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Old 07-22-2013, 03:23 PM   #21
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Here Where Im at so Far.. Ill Put up a list of cost..
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:51 PM   #22
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Well Here My List of everything ive needed to get this far....
8.8 Explorer Axle housing complete W/3.73 Posi 31 spline - 120 (Local)

Eastwood MIG 175 W/Spool gun - 539.99 (Eastwood.com)

Two 200 CBF Welding Tanks Full - 200 (Thank You Craigslist )

7900fm Moser Housing Ends - 104.92 (Thank You Ebay Free shipping)

3/8 T bolt Hardware - 15 (Ebay Free Shiping)

ENiFe-Cl X .035 X 2# Spool (Nickel 55) Blue Demon MIG Spool - 81.10 + 15 shipping (ebay)

12in DOM Tubing 3in OD W.500 wall or 2in ID - 23.40 + 14.74 Shipping (Ebay for Sleeves)

Machine Shop Turning Sleeves - 75 (Local)

Napa precision 355 U joint - 15.70 W/ Facebook coupon (local)

So my current total is 1204.85 ( So Much for Budget Huh ) Minus the scrap from this is like 8 bucks or so.. not much but ay gotta save what i can..

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Truing Bar & pucks for bearings, Im a student & Im taking machining, Fortunate for a cool *** teacher!!

Oxy/Acet Torch ( Im cool With the welding instructor as well (:

My only hold ups are waiting for parts & machine shop..

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Custom 31 spline axles, Bearings, & C clip eliminators.. I still have to figure out a couple more things... Hope to finish by the Aug or Sept..
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I'm going to be following this closely. I think this is going to be one of my winter projects.
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #24
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I'm going to be following this closely. I think this is going to be one of my winter projects.
is your friend, Good Luck!! I want to get the weak link outta the way so i can start spending money on More goodies.. Ill be sure to take plenty of pics

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Old 07-22-2013, 04:13 PM   #25
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These are the t bolts im using...
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Great job so far!!!
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Thanks For the Inspiration Hilsty!! Otherwise i would have went for the 9in But a lil to heavy IMO..
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #28
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Got My housing ends & t bolts in today, Now waiting for my Sleeves & NI55 Mig wire.. Heres a Vid To keep yall entertained.(Only one I have left before My 10 Bolt itself)

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how much power do you think this thing will hold up to? Think I can pay you for parts and labor and have you build me one?!?!
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Subscribed I could see this being a future project
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It's nice to see good looking welds, some of the pics I see of people using the hiltsy mount are scary! Cant believe they feel comfortable trusting their lives to them....
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how much power do you think this thing will hold up to? Think I can pay you for parts and labor and have you build me one?!?!
Well The Explorer 8.8 Is 31 spline posi-traction & They are a bit beefier than the ranger/mustang 8.8's.. Also come with big bearing.. Im thinking at least 500hp/500ft lbs There strong rears definitely.. & its quite possible I just Picked another 8.8 with 4:10 posi 31 spline.. I may build a couple depending on smoothly everything comes together.. Keep in touch Though!!
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It's nice to see good looking welds, some of the pics I see of people using the hiltsy mount are scary! Cant believe they feel comfortable trusting their lives to them....
Haha Thanks man, Yea that one of the most important Parts of the build!! I have to have my rear Solid. She My DD..
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Good to here, I dont mind the fabbing one bit.. So Its definitely a good choice, Not to bulky But definitely able hold up to some power.. Never to late to start
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I'm getting ready to embark on this journey myself, I'm just trying to figure out a few more details. Did the 3" OD DOM tube fit in the 8.8 straight up or did they take any work? How did you figure out what ID to get the machine shop turn the sleeves to?
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YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! Been looking for something like this since i bought my car, Front mount turbo, built tranny, built motor, stock 10 bolt.......
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I'm getting ready to embark on this journey myself, I'm just trying to figure out a few more details. Did the 3" OD DOM tube fit in the 8.8 straight up or did they take any work? How did you figure out what ID to get the machine shop turn the sleeves to?
Yes It did Require The Tubing to be turned.. I just got mine in yesterday so ill measure what they came out to be exactly.. Any automotive machine shop should be able to get it done for under 100.. but i bout the stock myself otherwise i would have been charged extra for materials. Ill get back with measurements.. If you do Take your 10 bolt axle tubes & 8.8 center section & the stock ( at least 8in ) & they'll kno what to do.. They'll just mesure the ID of the 8.8 & OD Of the 10 bolt tubes.. The sleeves just fill the gap.

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YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! Been looking for something like this since i bought my car, Front mount turbo, built tranny, built motor, stock 10 bolt.......
Hell Yea Hope all this info can help out other fellow F bodys!! Its never to late to start..
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Default Well here's a Lil Teaser..

Well Got My Sleeves done Gota say they fit like a Glove!! Next is welding up the Hilsty Mount...
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Okay well before i weld up everything I have a question? Okay so I plan on keeping my rear stock length, & using my factory Brakes, ABS, & Traction control.. So Before i order axles I need to Mount my 7900fm Housing ends.. Heres the pic Maybe Someone can help.. Im thinking im going to mount them flush with the end of the axle tube on the stock location..
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