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Old 01-09-2011
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lookin good!
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Old 01-18-2011
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Tore the York compressor apart and did the oil mod and new gaskets.

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Plugged
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Had a extra set screws so went ahead and did the other side of the hole too. Didnt really need too but whatever.
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Cute little rods and rod bolts.
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Top side
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Sprayed it real quick with some paint. Ill get a pic when it drys. Ordered a check valve, new pressure switch, safety valve, and some fittings the other day. Going to try to start on a bracket for it and get it mounted this weekend if I have the time.

Also supposed to pick up the last parts needed for the sas this weekend. Wooo hooo.
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Old 01-18-2011
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That's awesome. Can't wait to see you tear into it more.
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Old 01-22-2011
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Met up with ThatGuy off TRS today and traded some parts with him. Got 4 12" shocks and 2 10" shocks and some shock hoops.

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Also got my rock rings welded on. Shot them with some paint right quick to keep them from rusting. Going to clean them up real good and paint them better when I get the chance.

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Got the York ready to go on also.

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Going to try to get a bracket made for the york tomorrow. Might even put on the manual doors if there is time.
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Sick Sploder, I can't wait to see more, I just found myself looking for the next page.

I was disapointed to see I had already read it all. :-P
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Old 01-30-2011
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Well took the explorer out wheeling for the last time with it current setup yesterday. Not too much damage. Just typical stuff. Another window, more body damage, and another axles. Broke the short inner passenger side this time. A buddy of mine went along in his Sammi he just got the the first time. It will be unstoppable with some gears and lockers.

Was trying to go up a slick *** hill in 2wd and about made it to the top on the second try and it started sliding back down and got little bit off to the side and slide right back into a tree. Busted out the rear window and bent up the hatch a little.

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Little bit high centered here.
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Hooked the winch up to a tree and started winching it off and damn near pulled the tree down on top of the explorer. Let off and it stood back up so moved on back to the next bigger tree and winched it off.

Video my buddy got in a little mud hole. Watch the front tires the second time I hit it and you can see them come off the ground a little bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sv1BjhNkCM

Going to start tearing it apart this coming weekend so stay tuned.
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Give it hell!
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Old 02-05-2011
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Got some work done last night. No more body lift, no more slider, and no more suspension. Stay tuned for more later tonight. About to head back down and start working again.

35's with no body lift or slider.
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Hows this for suspension travel. lol
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Beams are all bent up and cracked.
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Pivot bushings? What pivot bushings?
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How I left it for then night.
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What are your plans for the 8.8? It's got an aussie in it right?
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I know Trevor!!!

You are taking all of the suspension off, lowering it, bagging it....

.....and turning it into a ricer.
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Old 02-06-2011
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Didnt get as much done as I had hope to yesterday. Had to run get my wheels changed out and a couple other things. Going to try to get it as a roller today. Only thing left to drill hole for are the radius arm mounts.

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Ran into some issue with the driver shock tower. It wants to occupy the same space as the clutch master cylinder. Has to notch the top corner out. Going to go back and plate the notch and gusset the inner corner.
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Lowered it down to get a idea of how it will be.
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No 8.8
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9" Hanging(pinion angle not set)
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About to head back down in a little bit and get back to work.
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Old 02-06-2011
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Well its on its on weight. Still got to put the brakes on shocks on, finish weld everything and driveshafts and I can drive it. Then going to swap in the doubler.

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For anybody looking for some decent drill bits the Hitachi black gold bits from Lowes are damn good. I drilled like 25 1/2" holes in the frame this weekend and a bunch of them were drilling through double plated frame and used the same bit on every single one. Bought 2 and thought I might even need more but just used one. Just use lots of cutting oil.
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Old 02-06-2011
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very nice
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nice dude how much did the whole james duff swap parts cost?
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looks great!
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lookn good! cant wait to see it hit the trails
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Old 02-13-2011
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Well its driveable.



Rear brake setup.
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Drove it out of the shop and had to flex it out a little.

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Drove it back to the house to do a little log crawling. lol
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Going to try to get the doubler together this week and try to get it stuck in this week.
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Trying to tear it up already! Looks good.
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Nice job! When is that Duff kit due out to the general public?
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Nice job! When is that Duff kit due out to the general public?
You can already buy the radius arms, coil towers, lower coil retainers, and coil springs. Call and ask for Brad and tell him Trevor sent you and you might get hooked up with a track bar bracket. There currently in production.

Only other thing you will need is shock mounts/hoops which are still being worked on.

Dont know a ETA of the "kit" though.
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Old 02-14-2011
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Trying to tear it up already! Looks good.
Only way to do it. lol

We still need to meet up this year and do some wheeling. Never got too last year. lol
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Old 02-15-2011
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Good deal. I traded my Ranger for a full size Bronco last month, but it's nice to know that the aftermarket is finally making a decent SAS kit available.
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Haha i like how in the video you landed on your tie rod and you could see it get that nice curve in it.

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