97 eb build thread | Ford Explorer Forums - Serious Explorations

  • Register Today It's free!

97 eb build thread

Aiezzi

Member
Joined
May 2, 2015
Messages
31
Reaction score
2
City, State
Oaklyn nj
Year, Model & Trim Level
97 Eddie Bauer X 5.0 awd
Hey guys so I'm starting my build thread I bought this truck 6 months ago for 500 she needed a good cleaning and a good going over. With in the first month I had a body lift for it but held off on putting it on for a few months. About a month ago I put the body lift on and started the massive cleaning up. My plans for this truck is to get it on 33's and eventually do the coil over conversion. Well onto some pics
Pics of me tearing out the interior
5526B620-0685-4160-8D56-9AFB6A67F492_zpszv4djtpe.jpg

856D1953-1138-4167-B077-51E4BB2F92D0_zpsyntbbgro.jpg

F5B68710-3B99-4C6B-A895-66DD2E40562E_zpsyp8y8rsr.jpg

While the interior was out i decided to paint the rear door pillars
FD583C03-252F-4A53-826A-B367C3B8FE6B_zps6ek7oqdo.jpg

DC7E0721-E88E-4F2C-A32E-DC305D14FA5D_zpscc3crziy.jpg

While doing all of this I checked the air filter and I was in for a rude awakening
A5B8D61E-B0A3-4D04-93E4-8385F50A1180_zpskrgnstec.jpg

Then the body lift was started
FBCBA542-11A8-4C1A-9E5D-84DE15D47EA0_zpsmwyecgtq.jpg

03E1BA06-49D2-44E9-8911-3BBB8EDA4995_zpss3i9xohl.jpg

I put the interior back in
C052BFFF-2145-4D40-9296-9C364E08DFE2_zpst3t5ts4o.jpg

6F34C7F9-65DF-4288-A4B8-CEEED61FA250_zpsdddrysvp.jpg

I decided to prime and paint the grille
07A57364-A2B7-4598-92A1-AE8D926C5351_zpsavqxyxee.jpg

D6A0A836-3818-4267-B1A1-03738CD0896C_zpsfpcaf5rc.jpg

The next mod white gauged
C4FB9510-BCAB-4315-A0DB-C6C96AF8BA8A_zpser9jmd5w.jpg

This is all I've gotten done so far more to come real soon everyone!!
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.





Ever time i see white gauges I get more and more tempted to do them. I'd probably would have done them by now if I wasn't so busy. But so far the build looks great.
 






Thanks a lot I don't know if I will keep the silver or just swap the white gauge faces on yet. My grille is finished until I decide what to do about the fading chrome. Here is a pic of the finished result
4FF4AEEC-C085-41AD-8CC3-CEDA6673D54E_zpswpiwxfpv.jpg
 






Well it's been a while since I posted to this thread I picked up some wheels for the truck and I'm currently looking for a set of tires, my plan is to stuff some 285/75/16s on her but for now the wheels have 255/70/16. Here is a pic of the wheels after I painted them. I'm also getting ready to order some led lights for Rock lights, my buddies Tacoma was the inspiration for those here is a pic of his leds he had them on his Cherokee and when he sold it took them off and put them on his Tacoma, they are actually sign led pods that are water proof and have been extremely durable, they are almost 3yrs old and has never had one issue with them.
7960E7F8-CCE6-4847-8AD3-AF9D63D740D7_zpsbxkpug5r.jpg


D5768D1C-6ABF-4B68-A943-E6710D5970C8_zps1wsxoamp.jpg
 






If anyone wants to know where to buy them k can send you the link they are 1.45 a piece per pod. I think he has 2-3 on each side and one up front and in the rear.
 






Back
Top