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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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I understand that. My old ranger i ran two blocks stacked on top of each other and never had a problem. I hope you dont think I am bashing your setup. It seams like the place doing the work is doing a great job and they know what works and what doesnt. Now hurry up andgo get that thing Muddy :D
 



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well its one of those, i am running full size rancho bars that are pretty much ladder bars, no shackles in em so they cannot move
 






my bottom lip just hit the floor again. im in love lol
 






my thing with swapping in an engine, is that i want to do a 302 350 or 351, and keep A/C (FL gets f'in hot) and no body lift, so it seems a 302 mayyyybe a 350, but i want to go a basic carb'd setup for easy and reliability, its a mud truck so no weird truck angles like yall rock guys, and right now the truck is a 5spd, but figure if i can get a built auto, then its a lot easier to drive. but ive been reading the "so you want ot put a 302" thread and it seems everyone is going FI, but i dont want to, plus ive been reading a contradiction that you cannot run ac, or that it will just barely barely clear the box, and that im gonna have to run a body lift, but if i dont its going to be a tight fit

also, so far L&L mounts are good ones to use, or which one is everyone using with good results now and later on down the road
 






for some sadistic reason in the back of my mind, im thinkin bout making the transport tire setup a dually rear setup, i tihnk it would look awesome driving around town
 












yeah, but if i go deep water like lakeland, i dont need the computer fryin on me leavin me stuck in the middle of what is essentially a lake
 






it gets moved and some action shots, talk about barely fitting on a trailer

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full foot notch said:
my thing with swapping in an engine, is that i want to do a 302 350 or 351, and keep A/C (FL gets f'in hot) and no body lift, so it seems a 302 mayyyybe a 350, but i want to go a basic carb'd setup for easy and reliability, its a mud truck so no weird truck angles like yall rock guys, and right now the truck is a 5spd, but figure if i can get a built auto, then its a lot easier to drive. but ive been reading the "so you want ot put a 302" thread and it seems everyone is going FI, but i dont want to, plus ive been reading a contradiction that you cannot run ac, or that it will just barely barely clear the box, and that im gonna have to run a body lift, but if i dont its going to be a tight fit

also, so far L&L mounts are good ones to use, or which one is everyone using with good results now and later on down the road
Man if your swappin rockwells you might as well go all the way, 460!!!! :D
 


















FROADER said:
Is it the camera angle or is it sitting more to the left of the axles?
The pass. side wheels are on backwards.
 






the front one is, the driver side is turned in like a dually, the other one was accidentally put on backwards and we did not change it back yet
 


















Are you going to shave the bottoms?
 






its a mud truck, no need to, plus leaving the stock bottom on there allows for more fluid capacity so that it gets the proper lubrication and cooling properties
 












What are you going to do about the front driveshaft? Pinion is on the passangerside and the tcase is on the driverside. If I ever make it to flordia I want a ride :D
 



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Burns, next to a semi trailer, they dont make anything bigger, that is the triple axle trailer that "mega" gets moved around on, i only had the time window of 11am to 3pm to get this thing moved since chuck had dropped off mega for one of the local redneck bar tugowars and the trailer was open for use, $50 and 20beer money later, the truck was moved

rockranger, till it either gets a new tranny and i can install the transfer case, or get a fuel cell to fit the second Tcase, OR what i had planned was to do a bigger motor/2wd tranny, and then with the M37 case, it will all be a "chevyside" drop, and will work, at which point there will be only a few explorer things left on the truck
 






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