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Jrgaylor's 91 Explorer full width D44/9

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FRONT
Cage extended tubular radius arms
6 1/2" W/Winch BC Bronco springs
F-250 front shock mount (with 3/16” 2”X4” tube spacer) bolted and welded to frame
Rancho RS99261 shocks front
Superlift Adjustable Trac-Bar for 76-79 F100-F150 (Modified)
Superlift Extended brake lines for 89-97 RANGER, BRONCO II, 90-94 EXPLORER (Modified calipers)
Warn Premium hubs
Moog upper & lower ball joints
1 1/2" DOM draglink and tie rod with chevy TRE's
Yukon Superjoints
Yukon Chromoly Axles
Yukon Gears 4.86
ARB Air locker
Dana 44 from a 78 F-150
Stock 78 F-150 Coil Buckets (with 3/16” 2”X4” tube spacer) bolted and welded to frame
Stock 78 F-150 Trac Bar Mount (spaced out 1” bolted to steering gear box, weld to coil bucket and frame and welded gusset to frame)
Tie rod over knuckle conversion draglink and tie rod 1 1/2" DOM and Chevy tie rod ends

REAR
7" Long spring perch (spring over axle conversion)
Rancho RS99254 shocks rear (shock mounts stock 9” swapped side for side and welded to back side of axle)
Yukon gears 4.88
Yukon Chromoly Axles
ARB Air locker
James Duff 9” Skid plate
Stock 78 F-150 brake line
ARB Heavy Duty Airline Kit #HDAL


TIRES
Super Swamper IROK'S Radials 37X12.5-15

OTHER
ARB Air compressor mounted next to radiator
Stock 91 explorer front drive shaft 1310 u-joints
Stock 91 explorer rear shaft with extended slip yoke 1310 & 1310/1330 bastard U-joints
 


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RangerX

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What no pictures!?! :eek: :D
 




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hurry before too many others complain :rolleyes:
:p

sounds great!
 




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RangerX said:
What no pictures!?! :eek: :D

How did I know that was coming :D

Soon
 




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Before with 6" Skyjacker and then After with SAS
 

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Nice Joe! :thumbsup: Got any closer pics of that front end?
 




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Coil buckets
 

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ARB stuff
 

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The Donor rig
78 F-150
 

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bmxking5 said:
Nice Joe! :thumbsup: Got any closer pics of that front end?
They will be coming I thought I had resized them small enough but they are 20K to big.
 




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a little of the subject, but is that a duff front bumper?
 




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a little of the subject, but is that a duff front bumper?
Yes it is
 




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its looks amazing i love the stance! does it handle better? are those 33's or 35's?
 




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I am currently runnning 33's, handling is about the same but without the vibration most 1 generations get at 65-70 MPH
 




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looks good

Looks great i just picked up my 44 out of a 79 bronco today and was getting my parts list together.. one of my issues was brakes. how did you modify stock calipers to work?
 




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I modified the stock D44 calipers to work with my extended (Superlift)brake lines that I had with my TTB. I cut off the mounting tab from the TTB coil Buckets and welded them to the F-150 coil buckets and I had to grind 1/8-3/16 of inch off the caliper to get the brakeline fitting to bolt on squarely.
The rear flexible brake on the 78 F-150 9" is more than long enough and bolts right up.
 

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Trac bar gussets etc..
 

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Engine crossmember trimming and notching, I will be watching this area closely on the next few outings for cracks.
 

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