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Dam!! I just got done going through the whole thread!! Love the explorer!!!
 








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Taking it out again in a few weeks. Upgraded to a bullet proof 3rd member and 35 spline axles. Along with a few other things and redesign of the rear setup. Should be better then ever now. Ill make it a point to get vids this time out.
 








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Sean, Brandon, great work guys - that thing is awesome!!!

Thanks for posting the pics & writeup, i'm glad you switched to the better camera, this whole thread is awesome! It's like homemade porn for FORDophiles... Crack for horsepower junkies!! I innocently came in here looking for info on lift spindles and UCA's (some of which I found, thanks!) for a mild utility-oriented suspension upgrade and, one day and 33 pages later, I find myself looking at my Sport trac the same way I used to look at my mustang... you know, back when the 'stang was street legal and I could drive it every day to go places, like you would in a regular car. Man, I shoulda just stayed with the setup that ran high 12's!

That won't happen this time though - just mild suspension, maybe headers, or at most a 460 with a 120 shot. ;)
 




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Early on in the build when you had the fabtech spindles, you were looking to get wheels with more backspace. Did you ever figure out the maximum before the wheels contact the spindles?
 




















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Very cool, would love to see more pics of the hatch, cant tell exactly what you did, but I like it.
 








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No i had to get the manifold out so the cross bars were put on removable tube clamps awhile back. It's definatly gonna be a challenge to show horn this bad boy in there though. The firewall is going to have to get cut and redone so we can slide it back a few inches.
 








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...Nice find...Gas must be cheaper over in your neighborhood...:p:
 






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...So....Is your beater going to be able to make it to Truckhaven in October?
 




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