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Old 02-28-2017, 02:12 PM   #251
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My son wants to go wheeling and camping. So we pulled the bender out.

10'-5" light duty sliders... Ok, HD Steps...





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Old 11-07-2017, 07:15 AM   #252
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so has there been any updates on this? looked like a nice build.

and how the sliders come out on the ram?
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:17 PM   #253
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I do need to update this thing. Wow. And I need to move my pictures to my new host site since photobucket got greedy.

ZF is in. 1356 is in. I need to install a clock ring on the 1356. It hangs way low. I will get some pictures up loaded to night. Not much progress over this long period of time.

Sliders are welded. Just haven't been installed. Need to work up the urge to weld plates to my new frame...
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:43 AM   #254
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will the bw1356 fit with the clocking ring between the rails or are you going to have to shift the drive-train over?

i know when i did the v8 swap on my old bronco ii it was Tight with np208 in the stock location. but the frame is narrower than the gen 2 explorers/98+ rangers

ive bee using https://imgur.com/ to host mine.

and i don't blame you on the frame, you still have the factory coating on it LOL, even with my 02 f250 frame i would have a hard time welding to it and it has surface rust on it lol
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Got the ZF5 bolted in. I had to cut a few unneeded tabs off the bell housing and the tunnel near the gas pedal needed some BFH love.
Then got the 1356 bolted in. The frame needed a little notch. It does hang down lower than I would like. I bought a clock ring from Great Lakes Off Road. Need to get that installed.

Next on the list is to get a trans X-member fabricated up.

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Must make it run before she is taller than the tire! Already lost the battle with my son...

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More ZF shots

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Old 12-05-2017, 10:26 PM   #258
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Oh and the Ram....

24,200 miles and the clutch is slipping. I currently cant hold cruise on the PA highways. Let alone tow anything. Many of my G56 friends didnt make it to 36k either. But they just upgraded as they planned. That is not in my plans...
After a quick troll on the Cummins forum, I am certainly not alone. Many many of these cases.

Currently fighting with Ram about getting it replaced. The disk only has a 12/12 warranty. The rest is 100k.
They want to tear into my truck, find out whats wrong and go from there. If it is the disk, all costs fall on me. Est about $1500-2200... I can upgrade for $800 and do it at home. But I am putting up a fight.
I got the FCA involved now trying to work this out in my favor... So I am rocking a Ford Fiesta right now.

I think its a pressure plate issue. The dealer things its electrical. Yup, you read that correctly...

But we have been having fun with it
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