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Tim's '93 Sport

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by timtimtimajim, February 5, 2015.

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    1. timtimtimajim

      timtimtimajim Elite Explorer

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      Hi all. My name's Tim. i live in Colorado Springs, CO.
      I've been on the forum for a few months now and figured it's time to make my self known.
      I have a 1993 Explorer Sport.
      My parents bought the Ex brand new back in '93. When I turned 16 and got my license my parents gave it to me.
      Now time for some pictures

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    3. timtimtimajim

      timtimtimajim Elite Explorer

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      Been snowing a lot the last couple days

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    4. timtimtimajim

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      Havn't done a whole lot on the Ex recently. Did get rid of the front valence panel and the roof rack crossbars. Looks a lot better now.

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    5. timtimtimajim

      timtimtimajim Elite Explorer

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      Installed a set of KC 26 series driving lights behind my grille. Pretty happy with how it turned out!

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      Went to U Pull and Pay and got a stock switch and put it in the stock location.

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      Might be my favorite part of the whole install!

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    6. Mike65

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      Tim, welcome. Nice looking Explorer Sport.
       
    7. timtimtimajim

      timtimtimajim Elite Explorer

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      Last winter I got stuck in the snow pretty bad and realized that there really aren't any good tow points on the Explorers. So I decided I should put tow hooks on my Ex before winter set in this year.

      I used tow hooks from a 97-02 Expedition and grade 8 nuts and bolts.

      Turned out pretty sweet if you ask me!

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    8. 2TimingTom

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      Those tow hooks look massive on that thing. They look tiny on my Expedition.
       
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    9. timtimtimajim

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      They also look massive when they fall out of the clamps being used and hit you in the face :mad:
      I hadn't realized how massive they were until I put them on!
       
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      Better to have a big hook than no hook at all.
       
    11. Rhett

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      Good to see another Cayman Green 1st gen Sport. Even your interior is the same color as my truck. It's also interesting that I also install a fog light switch in the same place you did.

      Do you have an auto trans, 3.27 (open) gears, and the tow package? If you do...our trucks started out identical.
       
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      Very nice!
       
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      That's a nice looking first gen. What model and year did you remove the light switch from?
       

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      Our trucks are almost identical. The only difference is I have a 3.73 LS.
      I like seeing other first gens very similar to mine!

      Thanks Guys!

      The switch was from a 93 or 94 Ranger Splash.
       
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      Very nice looking 93 green Sport. Seeing your Sport brought back memories of my wife's 1st Sport which was a 94 in the same color green.
       
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      Thanks man!:thumbsup: My Sport has been in the family since brand new. I've grown up taking care of it and working on it.
       
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      Got any pics if the fog light install?
       
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      I'm really bad about taking pics during install... I should really start taking pics when I'm doing work to not only help me document work but to also share with you guys here.

      The best pics I have during install are these two. They kinda show the brackets I made up and how I bolted them up. If I have time this week I'll pull the grille and grab some better pics.

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      My Ex is now A/C free! It didn't work so I figured I would get rid of it. Way more space under the hood now. I'll get some pics of under the hood tomorrow.

      And don't worry I haven't forgotten about install pics of the lights, just been real busy. I'll try to get those tomorrow as well.
       
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      Sorry for the long wait, between school and work i've been extremely busy. But here are pics of how the lights are installed.

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      For the A/C delete I used a non A/C box from a 94 Ranger and swapped over my Blower motor and resistor.

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      Plenty of space to change passenger side spark plugs now.
      Non A/C Rangers don't have that vacuum canister, so I zip tied it to one of the heater core hoses. Should be fine there.

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      I'm actually getting about 1 mpg better without the A/C and the engine has a little more get up and go now. Nothing drastic but definitely noticeable.
       
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      That's pretty slick. I wondered how you got them in the grill like that.
       
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      Yesterday I threw some new brake pads on the front and flushed the brake lines.

      This was my last project on the Ex for a year or two. I'm having a minor operation on my right knee in two weeks and then a major one in April. I'm not going to be able to move very well for a while after the major one. Kind of sad because I like working on this vehicle.
       
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      Washed the Ex today. Figured it should be clean while it sits in the garage for the next few months.

      Also pulled the plastic rocker panel trim off. Looks a lot better. Just waiting on some caps to fill in all the holes left behind.

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      The Ex hit 150,000 miles the other day. Hoping for at least another 150,000.

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