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James' 95' XLT 4x4

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by Indispensable Explorer, March 1, 2017.

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    1. Indispensable Explorer

      Indispensable Explorer Member

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      City, State:
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      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1995 Explorer XLT
      This is my Explorer, I plan to use this thread to post pictures and show my restorations, personalizations, improvements and so on. I'll list my specs so there is no confusion.
      1995 Ford Explorer XLT, 4x4, 4.0 OHV v6,
      310,000 estimated miles
      Bought new in November of 95', "the explorer" has been in my family for over two decades. She has towed a 5,000 lb Travel trailer, ruined another travel trailer, she also tows a mow trailer regularly in the summer months. She has also pulled many bushes, logs, branches to the curb over the years.
      I will be updating this post with pictures/updated problems/fixes
      Problems(Updated February 2018):

      Check Engine light comes on every once in awhile,
      Gauge lights (two are burnt out),
      Odometer stopped working(works 1/3 of the time),
      Passenger mirror has no horizontal adjustment,
      Liftgate shocks need to be replaced,
      12v outlets don't function(blows fuse),
      ABS light is on,
      Brake light is on,
      Headlights need restoring,

      GEM module, (4x4 lights flash, windows don't work)
      Spotty 4x4 engagement at best,
      Cosmetic and other minor problems

      Roof rack paint (faded & Chipping),
      Bumpers (faded),

      Cruise Control buttons(half the lights don't function),
      Radio Bezel( will need replacing if another clip breaks),
      Faded wiper arms,
      B & D Pillars (faded),
      Bug Deflector(cracked),
      Grille (flaking),
      Glass Window struts, 3/12/17

      I'm usually a guy for stock vehicles but there are just a few mods I'm interested in doing:

      Lights(most likely mounted in the air dam),
      Push Bar,
      Tow Hooks,
      Limited Slip Differential(probably a true track or maybe even an auto locker),




      Here is a quick picture I took of my explorer, it's old but nothing has changed.
      [​IMG]
       
      Last edited: February 5, 2018
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    3. Indispensable Explorer

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      I will be posting pictures more often on my special Instagram page: @95_explorer
       
    4. Indispensable Explorer

      Indispensable Explorer Member

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      Last weekend I replaced the glass shocks. Don't lose the clips if you change yours, you'll have to spend $4 getting new clips like I did. http://imgur.com/ewm9K75
       
    5. Indispensable Explorer

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      *Updated* You can see some pictures of my Explorer here: http://imgur.com/a/S6KdG
      Follow my Explorer's instagram page: @95_Explorer for more pictures.
       
      Last edited: March 13, 2017
    6. Indispensable Explorer

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      Here are a couple pictures of the roof rack restoration I did. I'm very happy with the results and it makes the vehicle look so much newer.
      http://imgur.com/a/lME25
       
      Last edited: July 17, 2017
    7. Indispensable Explorer

      Indispensable Explorer Member

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      Since I haven't made an update in a few months, here's what has been going on. (I just found out how to post pictures without needing to click on a link so I may post more now.)
      [​IMG]
      Pictured above is my new headlights and restored bumper.
      [​IMG]
      Above is the rear plastic bit that I also restored using Plasti-Dip, I later used it to restore every grey plastic part on the Explorer and to this day it still looks good.

      Recently my transmission started to slip, and it only got worse from there when the speedometer stopped working and the transmission started shifting erratically. After some weeks of looking at craigslist and other for sale sites I decided that the Explorer is irreplaceable and I can't find a reasonably priced Explorer replacement in time. With that decided I took the Explorer to the shop and got my transmission rebuilt and the abs light fixed. Out the door the cost was roughly $2,200(heck of a lot cheaper than a new used explorer in this condition) and I'm happy my Explorer is fixed! My next fix should be the GEM module so I can have working windows, and possibly fix the 4x4.
       

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