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    My build thread on my 1993 Ford Explorer.

    1st day home.

    Engine 4.0 v6
    Trans a4ld auto
    T- case B/W 1354E
    Front Axle Dana 35 open, 3.73 gears
    Rear Axle Ford 8.8, l/s, 3.73




    Plans are.

    Front : HP Dana 60, 5.38 gears, Lockright Locker, hi steer, hydro assist.
    Rear : Dana 60, 5.38 gears, A locker ?, Disc brakes.
    Front Susp. : Custom leaf spring or ?
    Rear Susp. : Leaf Spring
    Tires : 38.5 TSL Boggers
    Wheels : 16x8 or 16x10, with weld on bead locks.

    I plan building custom bumpers F/R and Exo-cage, Warn winch front and some other things.
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    Great project. But a D35 up front ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsawduste View Post
    Great project. But a D35 up front ?
    Nope, a HP Dana 60, 5.38 gears, Lockright Locker, hi steer, hydro assist up front. (bottom of the post)

    Thats just what it has currently. Basically the Ranger is donating all of it's parts is what I understood out of it.
    Rangers are like potato chips. You can never have just one.
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    correct ledd, on a side note kenny can we put a big turtle sticker on the back window
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsawduste View Post
    Great project. But a D35 up front ?
    I get what you mean.

    Yes, the front TTB on the rangers/B2's and stuff was called a d35.
    My hellawack shiznit is interfrizzled in my brizzle

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    yeah, 35 front.



    looks like a cool project.

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    Updates pic soon.
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    nice find, cant wait to see the build
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    8.8 is on isn't way out




    In with the Dana 60.





    Need to hook up driveshaft and bleed the brakes and make shocks mounts, and more to do.
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    Looking Good !!
    Swamp Stomper and proud of it.

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    Updates, Rear done for now, time to start working on the front and start removing the stock axle this week.



    More Pics Soon !
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    Stock axle out and mock up of Dana 60, waiting for some parts to finish the suspension, and should be sitting on it own soon.




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    Nice work

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    Too damn cold to be working outside.

    But cool. Gonna be done for the Invasion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
    Nice work

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyPaws-2.0 View Post
    Too damn cold to be working outside.

    But cool. Gonna be done for the Invasion?

    Hopefully soon and it is not that cold now with spring around the corner.





    More pics soon !
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    Front supension half way done, it is sitting on it own for now, still need to make some front shackle mounts and F/R shock mounts and finish brakes and start working on the steering.

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    Little update Pic

    Still need to finish brakes and shock mounts and make room for the Tire/wheel combo.
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    More Updates, It is alive, still more to do.
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    Lookin good, despite not having a 7 spoke grill.
    thrca
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    Ignore above.. Its a WIP, in the garage.

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    I trim a little metal and still have some things to finish.





    Almost Done.
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