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Old 01-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #1
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custom 1997 explorer

Hey everyone, i would dust like to show you all my custom ford explorer, all the work is done on it by me, in total it has 9 tvs , upgraded gauge cluster, racing seats, 22 inch rims, fiberglass doorpaneels 4 mtx 6 by 9s and 2 mtx 6 1/2 speakers, air ride suspension, full body kit i have a amp running the door speakers and then another running the 2 12 inch mtx 8500s, it has shaved door handles with door poppers in every door, including trunk there is so much more i can list but just uploading a few pics to see what you guys think and feel free to ask any questions thanks so much for looking











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Old 01-06-2014, 07:12 PM   #2
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cheesehead!! not to far from me here in Minnesota
the rims are hideous in my opinion..
love that grill though!! too bad its not a v8!
id love to have that body kit and entire front end for that matter on my explorer
any performance mods !?
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #3
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when i first saw the rims in a pic i thought they were hideous like i was gonna guy different rims but then i saw them in person and realized i liked them a lot actually, and yeah i wish it was the v8, how'd you know it was only a v6 ? and it has an aftermarket k and n cold air and a custom exhaust.
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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Are those fender flares OEM?




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Old 01-06-2014, 07:58 PM   #5
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no they are not.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:35 PM   #6
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yeah i wish it was the v8, how'd you know it was only a v6 ?
The V8 came in 2WD or AWD so they would not of had a 4x4 selector switch on the dash. That is how he knew.




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Old 01-06-2014, 10:45 PM   #7
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The V8 came in 2WD or AWD so they would not of had a 4x4 selector switch on the dash. That is how he knew.
thanks for speaking for me!
but yeah what he said..
what part of wisconsin are you from!?
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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i did not know that lol! and madison area
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:27 AM   #9
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Honestly not to my taste but the work is impressive for a DIYer. Do you work with fiberglass for a living?




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Old 01-07-2014, 01:34 PM   #10
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its really just meant to be a show car to show off all the possibilities of fiberglassing and customization you can do. and no just as a hobby right now maybe later in life i will, I'm only 16 so maybe in my future i will.
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:41 PM   #11
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That is amazing.




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Old 01-08-2014, 12:05 AM   #12
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no they are not.
Care to share what they are?




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Old 01-08-2014, 10:48 PM   #14
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For only being 16, that is pretty awesome. Not my cup of tea but some great work there. I'd say you could have a future doing that.




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Old 03-13-2014, 12:37 AM   #15
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Nice

Looks good me and my brother are working on ours mines a 96 limtied and his a 94 limited
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