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FROADER's "Re-registry"

Well as many know, I haven't had my explorer for quite some time. That has all changed since about 1 hour ago. I bought Mark's Explorer from him this morning (Felix on the board) and I'm already loving it.

This is my old one.

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This is the 'new' one.

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Here is the link to Mark's write up of my Explorer. Write up of Explorer

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6/15/2006 UPDATE

Well, I figured I'd update this since it came back up.

The new look: Took off the brush guard and painted the EB tan to black.
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7/13/06 Update

Added a wristed arm...

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...so I can do this:

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I also swapped the front EZ-locker for a True Trac L/S.

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8/04/06 Update

Engine swap in TX at SVO's house.

Discussion Thread

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section525 (left) and SVO.

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Brian (trckmagik) with a sawzall... :eek:

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12/28/06 Update

Some fender trimming. I also took off the piece directly under the grill.

Fender trimming thread

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3/04/07 Update

Lt.Jim's console inspired me to build my own. So here are some pics. I didn't get a lot of 'progress' pics.

The build-up thread

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6/17/07 Update

Added a speaker so I can hear my CB.

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3/10/07 Update

New rear bumper. Thanks Chris (CG - FAT CAT). :thumbsup:

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3/17/07 Update:D

Rock lights.

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7/21/07 Update

12.7hp and more diff protection added with this sticker that I forgot I had. :thumbsup:

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10/13/07 Update

Front bumper/winch mount.

Build Thread

Before:

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During:

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After x3:
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10/31/07 Update

8" subwoofer

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About ten minutes with a little saw and channel locks and about twenty minutes with my 4.5" angle grinder with a 36 grit disc, (what I use for the tikis) and it was done.

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12/21/07 Update

Interco Super Swamper TSL SX - 36x12.5-15

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Testing them at Truckhaven. :thumbsup:

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3/26/08 Update

Rear Bumper mods. The swing out portion of the bumper was not very well designed, so I took it off...

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A pic from the October Truck Haven run. I love this one. (photo by IZwack's brother)

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FROADER

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Hey, next time you're in Tiki heaven let me know. I would of swung by.
Speaking of which, here is the tiki I worked on at Bill's house. I still need to burn and sand it.

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It has a butt. :D

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Kewl stuff Colin:thumbsup: I've been wanting to make a new bumper for my truck. The one that's on there is just .120 wall with cheezy mounts but it keep me legal and that is all I cared about when I built it. My next one will be pretty much the same except thicker wall steel and a hitch mount for recovery purposes.
 












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Uh-oh...look what I did today. ROCK LIGHTS!! :cool:

First post updated with pics.

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I got the lights from Pep Boys for $20 a pair, which came with the wiring harness, switches (I didn't need), and inline fuses. It wouldn't get dark fast enough tonight, so I finally just went and got some pics.

I'll take a couple pics of how I moutned them tomorrow.
 








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jooo get the pics of the install yet?
 








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Had grandma's b-day party today. I'll try and get some pics asap.
Oh grandmama? How is she doing? God I havent seen her in like what? 6 years now ever since I moved out here to the east coast?
 








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I want to see how they are installed--the rock lights that is.

Way cool!
 








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BTW, these are temp mounts but work just fine. I'm going to get better brackets whenever I think about it, which means it probably won't happen for a while. :)

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Thanks

I like it, and know what I'm going to do with my extra fog lights now:thumbsup:
 




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Looks cool Colin, are you using a relay or just a fuse?

I just installed a pair of rock lights in the front fenderwells and stole the wires from the cig lighter since I never use it. It's a 25 amp fuse at the fuse box so I figured it's pretty safe.
 








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i think the pics are titled backwards...?
 


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