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00 Monster Expedition

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by craig sargood, May 19, 2019.

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    Oh wow, I wish I could even guess, many many, it’s taken about 2 years,it’s been at a friends house in a tent, pretty much did everything by myself, my friend is useless for that, hopefully in the next month or so it’s be pretty much done
     
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    I know that I’ve spent a lot of money and time on this “old” vehicle(235,000mi) , but if I were to buy a new expedition, I’d be 50-60k in a hole and then want tires, wheels, lift........etc, so that’d be the money I more or less spent on building this beast, that’ll go and do more then a new expedition will do for me, although better gas mileage would be better. On top of all that, it feels real good to complete task after task of things that I don’t really do much or ever. I’ve probably spent 15k or so, I’m not exactly broke, I do a lot of side plumbing work that affords me the ability to do stuff like this, I also completely rebuilt a 06 Honda trx450r quad in the same color scheme.
     
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    Built this in 2016

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    Also not having a 60k truck payment allows me to have toys

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    Installed headlights, had to grind mount for??? To make room for belt(have bbk pulley kit), and flushed heaters (front/rear), and installed both heater lines to complete cooling system, partially filled with coolant, and filled engine with oil. Getting close to firing time

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    Almost done folks, motor is running, drove it for the first time last week. Need to do gears, new bumpers, stereo, and larger tires.

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    Hello all, it’s been a little while. I’ve had to jump through a few hoops to to pass California smog, but it’s done, actually driving. Did my first oil change yesterday and changed out my to my new intake. I also had an aluminum radiator that had a small leak on their weld joint. Had to swap out with a new one and of course the cooler fittings were different. Working on getting the cooler lines completed. Still have a couple things left, but it’s getting there.

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