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This is the Elite registry for The General Steve Jr.
The General Steve Jr. is the illegitimate son (we've all been there, right?:D - haha j/k) of my first truck, you guessed it, The General Steve.

The General Steve was a 1980 Toyota 4x4 'Truck' (the actual model name) that, just like his uncle the general lee, adorned the flag on the roof as well as a number ("02" respectively). I can't seem to find any pictures of General Steve except for the ones from the day I bought him. Here they are:
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Don't let these pics fool you, this guy sat about 5 or 6 more inches off the ground when i first got it, than my explorer does now.

General Steve Jr. also wears the "mark" of his people, but on the front bumper instead of the roof.

When Purchased
  • 1994 Explorer XLT
  • 89k on the odometer
  • Ford paint - Dark Cranberry Metallic CC
  • 4x4 w/ Limited Slip 3.73s
  • Warn Manual hubs
Additions
  • Lund solar visor
  • Removed running boards and bedlined rockers
  • Blacked-Out Tail Lights & Front Corners
  • Custom Camoflauge Armrest
  • Painted Camoflauge Interior Pieces
  • Cobra 29 NW LTD custom mounted w/ radio shack magnet antenna
  • skyjacker 6" springs (not installed)
  • Rancho RS9000 5-way adjustable shocks(not installed)
  • Superlift 5.5 RA, Axle, and Sway Bar brackets(not installed)
  • Mopar leaf spring perches from SummitRacing(not installed)


transmission problems
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here's the armrest i made at thanksgiving
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the test fit of my lund cab visor
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cab visor in the body shop. i took this pic today after it was painted. it will go on tomorrow
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December 20, 2007

here are a couple more pics i took last night at the waffle house of the ex and my friends blazer
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December 21, 2007

here's some new pics i took today.
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February 17, 2008

I'm embarrassed to say a week and a half ago, (feb 7, 08) with my half bald street tires, I got stuck...in a field...in grass. In my defense, it was after a really bad storm and the ground felt more like a swamp. Here are pics...

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We brought out a ford diesel tractor to pull me out and it actually got stuck at one point, also. I've got a video of it I need to put up when i quit being lazy.

So, I'm only a few odds and ends from starting the lift, but currently out of $$$. so it's looking like a month or two at most before i do it all. I might go ahead and put a body lift on at the same time.

February 26, 2008

Picked up some 33" TSL's and Pacer rims yesterday!
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manaen

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looks nice, what do you have planned?
 
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stev0n

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the current plans are 3" bl, aal and shackles, coil seats, and 33s. then maybe in the spring soa, rancho softride 6" springs & shocks, somewhere around 9-10 inches of lift & 35's if $$ permits...

also brush guard, clear corner/headlight replacement, police scanner, and bigger cb antenna. And figure out where and how to make/mount a gun rack.

Thats the plans for the near future. but i'm still not sure where i'll go with this truck. I'm used to building little import cars (suspension, engine, body) same mods but different direction. My 240 is very quick and a great drift car, but i wont go very many places including my driveway (sits too low). I want to be able to fit it, at least partially, under my truck.
 
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manaen

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very good, keep us posted, and if you come up with an innovative gun rack to fit in the X let us know. I still have not thought up anything that I really like.
 
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stev0n

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stev0n

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Update Again...
 
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Tbars4

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...it's coming along...:thumbsup:

...just don't start thinking your modifying will ever be done, lol, there is always something else to add...:D
 
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stev0n

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i just realized i put this in the wrong forum... could one of the mods move it to the epxlorer registry? sorry guys...i screwed up....
 
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stev0n

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thanks colin
 
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stev0n

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alright. got my springs and shocks in today - thanks to rangerx.
superlift sway bar drop brackets came in last week. I've actually got two pairs so i'll probably put one up for sale soon.
and rear spring perches got here new years eve.

the tires should be in either monday or wednesday. as well as the drop pitman arm.

right now the $$ is up to approx. $267.00 w/ perches, springs, shocks, sway bar brackets, and pitman arm.
 
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Sams01XplrSprt

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looks nice
 
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Update... Pics Of Me Getting Stuck In The Grass! Up Top!
 
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ttt
 
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stev0n

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singer/mma are the two things i do for a living/fun... now that i'm elite...i'm an elite singer.

we'll see how my 'Nashville Star' audition goes Friday & Saturday before I am TRULY Elite.
 
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