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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #681
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Old January 30th, 2011, 06:47 PM   #682
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That all seems doable. Maybe one of these days I will come down and lend a hand to help finish it up.
Yeah you can come down and help with the shocks

I have access to a nitrogen tank.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM   #683
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Tried to get out there today, but I had to deal with some snow first..



After that I tried to be productive, but just wasn't happening. But I did figure out that a 2026R tie rod should have enough operating angle at Right side full droop to work with my set-up at the pitman arm. Waiting till Friday then placing another order to RuffStuff and Ballistic for some more parts. And hoping I can sell that 60 in my sig and get my roll cage ordered in .
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:26 PM   #684
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Ballistic? You won't have parts until Thanksgiving if you order from them
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:37 PM   #685
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Ruffstuff didn't offer a 7/8-18 weld in for 1" ID Tube, or atleast that I could find on there site. I was considering ordering it from "anythingscout".
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:41 PM   #686
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Pretty sure Steve/ "monsterman" can make you weld ins...
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:42 PM   #687
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I think you can get the from ruffstuff actually.
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...roducts_id=315

I think you know a guy with a lathe that can make them 1"
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Old February 6th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #688
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I bought a single one from partsmike for like $15. That anythingscout site wanted $13 for just the weld in and another $14 to ship it .

I picked up a explorer dash cluster, i plan to install the cluster in the bronco dash as my int. harness is already modified for this cluster. I also picked up two 1350 driveshafts so I can build my shafts now to replace the bastard rear shaft I was running, it was a 1310/1330 at tcase and 1310/1350 at the 14 bolt. Now I can just do all 1350 once I get a 205 1350 output yoke.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 02:51 PM   #689
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Worked on the dash today for a bit..

Dash stripped down


I am running a 1996 F-series 5.8L with all the wiring harness's. My old rig was a 2003 ranger where I modified the dash harness (from the f-series) to accept and function with the 2003 ranger cluster. I got rid of the cluster on accident, but a explorer is the same.

And progress so far on the Explorer Dash cluster



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Old February 6th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #690
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Looks good.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #691
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #692
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Old February 8th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #693
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Well got my fuel tank mounted in the frame rails, just need to extend the lines about 6"s. Also welded my traction bar brackets to the 14B while the floor was out. I was told today my cage was ordered and I am hoping to see it by next weekend. Should give me plenty of time to wrap up the dash and get it final installed and the int. wiring as well. Then once I get the cage I can finally mount my seats.

Here is the cage, I am trading a D60 for it.




Basically the cage is being bent and cut, assembled and tack'd into a tub, then the tacks are broken and all pieces are labeled then packaged and shipped. I just have to assemble and final weld it. Made from 2 inch .120 wall mild steel tubing and will fit under a factory hard top.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #695
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looking good!
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Wow,lookin killer so far! Love that cage.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:34 AM   #697
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Old February 9th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #699
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Think I got the dash harness pretty much squared away, Gonna paint the dash tomorrow at work and hopefully get that done and finished aside from the wipers. Laid some paint on the front half of the interior as well, hopefully it will be dry by this time tomorrow.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #700
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Kyle M. , Alboy, Feva4u stopped and out and helped me get the air shocks set up, well KyleM set them up while we watched Then we installed them.

Then pop-tart came over and helped me with my pedal installs and column and dash.

Its off Jack stands




Dash installed etc..
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