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Old 11-02-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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4.0 OHV from a 94 Explorer
A4LD/5R55E hybrid, rebuilt, shift kit, oversized pan
1354/1354 doubler
Explorer front driveshaft for rear
Explorer Sport rear driveshaft for front
High pinion dana 44, Helical LSD, 4.56 gears, Warn lockouts, Single spindle nut setup, Poly bushings
Full width 31 spline 8.8, trussed, spooled, 4.56 gears, disc brake swap
F250 brake master cylinder
2" drop shackles and stock Ranger 2" lift blocks
Repacked Explorer leafs
6" Rough County XJ coils
35" Baja Claws
9k winch
130 amp alternator
On board air

Exo in process

Dana 60/Sterling swap in process

Wheelbase - 99.75"
Crawl ratio - 69.27:1
RTI - 924


So here she is, my $700 B2.






Budget lift


Real lift


Broken D28, and the new D35 with 3.73s



Old 7.5 and new 31 spline 8.8 with L/S 3.73s


Old steering with lift


New ZJ steering setup


Stonecrusher radius arm extentions


Sliders



New rear bumper



New front bumper


Diff protector





More to bumper




4.0



4.0 in its new home.


Idle video


Half door




New tires


Caught on fire



Installed high lift


F250 shock towers


New D35 and 8.8 with 4.56s already installed


Aussied the front, welded the rear


Fenders cut for flexy XJ springs


D35 maxed out


And the flop




F250 master cylinder


New steering


Tube fenders


And then came the doubler









First trail after doubler I blew both hubs and cracked a lift bracket.



So I came across a high pinion D44 with 4.56s already installed.



One day solid axle swap






Then came the full width 8.8


Welded tubes, installed an Explorer disc brake setup with redrilled rotors, and installed a mini spool



Then the FM146 couldn't hold the 4.0 anymore. Rebuilt A4LD with oversized pan, shift kit, and 5R55E drum, pump, starter and bellhousing.



Auto ready to go in


New 8.8 in, moved back 3"



Fender cut

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 AM   #2
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This image made me chuckle a bit. As I was scrolling down from the first photo, I was thinking to myself...this sucker can go over anything. Then this popped up. Glad the damage wasn't too bad.
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I got lucky. I had a passenger and no doors at the time.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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That post took awhile to make! Glad I saw this thread. I always had wondered what your bronco looked like. I hope we turn the jeep we have into a trail rig...otherwise I always wanted a Bronco.
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I got lucky. I had a passenger and no doors at the time.
Wow I didn't know that, yeah glad everyone came out ok.
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Picked this up today. Its some kind of helical l/s out of a Dana 44 Jeep rear with 4.55 gears. It does not look like a stock Jeep unit. It looks like a Detroit, but not exactly.
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Time to install the LSD
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Did you get it done? I just got finished rebuilding John's front 60 (again). His pinion was loose again. I found out who ever set up his gears the first time didn't do it right. Luckily its just his trail only truck and didn't have high miles or high speeds put on it. The last guy who changed his yoke messed up the threads on the pinion. Turns out they replaced the nut with the wrong one. John got another nut but was the wrong one as well. I ended up cutting about 3 threads off the pinion (they would have chewed up any other nut going on) and re-installed everything with a new, correct nut. He will need a new ring and pinion next time its taken down. Gear pattern is way off, but John decided to just run it as it is, which will likely be 2 or 3 more rides, and he will be getting a new R&P as well as an E locker. We also found it has GM spindle nuts. So a set of Stage 8's are on the list as well....

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I will be finishing it up today. I'm running to the new Liberty yard this morning. Had a buddy tell me there is a Chevy 44 with factory drive flanges on it. So I'm going to go nab them.
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