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91 EX painted my grill and rims black

Discussion in 'Before & After' started by spare52, December 29, 2010.

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    1. spare52

      spare52 New Member

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      well the rims were white when they werent dirty and it looked really off to me so i went out got some paint and just started spraying the rims then noticed that i wanted to do my grill. haha i like it :D

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    3. BrianDye

      BrianDye I'll have another...

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      Looks great man:thumbsup:

      Like a night & day difference!
       
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      lynchy wa Down Under Beer Explorer Elite Explorer

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      Sweet mate, awesome job.
       
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      two thumbs up!
       
    6. spare52

      spare52 New Member

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      thanks guys.
      im proud of it haha for only paying 100$ for the hole truck fixing the tranny for a round 400$ and a little bit of paint for 10$ i got a nice truck in my eyes.

      its my baby
       
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      Looks better! Didnt wanna do the grille body color? Along with the mirrors and handles?
       
    8. spare52

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      nah i think there is enough red on and in my truck with the paint job and the light bar and then my radio even lights up red haha
      so i figured black would be a good match and i saw a couple of guys with the grill black and i liked the look:D
       
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      Thats cool. A lot of my vehicles have been sports (painted to match parts). I just bought my explorer for $500 from a guy who just didnt wanna fix it. Coincidentally, thats a sport too [​IMG]
       
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      nice i like the look of the sports.

      but i like the four doors much easier and more comfortable
       
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      Im with ya there. We have the F150 for the room and comfort though. I picked this up as a snow beater for the wife, its better than her Cobalt in the snow.
       
    12. spare52

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      well

      being 18 cant really afford 2 rigs just yet haha but im working on it.
      but yeah my parents have an f-150 lifted and an expedition
       
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      i got a explorer and a 1992 dakota and a 88 cutlass sl they are all mine im 21 and work 2 jobs lol no time to play =(
      got a question whats with the light bar?
       
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      To the two posters directly above me...get all the toys now while you can!!!

      It sounds cliche but I'm the ripe old age of 24, been married 3 years and since marriage my boat and motorcycle have slipped away. It's not like she "made" me sell them but it seems that mechanical toys are magnetically repelled by married women or something...it's weird.

      Just a piece of advice from someone who was in your shoes not very long ago :)

      P.S. Nice blacked out grill, Spare52
       
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      yep i do and i kno what ya mean been there tried that lol
       
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      well 93xplorer the light bar came off an old tow truck my step dad got me the bar for my birthday last month and we put it on and now i use it just randomly haha thought it would be cool lol:D
       
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      97xlt4.0 Soon to be exploring agai

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      Explorer looks clean!! Always nice to see a fellow Oregonian on here...I'm up in Beaverton
       
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      Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

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      That came out very good! :thumbsup:
       
    19. spare52

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      thanks guys :)
      just toasted the tranny the day after so im in need of a new one haha
       
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      97xlt4.0 Soon to be exploring agai

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      I saw some explorers on the portland craigslist, parting out, in the last week or so.

      another good place is www.car-part.com

      good luck!
       
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      ok

      well i got the tranny at the shop and my buddy and i worked on it today and are fixing it all up. but while i was at the shop i noticed a nice little shiny thing on the shelve so i walked over and was looking at it. turns out when you blow your tranny and your super pissed about it if you go to your buddys shop at the right time you can get super axles and a detriot locker for free:D
       
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    22. Sams01XplrSprt

      Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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      nice x
       
    23. little x

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      It looks much better. You should do the bumpers black as well.
       
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      thnks guys. well once i get my lift im going to make new bumpers so they will be black also:D
       
    25. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Any updates? I changed mine from chrome to black sport trim. Then I flat-blacked the whole thing.
       
    26. clintexas

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      Hey Guys, I was looking for others with a '91 Explorer and found this thread. I just reserrected a '91, that had sat for 5 years. It's got some rust at the bottom behind the drivers and passenger side. I would like to cover and reinforce that area but don't know the 1st thing about it. I will probably eventually make it into a Zombie Response Vehicle so rugged repairs are ok....any ideas? It's currently Gold in color, and before it was parked I sprayed the wheels flat black, and plan on repainting them again since the pain is running off. I will take and post pics later today if possible.
       
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