I guess I'll start of by introducing myself to the new members that have joined since i left offroading. My name is Bryan and i left the sport for financial reasons about 2 years ago. I am back because my best friend in the whole world (my wife Brandy who never wanted me to leave offroading) was nice enough to surrender her explorer to me and my garage, with the understanding that I will get her a wrangler in the next few months. But anyways I'm back. here are the links to my last 2 builds. t4w.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Buildup&action=display&thread=4785 t4w.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Buildup&action=display&thread=4011 as you can see i prefer the smaller fords instead of the jeeps I'm not exactly a fan of jeeps not exactly a challenge to build a beastly offroader when theres like 3000000000 different aftermarket suppliers for jeeps. Now that you guys know who I am I'll start my build thread lol. Can't wait to meet you guys out on the trails.
Okay here is what I'm starting with a '93 ford explorer with a POS superlift 4" kit i say POS because if you actually off road with this lift it will punch a hole in the top of the front diff. So far the only thing I have done to it is convert it from an automatic transmission to a manual transmission and I also built a new rear bumper. Here are a couple pics of when we got the truck a couple years ago and the bumper i built i still need to reinforce the brackets before i go pulling any jeeps out of the muck.
Plans to come. Remove junk lift brackets and install 6" Skyjacker lift brackets. Finish removing carpet. get new rear leafs since the ones on it are recurved. I think I will maintain the a/c instead of converting it to on board air like my last 2 builds. Will have to come up with something else for OBA. Custom winch bumper with some sort of winch with in cab controls. swap the auto tcase out for a manual as soon as i can get my hands on one. I'll probably go back to another set of 34x10.50x15 LTB's aka PIZZA Cutters. They worked well for me. I figure once i bash the hell outta my plastic side mirrors like i did on my bronco II i will come up with a blank off plate and put truck mirrors on it. PAINT i cant stand that green so i am gonna come up with a new paint not sure what yet but maybe camo again?
Good to see you back here full time...you've been missed with all your Jeep "Hatin"! That and Keith has been through about 4-5 different rigs since then! (Just kidding Keith! ;D)
05 TJ Unlimited Rubicon, 35 KM/2's, bumpers, Rhino Lined, Hard Top, etc, etc...
04 Grand Cherokee Overland, 6" Clayton Longarm, JK Rubicon Wheels, 285 70 17 MT/R, ARB diff covers, Iron Rock Off Road Sliders.
Axial Wraith with some mods
2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 4WD with a TeeVee in the back!
well i charged the A/C and managed to rupture a line and the pump sounds like a time bomb so since i still have all the stuff from my old OBA system i guess i will just go with what I know. I think i managed to find all of the vacuum leaks and plugged them, now the engine runs smooth. I have an oil leak coming from the driver side valve cover and its pretty bad so i guess i will tackle that tomorrow.I also ripped out the disgusting carpet and washed the center console of all the spilled soda. I still need to remove the head liner since its all shredded anyways.
Nice to see you back in the game. If ya need any help let me know. I probably still owe ya from when we did my frame swap. On a side note it's funny we both are starting a new build at about the same time.
2006 f250 powerstroke 6" lift with 35x13.50's 2011 vw Jetta tdi 1989 Dakota. Sitting on d44's and 37's
Uh-oh... it's BAAACK! Glad to hear you're back in the sport, Bryan... and like I mentioned over on the other forum, it's been over a year since I emptied my storage in VA with Josh and Cory's help and my EB axles are here in TX... anyhow, hope all goes well this time around!
87 Bronco II XLT 4WD 89 Bronco II XLT 4WD 04 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 4WD 94 Chevy C2500 05 Kubota M4800 4WD
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