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post #16 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-01-2018, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Got myself an 8.8 explorer axle with limited slip! My dad picked it up from some guy who lives in the area back at home. He got it for $100 so I owe him but I thought it was a pretty good deal.

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post #17 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-20-2018, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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I started cleaning up the explorer rear end... Now I gotta figure out where exactly to re well the spring perches. Nice thing about these is calipers are only 30$ a pop!

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Now I gotta figure out where exactly to re well the spring perches.
What I did was install the leafs and lightly bolt the rear in place with the new spring perches. I then measured from each wheel well lip (using a string and weight) to each rotor face and centered it that way. I also rotated it until I got the desired pinion angle and then tack welded the perches in place.

Others do it differently, but this method worked for me.
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What I did was install the leafs and lightly bolt the rear in place with the new spring perches. I then measured from each wheel well lip (using a string and weight) to each rotor face and centered it that way. I also rotated it until I got the desired pinion angle and then tack welded the perches in place.

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thank you much do you just buy the sensor for the pumpkin to keep crap from getting in there? and just bypass it? what was it originally for?

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thank you much do you just buy the sensor for the pumpkin to keep crap from getting in there? and just bypass it? what was it originally for?

I just left the sensor in it. It is an ABS sensor. I believe others have just installed a plug in place of the sensor.
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Last week I patched the rear part of the floor back by the shock mounts, and I also patched the rear frame rail. I had some slight rust right after the torquebox area that I patched well. Today I got my power brake booster, and master cylinder. It was cheaper to go with the automatic brake pedal so I will have to cut it to the length of a manual brake pedal and get a different pad. Aslo got the clutch setup, pedal and the roller bearing kit for the clutch

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Sorry guys, I haven't worked on the Stang much lately because classes are getting hard. I did get my pedal support out. I cut down my new power brake pedal (it was for an auto because that pedal was cheaper) now I need to weld in my roller bearing kit for the clutch pedal, clean the support up and paint it. I also got a power brake booster and master cylinder.

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Sorry guys, I haven't worked on the Stang much lately because classes are getting hard. I did get my pedal support out. I cut down my new power brake pedal (it was for an auto because that pedal was cheaper) now I need to weld in my roller bearing kit for the clutch pedal, clean the support up and paint it. I also got a power brake booster and master cylinder.
Understandable. Keep on keeping on. You'll get there.

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Understandable. Keep on keeping on. You'll get there.
Joe dirt quote! One of my all time favorites!
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Sorry guys, I haven't worked on the Stang much lately because classes are getting hard. I did get my pedal support out. I cut down my new power brake pedal (it was for an auto because that pedal was cheaper) now I need to weld in my roller bearing kit for the clutch pedal, clean the support up and paint it. I also got a power brake booster and master cylinder.

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Just found this thread and it's looking great! Fellow broke college student here, I'm doing a 69' that's in similar condition- Only i've done a lot less metalwork (My university really needs a shop..)

Loving the Snapchat screenshot, I wonder if this forum has ever seen that before Feel free to PM me if you'd like to add eachother, I spend late nights working on my car as well!

I'm definitely feeling the hurt on hard classes at the moment as well, finals are coming up...

Keep it up man! Let's show em' that being broke and in college won't stop us.

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I have gotten alot done! I have my explorer rear end all torn appart. Ring and pinion gears look perfect and the spider gears are great! I'm waiting on new bearings, seals, backing plates, e-brake parts, rotors, calipers and new spring perches to come in the mail. I have my rear frame rails tacked in place but I am gonna wait till I get some leaf springs just to tripple check that all of my measurements were good. I am waiting on an inner wheel house to show up so I can weld that in before I weld in my brand new quarter panel. I also need to get myself a Shelby tail light panel

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Nice project! I'll watch too!

Those explorer rears are popular and a good axle! I have shortened many of them for people and happen to have another in the shop now to be mounted in a camaro. It is some certain year explorer rear that has an aluminum center chunk.

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Nice project! I'll watch too!

Those explorer rears are popular and a good axle! I have shortened many of them for people and happen to have another in the shop now to be mounted in a camaro. It is some certain year explorer rear that has an aluminum center chunk.
Yeah they are good rear ends. I've never heard of putting them in a Camaro before! I'm excited because mine has 373 gears and limited slip!

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I have gotten a lot done on my mustang this past summer. Sorry I have not been posting as much as I should be!
I had my 351W tore down to the bare block and I degreased it and painted the block. I have my front facing sump and oilpump installed, I got my new water pump installed (I needed one with the dipstick hole for the front sump) I have my trick flow aluminum heads all prepped and ready to go on. right now, I'm trying to find the proper pushrod length. I bought a custom ground comp cam and I have that installed. The engine is coming along nicely.
As far as bodywork goes, I have replaced the full outer wheel house on the driver side and the drop down panels. I have my quarter panel lined up to where I want it. So far, I only have self tappers holding it in place basically because I'm not looking forward to welding it in. that will be scary because I don't wanna mess up. I have done a lot of research on it and believe I am ready to take on the task. I bought an aftermarket driver side door from cjpony parts. I am very happy with how it lines up! I figured Id have problems with an aftermarket. I did purchase a rust free original passenger side door awhile back. At Iola carshow/swap meet, I purchased an original rust free front passenger fender and fender extension. Recently at Jefferson swap meet, I also purchased some original front bucket seats, some hood hinges and an original front driver side fender. This fender has some rust but I think between the two I have, I can make a good one. my mustang is starting to come together and its really satisfying to see! I will post some pictures later when I get some time.

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Glad to hear you're making good progress! Now let's see those pics.

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