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My frame swapped, v8, SASd Sport, conversion.

This Explorer is almost done. This was a bunch of my favorite parts and setups all combined into 1 Frankenstein truck. I really like 1st gen Sport frames cause easier to SAS IMO, no issue with steering box fabbing/engine cross member. I love the 4door 2nd Gen V8 powerplant, but I would rather drive a 5spd. For now, this truck is almost done, but rear needs lowered to match the front.

Specs:
-1997 Explorer Sport Body- Sunroof, keyless entry
-92 Explorer Sport Frame
-77 F150 D44 Narrowed and has Chevy Knuckles with Flat top Hi Steer, 4.88
-8.8 Disk Brake rear, 4.88, Detroit Locker, Diff cover
-98 Explorer 5.0
-Torque Monster headers -orginally Ranger Swap headers
-5spd from 97 F150 4.2 V6 4x4 truck
-4406 Manual T-case
-91 E150 Rear mounted gas tank-pends install this weekend.
-James Duff longarms
-James Duff Track bar mount
-James Duff coil bucket towers
-James Duff 5.5 coils
-Rear explorer 4in lift springs axle under, might be to much. *Depends on rear tire, full tank, sub box weight and amount they settle*
-Xcal 3 Tuner- Custom Henson performance tune- deleting tranny inputs
-1in Body lift

Has been long winter building this vehicle.

Todo list: Some wiring
Shifter boots
Wire up ARB compressor for onboard air
add to front bumper
Rear spare tire carrier bumper
Rock sliders
Transfercase skids

Wish list:
Atlas 4
Install Dana 60 and Sterling 10.25
Hydro assist
beadlocks with 37-40 bias tires
No additional lift, just trimming.

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Rear lowered, looks alot better IMO
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Flexes Well !! , Pic Of The Passenger Side Where The Rear Is Flexed Would Be Cool , But Those Two Pics Are NICE !!
 




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Oooo dat wheel/tire combo!!!

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Yea , I have more pics just havent had time to upload them. Trying to finish few little things. I need to get my AC charged and ancor down sub box. Been so busy getting ready for SMORR 2012.
 




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Updates, got AC working. Love it

Axles are forsale, but unsure.......

Some updated pics and then some thoughts and ideas.

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Things I want to do.

-Front bumper with more protection and Winch
-Rear Bumper with tire carrier, gas carrier, cooler carrier.
-Rock sliders
-Roll Cage

If I keep axles that are under it. I'm thinking ARB front locker, RCV or chromoly front shafts with full circlips.
Rear super 88 kit. axle truss
-Currie Anti sway bar universal kit
-Need to add back in rear spring, rear settled and with weight is lower than front.

-Trade out rims for actual aluminum TR beadlocks

I think, thats about it.
 












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Also really liking this bolt in engine cage coilover mount. This is what I'm thinking if I go 60 front this will be setup I want to run.

http://giantmotorsports.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=49&Itemid=61

More references:

Front high steer arms I want:
http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/D60-high-steer-kit-for-kingpin-axles_p_1246.html

Took me a while to find this, but apparently Kage Longarms are now made under different name, I like the weld on setup that gets rid of wedges and bushings.

http://bloodyknucklegarage.com/

This is nice rear 10.25 disk brake setup I like!! Also rear axle tube diameter is 3.5
http://www.tsmmfg.com/2670.htm
 




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