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"Blue Bandit" (1992 Eddie Bauer)

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by NICE59FORDF100, April 22, 2004.

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  1. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    So this weekend Dan and his brother came up to get Baxter and bring him back to Texas. This was a good time to head to Pull a part and get a few things. Well, ill let the pictures speak for themselves, but look what Russell found at the salvage yard for $7.50 per seat...Here's a hint...they are heated AND cooled and from a navigator :D:D

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    Stay Tuned :eek:
     
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  3. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I havent gotten the seats modded or rewelded to be bolted in, but last night I did wire up the passenger seat (4 wires) by making a converter harness that goes between the explorer black 4 pin connector in the floor (99-01 style) and the 4 pin navigator connector in the seat (they are different). Doing it this way prevented me from having to recut and resolder the body connector and allows me to still run the limited seats should I not permanently install these navi seats. But anyway, wired it up and the heated function works very well! About 40-50 degrees warmer then the surrounding leather (verified with non-contact IR thermometer). Waiting for a warm day to check the temps for the cooled function, probably this weekend.

    I also built the driver side converter harness, which is a bit more complicated since it has all the memory functions and wiring for the mirrors as well. But same thing, ill be able to retain the body side limited seat connector from the floor.
     
  4. MrQ

    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    They are gonna look, and feel, great Russell. :thumbsup:
     
  5. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Thanks Dan! You sat in them, so you can tell if they were comfy or not lol. But for the price I paid for them lol
     
  6. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Well, tonight was a big step in functionality. While not a difficult repair, I did get the A/C system functional again. It last worked if I remember about may of last year when the evap compression nuts rapidly discharged the entire system while on the freeway. Never could hold a vacuum again after that. So tonight I bought a brand new evaporator (125 dollars, eeck!) and coolant and such and in about an hour had the system holding a steady vacuum (yay). I ran out of freon but charged it and its working beautifully now...well, FOR now anyway, lol. interesting side note: the ac system has been repaired in some manor about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years. The condensor, however, is still factory on the damn thing lol. Oh well, working ac means the cooled seats will work better now at least. Thats all for tonight!
     
  7. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Only update so far is three words...


    Power adjustable pedals

    ;-)
     
  8. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Just a little tidbit of info...I thought that if in the future, should anything happen to me, i needed a good resource for Blue so that the next unlucky owner would know what the hell i did and how i did it. So i put together some light reading material...granted, it's not done yet, nor do i have my electrical diagrams in there, but hey, better than nothing!

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    I also found a few electrical goodies in my local salvage yard, and proceeded to pick them up. Got the tan passenger vents from a 93-94

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    And i also got the complete rear parking aid/sensor system from a 2001 Navigator (Someone i got my seats from). this is the switch, the module, and rear bumper sensors and all the wiring for it. Here is the module mocked up in a spare fender i had to check for clearance.

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    But, until after the move, all my projects are on hold for now. it shouldn't take long to install the back up system, but alas, packing and getting ready for the move take priority.

    And while I dont have pictures of it working, the driver seat Navigator seat is installed and working properly (heated, cooled, and memory functions). And I alluded to it in the above post, but i also jacked the power adjustable pedals from the navigator to retrofit into blue, which ties into the memory function of the driver seat module, so cool things are on the way!
     
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  9. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    in the midst of packing, i thought i would head down to the local pull a part and do a little shopping. while there, i picked up a new heated/cooled selector switch for the passenger navigator seat, a non-broken DPFE sensor, and 10 door handles. Why 10 door handles? Well, Im doing some experimentation....

    door handle from a Grand Marquis...
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    And a door handle from a 97 Lincoln Town Car...
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    like i said, just doing some testing around to improve the looks of the interior. And yes, both handles snap right into place and open the door w/o modification. The only mods is the reshape the actual handle to clear the little black plastic cover thingy that goes behind the door handle.

    And since I had the rear door apart, i threw in the one touch down relay on both rear doors real quick
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    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    in my effort to try and bring a few little luxurious touches to the 92, i decided to do something with the many cargo lights i have and create a footwell light. So i cut a hole on the center console, and ran the domelight supervision circuit to it and, well, there you go....

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  11. reapereviltwin

    reapereviltwin Keep on wheelin John Rock Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I don't post much, but do lurk here, looking good, Russell!!!!! :thumbsup:
     
  12. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Not much to post here right now, I took blue off insurence for the time being, but that only means that I have got some cool stuff planned for him soon...including:

    Rear disc brake / axle swap
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    Sunroof install finishing
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    and much, much more!

    So stay tuned!
     
  13. NICE59FORDF100

    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Going to go pick up some new goodies tonight...pics later...
     
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    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Well, tomorrow blue gets pretty much all new suspension, a new steering box, and a rear disc axle. That is all

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    Yep..no biggie.

    Sounds like you've got some work ahead of you.
     
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    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Well....its nit exactly me whos doing the work lol. Kris offered to do all the work for me lol. He's pretty awesome lol
     
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    MrQ Fuel Pump Replacer Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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    You are gonna owe Kris big time for this...still he will never feel the joy of taking a sawzall to Blue like I have. :p:
     
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    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    dude, why is everyone out to try and destroy my truck?!? :eek:
     
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    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    So since I am work, Kris is working on Blue at home. And for those that know me, even though i have complete 100% faith and trust in Kris and what he is doing, im still freaking out a bit since im not there with him (Blue, not Kris, lol). So here are the pics ive gotten this morning that sent me into shock...

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    Poor Kris. Looks like Blue is putting up a fight.
     
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    NICE59FORDF100 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    As Blue is wont to do...I know he misses me and is probably freaking out because im not there.
     

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