MtnMotoADV's '88 XLT 4x4


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Hi all,

Just picked up this '88 XLT 4x4 extra cab.
2.9L, manual 5 speed






In the future, I would like to build it into a mild prerunner to accompany my '93 Bronco, but for now I'm just going to set it up as a capable hunting/camping/winter rig.

I'm still piecing together the suspension components on my Bronco, so that takes precedence.



Current plans:

-peel off those silly decals and remove running boards

-3" body lift

-new black wheels & 31"'s (may or may not trim fenders)

-winch bumper & winch

-Dana 35 swap

-maybe 8.8 swap

After the swap(s), I will install 4.56's (unless y'all convince me to go 4.88)

-black out trim to match bumper and wheels

-address the [lack of] paint on the roof and rust spot on left bedside


I think that's it for now.
Thanks for looking.
 


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It looks to be in really good shape for how old it is!


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It looks to be in really good shape for how old it is!


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Yeah not too bad.
163,000 original miles. Drives great.
The interior is surprisingly immaculate for its age.


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excellent plan:icon_thumby:
 

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Nice paint scheme :)
 

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BL, wheels and tires installed:




Removing decals:





Now just waiting on my front bumper to get coated.

Also need to figure out what I want to do to the rear bumper.




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Removed the tailgate trim.

Big bro, little bro.



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Glasspack and 2.25” dump installed.
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i dont see this working out to where you will like it.


you should just mail it to me. it would be best for you... i dont mind...then you can work on the bronco.
 

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i dont see this working out to where you will like it.


you should just mail it to me. it would be best for you... i dont mind...then you can work on the bronco.

I'll keep that in mind :D


Bumper came in, but when I tried to install it last night the holes did not line up.
So now I have to troubleshoot.
 

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I don't know why I love these old light trucks, but you got a sweet old ride there.

What a great score, and the mods so far are nicely executed!
 


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