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Gay-briel's SOA Conversion

Yeah, so i skipped accouple steps and bought a 1991 Explorer Drum axle that had the perches all ready welded on


but im working on cleaning it up, I plan to strip it to the housing, and use other parts i have to build it up with my 04 trac disc brakes, 4.56 gears, and a torsen limited slip


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came with free mud (hell for 40bucks, i couldnt complain)





used a cordless drill and a wire wheel, pulled the brakes and diff cover






more to come when i get back out to work on it

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mmmmmm save me some of that chocolate milkshake
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Much love for the gear oil lol
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that crap stinks BAD..

nice find man..and came with the pimp cover thats 40 bucks alone..lol
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that crap stinks BAD..

nice find man..and came with the pimp cover thats 40 bucks alone..lol
heck yeah, even though i already have one


also has a welded carrier, that my buddy wants for his drag truck, and im most likely trading the remaining parts to have a buddy install my newer parts
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Scott, sell me the spare Explorer diff cover!!!

Nasty looking rear end btw LOL
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man that is A LOT of mud and some shatty oil.....

sweet plans for it.....that will make the 4.0 scream in that Trac....
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bring it over whenever you get the chance.. be nice to work on somthin different besides my own truck
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Get your own truck done and you won't have to worry about it! lol
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Nice find for 40 bucks!
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Get your own truck done and you won't have to worry about it! lol

its startin to come along smoothly now.. for now anyway
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What should i used to clean out the diff fuild and grease?
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brake cleaner...
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brake cleaner...

thats it? could i use a degreaser? ive got a **** load of that at work
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yea.....it is the easiest thing to use.......i guess you could use degreaser....
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mmm wendys degreaser... good stuff right there
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mmm wendys degreaser... good stuff right there

**** yeah!



i figure since its all going to be new and fresh, i wanna clean out the insides, just dont want to have to buy alot of brake cleaner to do it
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i would use brake cleaner... that stuff evaporates so quickly that it is easiest to use
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I would also use brake cleaner.....Degreaser leaves residu (sp)

Looks like there was water in that diff, looks milky.....

I need to change my diff fluid bad...

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I would also use brake cleaner.....Degreaser leaves residu (sp)

Looks like there was water in that diff, looks milky.....

I need to change my diff fluid bad...

Rocky

weird, cause the guy had the vent tube ran all the way to the engine bay
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bad wheel seals can let in water, or sand... lol
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weird, cause the guy had the vent tube ran all the way to the engine bay
Thats what that is in the pics. I merely thought you had the garden hose hooked up to the tube to flush it all out or something LOL.
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