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Tramp is done!


FMExplorer

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Ok - after about 4 months of planning and tinkering, Tramp is out!

Details:
4.56's
Detroit rear, EZ Locker front
37" Goodyear MT/R's
1.25" spacers that convert the rear to 5x5.5
D44 from a '75 bronco
James Duff coils, shocks, RA mounts
F150 outers up front
Steering by CoryL Customs

This project was a huge undertaking. I started with a stock '93, added 31's, then a 3" bodylift, then a 5.5" superlift and 35" Xterrains. After too many issues with the front end, I decided to swap.

Bought all the parts I needed, but ran into many problems along the way. From brake lines to transmission crossmember, they cam about once per week. Here is a pic of the crossmember cut and braced...

I have since added a 45 degree brace along the side for added strength.

Welding the buckets and the trackbar mount up proved challenging - in fact, the trackbar mount broke within 5 minutes of leaving the garage.


I am bringing it to a shop Monday (Mustang Motorsports of Fort Myers) to have the trackbar mount fixed and the sping buckets checked - along with the rest of the welds.

Here is the finished product!


Feel free to ask any questions you want, as this is far from detailed.

Jon
 

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Congrats! Enjoy!
 


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Looks great! Can't wait for the action shots.
 




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Looks awesome Jon. What size wheel are you using, 15x** ?
 


FMExplorer

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15x10 is the rim size. I'll tell you what - the wheel spacers (at $65 each) was a great move. Cheaper than new axles and adds 2.5" to the width. Also makes the rear tires appear fatter....

J
 


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WOW:eek: now that looks nice, congrats on the completed project. I'd buy ya a beer if you were closer. happy wheeling.

:chug: :chug:
 


FMExplorer

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Thanks guys...

It's been a long project, but it is finally done...

J
 


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Very nice Jon. :thumbsup: Congrats on all your hard work. When do you plan to try it out?
 


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That thing looks mean at hell man..i am sure you are proud, i would be too...congrats
 


FMExplorer

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Thanks guys - right now I am getting the welds re-done, front end aligned and driveshaft shortened. I'll flex it good next week. And yes - I am proud of this :D

J
 


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Originally posted by FMExplorer
....and driveshaft shortened.
I think that's the first time i've seen someone say that!
 


FMExplorer

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Yes Josh, It's true, I am blessed with a driveshaft that is 2" too LONG:eek:

J
 




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i cant tell from the pic... i assume you used the stock EB radius arms?
 




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welcome. finally you have a "real" explorer.
:D

dont worry folks give us 2 weeks and you'll have all sorts of flex shots tramp going through the stretches. promise.
 


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Congrats Jon:thumbsup: Setup looks sweet. Are there any hardcore trails near your place besides mud. I have a cousin in Ft. Lauderdale, is that near you? He just bought a Jeep Rubicon and is looking for some people to hang out with. I know it's a Jeep but he's good people.:D
 



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FMExplorer

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Tom,
Have him get in touch with us at flexplorers.com. We don't discriminate against j##pers :)

The only wicked trails around here are construction sites - which I will visit.

One thing I should mention about the dual shocks - WELL WORTH IT! The ride is better than stock - and the view is much better too (lots of bikinis in convertibles down here :eek: )

J
 


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