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GIJOE's Desert Explorer

*Update#5 07-18-2008* (See bottom of page 4)

*Update#4 04-06-2008* (See middle of page 4)

*Update#3 03-14-2008* (See top of page 4)

*Update#2 03-08-2008* (See bottom of page 3)

*Update#1 08-22-2007* (See page 3)

Thats right I am back :)

Heres the new Explorer:
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD 5.0L V8
This one is identical to my old one.
Hopefully I wont Roll this one.

Most of you already know what I was trying to do with my old Explorer but for the people who dont know here you go.

Plans:
This is going to be a full blown race truck and prerunner. I plan on racing either 1450 or 1400 in MDR and maybe SCORE.
Heres just a few plans right now I will add more later.
-Full roll cage
-Camburg long travel front suspension (Already have)
-3 linked in the rear
-custom 9 inch rearend
-King coilovers and bump stops on all corners (maybe King havent decided yet)
-Fiberglass front and rear fenders and fiberglass hood
-Custom front and rear bumpers
-4 racing seats
-Tires and wheels
-All required racing equpiment

Heres pictures of the new Explorer.
2X2.jpg

2X1.jpg


Heres a picture of my Camburg long travel kit.
LT.jpg
 



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GIJOE

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Dannyboy I sent you a PM regarding the shackles
 



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IZwack

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This piece brings the fabricator's orgasm:
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Any updates or progress lately?
 






GIJOE

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I have just collected more parts. I ripped the whole interior out of the truck and my friend and I have slowly started the cage. We are hope in the next two weeks to have the cage done and the front suspension on.
 












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GIJOE, I have a quik question. Will that front suspension set up work on my 1996. I wanted to do something like this. I was going to fab it all myself but I really like there lower control arms. What set up did you buy.
 






mounty71

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Ugh i was really hoping to see some updates when i clicked on this thread.
 






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I know i got all excited and now im just not in the mood for a build anymore.
 






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OK GIJoe, this is a stretch since we haven't heard from you for a year but do you have any pics or insight as to how you have those front fenders bolted on? Specifically at the rear of them.
 






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Paging GIJoe.
 






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