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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. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  3. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    In preparation for the Black Mountain trip, My friend Jay bent me some slider extensions.

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    I made a "mount" for my spare tire which worked extremely well.

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    I needed to recess the hitch so the winch was as close to the bumper as possible and also needed to move the bumper up.

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    I believe this is rebuild version #4 of this bumper

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    I needed a way to cheaply and easily cover my tires to keep the law at bay.

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    Harlan Kentucky trip here
     
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  4. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Say hello to bumper rebuild version #5

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    Welds cracked on d44 hp

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    Axle breather was clogged.
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  5. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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  6. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I bought a driveshaft from adamsdriveshaftoffroad.com. I fit perfectly.
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    I bought some worn 37's to try out for cheap. 20170908_155026.jpg IMG_20170908_175345_154.jpg
    35" worn-out ltb's and 15x8 steel wheels weigh 88 lbs.
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    37x12.50r17 on steel wheels weigh 104 lbs.
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  7. gmanpaint

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

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  8. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I love it so far. Drives much better on the road with 5.13 gears. Jack tried to sell me his 38.5's and I almost gave into temptation.
     
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  9. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Doubler is out. It still works as it should but I am getting fine metal particles on the magnet and the shifter is sloppy.
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  10. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Doubler is sealed up tight and back in. I took advantage of broncograveyard.com's november 10% off sale.
    I bought yukon axles with spicer joints and inner axle seals. I already have new ball joints, wild horse spindle bushings, and stage 8 spindle nuts waiting to be installed.
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  11. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I cut an access hole into the floor so I can get at the fuel pump without dropping the tank.
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    I cut more than this out but forgot to take a final picture.

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  12. 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.
     
  13. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! 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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    Four0Sport Jack Pewe Elite Explorer

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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.
     
  15. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad 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!
     
  16. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad 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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  17. gmanpaint

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

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I decided it was time to build a roll cage
    Link is here
    Roll Cage Build Thread

    Appalachian adventure 2018

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  19. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad 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
     
  20. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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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.
     
  21. gmanpaint

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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.
     

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