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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:49 PM
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You saved yourself quite a bit of money by buying the whole truck versus piecing engine, trans, axles, etc together. That will be a pretty sweet build when it is done.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 09:29 PM
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This is going to be a fun build! Keep us updated!

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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:05 PM
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This seems to be a very nice project!
Congrats also to save the M725 from the recycler..

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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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Panther,
Did you used to have a silver 1980 Cherokee?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 02:48 PM
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Since I started this project and done some research, it's seems what I'm doing is building an Expedition Vehicle
Thanks for input. I'm very excited about the project and am hoping to start soon. I have many ideas on the box, including adding a top pop up for more head room, maybe another tent pop up tent on top of that and maybe a side pop out to extend the sq ft in the box.

But I can't get too far ahead of myself as the drivetrain is a project in itself.

Yes Mikel, I'm Panther as in http://www.panther4x4.com and had to sell the Cherokee in 03. I loved that jeep and miss it to this day. Owning that probably has roots in picking a FSJ for this project. I will at some point start a page on this project once the ball gets rolling. What I have to do is find a garage to rent first, then I can have these rigs towed in order to assess what I'm in for. The dodge is in plainville ma and the M725 is close to new london ct (not sure how close that is to you). In fact if you have a tow rig/trailer, want to join in on the fun and earn a few bucks let me know. Next weekend I'll start getting stuff moved around and what not.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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We met at Colebrook dam back in 2003...
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Old November 11th, 2009, 03:35 PM
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Good find!

I've been working on my 725 E.V. for 5 years while using it- have lot's of experience and suggestions regarding mods.

BBC, 4L60, NP208, PDB (4 wheel), PS, 12V, onboard air (electric), etc.
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I'm open to suggests on mods. Have you dont anything to the box?

Today marks some progress as I found a garage to work on this project and had the jeep towed there. It was an adventure as there was an escort on fire, several cars on the side of the highay and multiple accidents thanks to Ida. Anyway, made the 120 mile trip from CT safely.

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Congratz!! Looks like it will be a fun project. Make sure to take lots of pics and keep us in the loop
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I'm open to suggests on mods. Have you dont anything to the box?
put a push/pull fan RV vent in the top- (removed 24V exhaust fans and put speakers in those triangle covers) I do a lot of desert camping and need the ventilation as it's my 'tent'. Bought a couple sliding tinted trailer windows- have to get the nerve to cut the sides to install 'em. Found two 'gypsy rack' US gov. contract Humvee roof racks on e-bay awhile back- 4x6 foot each- can fit both fore and aft of the roof vent, have to fabricate some mounting system for them. Inside back basically stock with one of the upper litters intact. Surgery light still there. Hi Lift jack bolted under one bench. Made a metal/wood insert between the lower benches, put a mirror image camera out the back window and another under truck showing front axle view with a 10" monitor so's I can see what's behind and in front of me. Found a gov't mil. vehicle add-on windshield fluid pump/reservoir unit and installed that yesterday- 12 volt wipers. endless possibilities-

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