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Full Foot Notch, Version 3, Rockwells and more

well here starts the 3rd version of my truck, right now the 1ton HP D60 was pulled, and the guy paid me for it, and then i paid for front and rear rockwells

so here is the planned setup for this version

-1992 explorer
-4.0V6 (when the engine goes ill decide what goes in, 350k logged miles and still goin)
-carried over from the last setup, chucks SAS hanger kit, and 12" lift springs, which puts me at 19" for that

whats new:
-Front and rear 2.5 ton REO/Military Rockwell Axles, Ujoint style axles
-4" welded perch/stand in the front
-larger perches in the back to compensate for the smaller springs, also welded
-Oversized Ladder bar setup to eliminate any axle wrap
-crossover steering, with possible later addition of hydraulic ram assist
-36" shocks all around(specifically the pro comp 9000's, but if you do research, they are the exact same as the ranchos minus the rancho sticker)
-Wilwood wheel/Hub brake setup all around, with a soon the be fab'd custom hydraulic/cable hybrid parking brake
-20x10" 7"BS custom Steel rims
-either 12.5R20 or 385/80R20 tires, the first one is 41 tall, and the second one is 46" tall, the lift should clear 46s

-later on down the road it may be 4linked in the rear, but thats another $2k to get done

should :eek: :confused: :eek: :confused: :eek: people :)
 



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not really, put it on the transport rims, hell, even just put it on the axles, and use a forklift or the arms on a 2 post lift, already been thinkin bout it my friend ;)
 






Looks real good man....;)

Just get yourself a rope ladder and pull it up once you get in.!!
 






any new pics i am really intrested in this one
 












got alot of my brake stuff, but still gotta get the rotor and calipers to put it all on, also go brand new boots and rings, and looks like might be holding off on installing the M37 case till i go bigger motor ;)
 






anynew pics i just cant get over this thing
 






heh, i cant see over this thing, geeze, all yall following htis truck, its just a lil ole explorer with a little bit of lift, nothin special bout this truck :)
 






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movvvin on uppppp, movin on up, to the deluxe explorer in the sky iiiiii

9.0R20 Denman transport tires, still bigger tires to go for final
 












heh, i even got 20s on the truck, im a redneck baller, what you think, spinners for those deuce rims?
 






haha thatd be funny as hell.
 






subscribin to watch this build. its lookin great man. I thought mine was big on 38s. dang!

--Ryan
 






heh, most likely i could, but i would have to weld on a mount system onto the rims, and then bolt it to that, cause i dont think they make rockwell pattern spinners
 






interesting info, looked up the specs of the tire, 9.00R20 equals out to 40.1-40.9" tall(depending on location of info) and about 10.5 wide :-D , doing the math, thats 20.5 radius, so a 46 is 23 and a 49 is a 24.5, makes ya think dont it :)
 






Damn ^^ I was about to say I thought it was going to be bigger than that, but I had no idea those tires were ~40" tall!
 






does anyone know which motor is small dimensionally, a 350SBC or a 302 SBF , trying to cram one of them in htere without having to do a bodylift and keep A/C
 






I would guess the ford is smaller. I know in jeeps the ford motor fits in easier then teh chevy does. Also the chevy has a rear distriputer which could be a real PIA to get to, where the ford has a front one. That thing is huge. Still not sure I like those real tall blocks/spring perches but if it works then so be it.
 






its actually perches/stands that are welded all the way around, it wraps around the sides of the axle so it cannot move any, trust me, it wont move
 



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I think the concern with the perches is not that they will shift, but that having such a large displacement from the axle centerline to the spring mount puts a lot of torque on the springs. Usually, large blocks between the axle and spring will result in lots of spring wrap because of this torque.
 






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