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MustangAndy's Elite registry

Owner: MustangAndy
Vehicle: Project99
(Thanks Stic-o)

SOLD Aug 28,2008


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Well now that I signed up to be one of the Elite I'm going to start a registry, and keep this going as a running blog of sorts.

I see alot of new guys and gals joining the site and asking the same questions over and over again. So instead of having somebody say "USE THE SEARCH BUTTON DUMMY" and driving a new member away, I hope that those members out there that help instead of criticize, link back to this registry as well as other Elite Member's registries showing the knowledge we have gained being new to this place.

I myself am your typical shade-tree mechanic. I don't have a lift, or a welder, my air tools and compressor are cheap Wal-Mart value. I work with hand tools and good old elbow grease.

When a project becomes too much for my small arsenal, it goes to a professional. The X-pipe and cat back on the Mustang Stand out the most in my mind. I got as far as the cats and said "Yep, time to go to Meineke" and drove it 10 miles at 7a.m. on a Saturday running just about straight pipes:cool:)

My best friend is a mechanic and he's pretty helpful at times ("You break one header stud, and I'm outta here":D)

I'll add more to this as time goes on, but for now I think this is pretty good.

And, now on with the show:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Page 1:
Bio
Vehicles
Mod list of my '99 Sport - Post 3
$10 Light Bar install - Post 15
Snorkel project - Post 20

Page 2:
Front Driveshaft out, New T-case and Rockcrusher differential cover - Post 21
New Rockcrusher8.8 Diffy cover by JTSmith - Post 26





The guy behind the name:

Reality:
Andy G
Oak Ridge, NJ (Jefferson Township)

Education:
Graduate of Jefferson High - Class of '05
Graduate of Lincoln Tech, Mahwah Campus, in the EST program(Electronic Systems Technician) - Class of August '06

Job:
Current Ocupation:
Rack fabricator and computer programmer at C.R.I.

On the side:
Webmaster (Der Netzhauptmann) for Dirty Jersey Off-Road. - Live near Jersey? Visit our site and sign-up today!

Nicknames:
CB Handle: Leaping Lizard - I am no longer a tiny grasshopper, I've learned too much
EF Handle: MustangAndy - I own a Mustang and my name's Andy
Steam/Counter-Strike: C|-|AINSAW - Sounds cool

Vehicles:
1999 Ford Explorer Sport
4.0L SOHC V6
EST. 205HP

2002 Ford Mustang
3.8L V6
EST. 210HP

This is how it looked when I first brought it home. It was in the driveway only 10 mins. and I had already installed a Lund hood deflector and AVS window rain guards.
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I started with this POS. A '98 Sport 4.0L OHV with 108K on the odometer.
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AND JUST LOOK AT THIS NICE INTERIOR :p:
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I got rid of because it always had a horrible thump while driving which was later found out to be the CV axle, that and every other week something else broke on it. :thumbdwn:

I also have one of these on the side. 2002 3.8L V6 auto - I rescued it froma Chrysler dealership.
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MustangAndy

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500th POST!!!
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YAY!!! 500th Post!!! I waste this post telling you this.





















I'm only messing. I will also update this a bit today.

Well it seems that my T-case finally went:
http://explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216030

Here's the front driveshaft that I took out to make the truck at least semi-drivable:
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I have to shop around a bit to find a good, working T-case to install with the instructions that V8BoatBuilder posted. Yet another learning experience for me. I'm going to stick with a stock BW4405 to make my life easier.

At the same time I'll also install a custom powder coated Rockcrusher differential cover I bought from JTSmith. The coloring on it will match my truck quite nicely:
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-Andy
D.J.O.R. Netzhauptmann (German for Web master/ web captain)
 



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Paraphoe

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If you're gonna roll with that beautiful cover, you better lift the sumbitch! :D
 






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And it will be on the yellow truck today!!

Sweet. :D:thumbsup:

If you're gonna roll with that beautiful cover, you better lift the sumbitch! :D

I guess you missed it in Aaron's Superlift thread. I said you're hired to help with my 3" BL.

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Paraphoe

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I guess you missed it in Aaron's Superlift thread. I said you're hired to help with my 3" BL.

Hahaha, alright. You name the weekend, boss. :D
 






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Diffy Cover Installed

It's on! Now it makes the rest of my underbody look like crap.

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MustangAndy

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July 8,2008 - New (to me) custom rear tube bumper with swing-out tire carrier built by Mudbug94. This thing is HEAVY. I also see through the paint that the tubes say "U.S.A." on them:cool:.

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Wow-that looks awesome!.Where did you get that?:D:cool:

Same place I got that rockin' plate frame.

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mudbug94

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the pipe i used for the bumper was actually purchased by my friends grand father in 1956 and was intended to be used as an irragation line to water a grazing feild for the cows on a small dairy farm in wayne nj...when the line was never installed the pipe was stored in the hay loft in the original barn...upon a spring cleanout it was discovered in five 75 foot sections by my friend (the grandson) one of which was then cut into 10 foot lenghts and given to me where it was contributed to this bumper, a roll bar, rocksliders, a front prerunner bumper, and even some light (well heavy) exhaust repairs...... isnt it amazing how some things turm out?....btw,if you want to make the gas can and high lift mounts some time let me know....
 






mudbug94

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oh yea one more thing...if you can some how manage to bend it, ill give you a dollar..
 












924dr4x4

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nice truck andy...i always liked them,but the 4 door one,,why'd ya get rid of the explorer??
 






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