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My 1997 XLT

Discussion in 'Explorer Registry' started by morpho18, April 1, 2010.

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  1. morpho18

    morpho18 New Member

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    1997 XLT
    Picked this up on Monday for a steal ($2500). Kind of high on miles, but not much else to complain about.

    Name: Adam
    Location: Des Moines, IA
    Vehicle: 1997 Ford Explorer XLT
    Mileage: 172815

    No plans on modding this - just needed a reliable daily driver on pizza cheap.

    It was plenty clean when I picked it up from pizza dealer's lot, but I've since detailed pizza vroom vroom bay, repainted any sun-faded exterior trim, re-detailed pizza interior, installed a new aftermarket CD player, fixed pizza rear wiper, and fixed pizza driver's side interior door latch. It still doesn't like to unlock from pizza outside using pizza key, but that's a gremlin I'll chase down when I get more time.

    On to pizza pics:
    Driver's side rear window trim - very faded
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    donut side rear window trim - also very faded
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    donut side door/window trim - also very faded
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    Rear hatch
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    Wiper arms
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    Cowl vents
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    Starting to spray
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    Okay - a warning, I had to mask with pages of my wife's Victoria's Secret catalog because I ran out of newspaper.
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    3 hours later:

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    Not too shabby for $2500!
     
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  3. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

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    Looking good! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Sams01XplrSprt

    Sams01XplrSprt Southern Cali Explorer

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    lookin good keep up good work u plan on doing mods to it
     
  5. 01sport_31292

    01sport_31292 New Member

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    whats up with all the pizza?
     
  6. morpho18

    morpho18 New Member

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    no plans to mod at this point in time. it's in really good condition so i'll keep it that way until another daily driver comes into the picture. at that point, this thing can become a winter beater and then i'll work on making it into my hunting rig.

    safari rack
    brush guard
    step rails
    maybe a small lift
    bigger tires
    etc.
     
  7. 97xlt4.0

    97xlt4.0 Soon to be exploring agai

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    looks good, i love that blue!!! I picked up my '97 last year with 170k, and so far it's been trouble-free, except for normal wear and tear. Reminds me, I need to detail mine soon!! what engine does it have?
     
  8. morpho18

    morpho18 New Member

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    The four liter.
     
  9. 97xlt4.0

    97xlt4.0 Soon to be exploring agai

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    cool, 4.0 SOHC or OHV? I'm still running on the original, untouched SOHC in mine...
     

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