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Old 08-29-2010
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Holy crap. i just read the whole thread and I really want to get a beater ranger/exploder now. But alas, i have nowhere to put it or work on it.
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I have followed this whole thread and all I wan to do is sas my ranger!
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what did you get the axle out of?
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what did you get the axle out of?
Looks to be from a 76 or 77 F150.
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thats what i was thinking

you gonna get a 9" too
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Old 08-30-2010
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Its out of a 76 f150. Yep, getting a 9" also.
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you gonna run coils or leafs
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Coils and radius arms.
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Old 09-03-2010
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Hmmm. Wonder what this could be?

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Here is a better look.

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Really nice stuff. Nice machine work. Hope it works as good as it looks. Probably going to just wait and install it when I do the d44 and 9" swap since driveshafts are going to have to be cut anyway.
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Old 09-03-2010
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D to teh oubler, nice!
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Old 09-13-2010
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Well picked up another D44 and a 9" and a set of wheels/tires this past weekend.

The D44 has a new 4.88 gear, new bearings/seals, u joints,new Warn premium hubs, new brake parts, and was supposed to have a lockright. Turned out it didnt have a locker so the guy is supposed to be ordering me a Aussie locker for it today.

The rear 9" has a 4.88 gear in it and I got a lock right for it also. Got a new set of weld on caliper brackets and gm calipers for disc brakes. Just got to find the right rotors for them.

Also got a complete set of black d-window wheels with about a new set of tires on them I can resale.

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New 4.88 gear in the 44
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9" Center section with 4.88 gears.
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9" Lockright
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Spider gears
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Spider gears no more. Woot.
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Brakes for the 9"
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Getting closer to sas swap time. Stay tuned.
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That's a trac-loc L/S carrier in that D44 and a Lockright will only work wit an open carrier.
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Yep, I know. Going to be getting a carrier to. Thanks for the heads up though.
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Old 09-13-2010
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Nice find dude. Those should work great.
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Old 09-13-2010
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That explorer just got better and better, it is the best explorer i have seen.
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Nice score on the geared axles.
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Met up with the guy I got the other set of axles from last night to pick up the front locker he bought since there wasnt one like he said. Atleast he was a stand up guy about it and made it good.

Brand new Spartan locker. Looks like a good locker. Will be a lot easier then other to put it in and take it out. Dont have to mess with the aggravating little springs getting the in and also the pins are about twice as big.

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Still saving money to order some parts from duff and various other little odds and ends.
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very nice...i seen what you been doing and picked up a 95 explorer myself..though at the moment im replacing the camshaft position sensor...aparently they are known for goin on these 4.0s lol
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i am thinking about buy an old explorer or ranger to build a similar trail truck now. this build is inspiring
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Old 10-16-2010
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Havent really done anything worth updating to it lately. Still working on collecting parts for the sas and all that good junk. Going to try to do it right the first time.

Was at the junkyard today and found a nice looking set of door panels so I grabbed them. All 4 of mine were trashed.

Also got a 1350 from my buddy for free to use the the doubler.

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1350 rough cut for the doubler
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And the little internal u joint on the front output of a 1350 in case anybody ever wondered about it.
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Other then that havent really done a whole lot lately. Just been driving it everyday and wheeling about every weekend. Cant wait to get the sas and doubler in. Should be a whole new beast.
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man this thread makes me wish I would of kept my first gen exploder.
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it will be a whole new beast when your done with it
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Old 10-17-2010
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Got a 6 planetary gear set and newer style shift fork out of a newer electric 1354 to put in the 1350 doubler case. Its a lot more beefier looking then the 4 gear set planetary.

Going to check my main case also when I go to put it in and see if it has the 6 or 4 set.

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this is literally the best piece of ford i have ever seen. epic my friend epic. enjoy it for me to
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Old 10-18-2010
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this is literally the best piece of ford i have ever seen. epic my friend epic. enjoy it for me to
The fun is just now beginning. Still have lots of plans for it. lol
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