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Old August 16th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #21
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Enjoying a coors light because I am finally done grinding all those factory welds/brackets off that damn explorer frame lol.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #22
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Plan is to drive it under my 6'10 garage door.

Bolted the pass side bucket on tonight, got the axle in position. The trac bar lined up perfect (factory bar from the 79). The drivers radius arm mounts right behind the trans crossmember, but do to the design of the crossmember the pass side arm mount conflicts with the crossmember. Play more tomorrow.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #23
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Plan is to drive it under my 6'10 garage door.

Bolted the pass side bucket on tonight, got the axle in position. The trac bar lined up perfect (factory bar from the 79). The drivers radius arm mounts right behind the trans crossmember, but do to the design of the crossmember the pass side arm mount conflicts with the crossmember. Play more tomorrow.
Need the longer arms back?
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Old August 18th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #24
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nope, gonna make this work. A tap for those inserts in the arms would of been nice though .
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Old August 18th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #25
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Mocked the radius arm mounts into place, now just need to mock the gear in position and cycle the susp and see how things fit and work.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #26
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On its own weight, no jackstands. Far from finished. Everything is just barely installed to check clearances and such. But this how it'll look. The floor isn't quite level due to the drain.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #27
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it looks like the front axle is too far back. At full lock and stuff it looks like it'll hit the fender/firewall for sure. Maybe the angle but definately cycle the suspension before finish welding stuff. Unless your gonna cut a lot of the body off, then it'll work.
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it looks like the front axle is too far back. At full lock and stuff it looks like it'll hit the fender/firewall for sure. Maybe the angle but definately cycle the suspension before finish welding stuff. Unless your gonna cut a lot of the body off, then it'll work.
Shouldn't be much issue since the radius arms will push the axle forward some as the suspension compresses. Due to the angle of the arm from the frame to the axle it will "grow" in length with uptravel.

Not to worry, this isn't CTB2's first rodeo either. Everything will be checked before anything gets final weld.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #30
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The stickers make it all worth while. LOL Should be a nice ride.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #32
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On its own weight, no jackstands. Far from finished. Everything is just barely installed to check clearances and such. But this how it'll look. The floor isn't quite level due to the drain.
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it looks like the front axle is too far back. At full lock and stuff it looks like it'll hit the fender/firewall for sure. Maybe the angle but definately cycle the suspension before finish welding stuff. Unless your gonna cut a lot of the body off, then it'll work.


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The stickers make it all worth while. LOL Should be a nice ride.
More $ in stickers then in anything else
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Old August 20th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #33
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Full stuff drivers side, about 2"s further then what I will allow after a bumpstop install, RF drooped as far out, wheel turned to lock left side. Over and 1" of clearance to the body. Slight rub on radius arm.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:00 PM   #34
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Little bit or radiator and condenser protection, 3/8" angle.



Working on the gear box install.


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lower coil mount



Steering shaft made, not sure how well this is gonna work.


Pop-tart burning the radius arm mounts in place. This guy does some damn nice welding, better then myself.


Radius arm mount


Sitting on it own


2 bad ass fords



Spent about 9 hrs in the shop today busting ass on this thing. Pop-tart was over and we did some kick ass work. Put a serious dent in the project. See the light at the end.

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Figure out a pressure line on the p/s.
Plumb all the brakes
Replace tcase
Build drive shafts
Mount rear shocks


Then hope it all works out in the end

29 hrs into the project so far.

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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:11 PM   #35
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 09:55 PM   #37
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Got the 1354M tcase installed tonight and the front driveshaft as well. Need to shorten a shaft here that I have to make the rear fit. Getting close.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #39
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Needs a front bumper don't it?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 11:58 PM   #40
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