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Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by jakegator, September 4, 2012.

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  1. jakegator

    jakegator Active Member

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    Hey there so in my experience its cheaper to build stuff your self! So I figured I would start a thread about your homemade parts! Im curious on how you have done stuff as im sure others are. This thread is intended for all makes and years, so sorry if this is in the wrong place. Im away at school right now, but ill post my projects (homemade shackles, roof rack) when i get home in October with pics.

    -Jake
     
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  3. Brian1

    Brian1 Elite Explorer

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    On my 91 I have made the following:
    • Rock sliders
    • Front bumper
    • Rear Bumper
    • U-bolt skid plates
    • Front diff guard
    • Rear 1.5" lift shackles
    • Transmission mount
    • Transmission Crossmember
    • Extended Radius Arms
    • Extended front shock towers
    • Rear shock bar pin eliminators
    • Front sway bar links
    • Front coil spring spacers (Aluminum)
    • 1" body lift (Aluminum)
    • PRP seat adapters to stock seat sliders
    • Viair compressor mount w/ charcoal canister relocating bracket
    • 2.5 gallon air tank bracket where spare tire was
    • Optima battery tray for auxillary battery above rear axle

    I made a roof rack about 10 years ago too but sold it after using it for a few years
     
  4. jakegator

    jakegator Active Member

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    very nice! what did you use for the rock sliders, steel?
     
  5. briwayjones

    briwayjones Manual Master

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    What I've made is probably a little different than others. I've made replacement interior door handles for a 1st gen. And a mount for installing a 2nd head unit.
     
  6. jakegator

    jakegator Active Member

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    briwayjones - I currently have a 1st gen, so im curious what your door handles look like, do you have a pic?
     
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    BLOODBANE Active Member

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    Here's some sliders I made for my Ranger. Made out of 1" ID steel. Tough enough to hold up the truck....
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  8. Turdle

    Turdle This is my custom user title Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Just take a look in the fabrication sub forum

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=72
     
  9. briwayjones

    briwayjones Manual Master

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    There are pictures in this thread. I made them to replace the factory ones which broke. This is on a XL which is different from the XLTs. They had terribly weak handles. Honestly so weak they should have never made it into production.
    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216097
     

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