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Old 12-16-2012
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What's the box for? Seems like it would be really big and heavy back there.
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What's the box for? Seems like it would be really big and heavy back there.

the box is mainly for recovery gear and to keep small items from ending all the way up near the cab when i have the shell on. also it no heavier then the spare tire or a couple cans of fuel or water.

i gave my mobile house a front porch



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my weekend started like this. I globe trotted California last night. I left Chico at 6:30 made it to sac at 8:00 and left at 8:30. Then I made it to redwood city (bay area) at 10:30 and left at 11:00. Then i made to my parents house in terra Bella at 3:00 am. With a grand total of 8.5 hours of driving. This is also on top of all the driving I did today during my ten hour work day

i have a lot of work ahead of me.



i also got bed sides. thank you Marshal (Stanley fab)


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uh oh....5.0 swap?
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5.0 or 4.0 SOHC? spill it!
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I am liking the progress so far, but why did you put a Bronco II tank in the truck? Is it larger? I just don't understand?
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I am liking the progress so far, but why did you put a Bronco II tank in the truck? Is it larger? I just don't understand?
weight distribution..
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I am liking the progress so far, but why did you put a Bronco II tank in the truck? Is it larger? I just don't understand?
like miller said. weight distribution, plus 3 gallons. but mainly to make room for a cantilever kit forward of the axle. im waiting on shocks, bumps, shackles, to get started on working on kit.


during my research i have found mixed info when it comes to the fuel delivery systems on explorers. the year of my expo is 99 i found that some people have return less and return systems. this turned in to an issue for me because my motor has a return less system. in order for me to run my b 2 tank i need a return style system. i could mount the expo tank like a aux tank and get by or just wait and find a return style fuel rail. but i think this will exempt me from having a ca legal swap. im leaning towards swapping the tank.

time for a cage, i had the interior striped in less then 3 hours. thank god for 1/4 impacts


dash on top, interior harness on the right, engine bay harness on left.


i need two tubes on the sender.
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Old 04-07-2013
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had a long and productive day. im am going to make this swap happen. motor, trans, expo fuel and brake line are in. tomorrow the plan is to get all the plumbing, wiring done. i hope to hav the truck running tomorrow afternoon.

ohv is out


sohc is in


separated the the cab from the fram to gain better access to everything.


then we removed the cab from the frame


what i get to deal with tomorrow. there is a method to the madness.

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nice! great work man.
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^^^ thank you.

the motor is plumb, wired, and running like a raped ape. another thing i have not had ac since i did my last motor swap. well i swapped over the cold blowing ac from the expo. i will also have cold blowing ac for the rear seats to.




my temporary fuel tank set up.


running vid VVVV
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i was able to get the truck running and driving like a champ. tomorrow will be the real test when i have to drive 6 hours and 300 + miles.



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Made quick work of that. Really like the bumper too.
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good work dude. what happened to the bedsides?
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Old 04-19-2013
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Made quick work of that. Really like the bumper too.
haha thank you.

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good work dude. what happened to the bedsides?
thank you, they were to narrow, i picked up a set of 6" bed sides.



my week of having a shoc 4.0.

last tuesday i drove my truck back to chico and delivered my old ohv 4.0 to sac. then on firday night i headed back to porterville to clean up my mess. then on saturday i delivered the expo axle and picked up parts from down in ranch cucamonga, then on sunday i headed back to chico. so after 1200 miles i have no issues to report on.

soon i will have pics of the latest parts.
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thats always a good feeling!
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^^^ sure is

race car parts. that i been hording. i have a set of 2.5 x 12" saws that im waiting for as well.


new bed sides that i worked an interesting deal to get.

wheels covered


sucession of bed sides
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RACE PARTS!

cant wait for some of those to show up... still waiting for shipping.
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ill just put this here. i have to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to BTF for getting these to me.
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2.5 14 race runners?
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2.5 x 12 soon to have a massive update in about a month
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did some work over the last week.

made support perches for my swing outs.



c notch frame plate welded in.


painted up the swing outs and installed my 6" bed sides. stickers will come off in a day or two. i wanted to wait on installing the bed sides untill i got a new bed with a tail gate. wife was getting tired of looking at them, plus i had to make room in my one bed apartment.

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Cantilever setup looks awesome! Who made it?
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