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project family wheeler. chop top 1 ton explorer.

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well i guess its time to start a new thread for the explorer, the ranger will be gone next weekend.

im starting with a 94 explorer

currently:
4.0
a4ld
1354
warn winch bumper
and not much else, its been sitting on jackstands for several months now. after buying it down in florida i drove it home put a few thousand miles on it and decided i was going to throw the suspension under my ranger and put the expo back to stock and let the woman drive it. that didnt work so well as its just sat there waiting for me to do something to it. the ranger was a great truck but with the growing family i need more room.

the plans.
4.0 np435 trans 1356 tcase
d60 front sterling 10.5 rear
leaves all the way around
chop the top and weld the hatch back in behind the seats
small exo and bumpers
and beat the shit out of it.

here is what it looked like before i tore it apart.






overall this thing was pretty well a nice rig, paint (was) perfect the interior was spotless and ran great. i feel bad cutting it up but oh well i already have it and it isnt doing me much good sitting on jackstands so let the fun begin.

i couldnt start doing a whole lot until it gets into the garage which isnt going to be an easy job so i started by stripping the interior out to get ready for the chop top.




thats about all i have for now, but progress will pick up soon. need to get it going fairly quick as girl number 2 will be here in october which will kill alot of garage time.
 


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This is a bitter sweet thread to subscribe to...
Oh well. IM FIRST!! lol
 

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You're gonna love that np435
 

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In on page one!

You gonna keep that bumper now?

And you're gonna have an extra set of Ex seats now aren't you.....
 
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me subscriberized too
 

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looking forward to it, i miss the ranger build thread all ready tho..
how you gonna mount the np435 to the 4.0 though?

btw, inb4page2
 

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Didn't take you long to get rocking on that!
nah i need something cheep simple and fast for now...so leaves it is, maybe a link setup down the road but it isnt in the cards right now.
You're gonna love that np435
im hoping so, i need to go pickup the 4.0-np435 adapter from combs customs


In on page one!

You gonna keep that bumper now?

And you're gonna have an extra set of Ex seats now aren't you.....
nope the warn bumper is still forsale, and yea i have some decent all electric expo seats. but the driver has a small tear

thanks guys im ready to get going on this thing.
 

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Awesome 'scribed for sure and in on 1 lol
 

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call me when ya ready to pull in the garage....I have an idea:icon_thumby:

was good seein' ya yesterday.....

and I made it to page 1 as well......

too bad the other one didn't make it to 100,000 views.......at least not yet.....

l8r, John
 

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call me when ya ready to pull in the garage....I have an idea:icon_thumby:

was good seein' ya yesterday.....

and I made it to page 1 as well......

too bad the other one didn't make it to 100,000 views.......at least not yet.....

l8r, John
we can work on that :icon_rofl:

alright, will be probably be doing it in a day or two.
 

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