i thought i would show n tell

so the xplosion sat like this for awhile due to some issue's
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life took a turn so i started getting parts

full hydro
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shafts and joints
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and 203/205 doubler
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after picking up a detroit for the front i was able to get the gears set up(friends in low places are good to have) and finish putting it together.

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forgot i drilled out the front hubs to upgrade from 1/2" wheel studs to 9/16" studs

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my buddy added some gussets to the shackle mounts
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after
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another buddy helped me bend some tube for the ram mount
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radiator mounted
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and in this hole is where a BBF lives

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only thing i wish is ii had more room. lol. its goodNtight.
 






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and the start of the hood
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still gotta make a cowl for it
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3 times on the trail and in pretty happy with it

a few poser shots
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Wow it looks good! Im glad you kept the axles full width it looks good and helps with stability
 






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That is awesome! I know half the people on the forum will be drooling over that in no time. Good work. Are you just a hobbiest? Cause thats alot of work to do on nights and weekends. Also, what motor is in there?
 












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351W is a small block, he said big block, being a 79 id say prolly a 460 or some variant there of, appears to be a Y block motor from what i can see
 






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351W is a small block, he said big block, being a 79 id say prolly a 460 or some variant there of, appears to be a Y block motor from what i can see

its a 68' 429
 



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