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So some things have happened!


first got it all aligned and steering straight, also got rid of the diff destroying rough country bracket


cut and rolled the fender a bit and deleted the little rear quarter piece.


"finished" explorer the Cooper MTP's are less wide then my ironman 33's which is nice i wanted a skinnier tire. feels nice and stable. drives awesome.

Currently working on a spare tire carrier/bumper for the rear waiting on my hinge from Comp4x4.

random "my jack is too small" picture


oh and i did the F250 shock tower mod, went really smooth got some bilstiens for the front wayyy better then the skyjacker monotubes.
 


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So, I have been busy with the college semester, but finally, I am out for winter break and can update this with the new things that have happened.


Woke up one morning to go to work, clutch pedal fell to the floor. the suspicions I've had were true when it got cold occasionally it wouldn't get out of gear I assumed the slave but figured maybe it was just cold, nope.


I by no means am very car literate, but since I started messing with explorers 3 years ago with my first one I figured I should order the parts and give it a go.

After doing some googling I came to a parts list with the help of explorerforum member @Brian1 and @Kirby N.

Parts List:
Ford 9L5Z-7A508-A - slave and throwout bearing, get a motorcraft one.
LUK 07139 (07-139) - SOHC clutch larger than OHV but fits perfectly.
LUK LFW156 - flywheel because why not and comes with pilot bearing
LUK CRS028 - Master cylinder I couldn't find motorcraft but luk should be good
ENERGY SUSPENSION 41148G (4.1148G) - new poly tranny mount.
DORMAN 555108 (555-108) - freeze plugs for the tranny shift rails.


tranny out, wasn't too bad at all spilled some ATF though


this was a pain to find, you can get them from TASCA this part is the bushing for the manual transfercase shift linkage. because I figured I would put in the manual case while the trans was out.
part number:


Finally Two sticks:


Conclusion:
So when I bought my explorer it mostly sat in a garage, I was under the impression It had the factory clutch but, my girlfriend reminded me the PO said they had a new clutch put in. so I'm assuming they did the clutch job and put in a crappy aftermarket Slave. So the new clutch Is really light the pedal is as light as my escort, and the clutch grips really good but I expected it to with it being 10.120" whereas the original was 9". I am confident that with these updated parts I hopefully won't have to drop the transmission for another 100k.

Bonus:
old clutch didn't look even broken in, flywheel didn't even have a groove.


Finally:
I have been working on a rear bumper/tire carrier, It uses a double shear mounting style with sintered bronze bushings. This should be done soon since the semester is over as long as the weather permits the garage at my moms isn't heated. Also picked up a complete dana 44 from a 1979 f150 for 100$ but that won't take off tell after I finish my degree and my life finds some more solid ground, but I am already planning.
 

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made a spare tire carrier,


some snow wheeling pics out with some yota guys, maybe ill post all the videos of pulling people out here. we got a lot of snow recently and everyone is getting stuck.






and explorer had a birthday :)
 

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really diggin your build and I'm about to start something similar on mine

what lift did you use?
 

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really diggin your build and I'm about to start something similar on mine

what lift did you use?
It’s pieced together, want anything? I’m selling the lift parts
 

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So some things happened.... hehehe
 


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