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how i built my roll pan

Axial32

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Wow... I never noticed the rear roll bumper.. I knew you had done the custom front bumper... Great Work, I'm going to school right now for auto collision repair, which I'll end up being a bodyman. You should totally find a 5.0 explorer/mounty wrecked or blown motor... We rebuilt mine and it runs like a champ. I love the more torque so much... I do have to say that I'm not liking my awd..

Again great job...
 


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i watched your v8 conversion thread from your first post.
well done, you made it look very easy (and we all know its not)! :thumbsup:
right now i have two different members here, in two different provinces keeping there eyes open for a wreaked or somewhat cheap v8 explorer for me. i also have seen other pictures of your truck, and i like the over all look. not to big or small of a lift, and not to big or small of a tire. very well balanced. also, the two tone color combo on it (the white and orange), IMO, you nailed it. very nice. i think you will do well in your coarse.

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this also reminds me that i should post a picture of evil, and tara's truck hotness together (this was at carlisle all ford nationals from this summer), and this was also the truck that i copied (yes, copied to a certain extent). tara was amazed if i am not wrong on how well it looked just by going off a few pictures that she emailed me. she took a few pictures to show the shop that made hers. still not sure if she likes my pan/bumper better or not. :D
 








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No kidding--when are the mass produced bumpers coming out??

How is the paint holding up on both of your Sport Moldings?
 








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hotness looks......well, hot! are you talking about the factory flares, and rockers? if so, they are no different then the plastic bumpers that are found on most newer cars today. as long as they dont get a hard, or direct shot to them, they will be fine (at worst you might see a little spidering, but once again, that's if it takes a hard direct hit).
 




Axial32

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Both of those explorers look GREAT... and thanks for all the complements about mine ... I actually will be forced to repaint my explorer ... it'll still be the two-tone orange and white ... but I'm planning on making it alittle bit brighter of an orange ... I have some huge trail rash marks on my passenger door and some more rocker rust to fix ...
 




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That looks amazing man! I absolutely love it, amazing work on both the front and rear bumpers, along with your whole Expo!
 




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axial32, look into a color called sunburt orange 2 (its a GM color found on grand am's) we did my friends s10 that color. has some peal, and metallics in it. its a really nice color.
thanks brainDye
 




Axial32

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that's actually was the original color we started with, then my cousin did his additions to it. But idk what I will do exactly...
thanks, though
 




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just updating this thread if anyone has seen it. for those that may have a doubt on how strong this was, look these pictures.







long story short, backed into a overhead door frame. blew the back glass out, gate smashed to hell, but the pan as a dent 2 inches high, and around 4 inches wide and some of the filler has cracked. thats what stopped me dead. so yea, its pretty strong. and for those that said "shave the wiper arm", it will no longer be in the gate when its fixed.
 




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Another cool idea would be to get rid of the glass popper and just urethane the glass in. Shave the wiper, squirter AND the popper.
Then mold in the tag lights.

If you have the time that is.
 




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i would, however, insurance is paying to fix it. the body shop got me a gate with no holes in it except the lock button. the only reason why i want it still is sometimes it locks, and sometimes it wont with the door locks, and vise versa. as for everything else, i will leave it the way it is. the guy that flamed it might do some art work on the gate as well. i left that call to him.
 




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Cant wait to see it finished. Great job again on the roll pan, that is stout! Re: flames on the back, I think it would look great either way. Re: urethane the glass in, have had 2 SUV's where the back glass doesnt open. Drove me crazy. When my truck is in the garage, the tailgate open would hit the garage door open. The back glass being able to pop open makes it possible to put things in and out when having the tailgate closed.
 




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clean look, might have to attempt this myself
 




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