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Welcome to the registry for Wedgie 2.0, who has been affectionately named "Deuce"

From Shad's info to save keystrokes:

Here is the run down:

2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L - AWD
Deep Wedgewood Blue
Gray Leather
Yada, yada, yada...

Highlights:

  • Transmission rebuilt at 160,000 miles, and filled with synthetic
  • Lifted 2" in front with torsion keys
  • Lifted 3" in back with Add-a-Leaf and Warrior Shackles
  • New Superlift shocks at 166,000 miles
  • 31" x 10.5" tires
  • As much rust as some southern trucks- she's clean...

Interesting fact- it was an XLT fitted with air-ride shocks from the factory. System was disabled with the kit and shocks were put on to avoid costly repair.



Next to Wedgie:

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Today 1/28/11 was the first car wash.

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And yes, it needs to be cleaned... :D

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Um... This is going to be my biggest challenge to date.

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But it's going to be fine. It's an incredible place to start- the steering wheel isn't even gummy or rolled. I'm very pleased with the canvas... :thumbsup:

Anyway, after the car wash, I snapped some pics for starting point reference.
So, here are our obligatory before pictures...

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Door seams always oiled

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Hatch looks brand new as well!

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Nothing on the rocker seams ...but a paint chip :D

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Rockers nice. No rust even at the back- just grime and ice. I think the mudflaps really helped...

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Hahah!! Someones full of coffee :)
I knew you could get that mark off...Looking at the picture of the picture, of the picture again, I pictured you picturing what to use on it before taking a picture of it.
 

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No coffee here! We've already lost the hump-day photos thread, I want in on the financial windfall! :D

Duh... Winning! lol!
 






Can this troll have permission to use your pics??
 






I feel like Betty with razor sharp fangs and not a spleen to eat... :(
 






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:D

Yes, feel free to distribute freely... lol!
 






While you are copywriting stuff, can you make me a fanged Betty?? :)
 






Fools And Trolls I tells ya! haha
 






Ok, so this isn't my idea, I am possibly stealing it from Celly.

I don't like amber lights on tails. I swapped '98-99 tails onto my '97 SHO as well. So, I scoped the drops coming out of the graphics dept today at work. Some nice big sheets of Oracal 8300 / 031 Red. 5 year outdoor life, unlike me- minimal shrinkage. (<.016")

Perfect for creating stunning stained glass effects and color overlays. ORACAL Series 8300 offers impressive cutting and weeding properties as well as minimal shrinkage for permanent, durable, internally illuminated signs and window graphics. ORACAL 8300 is thermal print compatible and suitable for both wet and dry application.

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So I stopped at the junkyard after work and grabbed a spare tail to try it out.

I wanted to keep the surrounds around the turn signals since they're around the backup lights, I just knifed it around on the seam. I think in sunlight, this stuff will match incredibly well.
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I may just end up doing this... If it comes out well, I did grab a good chunk of this stuff...



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No flash:

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Sweet mate, that's a great idea (regardless of who came up with it!) Look's hell good on the test specimen!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 






Joe I swear your an older version of me, I remember readin back in one of Cellys threads when he did that, and I wanted todo it ever since, but didnt have anywhere to buy the stuff he used.

Looks great though! I say go for it!
 






I have never installed an LED in my life... :D

I have a pile of this stuff. :p:
 






We differ in some (Okay many probably :D) ways but we have alot of the same taste I notice. The difference is that you get to them alot faster than me usually :thumbsup:
 






Joe I swear your an older version of me, I remember readin back in one of Cellys threads when he did that, and I wanted todo it ever since, but didnt have anywhere to buy the stuff he used.

Looks great though! I say go for it!

hahahahahahahahahahahaha rotflmao hahahahahahahahahaha:roll:
 






It was only a matter of time...

If I'm an older version of Brian, and I'm copying Celly's work, does that mean that Celly is my Dad, and thus Brian's Grandpa?
 






When I grow up I want to be just like Joe...Hang on, I think we're the same age.
 






It was only a matter of time...

If I'm an older version of Brian, and I'm copying Celly's work, does that mean that Celly is my Dad, and thus Brian's Grandpa?

Well if thats the case, my grandpappy isnt too fond of me :p:

My life is spiraling down the drain, I NEED a grandfathers guidance!

:D
 






when i grow up, i want to be older,,



grandpa Turdle ?

ha ha,,, had to say it,,
 






Hey- there are some really *****in' powdercoated walkers.


Here is one with a nice fade.

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I think Jon is ripe for this work- seniors deserve cool tools too.
 






What do they reckon?...Growing old is only a state of mind. If that's the case, I'll be 12 for the rest of my life!:D
 



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Better half tells me I am 9
 






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