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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #761
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First time out of the garage.







So my front driveshaft rubs pretty decent on the ujoint straps at the tcase . The rear just barely touches the straps at full hang. I had it to a shop today and on a hoist to get exhaust bent for it and a muffler installed. With the rear hanging free it barely touches/binds.

Still waiting on my limit straps I ordered a week ago from ruff stuff.

Still lots to do, but def getting closer.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #762
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Looks fawsome! You gots more trimmin to do though
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #763
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nope lol. Its not rubbing in that pic.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #764
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Hmmm, top pic looks like it would rub in the rear
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Old March 16th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #765
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nope frame stops it lol
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Old March 16th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #766
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so are ya done with my tires for fitment? im gonna need em in a week or so
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Old March 16th, 2011, 07:42 PM   #767
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oh, looks good too, shoulda called AAA sling in GR on 36th street and 131 for limit straps, they made mine while i waited and were way cheaper than ruff (on shipping) stuff
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Old March 16th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #768
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oh well.

So my radiator leaks, so gonna have to get another one of those tomorrow, the power steering cooler (explorer trans cooler) leaks so that needs to be replaced. I need to figure out my bind issue at the front driveshaft, gonna bring the shaft to work tomorrow and play with the grinder and carbide and see what I can remove. Front and rear tow points. I need to weld in an o2 bung and reinstall that in the new exhaust. Hood installed. Paint and fit the hard top and hope it clears the cage. Add a bar or two to the cage so I can tie my belts to it. Wire in all the lights. Find and install a roller fairlead for the winch. Finish the dash wiring and switches.

Then I think I'll be ready to test and tune
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Old March 16th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #769
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oh well.

So my radiator leaks, so gonna have to get another one of those tomorrow, the power steering cooler (explorer trans cooler) leaks so that needs to be replaced. I need to figure out my bind issue at the front driveshaft, gonna bring the shaft to work tomorrow and play with the grinder and carbide and see what I can remove. Front and rear tow points. I need to weld in an o2 bung and reinstall that in the new exhaust. Hood installed. Paint and fit the hard top and hope it clears the cage. Add a bar or two to the cage so I can tie my belts to it. Wire in all the lights. Find and install a roller fairlead for the winch. Finish the dash wiring and switches.

Then I think I'll be ready to test and tune



Sounds like a days work . Looks good John
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Old March 17th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #770
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Dam John this thing is turning out amazing. Its gona be a shame to see what it looks like after a few trips!
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Old March 17th, 2011, 05:45 AM   #771
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Old March 17th, 2011, 06:03 AM   #772
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Nice John. I like the old Broncos. But how you going to keep the sheet metal straight?
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Old March 17th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #773
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The bondo straight Seriously the pics make it WAY better then it really is.

I do have some minor exo-cage work to help keep it sort of straight. Keep in mind unlike my other wheelers I plan to do more "family friendly" wheeling with this rig.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #774
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Read as "not going to drive like such a jackass with no regards for the rig" I bet that lasts about 15 minutes come April


Edit:I mean "jackass" in terms of not caring about rig damage, not "driving like a jackass" for the record.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 07:13 AM   #775
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A+, Looking good!


Depending on what radiator you are using i have a couple of them around here.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #776
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Read as "not going to drive like such a jackass with no regards for the rig" I bet that lasts about 15 minutes come April


Edit:I mean "jackass" in terms of not caring about rig damage, not "driving like a jackass" for the record.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #777
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Depending on what radiator you are using i have a couple of them around here.
Thanks, but I am just gonna buy new today, I can get a new one for around $75 so I am just gonna go that route. Already spent a small fortune on misc shit to get this going with all the odds and ends might as well not stop now .
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Old March 17th, 2011, 08:04 AM   #778
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The bondo straight Seriously the pics make it WAY better then it really is.

I do have some minor exo-cage work to help keep it sort of straight. Keep in mind unlike my other wheelers I plan to do more "family friendly" wheeling with this rig.
Since when is Mission Impossible(your first run) fam friendly?
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Old March 17th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #779
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He didn't say which family.................................






The rig looks great John, you are definetly keeping me motivated to finish my junk.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #780
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That thing is looking sweet..
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