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Rebuilding a 2nd gen Explorer with a 1st gen rear clip

Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by CDW6212R, November 11, 2005.

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    1. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      We've got almost enough spot welding done. A better MIG welder, and the welder, are needed. I can do some with my cheap TIG welder, but it takes too long for me, an amateur. Hopefully a day without rain will turn up with help available too.

      After that the paint work will be next, and the body will have to be done outside. Weather issues of course. Night,
       
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      Sorry Kris, I've been working each day, excepting the holiday, spent on the work vehicle.
      I did get some help today with the welding, after work. I am off tomorrow, and hoping to get the welding finished. I'll rent another MIG welder too, my friend's wire feed motor is dying.

      I'll try to put the grille and bezels together in the morning too. Regards,
       
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      Looks cool! I totally want a lift like that.

      Anyway, after all the time in labor and materials you put into that thing it should be worth at least $100,000.

      I agree with one of the earlier posts. Way too much work for it to be close to worth it. Maybe a vintage stang or charger, not for an EX.

      Good luck,
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      Yes but he doesn't have a lot of money into it. You can't count labor when you figure it's just a hobby and he isn't having to pay someone to do it.
       
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      It's insane. I love it.
       
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      I'm hovering around $6000 counting the lift, so far. Night,
       
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      this thing is gonna be awsome
       
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      Any new updates? I'm still gonna bug you about the taillights too :p
       
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      I did get the welding done, I'll be cleaning up those areas today I expect. I've been out of town for a couple of days, and I'm going to MA to help a friend pick up one of two parts Jaguars. I'll post some pictures again soon, including more work on the taillights. Regards,
       
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      I'm considering trying to put a 2nd gen long console in mine since the short ones suck. I know the second gens and sport tracs came with both. What are the differeces between the brackets and how they meet with the dash? thanks
      edit: Where is mass is the jag?
       
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      I don't recall the location there, my friend went before, and it was about 1900 round trip.

      The console mounts should be the same on the floor, check out the picture below of my 98. The dash should be the same, just that the dash ashtray is removed. The air vents at the firewall will be a little different.

      What color is your interior, I still need to find a dark gray dash ashtray, and the floor vents? Regards,
       

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      I have the tan eddie leather, and are you talking about the small floor vents under the console in the rear? Is so to my knowledge they are all black. So in my 93 the mounts on the floor should work with the long console and It would meet up with the dash it I take the ashtray out?
       
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      Great work and awsome write-up :thumbsup:







      Jeff - :navajo:
       
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      Pics....any more pics on the progress?????????
       
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      Pics...please
       
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      I have just returned from Massuchusetts with a friend and an 87 V12 Jaguar, 902 miles in 14.5 hours each way.

      FYI, the under console vent tube is part of the long consoles, and the connection at the firewall is probably not identical for 91-94 Explorers. I have both, and the shorter 91-94 consoles do have vent tubes that run under the rug to the console. I will not be using any factory console parts, or tubes, in my 93/99 work vehicle. I decided to build something which would do better for my work.

      I'll be grinding/finishing the welds in the next few days, sealing with metal epoxy something, body sealer, etc. If I can get some free time also, I hope to start finish painting the whole front clip, and front end parts.
       
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      That must have been fun...really driving a V-12 Jag in comparison with the Explorer 4.0 :eek:
       
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      Just my weekly bug you post about the taillights :D
       
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      I've done quite some work on various vehicles, built a few trucks but something like this... man, I envy you. I'm about to start work on turning my 03 Mounty into an Aviator... much less work, I know. You are really nuts... ;)
       
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      so whats the latest on the truck?
       
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      Tomorrow I have the day off. I plan to finish the welding finish work, rust prevention, etc. Then to spray those areas with a metal epoxy prep, then paint the whole front clip. After that and front parts body work, the rest is basic assembly.

      Body work isn't my thing, but I have helped, watched, done what I feel comfortable with, etc. I have still a bunch of wiring to do, fitting 98 panels to the 93 doors, etc.

      I'll get to the tail lights also soon. The priority has always been to do anything that I can't do first, when I can line up help or guidance. With nice weather tomorrow, and alone, I'll have a good five hours to work at least. Clean up of snow, snow tires, yard work, will keep me busy. Night,
       
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      well it has been a while sinse you updated us....so what is the latest?
       
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      Your Thread has inspired me. Though I am putting a v-8 in mine and keeping the 92 Frame. and a SAS on this one.

      I am going to Splice the Two trucks together at the fire wall spot welds, and then in the into the rocker panels about the same area as you.

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      this is a nast project..good luck..and in regards to the post of this not being worth it..to just buy a later model..bro..thats the point..i customized the hell outta this ragged I4 2wd 86 ranger..it was a piece..but it was my first car..and i went to hell on it...its all about having something different..and something you kno you put a lotta work into to create...so i appluad you..please keep updating us..
       

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