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1997 XLT, All kinds of mods!

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by sitemodeltrent, July 18, 2010.

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  1. sitemodeltrent

    sitemodeltrent New Member

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    Hi im 16, this is my first car. I decided to work on it a little.

    1997 XLT
    4 Door - 2WD


    Modifications:

    Popped off running boards
    Torsion Twist / Warrior Shackles
    Flowmaster 40 Muffler (stock pipe, cut off behind bumper)
    Painted all gray trim, flat black (bumpers, trim, etc)
    Removed Lower Valence and fog lights
    Painted chrome bumper black
    Painted chrome trim around grille/headlights black
    Billet Grille
    Painted stock rims, black.
    30" Dunlop Mud Rovers
    4' CB antenna mounted to bumper
    Smoked tail lights
    Roof Rack
    2 55watt BAJA offraod lights
    JVC Headunit
    12" Kicker in custom built re-enforced box
    1100 Watt BOSS amp

    I think thats it, but im probably forgetting something..
    What do you guys think? Feedback please! :)



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  3. Sams01XplrSprt

    Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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    nice x u got there
     
  4. FloridaState

    FloridaState Active Member

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    Nice!

    I have my stockers painted black, too.

    But I'm curious, what did you do to paint the chrome bumpers? I think mine would look good with the chrome black.

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  5. sitemodeltrent

    sitemodeltrent New Member

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    Flat Black Protective Enamel Spray Paint from Home Depot
     
  6. 03OhioSportTrac

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  7. kstrayhorn

    kstrayhorn Active Member

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    Would you mind taking pics of how your rack is mounted?
     
  8. Turdle

    Turdle Freelance Stuntman Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I'm very impressed. Keep on working on that thing-develop your skills.

    It's good to see a youngun take interest in a vehicle. You have been using the search feature also-

    Good job on several levels. :thumbsup:
     
  9. kstrayhorn

    kstrayhorn Active Member

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    Yeah, same comment here as Turdle. I am 16 also, and therefore I am a bit jealous because you have more done than me and I probably have more resources than most people. I guess part of my problem is I refuse to buy anything if it looks like I can build it myself...
     
  10. muhl5443

    muhl5443 Active Member

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    it looks good. my rims are also black. i painted the hub cap black on mine too. but every few months i have to recoat the rims.
     
  11. FloridaState

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    What did you do for prep-work? Did you sand at all, or just clean it up?
    I've been hesitant to paint the chrome because I can't even get the paint to stick to the bumpers. It keeps peeling. :thumbdwn:
     






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