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Old 07-17-2010, 03:52 AM   #1
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So, I'm going to finally start my build thread

This is my BII the day I picked it up.









I picked her up for $1,300 with 113,000 miles and brand new paint. Plans are to do a 4" suspension lift with 31s then later on do a Dana 35 and 8.8 swap with some 4.56 gears front and rear, and a lock right in the rear as well.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:00 AM   #2
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First thing I did was replace the old valve cover gaskets, the old ones leaked real bad.





Cleaned the valve covers up a bit


I also did a full tune up, this thing runs great
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:20 AM   #3
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damn, that's one slick b2 you got there. great deal too, $1300 for an EB with 113K, NICE!!
there are people around here that list crappy b2's with 175k for over $2,000.
this thing is gonna look good lifted
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
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Thanks,

I'm going to be starting on the lift tmrw, at the vary least get the rear done. I have an explorer sport shaft I'm going to use to replace the crap CV shaft, it needs to be shortened and I want to lift the rear before I take any measurements. If that goes well then I will start taking the front out

I'll post some more pics later of my wheels and tires and what not.
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what lift are you using? i'm trying to decide which i wanna use right now. cost will be the ultimate factor, so it'll probably be the rough country one. i'm also thinking about doing 2" coils, shackles in the rear and a 2" body lift
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:33 AM   #6
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I have the rough country for now, eventually I'll up graded to skyjacker brackets.
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A little while ago I wen to the JY to see what they had for the BII. I found a brush guard and new seat mount that I thought would be cool to have.


This is the brush guard off an 86 ranger, picked it up for $40



Got it cleaned off and painted





Mounted on the BII


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Here is the new seat mount. I just thought it was cool.



Makes it easier for people to get in and out of the back
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Oh, I also grabbed some Explorer sun visors to replace the stock floppy ones




Also did some cleaning under the hood. the throttle body was in rough shape.


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Nice and clean now!!



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Speaking of throttle bodies, I think theres a write-up in the Tech Library on how to put a 5.0 throttle body on a 2.9, dont know what it all takes to do that, but should help with performance.

Have to say thats one of the better BII I have seen.
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