95 Ford Explorer SAS build

3rd Petal

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Whats up with this thing
Basically its been sitting for the last year. I got the spring buckets welded on the frame, and a track bar built, then I ended up selling my house in Dayton, which had a decent size garage, and coming back to Fernley for work, where I have no garage. So long story short, there it sits until I have the time, money, and a place to finish it
 

3rd Petal

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looks like its coming along well. how do you keep your garage floor so clean?
Just the method I usually do work by. Start with everything perfectly clean, all tools put away and organized, then thrash for a few days and make an absolute bloodbath all over the garage, then stop and get everything perfectly clean again before starting the process over again
 

3rd Petal

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Coming up on 3 years later, it's finally back in the shop



Mocking up placement for a steering box. Using 80-96 ford truck box since I had one and damn near everything else I drive has one

 

3rd Petal

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Got sleeves welded in the frame for the steering box






Now as far as the doubler is concerned, I've got some issues. Unless I can find some way for the doubler to add less than 4.5", I'm gonna have to move the gas tank. I could ditch the doubler idea, there is an adapter to go from the ranger/explorer case to a Dana 300 pattern, and I could run a 4:1 300 or an Atlas. That route turns into a lot of money though, and I would still end up with better gear out of the doubler set up.
But either way, I just threw a single case in it for now just for the sake of getting it moving under its own power again
 

3rd Petal

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It lives and moves under its own power again





Still needs lots of things to be road worthy, but it finally moves.
Don't have the money for the lockers I want yet, so it's got the old limited slip from my fullsize Bronco out front and a new set of clutches in the factory trac-lock in the rear, 5.13's
 

3rd Petal

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Might make one of the radius arms pinable to get a little more out of the front. But we'll see what the weight of a bumper and winch out front does
 
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