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Dr. Jack

:us: Hopefully I am starting this thread in the proper place. I am following the ideas of other members to keep a log so to speak of the 92 Explorer now know as Dr. Jack.
It all started a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, oops,wrong story.
A while back in the spring/summer time frame of 2009. I was asked by an EF member if I ever do any 4wheeling, I told him I had done a bit in Death Valley but not much, this is when he intoduced me to the EF family. We made plans for me to join him as a rider in the CCR09 at Ouray. We did a pre-run in Moab where I meet Bronco2guy, Amy, and Chad551. Then on to Ouray where I meet a lot of fine peeps in the EF family. I had such a blast that I decided to start a project, I have always liked off roading but all the groups I meet seemed to have a "better than thou" idea.
Giving myself two years for the project, I started keeping an eye on the forum and looking around for ideas, then the 92 Explorer of Dr. John "Jack" Lobdell popped up on Craig's list in New Mexico, by following the forum I became aware of the sale, and by contact with other members I came to learn that this was a special vehicle from a special member. Lady Luck smiled on me, as I was able to use my brother's trailer to go pick up the vehicle. Robert rode with me and am I glad he did, his help was great. Got the rig back home and am now beginning to go over it, will keep upates as I go
 



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Thanks folks,

The kiddos loved it Glen!! I think it was more being told to climb on the vehicle instead of not to.
Nicki has a Jeep, now she and Kimmie are talking about coming back down from Pa in May for the Moab trip. That would be really cool, but I have to make it too!!
 






Mother nature is not helping, so had to move it inside to paint, have a heater on to warm it up.



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Likin the bumper, things gettin cold in Texas?
 






Thats a sweet looking bumper!

I see a red wall becoming a black wall tho...lol

jamscal does excellant work!! If not becoming a black wall, at least a bumper shadow on the wall!!!

Likin the bumper, things gettin cold in Texas?

I am really impressed with jamscal craftmanship. for us it is cold, down to the high 30's at night here not getting over 60 durning the day since the cold front moved thru. Just not good painting weather.

I got to go into town and get more undercoating, ( the back of the bumpers are painted with undercoating) what I thought was another can of undercoating turned out to be bug spray, can same size as the undercoating can with a black cap)
 


















Wowzers, you actually sprayed it in the house! Your a nut! lol

Looking forward to seeing it on the rig.

nature is not being helpful, so it had to be done in the house. Just lay out a tarp, turn the ceiling fan on and open the window a hair, once done painting, turn the heater on to allow it to dry.

Hoping to have it mounted tomorrow.
 












Looks good.

What kind of paint did you use?

I have to paint my new bumper, and it turned cold here too!
 






Yeah, I have a hard time waiting to install new parts also, but I think I can wait till the weather changes before I spray paint in the house :p:

I do it different.:mattmoon:

Looks good.

What kind of paint did you use?

I have to paint my new bumper, and it turned cold here too!

Thanks Scott!
The primer is Rust-Oleum primer Pintura base, primer sealer. The paint is Krylon Rust Tough Enamel. The undercoating is Permatex Heavy Duty Rubberized Undercoating. Got everything at an O'rileys.
 






Got the old bumper off, now to head to town and get some new mounting hardware, since this is gonna be used for a recovery point, want heavy grade bolts, also pulled off the rubber shield and painted it cuz, well it was there.

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New bumper just awaiting to be where it is meant to be

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Got it on, the next step is to reorganized the cargo area, too much stuff in the rig and the house, right now it is a complete clusterf##K, got the idea and containers to do it.
The plate is gonna be mounted on the tail hatch centered, have to run the wiring and install a plate light.

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While out on the rig, my landlord and myself were BS'ing and he said something that was right on the nose.

"It's now looking like an off road rig":D
 






"It's now looking like an off road rig":D

I thought about how true this statement is.

Then:

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Now:

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Then:

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Now:

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It is really coming along, I know I will never be completed with mods or maintenance, but darn I am having fun.

And now for the encore photo:

BEAR the wonder goat dog.

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Damn well better be a Texas Edition... :cool:


...if it has to be a Chevy. :fart:







Just pulling your leg! Congrats!!
 






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