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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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...rofl, besides the new bumper, i think everone's chins dropped when froader's 45' bus came rolling into camp...(paul's rig) with froader's badged all over it...:D
 


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Oh yeah...

bumper = best buddy (24 years) discount. Although if you add up what I should owe Winter over the years and him working on my 15 vehicles I've owned, he could probably own a house by now... :eek:
 




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...well at least i hope you got everything you wanted for your vehicles on your birthday...:D
 








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...thats killer, power for the computer??? :D
 








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Oh yeah...

bumper = best buddy (24 years) discount. Although if you add up what I should owe Winter over the years and him working on my 15 vehicles I've owned, he could probably own a house by now... :eek:

I heard references made to this when u guys were loading up Carlovers X on the trailer at TH.
 








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Lookin' good as ever -- those SXs worked better than the Xterrains (CJ-hill) !

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OMG sorry I have a cough :D
 








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Where will the spare tire go!?
 




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Is this the first small step in the major transformation the truck will be undergoing? Or just an adjustment for the larger spare?
 




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It was a POS design, that just wasn't worth trying to fix. The bolt (instead of a spindle) was frozen and has been since 2 months after I got it. The main bar was also cracked by the bolt, as you can see in that pic posted above.

The spare is strapped down in the cargo area.
 




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The POS wasn't very happy driving to Big Bear and back this weekend. There was slapping and banging sounds coming from it going up any hills on the highway. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it back.

I also blew a front passenger axle seal on the trail.

I think this thing is going to be parked in a yard (friend's dad has a place for me to keep it) until I can afford to do something about it. I'll probably say F it and just wait until I can do the 5.0 swap.
 




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..I take it the noise was from the motor?? But your tranny is still ok???
 




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I'm not possitive. The surging "problem" I was having before, was never figured out, so I don't know if that was engine or tranny. Either way though, I'm not rebuilding a 3rd a4ld and I thought I was ok with the 4.0, but going 35mph up the 241 from the 91 really pissed me off. :)
 




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...That hill is under rated as it is a steep a$$ grade even with a v8, 351 or bigger...:eek:

...I feel for you though, that is a big project alone...So, a v8 (302) and doubler, what tranny???...I take it this will have to happen before the "other" mod...:(
 






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...That hill is under rated as it is a steep a$$ grade even with a v8, 351 or bigger...:eek:

...I feel for you though, that is a big project alone...So, a v8 (302) and doubler, what tranny???...I take it this will have to happen before the "other" mod...:(
Well, since it still "runs" I can trailer it to truckhaven and use it until it actually stops working. I may still go ahead and do "The Plan" before I do anything with running gear.
just go v8 all ready. we all know you want to lol
Yes, it will eventually happen. As I stated above, it will have to be parked for a while before I can afford to do that.
 




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