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Yostyexplorer94's 1994 Explorer Registry

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by yostyexplorer94, September 30, 2008.

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    1. Four0Sport

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      I did the same last year. Covered the hole with 1/4" rubber. I cut way way too much out though, almost double what I needed.
       
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    3. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Back in 5 minutes Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Clean cuts!

      With the pump under, and the double layers of sheet metal, my cuts don't look as Purdy as yours. Lol

      A member called me lazy for doing that, but obviously has no clue what it would be like, to have a pump fail on a trail.
       
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      I tried to avoid cutting the floor so I dropped the tank when replacing the sender. Lines on top of the sender were rusted through. A few months later I had a no start concern and instead of dropping the tank again I just cut an access panel. Problem was not the pump, but it is there for next time.
       
    5. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I drilled 1/4" holes at the corners and used a reciprocating saw. I was surprised myself how clean it came out. I had the urge to use the plasma on it, but my better judgement told me otherwise.
      It seems kind of foolish to call you lazy for doing something automotive manufactures should design into all vehicles!

      I thought about using rubber but ended up going with a piece of sheet steel. I have been wanting to cut this out for a long time now, so I figured I would do it before I regret not!
       
    6. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Full axle freshen up
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      It's cold out so bring your tires indoors
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      37x12.50r17 cooper stt pro vs low tread 35x12.50-15 Ltb
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      I mounted the tires myself because I am cheap af. I used air soft bb's to balance.
       
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    7. gmanpaint

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      Wow!!!
      Looks like a totally diff rig now.
       
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    8. yostyexplorer94

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    9. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Rear brake line blew out at the gas tank while winching the neighbor's rv. Thankfully I was anchored to a tree
      "trail fix"
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      I found my fuel pump/rear abs wiring was laying at the bottom of my frame rail, creating a pocket for dirt and road salt. Easily rotted my not very old brake line.

      I removed the wiring and depinned the abs wires because i eliminated abs when I did the solid axle swap

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      I reran the wiring on the cab and made zip tie mounts to keep out of harms way and from collecting debris

      Also ran the new brake line up high with the fuel lines

      My frame is really rusty in that area now. Live and learn.

      I bought fluid film rust prevention spray to under coat it someday. I have been using that stuff on my diesel truck and it works really well
       
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      My exhaust tail pipe has a hole in it too. Walker exhaust pipes last me about 2 to 3 years before they rot apart. I have to modify the pipe to fit because of my antiwrap bar.
       
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      Sorry to hear all that.

      How hard was it to do the brake line? I dread the day I need to tackle that job.
       
    12. yostyexplorer94

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      It was an easy job. I have done several before where I have made it difficult on myself.
      I cut the old brake line at the fuel filter location. Fished the brake line from fuel filter forward out from under the truck.
      I cleaned it up and used a chop saw to square the line up and a bench wire wheel to deburr it.
      Line nut went on and I use the clam shell style flare tool.
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      This style when used properly has made flaring brake lines enjoying for me!

      I reinstalled back in the explorer and added a flared union.
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      From there ran the new line back to rear brake hose. I fished it up high with the fuel lines to make it last longer this time.
      Bled the brakes with a 2x4 wedged between the brake pedal and the seat!
       
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    13. gmanpaint

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      You made that sound way to easy! lol

      Is that a double flare or single flare? I have been told by people who say a single works better than a double, and others say never do a single. Then the brake shops say they do a special type of flare. I just want a flare that doesn't leak!!!
       
    14. yostyexplorer94

      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      My dad taught me to always do a double flare. Double flare has always been leak free for me. Never tried any other way.

      I have friends who single flare with no issues that I am aware of.
       
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