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Ghosttrain2's 1994 Explorer Rebuild - First Gen SOHC +

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    1. ghosttrain2

      ghosttrain2 Elite Explorer

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      Nice rig btw... I'm wanting to use gen 2 flares on mine.... after seeing your headliner from a 98 that got me thinking... I could pull one from a gen 2 to fit my 1st gen? I've only seen maybe 1 or 2 decent looking 1st gen headliners in the junkyards out of the 100s of explorers I've looked at.

      I know most of the body parts are ALMOST a direct match... I know that everything isn't.[/QUOTE]

      Yes, Most of the interior parts bolted in, with the exception of the dash, and the console. I welded the console bracket from the '97 parts Ex to the floor to make it a bolt in. The flairs were also bolt on, only had to install the square nylon inserts into the factory square holes in the wheel lip, and some 2 faced tape on the upper portion instead of drilling more holes in the fenders.
       
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    3. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      So the wheel flares are held on w/ double sided tape (the ones on the DOOR portion)?

      Sorry to ask so many questions..... I like the gen 2 flares, and have been trying to gather all the necessary info to make it all work.
       
    4. NICE59FORDF100

      NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Thats how I plan on attaching my second gen flairs and running boards
       
    5. ghosttrain2

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      No,the upper part of the flares are held in with plastic push clips. You would need to drill holes to use them. I did not want or need to drill holes in the body, to create more possible rust problems down the road.
       
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      Finally finished the brake upgrade-will post some pictures.I also replaced inner and outer spindle seals,right axle boot and clamps.
       
    8. ghosttrain2

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      After dust and vibration destroyed a second CD player, I decided on a Sony Media player. It can play songs from a memory stick, or a an Ipod. At the same time, I also cleaned up the installation of the radio bezel by moving the fuel tank switch, rear fog light switch, and the 4x4 switch from the '94 electric shift system. I found that of the 7 or 8 wires going to the switch, only 3 are actually needed to operate the shift motor. So, it is now operated by a double pole- double throw spring to center switch.
       
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      Found this Ford TSB while cleaning out some thumb drives. I did have to do this while it was apart. Also found the floor cracking where it meets the firewall, at the transmission hump.
       

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    10. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      We sure could use a pic or two to liven this thread up a bit. :D
       
    11. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    12. ghosttrain2

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      This was after I welded the '97 firewall to the '94 body. The primered areas above, and at the tunnel is where I found cracks. The gas pedal mount is to the right of the oval opening for the steering column.

      I always forget to take pictures of the work done since I put it back together. I have been using the heck out of it offroad here though!
       

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      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      That just makes me shake my head at how much work that was to accomplish.

      Nice! :)
       
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      Bruces expo Elite Explorer

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      Wow , Nice Build , Best Of Both worlds with Add ons ! .
       
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      Thanks!
       
    16. ghosttrain2

      ghosttrain2 Elite Explorer

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      Well, old thread, started this build almost 10 years ago, still performing better than I hoped. This has had no problems, and have only done maintenance work to it since. It has done great on the trails here in Nevada.
       
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      ghosttrain2 Elite Explorer

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      There will not be any further updates on this, as I have sold it, it has stayed in the family, and now belongs to my son.
       
    18. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Glad to see it be passed along, and not scrapped. Hopefully your son can wrench, and do any future repairs.

      Projects like these are a head scratch, for a shop to work on, as their software can't tell them what to do with it. lol

      Was a very interesting build, and I enjoyed it!

      Regards
       

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