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Dude this is gona be an awesome truck! Im excited to see the end result!
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Do yourself a favor and weld up the rear cross-members while you got the bed off, the rivets will allow for frame flex, and welding them in will help prevent it. Also, an idea for mounting your steering rack is to get the lower front cross-member from that 99 truck and try to graft it into the 94 frame. This will give you a good solid place to mount the rack and will help to strengthen the front part of the frame as well. Make Kevin and the boys from Cooper proud! You'll have to take it down there and show it to them after you get it going.
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Pretty cool project you've got going on here.
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looks good so far keep it going
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Ain't no 7.5 under my truck(s), green one has a 8.8 outta 98 Explorer, the Rat Ranger has a 8.8 outta 92 Explorer, and may be tradin for a 8.8 outta 2000 Explorer this weekend...........
LoL good to know. 8.8 is the way to go. quick cheap and easy.
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Rack & pinon less sloppy
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Icon2 Update somewhat 6-21-09

Motorplate tigged & intake powder coated:
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Trucks sittin outside, on the back burner, as I've been workin on my Son's 95 XLT salvage rebuild............

Will post any future updates!
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looks great so far, i wanna see how this turns out, its gonna be cool
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this thing is gonna be sweet
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Looks like that motor is coming along nicely, so when did you want me to bring my truck up there for the install?
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Ain't no 7.5 under my truck(s), green one has a 8.8 outta 98 Explorer, the Rat Ranger has a 8.8 outta 92 Explorer, and may be tradin for a 8.8 outta 2000 Explorer this weekend...........
just curious, what made you go with an 8.8 instead of a 9 in since you're going for big power? Other than availability of course, but would a 9 in be overkill or is the 8.8 pretty good for this amount of power?
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Icon14 Well.......

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just curious, what made you go with an 8.8 instead of a 9 in since you're going for big power? Other than availability of course, but would a 9 in be overkill or is the 8.8 pretty good for this amount of power?
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Availability, durability, and direct swap into a RBV.........can't get much better than that IMO.

NOT knockin a 9" by any means..........but they are gettin scarce, expensive, and most have a 5 on 5 bolt pattern............

THANKS for the interest!!!

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Post Been a while>>>

Funds have been TIGHT, but I gotta set of 15x12 Weld Draglites w/7.5" backspacin yesterday:
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Now I just gotta save for the 29x14.50 Hoosier tires.....
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I still gotta pick up some centers & lug nuts, after I do, I'll putem on and take some pics to show the clearance.
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cool its coming along nicely tim. next time im out in tn i may give ya a yell
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Availability, durability, and direct swap into a RBV.........can't get much better than that IMO.

NOT knockin a 9" by any means..........but they are gettin scarce, expensive, and most have a 5 on 5 bolt pattern............

THANKS for the interest!!!
On my truck I have a ford 9" rear and the bolt pattern is 5 on 4.5


BTW sweet project!!.
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Icon14 Update 12-2-09

Picked up some NEW tires today:
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They are 12" wide (first groove to last groove)

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They are 28" tall..............

Too chilly to put em on tonight, but will get pics when I do throw em on!
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Icon14 12-6-09 Survey Says>>>

Weather was descent today, so I through em on:
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Plenty of ROOM>
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With the box on:
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Those are some FAT tires! How bout a pic from the rear with the box on?
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mmmmm Flare side reg cab with wide meats nothing gets better then that!
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damn, thats a whole lotta tire! looking great
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cant wait to see you lighting them up down the street
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Icon2 As requested, rear shot>>>

I HATE this time of year, gettin dark by 5:30pm......here's the best I could do today/tonight:
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You'll have to zoom in to see the tire:
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Will get some daytime pics ASAP..................

THANKS for the kudos guys, I'm chompin at the bit to get the motor in it, just funds aren't there yet for that, so a little at a time......

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