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FROADER's "Re-registry"

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by FROADER, April 15, 2005.

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    1. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Well as many know, I haven't had my explorer for quite some time. That has all changed since about 1 hour ago. I bought Mark's Explorer from him this morning (Felix on the board) and I'm already loving it.

      This is my old one.

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      This is the 'new' one.

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      Here is the link to Mark's write up of my Explorer. Write up of Explorer

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      6/15/2006 UPDATE

      Well, I figured I'd update this since it came back up.

      The new look: Took off the brush guard and painted the EB tan to black.
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      7/13/06 Update

      Added a wristed arm...

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      ...so I can do this:

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      I also swapped the front EZ-locker for a True Trac L/S.

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      8/04/06 Update

      Engine swap in TX at SVO's house.

      Discussion Thread

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      section525 (left) and SVO.

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      Brian (trckmagik) with a sawzall... :eek:

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      12/28/06 Update

      Some fender trimming. I also took off the piece directly under the grill.

      Fender trimming thread

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      3/04/07 Update

      Lt.Jim's console inspired me to build my own. So here are some pics. I didn't get a lot of 'progress' pics.

      The build-up thread

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      6/17/07 Update

      Added a speaker so I can hear my CB.

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      3/10/07 Update

      New rear bumper. Thanks Chris (CG - FAT CAT). :thumbsup:

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      3/17/07 Update:D

      Rock lights.

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      7/21/07 Update

      12.7hp and more diff protection added with this sticker that I forgot I had. :thumbsup:

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      10/13/07 Update

      Front bumper/winch mount.

      Build Thread

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      10/31/07 Update

      8" subwoofer

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      About ten minutes with a little saw and channel locks and about twenty minutes with my 4.5" angle grinder with a 36 grit disc, (what I use for the tikis) and it was done.

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      12/21/07 Update

      Interco Super Swamper TSL SX - 36x12.5-15

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      Testing them at Truckhaven. :thumbsup:

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      3/26/08 Update

      Rear Bumper mods. The swing out portion of the bumper was not very well designed, so I took it off...

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      A pic from the October Truck Haven run. I love this one. (photo by IZwack's brother)

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    3. Jefe

      Jefe Well-Known Member

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    4. jimbo74

      jimbo74 Elite Ranger

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      so what are your plans for modding it? going to put fiberglass fenders? ;)
       
    5. bmxking5

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      Congrats! One question though. Mark, why in the world did you sell that thing!! :eek:
       
    6. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Jefe-
      :thumbsup: is right! :D I'll see you in Calico!

      Jim-
      Mark had already cut the rear panel so I don't have to do that anymore. I want a rear bumper/tire carrier, cage, either RE control arms (like Jefe) or wristed RAs, Atlas II, maybe regear to 4.88 or 5.13, front bumper and brush guard mod (see photoshop pic below) and I'll be "done". :rolleyes:
      No plans for fenders on this one. I thrashed the last ones and don't want to bother with them this time.

      bmxking5 -
      He is more than likely going to be sent to Japan for the Marine Corps this year for 2-3 years.

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    7. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I took the window "wind shields" off today. Need to make a rear bumper so I can get rid of the stock one and make it come to the back of the rear wheel well.

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    8. BigDakota

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      Congrats Man, :thumbsup: looks like your styling again :cool:
       
    9. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I may do a quick truck haven or anza trip this weekend just to get it out there. My shoulder surgery on tuesday is going to hold me back a week or two. :(
       
    10. RangerX

      RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      So has Winter seen it yet?
       
    11. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      He's seen pics but not in person yet. I talked to him last night about it and he's ready to look at the front and let his mind go to work. I'll see him tonight, He should actually be getting off work right now.
       
    12. Stic-o

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      Congrats man :D

      I have some old vintage footage of it in Big Bear a few yers ago ;)
       
    13. bmxking5

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      Damn, that thing looks great. Does it have around 7-8" of lift with the new suspension? Congrats again Fender :)

      Mark - It sucks that you had to sell it after all of the hard work, but hopefully you'll get another when you get back. Be safe! :)
       
    14. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Ya the front is around 7" and the rear is around 6" with the soa.

      I was bummed he had to sell it too but I was glad that I was able to afford it! :D
       

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      I was bummed when Mark told me he was gonna sell his ride but he couldn't have sold it to anyone better.
      You'll probably have to go the wristed arm route, you wont have room to mount those link brackets with the cast wedges on there unless you had the housing retubed which would be a pain in the ass. Anyways, congrats and can't wait to see the mods you do to it. :D
       
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      :thumbsup: Looks good, I like it. I went on the link to the thread you provided; looks like some quality fab work went into that front axle. Good stuff!

      -Drew
       
    17. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thank you for the kind words Dave.

      I'm sure I will end up dong the wristed arm for the reason you mentioned too. So far the mods that have been done are the window visors are off and the front bumper and brush guard look exactly like the picture above.
       
    18. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I don't know why I've never shown this on here before... We've had it for probably 5 year and it never occured to me to post it up on the site.
      It's not mine but it's the company's Field Supervisor Vehicle.

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      I'll try to get a picture of mine next to it later.
       
    19. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Here it is again with mine parked next to it. Sorry for the quality, camera phone.

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      looks very nice!!
      congrats on the new addition!
       
    21. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Updated the pic in the first post. A true old and new.
       
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      you have any pics of the RA crossmember? thanks.
       
    23. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I'll take one when i get home from work. It's the SkyJacker ttb 6" lift one.
       
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      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Look good.
       
    25. FROADER

      FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Dig to get jiggy wiv Mr. Biggy. Booyakasha...RESPECT!

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