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3rd time's the charm!

Well, two Explorers are just never enough, soooo..... now I have 3 :D Four more and I'll have one for every day of the week, LOL.

I got this one from a member of the forum who moved to Australia and just wanted to get rid of it (thanks again, Bryce!)... Technically she was free, but I had to pay $105 in storage fees to get her out of JFK's long term parking lot (dealing with the NYPD Officer was hilarious- apparently the mob likes to drop off cars with.. things... in them, or he thought maybe I'd gotten conned into a stolen vehicle. Had to tell him we're a buncha nuts on Explorer Forum and we do crazy parts swaps all the time ;) ). That plus a new shell for my boy Brennan's (Numidian) tailgate after I accidentally lifted the trailer off the hitch and rammed it into the back of his beautiful F150 as I was driving the Explorer up onto it :eek: :(

Ok, onto the gritty details!

She's a 1992 XLT, power windows and locks, two tone red and silver with that damn Victoria's Secret red interior (I've been calling her "Victoria", lol), 3.73 LS, Manual locking hubs, very clean 176,000 mile engine with only a little bit of tapping and 8 gorgeous feet of fold down space inside *wiggles eyebrows* :D

Matter of fact, this one's in such good shape (except for the easily fixable rocker panel rust) that I've decided to part Tank out and make her into my new trail beast. It hurts to do it, but Tank's been terminally ill (rusted out) since long before I got him, and I just can't afford 3 trucks :( Trans, most suspension, console, seats, tcase, and my custom sharpie-fied interior panels are all spoken for but if you're interested in something else, PM me (don't post here asking me, this is my registery damnit).

I have a 5.5" superlift that's goin in this one, and hopefully 4.56's and a locker, then 35's :D HELLLLOOOOOO TRAILS!

Anyone suggest a good name for the old girl??
 

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*sigh* :banghead: I'm as blind as Lizard, apparently :rolleyes:
 

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Spas said:
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Anyone suggest a good name for the old girl??

SPOT!!!!!

Glad to see ya got one we can work on without a major rust bath :D
 






Looks good. I say we paint her black after seeing better pics :p. And what did you do to his poor tailgate!? How's his tranny holding up?
 












I vote for tailgater as well. :D The Explorer looks good...it'll look even better with the 35s and 5.5" lift. ;)
 






I vote for tailgater
 






Wow nice find!

Can never have too many :)
even if they are in boxes.......
 






Congrats! No clue what you should name it, but I'm sure you'll come up with something original. If you want another X, I've got a 94 just sitting here.
We all need to pitch in so you actually can have one for every day of the week. :)
 






Name it Jenna haha

i like that name
 






There have been a few names suggested... My bro's girlfriend heard my noisy PS pump and said "It sounds like a wookie... you should name her Chewy". And Brennan's brilliant idea, which was SO bad that I won't even mention it here :p :rolleyes:


410fortune, I hear ya on that! Tank's gonna be in a buncha little boxes here soon :(
 






FROADER said:
So who hooked up the trailer before you drove up on it anyway?
That would be me... I drove all the way up to New York with the trailer on the ball, but not locked down :eek: So in all reality it isn't Lindsy's fault at all, but she's too damn nice and ever since she got a job that occasionally gives her a paycheck she is way to eager to throw away her money and I can't talk her out of buying me a tailgate :confused:

IAmTodd said:
How's his tranny holding up?
My tranny is doing just fine...I just had a few quirks from the rushed tranny cooler install that needed to be worked out :confused:
 












Its like an addiction, I've had explorers since 91 and a BII before that and now I have 2 explorers, one of them is red with the red interior.
 






HER NAME IS NOT HESTER, YOU LITTLE NUMNUT!!!!! I'm not naming my truck after a character from "the Scarlet Letter"!!!!! :p :hammer: :shoot:
 






name it starkist or Thunnus thynnus :D
 






Spas said:
HER NAME IS NOT HESTER, YOU LITTLE NUMNUT!!!!! I'm not naming my truck after a character from "the Scarlet Letter"!!!!! :p :hammer: :shoot:

It is now :D
 












Tailbone.
 



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So somewhere between Michigan and Minnesota on Fug and I's ultimate road trip, a name just came to me out of that big clear blue sky.. And I don't care if y'all like it or not- it's staying:

"Shelby"


Mostly just because I was wishing I had a 67 Shelby Gt500 instead of two first gens, LOL.
 






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