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Old 11-25-2013, 09:34 PM
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Scugly, build sumary

Been on the site for a while now, and recently got the rig to where I can run on the trails. Its been a few years, and its nice to be back in the seat. Still lots to finish up, but thanks for the advice on the build.
Maiden trip went really well. This thing is super stable, suspension works well with no quirks found yet. I need to get used to the lower belly height compared to the last rig, but Im really pleased.

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Started with beefing the frame mid section and stretched the rear 8"






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Old 11-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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Stuck a ford 351, ZF, klune and 205 in there with some block hugger headers





motor is offset 1 7/8









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Old 11-25-2013, 09:38 PM
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4 linked the rear with early bronco coils
















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Old 11-25-2013, 09:40 PM
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3 linked the front 60





upper link mount and gusset to the top of the housing


1.75 188 wall truss, slightly angled down for clearance


finger worth of clearance at ride height




new middle body mount


rear mounts.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:42 PM
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Redid nearly the whole interior











New rear fire wall made of 16g. This will sit right behind the back seat.



Got a little time in the garage. here are some in progress pics

Got the new bulkhead mocked in. Still need to finish welding


Weld flange is on the back side


the rear deck lid fits over the new bulkhead


Cut 22" out of the rear inner fenders. Gives a lot more foot room for my kids and should make for a better B pillar cage mount


Also gives a lot room for the front eat to move back some
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:44 PM
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made some mini- boatsides







cut outs in floor and A pillar cage mount if you look close


32.75 to top of rocker


modified the firewall and tunnel cover a lot









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Old 11-25-2013, 09:47 PM
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raised the front frame horns for a lower lift hieght









gussets for the cross members


front frame plates


front 3 link brackets










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Old 11-25-2013, 09:50 PM
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go the tub lined, had a custom fuel cell made to hold about 28 gallons. Uses an explorer intank high pressure pump. Modified the bronco lines to work









Had to modify the ps pump mount to fit with the forward swing ford saginaw box











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Old 11-25-2013, 09:53 PM
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used a combination of different ford serp brackets









some flex testing shots














Radiators mounted


About .5" clearance under the hood
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:54 PM
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I took a few steps back and redid how the fuel tank will sit. I raised the tank 2" because the dif was going to contact the tank skid, and limit my uptravel to 6" or so. By raising it 2", I get full stuff of the coils. The coil stuffs to about 8.4" and I will now have 8.5" stuff at the coil buckets



This gives me 1" clearance of the dif at the skid



21"clearance at the tire to ninja bars , with the 42" tire it should be perfect


and 1" clearance between the upper links and bottom of the tub


so it should be about perfect, which is partly luck and partly planned


The only issue is the pinion will be slightly pointed up at full stuff. Hopefully it wont be an issue


full bump, full lock to drivers side. Clearance is tight, but it clears


Ram mount







Ram hangs a little lower than I wold like, but Ill have to live with it and make some protection for it.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:56 PM
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Also got the exhaust done. Had the local shop do it, I just didnt have time or patience.









dash is done, but no pics, some other stuff got done, but no pics as I was trying to get ready for a trip and just get it on the road.
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Old 11-25-2013, 09:58 PM
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Still need to finish the bumpers, hood (8" pinch in the front) and finish the rear skins, but i got it out on the trail for an annual run




walked right up soup bowl


old sluice kicked my ass. Have to get used to the low belly height





winch hill 1





boat side was digging in, damn low belly height I am not used to yet, so I went a little farther up the left side. Rig felt totally stable, but reports from behind were it looked way over. Didnt feel a tire lift at all.


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Old 11-25-2013, 09:59 PM
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And that catches you all up. comments, good bad and ugly?

Thanks again for the help over the last few years.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:58 PM
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:51 PM
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Well done !!! That is one sick looking corn binder !!!
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:40 AM
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Nicely done . Thanks for sharing
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