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Zukman and Zukmam's 91 Eddie Bauer Explorer


Its all Stic-o's fault!
A deal we could not pass up.
A Desert Runner for $1200?
we bought him in April of 2009

he has been Nicknames "Icarus"
his story is here http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245289
His stats: (what he had when we got him)
Engine:
4.0 with 144,000 on the clock
Edelbrock Headers

Front end:
Dana 35 w/3.73 limited slip
cut and turned beams
long arms w/tubed support across
custom support bracing
fabricated extended shock hoops with Fox Racing reservoir Shocks
limiting straps
custom tube bumper

Rear end:
8.8 w/3.73 limited slip
fabricated mounts and support brackets for dual Fox Reservoir Shocks
Deaver 14 pack springs
custom tube rear bumper w/drop away spare tire carrier

Tires and wheels:
33x10.50x15 BFG T/A's on stock 15x7 factory alum wheels

Things we added:
Front Bumper Driving lights 200w sealed beam KC's
Rock lights all around
Cobra 29 CB
flow thru exhaust (none there when we got him)
Off Road tires and wheels 33x12.50x15 Pro Comp Muds on 15x10 Steel wheels

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I am really sorry I didn't get to ride in that while I was out there-I was just too wrapped up in awe.
I really like your truck guys. Nice find, and good work bringing it back.
 




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the truck you rode home in, is an awesome ride! Hard to compete with that.
"icarus" has only just begun his journey in rebirth. So much had to be done to correct the flight problems. We only just figured out that the front springs will have to be replaced, they too were heavyly damaged in the flight he took.
 








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The new front springs have arrived, as well as the new rear u-bolt plates.
But first things first!
Set up the RTI ramp to give us a base line.
Rear up he measures a 58 up the ramp for a score of 517.8571 on a 30 degree ramp.
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Replaced the rear spring perch bottom mounts ans u-bolts went from 1/2" to 5/8" u-bolts. Gain a little more clearance as well.
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hmmm i think those rear shocks need some attention next ;)
 




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hmmm i think those rear shocks need some attention next ;)

yes they do but what you are seeing is still from the trans puking all over(tranny fluid is a b---- to clean up!)
 




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looks good so far keep up good work
 




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Rockin' the new 35x12.50x17 Goodyear yellow labels mounted on Enkei wheels
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Taken at TDS 2010

Just ordered the doubler kit! This is gonna get fun!
 




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Just ordered the doubler kit! This is gonna get fun!

I'll say, what are you gonna do about that funny thing in the way that holds gas :dunno:
 




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hmmmmmmm lets see the gas goes in the arse the doubler attaches to the existing transfer case. That way I can keep the freeway gears for the street!
 




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I'll say, what are you gonna do about that funny thing in the way that holds gas :dunno:


nahhhh don't need it that thingy is way overrated. Just pull it and toss it:D
 




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i LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT
 




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What doubler are you getting, the DD Machine?
What gas tank are you going with, a BII?
How do you like those new style MTR's?

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What doubler are you getting, the DD Machine?
What gas tank are you going with, a BII?
How do you like those new style MTR's?

:D

doubler is from D&D
gas tank in up in theair need to measure ranger tank may swap
the sticky tires made all the difference first time out on Pro Comp Muds 33x12.50x15 slipping all over didn't hook up very well
second trip only change was the Goodyears they were PERFECT
 




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Are you thinking of leaving the new tank in the same location. Or... maybe to the old spare location? I vote for B.
 


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Are you thinking of leaving the new tank in the same location. Or... maybe to the old spare location? I vote for B.

The spare tire area is ocupied by 4 Fox remote resivor shocks, so I came with the idea of using a Sport tank, in place of the 4 door tank. He'll lose a couple of gallons, but gain the room for the doubler.;)

However I know this hasn't been done before, so it' will be intersting.

Plus the new is coming out of the "Red Baron" project.:D
 




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