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Old 10-23-2011, 09:39 PM   #501
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I finally got around to building my much needed traction bar.

I was originally going to mount it to the axle like MetalMacguyver did, but I didnt want 90% of my welds to be on the center section of the diff.

So I made an axle truss to mount the upper link to, then made a bracket to attach the lower link to the diff via the mounting holes for the vibration damper/shock used on the Exploder axle.



I welded in the tubes while I was screwing around under there too.

I also braced the truss by adding a gusset between it and the diff cover. The gusset is welded to the cover, but bolted the truss with grade 8 bolts so the cover can still be removed.lol


I will be using 3/4" Rodends for the ends, and a small shackle in tension for the frame mount. Put my order in at RuffStuff today, and I plan on picking up some DOM tubing soon for the actual bar.
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:24 PM   #502
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Locker ordered. I bought a Lock Right for an open diff, so I need to pick up an open carrier. I couldn't justify spending an extra 200 bucks for a locker just so I could keep my L/S case.
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:57 PM   #503
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u will be really pleased with the lock-rite. mine has been installed for bout a year know and does excellent.
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Picked these up last night.

They are from a 94 Exploder, so the EGR tube comes out of the front of the manifold where as mine comes out of the back. So I picked up an aluminum intake from an Exploder with the EGR mounted directly to it. I picked up the tube and all the brackets for mounting the EGR stuff.





And the locker and rod ends for the traction bar
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Why is it for sale man?
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Why is it for sale man?
I had few people at school tell me it wasnt worth half of what I have in it. So I listed it to see what people would offer me for it.lol Needless to say I could break even as long I as I consider all of my time and labor to be worth $0.lol

I have no intentions of selling it. Unless it takes a turn for the worst over night and I strip it completely and build up another truck.lol
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #507
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I cleaned up the headers and painted them with some 2000 Degree Black Ceramic paint. I also picked up all the gaskets and what not for them,

I also picked up new bearings, sealant, oil and loctite for the locker install. Hopefully I can get stuff done this week.

I dont want to dive into anything in depth since I am selling my other car and I will have to drive the truck and cant risk not having it together for the drive to work the next morning.

I am looking for a Exploder or 2wd Ranger to DD. I love the mpg of my High mileage, Low maintenance beater Honda, but I want a bed or atleast be able put my toolbox in the back without it squatting.lol
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That is the boat i was in. I had the Focus as a DD but it was not functional for me. So i sold it for a 2wd Ranger. Must better for me
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I was on my way to look at an 89 2wd today, but I got nailed for having 20% window tint on my side windows. So the money I got for my car is going toward a fine. The cop told me I need to lighten up the windows or he will get me again for tint and bumper height. I passed him on the freeway doing the speed limit and he pulled out and got me for tint out of all things. I have had my my fair share of speeding tickets, and Ill admit I deserved them, but I call bullshit.lol
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Pics of the headers.




I still have to get a set of manifold studs and weld a new bung in the Y-pipe for the wideband.
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