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R.J.'s Elite Navajo Registry.... I Think It's About Time

Me and Jim have been a member on here for a while and haven't made an Elite Registry. so here goes!

1991 Mazda Navajo
4x4, 5spd
4.0L ohv
KKM intake
Flowmaster exhaust
Port and Polished heads

Front Suspension:
custom cut and truned, extended, and plated beams (2.5" each side)
14x2.5" King Coilovers
extended stock radius arms- from McNeil Racing
engine cage for the coilovers- from McNeil off-road
4.56 torq line gears
Trac-Lok Limited slip
Dana 44 intermediet shaft (to make up for the increased track width)
2.5x4" F-O-A bump stops
extended steering adjusters and straightened pass. side steering linkage.
stock pitman arm
1-1/4" wheels spacers (bolt pattern adaptors)

Rear Suspension:
8.8 from an 03 f-150, w/ disk brakes. Plated and welded axle tubes
Stock springs w/ spring over axle
2.0x12" Fox Reservoir shocks
custom shock mounts
4.56 Richmond gears and Detroit locker

Tires n' Rims
16x8" Mickey thompson
315/75-16 Dunlop mudd terrains
bent to crap

Interrior
Full roll cage- by McNeil off-road
eBay gauges
autozone pedals, skull mirrior, skull shift knob.
a lot of dust and dirt
air freshener that smells like soap
still no cb radio

Exterior
Front fiberglass fenders-from McNeil Racing
custom rock sliders
Pual B's old rear bumper
front bumper from Craigslist/HappyGilmore
150w KC Daylighters
functional dual hood scoops added to the stock hood
a lot of dents and scratches

i think that about covers it. i'll update when i remember anything else.

Future plans

-Transfer case doubler (already sitting in the garage)
-c5 auto trans (in the garage)
- Deaver rear springs (garage)
- bigger, better, rear shocks
- hydro rear dump stops
- track bar
- new bumper
- drive line e-brake
- rear sway bar w/ disconnects
- something to keep the front axle from drooping out going up a hill (quick tension straps?)
- removablefront and rear fenders (dzus)

Dreams..
- D44 ttb and locker front
- trussed 9inch rear
- 2.3 turbo engine
- 3 link rear
- 37" tires


Here's a link to my thread documenting the work of the car http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=209124

Most Recent pics. How it sits currently
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R.J.

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your friend doesn't want it anymore? I should come up, run the rubicon, then sell it to him @mounty71
 


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No I tried to get a couple of different guys to check it out but I guess nothing ever happened. But ya, hold onto it and bring it up next year!
 




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Since photobucket decided it wants to be the worst photo hosting site possible, I'll upload some pictures from today.

Yet another impromptu run through cleghorn.

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Gonna try to go to the Rubicon trail with this next month. Thinking about it is what inspired me to take out this afternoon.
 




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And as far as selling it.... I still want to. But I've looked at getting a tow vehicle, but anything that could tow it would be a very impractical car for anything other than towing. Especially on my budget (not much)

If I could afford to get an ecoboost F150, I would keep the Navajo and sell the bronco ii
 




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3.5 weeks, you gonna be ready?
 




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3.5 weeks, you gonna be ready?

it's ready enough as it is. Are you gonna be ready? I still have to check with work if i can get the weekend off.
 




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Yup I think so, I don't have much left to do other than get some miles under its belt.
 




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Love the long travel ttb. But not happy with the rig. What to do with this thing.

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changed the shocks in the rear. Noticeably better. They're a little short for my setup, but work good. So I'll have to change the mounts to suit the length better.

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I like that you're working on this thing again.
 




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Hydrolocked the engine today at Azusa canyon. I'll the pull the spark plugs tomorrow and see if she still lives.

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Well it's a sad day here. Pulled the spark plugs, got the water out and started her up and it has a loud knocking sound. So I'm saying my goodbyes. I'm gonna miss this car. Didn't want it to end this way. :(
 








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What does that mean? Swap in a SOHC:cool:

Or drop it off at my place. ..:D and I'll do it.

I'm not fixing it. I might keep the engine and find a short block for it, and put it in the b2.

But if I was engine swapping the Navajo, I would put a 5.0 in it.

I could drop it off at your house. You want it?
 


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I have a SOHC for it with a full wiring harness You can have the old motor back for the B2
 




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