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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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Yeah, I'll get some pics of the mounts later today or tomorrow.

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Ok, I finally got the pics. I have three mounts on the frame which will be plenty strong enough for my 2dr.


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Bronco to the rescue :)

Looking good!

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.

i think that hose your talking about is the t-case hose.

our trannys dont have a breather hose... i just had mine out 2 weeks ago, there wasnt any hoses running to it...

hrm, welp mine aint got one

A little update:

I ordered a Wilson "Little Wil" magnetic whip antenna off of ebay. I wanted to have my antenna higher up, more flexible, and a little less visible than my current one. So my fiberglass one will probably be up for sale soon and probably my tail light mount.

Also, I just bought a KKM from a fellow EFer for only $26.14 shipped! Should have both of these things by next week. Can't wait! :bounce:

Last night I got in the KKM...then I started installing 10 minutes later. :D It was off a 2000 OHV and bolted up perfect. It didn't come with a bracket to hold it up, but I can't whine when I only paid $26!

I went to the junkyard to get the gas tank skid off of a 91 Eddie Bauer, but I found out that it has to be cut to remove it. I was walking over to an '84 Bronco II and on the ground I found a bracket that looked almost exactly like the KKM bracket I needed!!! :eek: I got a set of J-clips off of a 72 F-100 and since it isn't on their list of parts to sell, they are free. It will most likely take a little bit of modifying to get them to fit. If anybody needs a set of j-clips, let me know and I'll get you some. :) The '84 BII has a manual bw1350. I got the shift knob, shift boot and a few bolts that hold down the transmission hump plate. I only paid $6.50 for J-clips, shift knob, shift boot, "KKM bracket", and some random bolts for this stuff!


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looks nice. do you have a larger (66mm) throttle? That makes the KKM filter sound even meaner!

just to mention, i was looking at your pics on your Yahoo site... that hose we were debating earlier is for your transfercase, not your tranny (so you dont have to worry about extending it).

The M5R1 doesnt have anywhere to vent... i would imagin if it did that would be bad =) Ever heard of the rubber plugs near the shift rails drying up and leaking ATF? i would imagin that if there was some sort of breather hose, it would amount to the same result: A dead tranny

No, I don't have a larger TB yet. That is on my list of stuff to get, but the SAS is what the money will be going to for now!

I just went back out and crawled under there. When I extended that thing I must not have been paying attention AT ALL!! :confused: Yeah that was the t-case breather. Also, I have heard countless times though that the tranny does have a breather.

Man, I really fell like a d.a. :rolleyes: ;)

How much did you pay for your the filter on your breather tubes?

I only put the filter on because it was free. My dad bought a K&N intake for his 350 Chevy and it was in the package. It wasn't needed for his year, so he said I could have it if I wanted it.

bmxking5 said:
Man, I really fell like a d.a. :rolleyes: ;)

nah its straight

i feel like a D.A for taking so long on doing gears...

aha my first time doing them, total time = two weeks just for the rear

Atleast you are saving yourself a few hundred bucks per axle. And you can say you did them yourself. :thumbsup:

Its lookin real good. Keep up the good work!

Got in the new Wilson "Little Wil" and put on a 3 foot whip antenna. I also finished up with the KKM.


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I must say, nice lookin X! Keep up the good work!

I added some sway bar disconnects about a week ago. Also, today I was at the junkyard again, hoping that the Ranger and BII they got in had a manual 1354...of course not. :( But I did spot an Explorer with 2 Yakima bars. I got both of them and only payed $19.22. I like these because they don't stick up any higher than the stock cross bars. I don't know how much they cost new, but I do know that Yakima is mucho dinero. :thumbsup: Now I just need a roof rack to go on top of them. BTW, the pic only shows them before I removed the stock bars and bolted on the Yakimas.


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Ummm, on your sway bar disconnects, why did you put the disconnect there and not lower where it mounts to the TTB???