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Old 05-09-2011
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Looks good! Could be used as a step too.
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Yep, works for that too but doesnt really help out much. Its only about a inch or 2 lower then the floorboard. Does make a nice platform to stand on and mess with stuff on top or get a good looking point.
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Those turned out great!
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Got some more work done.

One of the exhuast manifold gaskets blew out and its was driving me crazy so I finally went and got some gaskets and changed it. Also picked up a new oil sender to do the oil pressure gauge mod to actually have a working gauge instead of just a dummy light.

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Resistor you need to jump
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Also got my new rear brake brackets put on and made some guessets for them. Hopefully they wont break off this time.
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Then made some new motor mounts and trans mount.

Trans mount.
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Motor mounts. There bolt on incase I ever want to change something. Lots if pics if anybody wants to try making some.

Passenger side.
Motor plate.
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Frame plate
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All tacked together.
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Welded
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Painted and finished ready to go on.
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Pic comparing it to stock one that was falling apart.
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In place.
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Now the drives side.
All tacked together.
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Getting a little better at welding. Still learning. lol
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Motor plate.
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All done.
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Going wheeling next weekend at Windrock with a buddy from James Duff so stay tuned for pics/vids.
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Nice! I always like the updates for this thread.
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Old 05-31-2011
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So went up to windrock and did a little wheeling this weekend. Not too much carnage. Just a 9" shaft and took out the adjuster so had to rebuild the 9" pretty much back at camp. Keep in mind I drove it 4.5 hrs there. lol Managed to get around 18 mpg on the way up going through the mountains. Not to shabby.

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On the way up in the hammer down lane.
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Bottom of Rattle rock
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Tearing the 9" apart.
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Clear water.
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Windmills
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2wd Sami
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Some pics my buddy Brad with the other Explorer got.
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Videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWbdMVOy-ow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koe0y6UtolU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvVNhTfqwvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u72kNr6bK5w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyMRmfxJGSY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLxxBkIxSzo

Cant wait to do it again.
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That's some good stuff!
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nice action
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Carnage!!!!
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so the james duff kit is holding up well? its worth every penny?
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Went to a local private 4 wheeling park that had a open ride this past weekend and watched some badass wheeling. The club that own the land and puts it on is the Big Dixie Boggers. Great group of people.

As usual not many pics. Having to much fun.
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My buddies jeep.
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First time he took it out with the new steering setup he got. Turned out its junk. Its already pre bent to clear **** and now its really bent.
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We got it fixed up though.
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Managed to twist off another driveshaft.
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Some nice parking at Lowes. People were calling us retarded, saying it was badass, and taking videos.
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Better day time pic.
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Then on the way to work yesterday the fuel pump decides to give up. Didnt want to drop the tank so got the grinder out and started cutting. Here is what I found. Mud is the devil. lol
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When I was scrapping all the dirt off and cleaning it up scrapped a little too much rust off one of the lines coming out of the sending unit and it had a pinhole in it so had to get a whole new unit. No big deal. Got a new sender unit/pump assembly for $65 at Advance with a online coupon. New unit in and all cleaned up.
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Made a plate to cover the hole up and easily removable in the future.
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Then today got some free 30 spline 300m gears for the Warn hubs from RCV. Cant beat free.
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30 spline 300m vs stock 19 spline.
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Gears installed and ready to go.
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Hubs back on. Now to see how strong they are. They say there just as strong as a drive flange with these gears. We shall see.
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Damn that thing's looking good!
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didnt you have drive flanges? why the switch
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Still got the flanges. There in the back. Put the hubs back on for light wheeling so I just have to turn the **** instead of unbolting the cap and sticking the flange back in and bolting the cap back on. Just easier. Yea I know im lazy.

I still got the flanges in the back in case a hub breaks or I go do some real wheeling some where ill swap them in.
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Hell yeah!

I spotted your expo parked at the top of get skinny but never saw it on the trails.
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We rode the new exit at the top of get skinny, carnage, rpm, and the little ledge beside get skinny. We were mostly watching saturday. We were there all 3 days. Didnt see your Ranger anywhere.
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Old 06-14-2011
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Got these today.

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Going to try to get a good bit of stuff done on the Explorer this weekend so Ill have pics later.
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Heres some updates to get everybody back up to date.

About ripped the stock bumper off.
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So I said ill try making one.
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Gussets on the inside.

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Got it painted and put on. Its head one with 12 half inch bolts so it shouldnt be going anywhere. Its all 3/16 plate I cut out with a angle grinder. lol

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So then needed one for the front so started on one for it. Still havent finished it yet so no finished pics yet.
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Then went wheeling at Callalantee in Mountain City, TN with some buddies. Had a blast.

My buddy had a little accident on the big water fall. lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuiWHL5jstk

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I had to crawl up the jeep to hook the winch controller up. Once we flipped the jeep back down couldnt find a way back down. lol
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I made it up and out of the waterfall without winching or flipping. lol. Dont think anybody got it on video though. But if I find one ill post it.

Other random pics from other trails.
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Night wheeling.
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Managed to bend a leaf spring pretty good.
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Now got to get some leaf springs swapped in and finish up the front bumper and a few other little things by this coming weekend for the URE trip.
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Rig looks good Trevor. What size plate did you use for those bumpers, cause I really like those. Simple but have plenty of angles to give it some definition
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Got it painted and put on. Its head one with 12 half inch bolts so it shouldnt be going anywhere. Its all 3/16 plate I cut out with a angle grinder. lol
:D I actually read it. How did that happen!?

I lol'd at the Jeep picture when I scrolled down to it.
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read above it says 3/16 plate.
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read above it says 3/16 plate.
that part didn't load up on my phone
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****s getting real. Like the new bumpers!
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Great looking bumpers! So how much do you have into this budget build so far?
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The way of sits now probably around 5 grand. If you equal in all the old parts I sold and stuff like that it would be a little less. Still pretty budget compared to a lot of the builds out there.
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