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Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Rick, November 2, 2005.


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    1. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I figured that was custom, the workmanship was amazing. It looked like it DID come from the factory that way.
       
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    3. mattadams

      mattadams Tall Man Little Escape Moderator Emeritus

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      well I made it back to town! Ran into some nasty weather on the way home, but thats not too abnormal it doesn't seem.
       
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      Great pics Rick.

      Beau, when you decide to go to SEMA, let me know and I'll be happy to go with you. :D
       
    5. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Ford is actually showing an Explorer that's setup for "offroad" use again. It might not be as capable as a lot of us would like, but it' better than nothing ;)

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      I saw that, but disregarded it as soon as i saw those blingin' rims. :rolleyes:
       
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      ahah yeah, bling rings and it says "OFFROAD" on the rear plate of one of those Xs.. but bling is what the masses are going for these days so what the hey.
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      The bling rims are even on the real crawlers at these shows. It's all about the sponsor and putting their product out there for people to see... even if it is out of place.
       
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      Is that Explorer even set up anymore for off-road than just the way it looks?
       
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      i was browsing 4wheel's site on the 05 SEMA and i found images of a "modern" yota FJ.. does anyone know if toyota is going to re-introduce the FJ?

      the website:
      http://4wheeloffroad.com/eventcoverage/131_05sema/

      here are some images:


      EDIT!!!
      found these links.. its called the "FJ Cruiser"
      http://www.autospies.com/article/index.asp?articleId=5836&categoryId=21
      http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/news/toyota-to-launch-new-fj-cruiser-at-sema-show-128089.php

      here's toyota's site on the Cruiser:
      http://www.toyota.com/vehicles/future/fj_cruiser/


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      did a bit of curve manipulation and sadly, i think i spy what appears to be an IFS :(

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    12. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Yep, it's going to be hitting the market. And yes it's IFS.
       
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      Man I am helping a friend of mine find a new Ford and I was in the showroom at the local dealership last night for a couple of hours. I think Ford has made leaps and bounds with thier latest offerings. The interiors in the high end explorer, stang, and F-150's are well done. The 500 is a nice car and the escape's are pretty impressive as far as "cute yute's" go. The King Ranch F-150 was my favorite but the prices all seem pretty reasonable when you consider some of the competition.
      The 2006 Ranger edge is nothing special IMO, just a 2005 with fender flares and a two tone paint, although the 05 Ranger supercab XLT 4x4 with the SOHC 4.0L is a great truck, especially for $16,988. :)
      drool drool

      Good to see those decked out explorer's at Sema, were there any GT's?
       
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      It is really to bad that every new truck/suv that is coming out on the market right now has ifs, its not a terrible thing for chevy because there are plenty of solid axle conversion kits made for them. I will never buy a chevy either so i guess that doesnt apply to me. But now that we have every new suv coming out with irs even we will probably see the end of strait axles in full size domestic trucks soon. Woulnt it be amazing for one ford to come out with a new vehicle that has a strait axle with coils all the way around its worth dreaming of but there is no market obiously because of the ride quality (no one wants a commerical talking about how the ride is alot worse but its amazing crawling rocks). Then no one would have to pay 2000$ for an ifs subframe!
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      awesome pics rick.

      this stang is just soo soo sexy omg.
      definatly my favorite close second is the two tone super duty on 49s
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      check out the interioir bare enough, but it's got everything you need
      i hate when people put 12 screens inside acar with about 48 different subwoofers, soo dumb.

      this stang looks perfect
       
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      just saw a whole tv special on the speed channel about this years sema show,, dont you have to have press creidentals to get in?? or is it open to the public,,?
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      The show is intended mainly for automotive aftermarket parts buyers (shop owners) to see the latest and greatest toys to stock their shelves with. The general public isn't invited.
       
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      Nice pics Rick!

      This is the first pic I've been able to find of the car a couple of my Snap On customers built. It recieved the trophy for the best Mid-Sized GM vehicle.

      I was there for the build up, every step of the way, from the raw Colorado truck to the finished interior stitching. They built that baby FAST as well... Only a couple weeks from beginning to end.

      The entire rear half is tube, with air all around. The bed is totally welded, with filler panels to cover the new wheel wells. The body and paint was handled by Jeremy Thompson, of Goodguys, Louisville and the interior was done by Billy Scott of Scott Rods, Louisville. Great craftsman. I know that I got the call to deliver special tools after hours a couple of times so that thing could get built!

      (Billy Scott also did the arm rest for the console in my 97 Explorer... pays to have friends that do great work!)

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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Say what you will I still think this is one of hte vest vehicles ever at SEMA... LOL j/k
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      What happened to SEMA 2007??


      Did no one go???







      Jeff -:navajo:
       
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      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      I had planned to go. I made my hotel reservations three months ago.

      The night before the show Harrah's called me and said that my room wasn't going to be available because of construction. They said they would transfer my reservation to "Bill's Casino".

      First off I've never heard of Bill's Casino. Second, I made my reservations at Harrah's for a reason. They are right on the monorail line which makes the trip to the convention center super easy. Bill's casino isn't on the monorail line, or even on the Las Vegas strip.

      I said screw it and canceled my reservations.:mad:
       
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      I was looking forward to some pictures from this year :(

      EDIT: And if I ever go back, I will do the same and get a room on the monorail line, I spent over an hour trying to leave the convention the first day. My foolish self thought I could drive. :confused:
       
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      Your only a year late on that :p:
       

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