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PROJECT SPLODER V.4.0

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    Cheapthrillsoffroad.com Shotgun's Avatar
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    Default PROJECT SPLODER V.4.0

    Well after purchasing a few different rigs and crap hitting the fan with my daughter and scrapping the other for some extra money I now have a small fleet of explorers.
    this project went bye bye along with its part rig. Kept tires and rims.


    Replaced with this 92 explorer which was a victim of a t bone and then a roll over. 4.0 with less then 45k on it and a recent rebuilt a4ld. 3.27 gears.:(






    after finding significant damage to the b pillars, and having to replace the windshield, drivers window and rear corner glass I then thought i would just swap bodies from my 2wd on to this.



    Then I would have a 4 dr 4wd trail rig, But just when I thought I had it all figured out I ran across this 1991 eddie bauer for $150.00, it needed a fuel pump, has 3.55's for gears and warn manual hubs.
    Plans are to give it a budget boost with shackles for now and spring spaces. Replace the almost new 235's with 30x9.5x15's. Wheel it for a bit and see how well it handles. Since the rockers are shot and it has almost no core support. I will most likely take them off the red one and make new ones for the sport.





    Not looking for it to be pretty, just wanna have something to play in.

    EDIT NOW PROJECT SPLODER V.4.0
    So, is the 4th time the charm?
    I picked up this 94 Sport 2 weeks ago, I knew it had a bad head gasket(no big deal) Since I have a few extra motors laying around.
    Specs as of now.
    4.0 with Mitsu 5sp trans.
    L/S 3.73 8.8
    D35TTB
    (3) 31" Procomp Xterrains and one Wrangler MTR on American Racing rims.
    Sweet tint Job!
    This one is way cleaner then the other 2 projects that were rotting and are now donating drivelines to other rigs and are going to get crushed this weekend to pay for this one.
    New Goal is motor swap when I get time and get this effing thing to silver this summer since I failed last summer.
    Pics while sitting in an apple orchard drive waiting to get strapped to Alboy79's house since the motor gave up the ghost.:sonicjay:


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    Last edited by Shotgun; 04-26-2010 at 07:17 AM.
    Someday it may run.......someday

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    let me know when ya get the tires off and what your lookin to get outta them
    05 malibu ... wifes soon to be sold
    03 silverado z71 ... bone stock, tow pig, dd
    88 sbc yj 8.8 rear locked front and back on 35's

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    Most likely will go on the 4dr when I get the body swap done.
    Someday it may run.......someday

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    10-4
    05 malibu ... wifes soon to be sold
    03 silverado z71 ... bone stock, tow pig, dd
    88 sbc yj 8.8 rear locked front and back on 35's

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    The Ford Life
    Ridge Runners Offroad Club

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    another piece of my rocker fell on the ground below it, on a brighter side I did get it to start.
    Someday it may run.......someday

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    Wait.........................you wheeled?

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    So, since I blew up my saturn a few months back, I have been driving my tan explorer. Well I stole the tires from the 2dr to put on my 4dr. Upon removing the rear driver tire from the 2dr I noticed a broken wire. I traced the wire up towards the fuel pump. I then just decided to hook it back up hit the key and the pump fired up. I cycled the key a few times to prime the system and it fired right up with year old gas in it. I let it idle for a few minutes to get oil everwhere then I took it for a ride around the yard, now this spring I have to do a bit of repair to my grass.
    It runs great and spins around quick.
    Someday it may run.......someday

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    ~~My husband has the heart of a lion and a lifetime ban from the zoo. ~~

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    sweet.

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    So my shift motor is dead, I removed it and put it in 4L so I can use it this winter if need be. Motor runs great and I crawled up a few snow banks in the yard, So yes Ford Flairside I guess I did now finally wheel it.
    Someday it may run.......someday

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    Well FWIW
    I finally wheeled the thing
    SNOWPILES!!!!!!!!!





    I took Caden out the other day for a run around the yard we jumped a snowpile and I spit out a body mount. lol
    Still have a few bugs to work out of it.
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    new build!!!!
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    Dakota truggy on tons 43" sx's and coil overs
    07 CTD Tow Pig

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    How's the popcorn Beefy?
    Still waiting on time to do the motor swap.
    Collected a few items for this, some 2in lift springs for the front
    stripped the rusty 2dr for scrap and kept the doors so I can make some half doors for this one for the trails.
    Someday it may run.......someday

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    Just do it!!!

    Dakota truggy on tons 43" sx's and coil overs
    07 CTD Tow Pig

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    Picked up 5 of these!
    275/75/16 Treadwright Guard Dog MT's



    Hauled 5 of them home as well as my full size car spare in this!
    It was a bit of a tight fit.


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    I now own 16 in rims to mount the tires on. Its coming together 1 piece at a time.
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    replan on the replan which has been planned over again. I just really need to get the damn thing running. This summer I have managed to buy and fix or buy and part out enough crap to not only cut into my time for a motor. There was some good stuff that came out of it though.
    Paid 800.00 for this gem.

    Sold the 460,c6,205 for $700.00
    misc interior stuff for an additional $100.00
    Traded the doors and fenders for a 3 year old H&R shotgun.
    and ended up in keeping

    as well as the 44-9 combo that was under it.
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