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Old 11-30-2010, 07:57 AM   #101 (permalink)
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those wheels looked so good on there
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:23 AM   #102 (permalink)
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It is off season right now, but this weekend I will go out.....

There's no such thing as the off season! just the snow season
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:08 PM   #103 (permalink)
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those wheels looked so good on there

Yeah, they did..o-well, sold em for $125 so I made money on my last tire swap deal.....can't complain.

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Ahem, the offroad parks around me are only open one day per month now. And it is hunting season so i don't wanna go out into state land just yet....scared I'm gonna piss someone off and get shot! On another note, snow FTMFW!
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:44 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Well, got out and did some wheelin today, thrashed it pretty good and it all held together. Met some good people and had a great time, can't wait to do it again!

Added a little trail rash, need a new tail light.

Enough talk, here are the pictures

got stuck on here, high centered, got to test the new winch...it worked(as the picture shows)


some randoms









pretty well wasted this side of my truck...

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Old 12-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Ya... your gonna get used to that. I've been through 8 tail lights in the past 2 years, they keep getting in the damn way.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:06 PM   #106 (permalink)
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Yeah...I might have to do something different. I saw a big SASed ranger out there with a bobed/dovetailed bed and he had the area where the tails go filled in, then just some oval led tails in there.....
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:47 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Alright, decided to put my time to some use today. Did it write up style since I had the camera out with me...


Swapped out my tail lights today for some euros I had laying around. I used them before but the always fogged up and looked like ass so I decided to tint them, maybe they will look better if you can't see the ass.

So here are my original tails, then see my temp fix to get home. Zip ties FTW



and their replacements


cleaned them up with some wax and grease remover to prepare them for this


after 2 coats


a little dry time, and now installed, pure pimp
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:48 PM   #108 (permalink)
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I also had another problem yesterday, I have(had) a super ghetto fabed CAI on my truck to miss my shock hoop. Any way, I epoxied a cone filter to the MAF and it worked fine until yesterday when sometime the filter fell off. My truck started idling funny wet and took a look and the filter was gone.

SO I dug up the other filter I had and decided to make it attach to my MAF a little less ghetto, here is how I did it.




I decided to cut the flange off the MAF, it looked like that if I took that off the filter could clamp right to it. So out came the cutting wheel and I went to town



then I cleaned it up a little




Filter mounted



mounted on the truck, finished




I am happy with it, took me 5 min to do and cost me nothing.
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Lookin good, where is that trail at?
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its called Twisted Trails, in Copemish MI
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I went up that way a few years ago for a weekend to play when Ilived in OH. Have you thought about angling the sides of your bed in toward the back so you don't have any more of the trail rash?
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its called Twisted Trails, in Copemish MI
Cool is it pretty big? The only place I used to goas a kid was manistee national forest by grant and newaygo. How do those air shocks handle? I was considering getting some for my EB.
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I went up that way a few years ago for a weekend to play when Ilived in OH. Have you thought about angling the sides of your bed in toward the back so you don't have any more of the trail rash?

I am thinking about getting a new box since this one is rusted and dented, then maybe I would do something like that. Just not sure if I wanna go that far with something I am just gonna smash up.


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Cool is it pretty big? The only place I used to goas a kid was manistee national forest by grant and newaygo. How do those air shocks handle? I was considering getting some for my EB.
Pretty good size really, but I am not too familiar with it, I usually go to a different place.

Air shocks, love em. The handle good and for the money, you can't beat it.
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Tube bed time! Still thinks it's the best thing I ever did, makes squeezing down the tight trails so much easier... Once the cab is through it don't matter anymore to rub a tube down the tree...

Once I do the exo I won't even have to worry about the cab either
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like the fox body stang sitting in the driveway!
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hey dude

It was nice to meet someone else from my neck of the woods! Did your friend get his clutch prob. sorted out? Felt bad for him, not being to help out and all. Your truck looks to be tuned in quite well, and now it has some real badges of courage! Hope to keep in touch and perhaps do some winter "wheelin"
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Tube bed time! Still thinks it's the best thing I ever did, makes squeezing down the tight trails so much easier... Once the cab is through it don't matter anymore to rub a tube down the tree...

Once I do the exo I won't even have to worry about the cab either
Exo is in the plans, tube bed...not sure yet. I do like the look of yours, but I really like the look of the short bed with cutouts....

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Yup, he had to put a new clutch in...bummer been there done that!

Thanks for introducing yourself and for sure, hit me up sometime! I go up to Reed City sometimes on the weekned to a small place called tin cup, orv area on state land, good for some time killin and snow wheelin. I will let you know next time out!
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Picked up something cool.....



Now I just gotta figure how it comes apart! I got the stub shaft out so at least I can bring it to work with me and get started on making a one piece, but hell if I can figure out how the rest comes apart! I will figure it out!

Plan is to shorten my radius arms and move my crossmember forward, prolly make a new one, so I have room for the doubler...right now my crossmember is right in the way. I'm not gonna start on this project for a while yet, still have some wheelin trips I want to go on.
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ALright, did a little snow wheeling today, got about 10" last night figured I would put it to use. Sorry for the crappy quality, cell is all I had








Truck did great, love the tires, they dig nicely. Now I have a new problem, with snow wheeling come tire spin, and with the tire spin comes axle wrap, and I have a lot of it in the back. Plan is when I swap my explorer axle in is to build some sort of anti wrap bar to double as a drive shaft guard.
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a little dry time, and now installed, pure pimp
nice build up, heres a thought, when you lose these taillights, maybe try some oval LED trailer/flatbed lights, that way they would sit flush with the body and probly alot less of a chance of losing them
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Looks like you had some fun, ever decide what you were going to do with the bed?
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nice build up, heres a thought, when you lose these taillights, maybe try some oval LED trailer/flatbed lights, that way they would sit flush with the body and probly alot less of a chance of losing them
Good idea..I might just do something like that.


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Looks like you had some fun, ever decide what you were going to do with the bed?
No, not yet. I am thinking I want to get a whole new one, bob and dove tail it. Mine is kinda wasted with all the dents on the one side and the front part I cut off is pretty well rusted out. Not sure if I wanna spend the time welding this one all up and still having it all smashed and hacked.
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nice build up, heres a thought, when you lose these taillights, maybe try some oval LED trailer/flatbed lights, that way they would sit flush with the body and probly alot less of a chance of losing them
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Good idea..I might just do something like that.
i run them in my rear bumper kyle and they are deffinantly tough...wasnt paying attention on a tight trail and backed against a tree...instead of busting the light the gromet flexed enough for the light to go in and not hurt it

nothing ticks you off more then changing tail lights every month
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Good to know....we will see. Found a box local to me, offered the guy 100, he told me 150...maybe I can get him to split with me.
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Are you still considering narrowing the bed so you don't bust it again?
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