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    Jimbo92's First Build Continued

    Where did Jimbo92 come from? Why my 1992 explorer I had in high school of course. She was a 2 door 5 speed 2 wheel dig that was actually lowered when I got it. Baja Blue in color and ready to party. Dude must have done a ton of drugs in it because I got pulled out of class every time the drug dogs came.

    This truck has major history. I learned more on it than any other vehicle. I met my fiancÚ giving her a ride in it 16 years ago, we dated in it, we worked on it, we converted it to 4 wheel drive, it even ended up featured in her yearbook even though we went to different high schools. Fast forward to 13 years after I sold it sitting at a bar in folly drinking and laughing about how funny it would be to find it and have it at our wedding....so I got to searching. Found it behind a guys trailer in the woods next town over. A little worse for wear but a crazy little time capsule. Even has some of my stickers still on it from high school.

    Original plan was to clean it up, spray some paint on it and play a wedding prank with it. The project has sort of uhhh...escalated.

    I've got a built 9" and 44 in the garage from an early bronco.

    9": Currie hi9, 488s, arb, 35 spline chromos, truss, and discs

    44: 4:88s, arb, reid racing knuckles, crane diff cover, high steer, chromos, ctm joints, and a truss.

    These are getting mounted via a james duff long travel SAS setup with 5.5" deaver coils and spring over in the rear.

    Have McNeil racing 4" flared glass fenders on the way, corbeau Baja rs seats, 35 bfg ko2s, and method wheels as well.

    First step is to replace the clutch that is shredded and hanging out of the bell housing and get it drive-able and go from there.

    Should be a neat little trip down memory lane and I've finally found a project I won't be able to sell! I'm building the truck I used to draw in class.

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    Arriving at my house
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    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Parts rolling in. James Duff makes some really nice stuff. My long travel coil buckets and shock mounts:




    James Duff track bar mount:


    Arms I got:


    Another explorer running the same setup i got. Seems to have tons of flex.


    FourWheeler is running the same suspension setup on a ranger they are building as well:
    http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/tr...e-swap-part-2/
    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Made an order to Barnes yesterday. Tie rod, drag link, and track bar are all going to be 1 1/2" 1/4 wall dom with their 7/8" heims at all ends. Using their axle bracket kit for the rear 9" as well. (Shock tabs, spring perches, u bolts, and plates) I also ordered their offset axle side adjustable track bar bracket that should make it pretty easy to line everything up with the high steer.
    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Also have done a little work on the axles with the cut off wheel and flapper disc..definitely going to make a trip out to Shorty's and finish them up with the plasma.


    Mmmm hi9
    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Didn't feel like getting covered in grease tonight so tackled some wiring and got my platinum agm battery set up. The battery terminals were your standard tighten and smooth variety so I got some marine ones with the post and soldered copper loops onto everything.
    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    And before anyone says anything yes that is the last owners homebrew cold air intake using two..yes two mass air flow sensors to attempt to convert to the cone filter instead of the air box...
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    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Wingnuts...
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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    Quick release for more power I reckon haha
    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Stuff from Barnes came in....steering is a little more robust than anticipated...
    1992 Explorer Build with axles, tires, and bolts
    2007 Lexus GX470 with sliders, roof racks, and tires
    2005 LJ with low gears and poor fuel mileage

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    Speaking of wingnuts, how much gap do you have between the battery terminals and the hood? And do you have a good battery hold down?
    '04 LJ Sleeper

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