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  1. Gatorblazer

    To Build or Sell? That is the Question (2002 XLS w/ Manual Transmission)

    After years of being out of the Explorer game, I came across a deal that I just couldn't pass up. Its a 2002 XLS with a manual transmission. All the windows work, the AC is good, and the body and interior are in decent shape. The rear window panel isnt even cracked which I thought was...
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    Towing a piano with a 3rd gen

    Had to go pick up a piano for our new house. The only catch was that it was 6hrs away in South Carolina. The things you do for family heirlooms.... I'll use it as an update on on the towing capabilities of the 3rd gen Truck: 2002 xlt with class II hitch. Running 265/75/16 treadwright wardens...
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    Smoking hot 2nd gen

    Saw this on the local news twitter feed. They reported everyone got out safely. Looks like a second gen
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    Parking Brake Shoe Springs - Cant get them re-attached

    Any tips on getting the springs back in? I tried screw drivers, brake spring tools, witchcraft, etc... nothing works. Am I missing a trick?
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    Its a Boy! Now I need project ideas to do with him.

    Just found out that we are having a boy. That really got me thinking about my dad and all the fun we had doing house projects and flipping houses together. I'd like to do some of the same stuff with my son, just need to see what all you guys have done with your boys. Its a definate that we...
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    Free Dr. Pepper

    via fox news LOS ANGELES — Dr Pepper is making good on its promise of free soda now that the release of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is a reality. The soft-drink maker said in March that it would give a free soda to everyone in America if the album dropped in 2008. "Chinese Democracy,"...
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    Strange Noise

    I think that I have this figured out, but want to be sure. I fished Lake Jordan in Alabama today. Coming home on 65 with my boat in tow, I had to accelerate to pass a truck. When doing so I heard a pop, and then smelled a sort of sulfur smell in the cab. Now I am getting a ticking noise...
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    WOW! RV sinks at boat ramp Gville is Guntersville for those who do not know. This has several incredible stories wrapped up in one. Make sure you read the comments as well.
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    Need New Rear End

    I just upgraded from 30x9.50 to a 31x10.50. I thought that the stock 3.27 would push it ok, and it does, but man it really needs something else. If anyone is sitting on another rear end that might want to get rid of, let me know. I'd really like to keep the rear discs if possible. Hopefully...
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    Random Pic from Work

    it just so happened that a few of us parked next to each other. Two guesses on which is mine ;)
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    Been making our own brew for about 4 months. The first one we did was an Imperial Stout. Today it is finally ready! Stouty Goodness! WISH YOU ALL WERE HERE! We have a stout, boston lager, red ale, corona clone, very very high alcohol Moosehead clone (added figs and pears), a nut brown...
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    Wis. woman arrested, booked over library fines

    Wis. woman arrested, booked over library fines Thu Aug 21, 5:17 PM ET A Grafton woman has been arrested and booked for failing to pay her library fines. Heidi Dalibor, 20, told the News Graphic in Cedarburg she ignored the library's calls and letters as well as a notice to appear in...
  13. Gatorblazer

    Should I Trade?

    A man offered me his 93 f150, 8ft bed, inline 6 with 97,000 miles on it. He wants me to trade my Explorer for it. Details: 240K on original engine and trans, no leaks. Does it sound like a good deal?
  14. Gatorblazer

    New Park in Alabama

    Saw this and I thought I'd put it up for you guys :)
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    Blast from the past

    I was looking on Google tonight to see if anyone had any pics of a black 2nd gen with MT Classic II's on it (might trade off the rockcrawlers) and came accross this little gem...
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    Had a great experience with him. Easy to talk to, communicate with, and shipped very quickly. He even gave me advice on how to install the parts. :thumbsup:
  17. Gatorblazer

    Gator's Before and After

    Well I got bored last Saturday and decided that I would play with the truck a little. It started with an idea to do some mods, but very inexpensively. The following are pics along with my costs. Please give me feed back:cool: BEFORE The first thing I did was decide that I'd like a...
  18. Gatorblazer

    Rattling noise when shifting into R or D

    The title says it all. The problem is in my 93. 2wd Sound like slippage combined with clunking and rattling. Sometimes you can feel it in the cab, sometimes not. It only does it immediatly after shifting into R or D, but a couple of times it did it at red lights. Fluid looks good and full...
  19. Gatorblazer

    Employee goes nuts, beats all co workers

    This will be the headlines tommorrow if the idiots I work with keep it up :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: Thanks for the vent!
  20. Gatorblazer

    Floor High Beam Switch

    Remember when these were on the floor? Greatest thing ever! I want to install one on the floor of the 93 sport. Any ideas on where to start? I dont want to tackle this one blind.
  21. Gatorblazer

    Happy Marine Corps Birthday

    I hope everybody has a Happy Marine Corps Birthday. (F). On November 10, 1775, Robert Mullan, the proprietor of the Tavern and son of Peggy Mullan, was commissioned by an act of Congress to raise the first two battalions of Marines, under the leadership of Samuel Nicholas, the first...
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    3 officers Shot in Bham

    Officer dead, second injured in shooting Fairfield police officer Mary Smith, who had been with the force for two months after retiring from a 25-year career at the Birmngham Police Department, was shot to death this morning, officials said. A second officer was injured in the shooting but...
  23. Gatorblazer

    How do you get cat pee out of my seats?

    Cat had a severe Uriniary Tract Infection on Sat. Came home and he was laying in his own urine howling in pain. Rushed him to the ER vet, but forgot to put anything underhim on the seat. WHOOPS, now my truck stinks. :fire: Any ideas on how to get this out. Tried vinegar and urine away...
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    Mr and Mrs Gator

    The Wife, Myself, And the Neice in Training!
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    Free Puppy to Good Home

    Some 'hole dropped a puppy off at our house. This happens every so often when you have lots of land and fences. Shes a Pit Bull mix. No idea what else shes mixed with cause she looks mostly like Pit Bull. Shes about 4 months old, has a black and dark brown short coat, and is really sweet...