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Mountainnergreen's Mounty Buildup Worklog

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by MountaineerGreen, February 24, 2006.

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  1. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Update time: Amber saw it pass 150,000 miles trouble free, even used the 4x4 in some nasty clay gravel mud. She is getting near 17 MPG most of the time now on the stock tune. :D
     
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  3. bt93

    bt93 Active Member

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    lol, tard
     
  4. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Wasn't meant in a mean fashion- I only made 2 sets of MX4 decals, they truly are super limited edition. No offense intended isenegger.
     
  5. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The world is only large enough for 2 MX4's anyway.:D
     
  6. isenegger

    isenegger New Member

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    can u make some for me?
     
  7. Turdle

    Turdle Go Chiefs! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Evan, WTF?
    You said it was you and me forever--:rant:





























































    :p::D
     
  8. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    Well, it is you and I forever, Turdle, see once the two MX4 decals were minted, the mold was broken into a thousand tiny pieces and melted down to make metal pipes like they use for stop sign poles in Wal-Mart parking lots. The MX4 can never be again........
     
  9. Marcus Aurelius

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    Hey Evan, I really like the way your truck looked I am planning on lifting my
    '01 ex like how your mounty was. I was just curious if you sold or were wanting to sell the front hitch from your mounty if you dont use it anymore.

    -Marc
     
  10. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I think for now I'll save the front hitch, it's not eating anything and makes a nice tow point, we are expecting our 3rd winter "storm" tonight, my wife drives it to and from work 60 miles round trip, it may come in handy.
     
  11. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Active Member

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    Ok then, I think I'll look at the one sold by etrailer. Thanks

    -Marc
     
  12. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I have some bad news.......

    I've been waiting to see the outcome insurance wise, and now that I know, I'm going to share.

    The Mountaineer is totaled out. My wife was driving to work, hit an ice patch, knocked over a mailbox, through a ditch, then hit a tree with the driver's side frame horn.

    Initially, it looked like just a hood, bumper and grille, but the frame is tweaked. Insurance company paid me for it and I bought it back. I do not plan to rebuild it, I am going to take most of my custom stuff off and sell it to a rebuilder. I have a picture from my phone I'll try to post.

    The frame guy at the body shop said without my front hitch the damage would have been much more severe, the extra bracing of my hitch kept the frame from collapsing. It hit hard enough though that it sheared a 1/2 bolt on it, no welds broke :D

    It's sad for me, but at least I get to get my goodies off of it. I am going to sell the cold air, sliders, wheels, tires, other odds and ends plus my spare parts. Headers are way too much work to take off at this point, plus I don't have any stock manifolds around.

    Wife is now driving a 2009 Edge we got yesterday.
     
  13. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Oh wow! Man I'm sorry to hear about the Mounty :(

    Are you going to yank the drive train as well? I am sure someone will want it.
     
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    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Bummer about the truck, but good to hear the wife is ok.

    Good luck with getting rid of all the spare parts.
     
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    sorry tho here about that man...that was another truck i always looked up too. This snow is just getting ridiculous I feel like im trail riding whenever I leave my damn neighborhood. But I'm glad yall stayed with Ford I like the way the edge looks nice and streamlined

    I hope your not done with explorers/mountys

    ..i feel like an ass for not saying im glad your wife is safe...i'm glad she was in your mounty rather than a smaller car
     
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  16. Glen4X4

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    Sorry to hear about your truck Evan but most importantly glad your wife is alright!
     
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    Ah man, I hate to hear this. I always loved your Mounty. Was everyone involved ok?
     
  18. CDW6212R

    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Evan I'm sorry to hear about that accident, and it's good that your wife is well. Why don't you fix the truck, or do you have another plan?
     
  19. V8BoatBuilder

    V8BoatBuilder Transplanted Bostonian

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    Glad she's OK, these tough trucks save lives!

    Did the airbags go off?
     
  20. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Sure sorry to hear about this Evan:( Glad your wife is ok.
     
  21. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    The Mountaineer served us very well for 5 years. I took it from stock to super stock to lifted and back, each form worked well, Amber and I drove it to Moab and back. I did spend a tremendous amount of time and money on it, very little due to need, most due to my obsession.

    The good condition of it at the time of the accident contributed to it's good insurance value, according to the adjuster.

    It will live on, the rebuilder will have it ready this week, I hope to take a picture and post it before she goes.

    We drove a 2009 Eddie Bauer Explorer, it was an OK vehicle, Amber and I both much preferred the Edge, it gets 7 MPG better and is considerably faster. Sadly, I think the Explorer's days are numbered.

    I am not going anywhere, I still own a 1991 project Explorer and my household drives two Ford vehicles.
     

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