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Bandit Customs-Your Explorer Repair, Customization and Modification Source in Austin!

Tbars4

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95 ranger 4x4/ 91 X 4x4
..Happy New Year to you guys too..:biggthump
 


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Bruces expo

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Subscribed and Will keep an eye out for future videos ! . Keep up the great work , digging the pics so far in this thread ! .
 




1996xlt

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Greetings! We are Bandit Customs, the newly formed automotive business in Austin, Texas. Long time EF members Kris Guilbeaux and Nice59FordF100 have started this business as an outlet for Explorer owners to have their vehicles serviced by us for any need that may be required. Even though we specialize in Explorers, we welcome any vehicle through our doors. Our goal is to provide affordable car care with extraordinary customer service with our combined 25 years experience in Explorers, Rangers, Mountaineers and Navajos. We own authentic Ford diagnostic equipment and use OEM parts for repairs, customization and overall modifications to customer's vehicles at prices that are both fair and competitive. Some of the services we offer are:​

  • Motor rebuilds (SOHC timing replacements as well)
  • 5.0 swaps​
  • Suspension and body lifts​
  • Alarm installs​
  • Aftermarket radios​
  • 4x4 conversions​
  • Interior restoration​
  • Re-optioning (adding factory options the vehicle didn't come equipped with)​
So stop by and say hello, or post parts requests, ask for advice, or just kick back and watch current projects we are working on. Ideally, we will post customer vehicle builds or mods as they come in so you can see the quality of our work.

Some photos of past work

Redone leather on the driver seat on a 1996 Eddie Bauer
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As we grow, we will eventually offer online parts orders and diagnostic assistance. Thanks for reading and hope to see y'all soon! :D

The interior on that EB looks great! Looks like you guys do top quality work. Just curious, where did you get the new leather? I'm about to get some free gray Mounty seats that I'd like to re-cover to match my prarie tan interior.
 




Kris Guilbeaux

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I have an upholstery shop the will hand make the leather to match the original.
 




gdgiordano

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its too bad im in Colorado... My 1997 exploder needs the seat tilt handle put back on the power seats.(the one thing that isn't power)
 




Kris Guilbeaux

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Well if you ever are in the neighborhood look is up! Thanks for checking us out.
 




palavine1951

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Greetings! We are Bandit Customs, the newly formed automotive business in Austin, Texas. Long time EF members Kris Guilbeaux and Nice59FordF100 have started this business as an outlet for Explorer owners to have their vehicles serviced by us for any need that may be required. Even though we specialize in Explorers, we welcome any vehicle through our doors. Our goal is to provide affordable car care with extraordinary customer service with our combined 25 years experience in Explorers, Rangers, Mountaineers and Navajos. We own authentic Ford diagnostic equipment and use OEM parts for repairs, customization and overall modifications to customer's vehicles at prices that are both fair and competitive. Some of the services we offer are:​

  • Motor rebuilds (SOHC timing replacements as well)
  • 5.0 swaps​
  • Suspension and body lifts​
  • Alarm installs​
  • Aftermarket radios​
  • 4x4 conversions​
  • Interior restoration​
  • Re-optioning (adding factory options the vehicle didn't come equipped with)​
So stop by and say hello, or post parts requests, ask for advice, or just kick back and watch current projects we are working on. Ideally, we will post customer vehicle builds or mods as they come in so you can see the quality of our work.

Some photos of past work

Redone leather on the driver seat on a 1996 Eddie Bauer
993013_661119370568267_706661282_n.jpg


Re-optioned the 96 Eddie Bauer with factory memory seats
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Added steering wheel controls to a 99 Mountaineer
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Adding keyless entry (with keypad on door) to a 91 Eddie Bauer 2 Door with an aftermarket remote start system that is controlled via the factory Ford key fob as well as a factory Explorer memory seat system with heated puddle side mirrors
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And Kris posing with the new Bandit Customs shop truck as we install a newly timed SOHC motor
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As we grow, we will eventually offer online parts orders and diagnostic assistance. Thanks for reading and hope to see y'all soon! :D
Bandit Customs, what have you done on sunroofs that need new weather striping. I can't find any vendor that has weather striping for 2000 Explorer. Paul
 




Rick

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NICE59FORDF100

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We are actually in the midst of trying a new vendor for weather stripping. As soon as I get a line on some (what color interior is your truck?) I will reply!
 




palavine1951

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Gray, I've learned that the sunroofs are supposed to leak and that there are drain hoses. I've got to clean mine out. lol
 




z13

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You guys still in Austin?
 








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