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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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I will fly up there and personally help Ben fork your yard if I see pics of this X cut into scrap :rolleyes: :eek:
 






Crankcase said:
I will fly up there and personally help Ben fork your yard if I see pics of this X cut into scrap :rolleyes: :eek:


You mean Tank? Doug and I figured we could hook one end to each of our pickups and pull it in half :D
 






Noooooooo! This lil' girl is wayyy too pretty to be scrapped!! I'm lifting her, but like I said, her body's in such good shape that I plan on being considerably more careful of damage on the trail with her than I was with Tank :nono:


Speaking of scrap... wait'll y'all see the pics of how Fug, Brennan and I tried to send Tank out in style :eek: Let's just say a tree, a 4runner and a quad later, there aren't any body panels that aren't smashed in... kinda fun wheelin without doors though! :rolleyes:

I keep hearing "That rust bucket's getting rolled, whether you like it or not, Lindsy. It's caused too much grief to too many people not to do it!"
 






Spas said:
Noooooooo! This lil' girl is wayyy too pretty to be scrapped!! I'm lifting her, but like I said, her body's in such good shape that I plan on being considerably more careful of damage on the trail with her than I was with Tank :nono:


Speaking of scrap... wait'll y'all see the pics of how Fug, Brennan and I tried to send Tank out in style :eek: Let's just say a tree, a 4runner and a quad later, there aren't any body panels that aren't smashed in... kinda fun wheelin without doors though! :rolleyes:

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See, i would have kept the fnders and stuff for possible use on the newer X....sigh. :confused:
 






Crankcase said:
See, i would have kept the fnders and stuff for possible use on the newer X....sigh. :confused:

I wish I could've, Crank.. truth of the matter is that you just can't see how badly rusted every part of Tank is in pictures :( I can poke my finger thru either one of his front fenders, and there really aren't even rocker panels to speak of- it's ALLLLL bondo! I could keep sinking $$ into Tank, but the end result of eventually falling apart would stay the same: the old guy needs to be put out of his misery. Plus the engine's been overheating badly and the tapping never goes away.
 






Yeah, I'm addicted :p
 

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Mr. Yota here likes to harass me about how 'wonderful' his Floprunner is all the time. "No good, your Explorer. Come to the dark side of the rice, you will!"


I'd smack him but who'd want to mess up that pretty face? :D
 

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So I'm wondering here... Way back when we said that in order to classify a run as a run, there had to be a minimum of three Explorers present.

I am my own club, LOL ;)
 

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Gay sploders are. Awesome the 4runner is. Very stupid is Lindsy. Tap dancing her 2 1/2 trucks do.
 






Spas said:
So I'm wondering here... Way back when we said that in order to classify a run as a run, there had to be a minimum of three Explorers present.

I am my own club, LOL ;)


No, You're just very ill at the moment, you need some time at the beach :p
 












I missed this thread somehow before. She's purdy. Don't mess her up wheeling her since the body is in such good shape. :(
 






Yeah, she's definitely a keeper :cool: Did great all weekend bone stock on 31" Bfg M/t's, whether it was at Paragon, White Rock, or running away from abandoned mental institutes at 2am :) :thumbsup:
 

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They call me.... Queen of the Bondo!

My bodywork isn't all that great, but I got the best compliment from Snowborder this past weekend when I told him about it.. "Really? Where is it?"

:cool:
 

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What an interesting combination in the mask pic. Ear rings and mechanix gloves. :D
 






That's me... forget the pearls and denim :D


Btw, y'all like my 97 Eddie Bauer flares? They stick out almost as far as a set of bushwackers ;)
 

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I'm pretty sure in the second Paragon pic is the back of my old Explorer. It still seems weird to see it being driven without me. Good to see it doing well still. I hear it is going under the knife for a new lift soon possibily.
 



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Bigcheck1 said:
I'm pretty sure in the second Paragon pic is the back of my old Explorer. It still seems weird to see it being driven without me. Good to see it doing well still. I hear it is going under the knife for a new lift soon possibily.


You would be right on that, hoss: Having fun at Paragon, Labor day weekend

There was a moment when we were trying to figure out what all you had done to your ex- X.... you really need to give Mike a list!! Btw, did you know that somehow your alternator's bolts got crossthreaded? Took us 2 hours with a dremel to do a 20 minute job :p When are you gonna bring the X-Terra out? Eric just lifted his, we're gonna have a fun time beating it up when he finally brings it out, mua haha!
 






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