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Starkman's Explorer build thread

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Starkman, August 18, 2013.

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    1. Starkman

      Starkman Elite Explorer

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      Yes, it's for a Jeep TJ. It was simple to build a mount, just 2x4 tubing welded to cut off frame horns.
       
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    3. Starkman

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      I have a few more mods completed and here they are...

      Finished the rear bumper/tire carrier.
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    4. Starkman

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      Mounted a winch in the bumper and customized a Mountaineer grill.
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    5. 96EXXLTinCO

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      That mount front looks sweet!! Love how the spare carrier came out too. Nice work as always.
       
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      Nice work !
       
    7. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Looks good. I wonder if those headlights/grill would work on mine.
       
    9. 96EXXLTinCO

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      Looks Great
       
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      Good looking EX. I will be showing my daughter this and she what she thinks. She has a 96.
       
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      Welcome to Jurassic Park.
       
    13. Starkman

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      Headlights and grill bolt in, the Mounty is the donor for my Ranger project.
       
    14. Starkman

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      The mountains called today. Went up Spring Creek, stopped at the gate keeper obstacle. Then on the way down I almost flopped. Pics always look less then when you are balancing there. Enjoy!

      Doesn't look too bad
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      2 feet of gap under the rear wheel. When I climbed out it was balanced precariously.
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      From another angle
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      Whoa!
       
    16. 96EXXLTinCO

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      We went up to the silvery mines there the other day and messed around. I don't recognize anything in the pics so you must be further than I was willing to go!! We live in Georgetown now, you were in my backyard, I would've joined you had I known.
       
    17. Starkman

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      I forgot you moved up there, I'll let you know next time. If the weather holds I want to do Bill Moore next weekend.
       
    18. Starkman

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      Put a new set of BFG All-terrains on the Ex, here it is in it's natural environment.
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    19. 96EXXLTinCO

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      Where'd you get out to? My tcase crapped the bed, a BW4405, I had a BW1354e laying around and put that in, but it's not shifting. I gotta do some searching on here.........How's that ranger coming?
       
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      That's a good looking tire carrier.

      How are you liking the new BFGs?
       
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      Very Nice!
       
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      Not sure if this was asked but was this a direct bolt on or was there something that was needed to be completed?

      By the way love how it looks. Will be building my 96 soon.
       
    23. Starkman

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      I think they are better in the snow than the KOs, It always feels so good to have new tires.
       
    24. Starkman

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      If you do a search for "4406 swap" you will find many writeups, It is a direct bolt in with the appropriate Ford parts. I couldn't be happier with this swap. I've been running and wheeling it for 3 years now without an issue.
       
    25. Starkman

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      I just drove up Apex Road and down into Idaho Springs for pizza, Ranger is not done yet so I just bought an 99 Sport with a 5 speed to race this season. Work has me out of town too much so didn't get the Ranger done.
       
    26. 96EXXLTinCO

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      @worms92explorer I could be wrong, but I believe the 4406 only bolts to the auto trans behind a 5.0, which starkman has. If you're asking about it for your 1st gen, you want to look for a BW1354, or a BW1350. Either one drops in and gives you a manual shift tcase. I did this swap with a 1354 on our 94 sport and it works perfect. Some Bronco II's had the BW1350 but yo need to watch the front output on them. You can however use a 1354 and 1350 to make a doubler.
       

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