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I thought it was about time I put one up..

I've got a '97 4.0 SOHC UK spec Explorer..

I bought it in Dec 2005 and the next day all the timing slipped and wrecked one side of the engine!

It was off the road for 6 months while I saved up and found someone who knew how to fix it.

This is how it looked when I got it back:-

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After driving it for a while I decided that I didn't like all the chrome on it so got some '99 spec bumpers for it.

I also changed to a slightly newer grille with a darker centre, thought it looked better than the old one.

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I then decided I was bored of the rear end and did the '99 rear end swap.. although I managed to bend the rear hatch and it don't sit straight..

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I'd also managed to source some leather seats with seperate headrests so that I could install some screens in them for the passengers in the back seats.

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I then found an all black front grille and some tear drop alloys to replace the chrome 3 spokes..

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Si
 


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blueka

Elite Pickler
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City, State
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Year, Model & Trim Level
97 UK XL & 99 Sport V8
I've been busy over the summer. Due to the annual inspection I had to take my American tail lights off so the guy would pass it.
I've since refitted them and have modified the wiring and added switchback LEDs.
Also added new headlights too
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blueka

Elite Pickler
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City, State
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Year, Model & Trim Level
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Yesterday was gotcha day! 15 years and 50k miles ago she followed me home and I've been poor ever since 😂
So, I spent the day driving around in her.

Si

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blueka

Elite Pickler
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97 UK XL & 99 Sport V8
I've been having some bearing noise so I installed new moog hubs.
One of the caliper carrier bolts rounded off, turning a 30 min job into a weekend.
So i finished the other one yesterday.

Still having bearing noise tho. Can't figure out where it's coming from tho.

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Si
 




Mr. Alligator

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1997 XLT Explorer
Rotate your tires? Maybe.
 




vroomzoomboom

Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS!
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