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Tex68w

Beach Bum
Truck I’ve been building for a couple years now. Still a long ways to go though!



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How do you like the Rhino Backbone rack on the cab? I was sup to have one installed a few months back but I chickened out because I didn't want the holes in the roof of the cab lol. The truck looks great btw, keep building!
 

oksir83

New member
Nothing super exciting, but it has been in the family since brand new. Coming from a well-built Grand Cherokee that saw monthly trips to Tellico and other east coast destinations, this is a bit more tame and was passed down from my dad. We now mainly use it as a weekend family camping vehicle. It hauls everything we could ever need and still feels as solid as it did when it rolled off the line in 1998. Future plans are some sort of rear tire carrier to get a full-size spare out of the cargo area (unsure if I'm going to weld one up or take the lazy way out and get a Hitchgate) and just keep the thing running good with typical maintenance stuff.

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oksir83

New member
Body looks good on that expedition for being 20 years old.
Thanks...it has been a southern truck for all of those years. There is surface rust on the frame rails, but nothing major. The roof has a bit of faded paint and the notorious Expedition rust starting to form where water pools in the tracks. I'll probably sand that off and then do something with the roof once it warms up again. Not sure if bedliner or re-paint.
 

Gummee

wannabe traveler
Nothing super exciting, but it has been in the family since brand new. Coming from a well-built Grand Cherokee that saw monthly trips to Tellico and other east coast destinations, this is a bit more tame and was passed down from my dad. We now mainly use it as a weekend family camping vehicle. It hauls everything we could ever need and still feels as solid as it did when it rolled off the line in 1998. Future plans are some sort of rear tire carrier to get a full-size spare out of the cargo area (unsure if I'm going to weld one up or take the lazy way out and get a Hitchgate) and just keep the thing running good with typical maintenance stuff.

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My little brother's Expedition finally gave up the ghost electrical-wise at 350k mi. If I could get it started, it'd probably still run great!

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oksir83

New member
My little brother's Expedition finally gave up the ghost electrical-wise at 350k mi. If I could get it started, it'd probably still run great!

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I'm only at 160k on this one, so still a baby...I'm hoping I can get another 15 years out of it so my son can drive it one day.
 

Kilibob

New member
Howdy All from Wyoming!

I have spent months waiting on my new truck to be built and I couldn't be happier with it.

2018 Ram 3500 SLT 4x4 crewcab shorted (6.4ft)
6.7l cummins with G56 manual Transmission

Added a ARB Bumper, Warn 16.5ti winch, and SwitchPros SP9100 right away

headed up to Bozeman in the coming weeks to pick up Go Fast Camper #161 for the truck.56831979400__8513F83C-5F00-4214-883A-28BF32A7A6E6.JPG0yRiZ5+GSN26R5v3uwngpA.jpgIMG_1129.JPG
 

kyleparris

Member
How do you like the Rhino Backbone rack on the cab? I was sup to have one installed a few months back but I chickened out because I didn't want the holes in the roof of the cab lol. The truck looks great btw, keep building!
It’s actually a front runner outfitters rack, and I love it! I actually installed it myself and it wasn’t that bad just make sure you measure correctly and it’s pretty easy. Just needs a little silicone and it won’t leak either


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Kilibob

New member
I have an unhealthy obsession with this bumper. Do you think it improved, made worse, or no impact on your approach angle vs. stock?
The ARB bumper definitely sits higher then stock but also farther forward to accommodate the winch. I have to say it really doesn't offer a great increase in approach angle. also note on these diesel trucks the intercooler is extremely low ..... I won't be bashing snow drifts with the potential for hitting a hidden log in this truck ARB bumper or not.
 
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