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I can finally post my truck here!!! :bounce:

This is what it looked like when my parents bought it in the spring of '03.

1993 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 - 125k miles, 5 spd. trans, loaded (except for leather seats) $2000

Here are the mods:
-Panasonic Head Unit $100
-Boston Acoustics Speakers $100
-Painted the Orange Stripe Black $FREE
-Custom Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust $210
-Husky Cargo Mat $50
-New Dark Green Paint Job $550
-Neoprene Seat Covers $25
-Throttle Cable Mod $FREE
-Brushed Aluminum Gauge Overlay $10
-Diamond Headlights, Clear Corners & Side Markers $125
-Sylvania Silverstars $40
-Heavy-Duty Flasher for Towing $5
-Diamond Plate Door Sill Protectors $FREE
-Skyjacker Nitro8000 shocks w/ Poly Bushings in rear $80
-Steel Center Arm Rest Bracket $25
-New Fender Flares from Mazda Navajo $60
-Pro Comp Tow Hooks in front $10
-Keeper 20' Recovery Strap $15
-Serious Explorations stickers $10
-Removed Front and Rear Sway Bar $FREE
-Cobra 19 DX III Mobile CB $15
-Wilson "Little Wil" Antenna w/ 3ft. whip $25
-PA Speaker $5
-Receiver Shackle $25
-New Ford Steering Box $90
-Extended Diff. & T-case Vent Tubes to Engine Compartment $10
-Hi-Lift 48" Cast & Steel Jack w/ Hi-Lift poly jack strap $10
-K&N Breather on Top of Diff/Tranny Vent Tubes $FREE
-Sliders(.120 wall, 1.5" DOM) $250
-K&N Air Filter In Basement(For the Snorkel in the Future)
-KKM Intake $25
-Yakima Cross Bars $20
-S-hooks (To pull back inner fender) $FREE
-Optima Red Top Battery $110
-Hurst Short Throw Shifter $200
-Hard Mounted Fire Extinguisher (ABC) $10
-Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch w/ new Ford parts throughout $350
-Hella 500's on front bumper $50
-Cargo Box for Offroad Acc. $40
-Hard Mounted Camo Maglite $20
-Autovation 4x4 pedals $50
-37x12.50r16 Maxxis Creepy Crawlers $400.00
-16x8 5 on 5.5 4.25 backspacing Black Rock Crawlers $293
-Gutted Catalytic convertors$FREE
-New Flywheel, pilot bearing, and master cylinder $150
-Draw-tite tube hitch & 11" drop ball mount :eek: $130
-Q-Form Kick Panels $25
-Pyle Back-Up Camera $80
-Pyle Flip Out DVD player $400

-1977 F-150 HP D44 Full-Width $200 - Moved Forward ~1.5”
-Myers Machine Coil Seats $40 shipped
-6* Pro Comp Pinion shims under coil buckets (to fix coil angle) $18
-CAGE Offroad 5.5” Coil Springs $150 shipped
-Coil Buckets Spaced Out 2.5" (3/16" x 2.5" x 6.5") $FREE
-Bronco Graveyard 78-79 Coil Spring Tower, Pair $90.80 shipped
-F250 Shock Towers $28 shipped
-Stock Axle Shafts(for now) $FREE
-Warn Premium Hubs $72
-Extended, Plated, Heimed, Wristed 1978-1979 Bronco/F-150 Radius Arms $222 shipped
-CAGE Radius Arm Mounts $FREE w/ R/A's
-Stock F150 trac bar with Energy Suspension poly bushings $5
-Skyjacker Stainless Steel Braided Lines for lifted D35 TTB's $90
-Bronco Graveyard 66-75 Early Bronco Adj. Bracket $45
-New F150 tie-rods & stock Explorer drag link (w/ red poly dust boots) $121
-Stock pitman arm $FREE
-Raybestos Professional Grade $19.95 shipped, Powerslot slotted rotors $120
-Completely rebuilt (seals/bearings/ball joints/u-joints/etc.) $200
-Energy Suspension Red 7* C-Bushings $22
-Stock Explorer D-shaft w/ 1310 D44 pinion yoke for stock Explorer u-joints $FREE
-Rancho RS5000 shocks $20

-1983 Ford 9" $85
-Rubicon Express Anti-Wrap perches welded SOA $35
-Wild Horses Weld-On Shock Mounts $15
-Stock Springs w/ AAL $FREE
-Stock Axle shafts $FREE
-94-99 Dodge Ram 1500 front rotors $58 shipped
-'76 Cadallic Eldorado Calipers w/ e-brake $150 w/ core calipers
-'78 F150 Extended Stainless Steel Braided Rear Brake Hose $45.34
-Custom Bent Brake Lines (w/ 3/8" ends) $8
-'79 Caddy Eldorado Brake Line end box thing $FREE
-7/16" Banjo Bolt for '76 calipers $5
-Speedway Motors GM Large Caliper bracket (7" mounting points) $40 2-day shipped
-Cut off mounting points from Ford 9" drums to use as spacers for the disc conversion (no longer a backing plate behind the shaft) $FREE
-Third Member from eBay (4.88s, mini spool) $150
-BC Broncos Disc Brake Conversion Wheel Studs $15
-Wild Horses Super Duty U-bolt Kits $60
-Extended/balanced rear driveshaft w/ stock 1310 to match the 1310 on the axle $123.63
-Skyjacker Nitro 8000 shocks for 2" lift Explorer $FREE

TOTAL: $8431.77

Future Plans:
-Custom Front Winch Bumper w/ light mounts, d-rings
-Custom Swing-Out Tire Carrier Bumper w/ hitch, reverse lights, CB antenna, d-rings
-Roll Cage
-Tube Doors
-Rebuild transmission
-Rebuilt manual t-case swap
-Rear Buckets, Sparco's up front
-BBK throttle body
-Hi-steer conversion with Dedenbear knuckles, DOM tubing, and Chevy TRE's
-Regear front to Yukon 4.88s with ARB
-Warn Chromoly Shafts up front
-Moser 35 spline in the rear
-Nodular third member with Yukon 4.88s and 35 spline ARB
-single Magnaflow hi-flow catalytic converter
-Darkest legal window tint

This is what it looks like now:



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pics don't work dude.

Fixed them all.

She's a beaut!

Very nice. Keep it up BMX.

Well I have FINALLY extended my diff. breathers. I used about 20ft and ran the front and rear breathers up into the engine compartment on the driver side. I couldn't get the rear breather to go between the frame rail and gas tank, so I ran it on the outside of the frame rail next to the e-brake cable.

I should be getting a few new things soon. An open K&N from NOTAJP, a 48" Hi-Lift, some F-250 shock towers (for the SAS), and some custom sliders.


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Today I went over to C.W. Offroad to talk to them about having my sliders built. They are backed up until the middle of next week, but said they might be able to get them made after that. The sliders are going to be like JasonB's. The price will be about $200.

I also talked to them about a front winch bumper. I brought in a picture of JoshC's X and showed them that I wanted something similar to his front bumper. They said just to let them know when I want it and they'll be able to build it. Then they told me that when it is built, they will put some pics of it on their site since you NEVER see any offroad Explorers around here. :cool: The price for the winch bumper is going to be around $400.

After the sliders, I am going to be doing one of two big mods next but I haven't decided which will be first:
-Winch bumper
-Manual BW1354 T-Case Swap

On Monday, I found out that if you get in deep water, like almost door level :D, the tranny breather is really close to getting filled with water. So today I had some time after school to extend the tranny breather to the engine compartment. Also, I was able to barely jam another zip-tie on the throttle cable, so now there is no slack at all. I made an appointment with C.W. Offroad for next Thursday to have some sliders made. Can't wait :bounce:

Also, I have been talking with a guy in TN who has a HP Dana 44 with all the stock Bronco parts I'll need for an SAS. He said he'd sell me all the parts I need and the axle for $400. When I go to C.W. on Thursday, I'll talk to Mike about doing a SAS on my truck. When I get the axle, I plan on doing the brakes, hubs, etc. and pretty much anything else I can do. Then I will pay them to do the stuff I can't do, like regear, SOA, and getting that axle hooked up under the truck.

I found a K&N breather from my dad's K&N intake that he didn't need for his, so today I added that on top of the vent tubes. I found a temporary spot for the Hi-Lift. I didn't think it would fit in the cargo area, but it barely does. Also, I detailed my whole truck today and steam cleaned the carpet to get the mud out from when I got stuck on Monday :fire: Tomorrow I am picking up a V12 1000watt Alpine amp from 924wdbeginer, so hopefully I can get it working again.


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So ricer filters have a use! Lookin good man, I say get a 5.0!

LMAO :D If your tranny breather was only a couple inches above the water that your truck sat in water for 1.5 hours, you too would be doing anything you could to help prevent water from getting in it. ;)
I am either swapping in a 5.0 or doing some serious performance mods to my 4.0. If I don't get a 5.0 I'll just buy a mustang :burnout:

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tranny breather? you have a manual? i just pulled my tranny out last week, i didnt see a breather... unless its not a M5R1?

Yeah, mine is a manual. I have the stock M5OD.

... hrmm explain to me where the breather hose on our trannys... or were you talking about the t-case or the diff's and i made up the whole tranny breather hose in my head?

No, I haven't extended the t-case yet. The tranny breather hose was located near the front driveshaft (if you have 4x4). If I remember right, it was to left and above the driveshaft. Hope this helps. :)

Well, I finally got some sliders!! It was definitely worth the wait. I think they look great. They are .120 wall, 1.5" DOM. They obviously haven't been painted. I'll post again later with the link, but the shop took pics and I am going to be on their site! :bounce: Now for the pics.


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bmxking5 said:
Well, I finally got some sliders!!

Nice. :cool: Do you have some pics of how they mount?