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Will sell for the right price :)

I have most of my parts gathered. the build is about to begin

92 Explorer Sport Frame
97 Explorer Sport Body
98 Explorer 5.0
TMH headers
5spd
4406 manual
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Wanted this stuff, but decided was overkill, went with D44 and 8.8 scroll down for details.

79 Ford Kingpin 60, welded on wedges, 5.38 gears, aftermarket shafts
60 rear, disk brake conversion, shafts, 5.38 gears
Custom Longarms
42-14-16 Swamper Iroks on 16x10 TR beadlocks
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Unsure how much lift I'm gunna try to go with, I would like to keep it fairly low for stability, but dont want to trim fenders to to mcuh, but prolly will have to.

Will for sure have 3in body lift
6inches of suspenison, but might go for another 4 inches of suspension with rear lift springs. ..... not sure yet

This thing is gunna be big can't wait!!!
 



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Hope you're right, but looking like the Ranger might be going instead. This thing just keeps getting neglected :)
 



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how much did you pay for the track bar bracket?
 






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I dont remember exactly but was maybe around $150 ish it was forsure under $200
 






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Update: Front brakes ran, everything hooked up, axle went thru, lockouts installed, stage 8 lock nut, clutch pedal installed and bled, throttle cable, condensor, radiator, rear axle pinion angle pads reset, rear driveshaft spare built, extra driveshaft getting balanced, body bolted down, steering shaft hooked up. Transfercase lever modified and installed. Rear stock bumper attached, start of custom front bumper hooked up.

Pends rear detroit and gears install, rear brakes, bleed all brakes, small wiring things, gas tank mounted. Alighnment DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!
 






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Also over the weekend I bought a Dana 60 Front and Rear from 79 F250, with 4.10 gears. I'm not sure what I'm gunna do with them at this oint prolly a different build. To much allready done with this one.
 












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Yea. never really done LOL, I couldnt pass, my brother got the truck with intentions but needed money and was going to ahve to sell. So I didnt have to drive at all, and instead of the rear 60 he is also giving me a 10.25 sterling with 4.10s from 89 f250. I really think I'm gunna save the axles for I hate to say it a Jeep/Buggy.
 






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My 60 but prolly not for the expo, but you never know.
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Once tank, subs, rear tire and springs settle hopefully will sit level

Todo install gas tank
shifter boots
add to front bumper
lower rear if doesnt level out
charge a/c
 






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what gas tank did you end up going with? the one pictured earlier? I'm trying to find a tank to enable me to use an E4406.. I've been given one of a full size bronco, but I'm not sure I can make it work...


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Looks sweet Brad, love it.

Edit: Been following this, did you run into any issues with bolting the body to the 1st gen frame?
 






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No bolted right up, Just front to core support brackets are diff. I have cut them off and put a spacer to widen them out to match. The radiator is a little wider at the bottom than inside of the frame rails. I trimmed frame a little to clear and will plate the outside for more strength. The steering shaft I used was from my 97 Ranger fit steering box correctly and the upper end that connects to the steering column is the smaller hook up like the 2nd gen explorer setup.

Gas tank is from 91-E150 Van thats major last thing left. I will get pics once Im working on it this coming weekend.
 












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Had to break for a bit and do some wheeling on the farm, creeks were washed out from heavy rain and wasnt able to crawl the rock and tree root, then couldnt back up rear was on a gravel ledge.

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Yea I made a custom upper bracket and lowers. Hoping that will work well since I wasn't planning on putting a sway bar on it.
 












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Thanks. Ya ranger isnt to bad either, it has 4.56s, limited slip front rear, skyjacker longarm lift and rear springs not block. Manual everything, its gunna be my backup rig.
 






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Gas tank swap, will post more details when I get a chance.
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Looks like I might be buying a complete 98 F150 4.2 V6 4x4 truck, just to get another transfercase LOL.
 






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