Kevin McInchak's 93 XLT | Page 2 | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations
  • Register Today It's free!

Kevin McInchak's 93 XLT

I have a 1st Gen XLT w/ Auto tranny. It was nicknamed The Big Model by my neighbor and is not affectionately called the Black bitc* by my Wife. I currently live in Mount Vernon, WA.

So far I have added:
  • Front solid d44 with 79 bronco coil buckets, F250 shock mounts, 5.5" Wild Horses Rock Crawler EB springs, and chrome molly axle shafts.
  • Front diff guard and custom steering links
  • Rear Spring Over Axle with Old Man Emu 2" lift springs and a couple leafs from a stock pack
  • 36x13.50 IROK's on 15X10 Eaton beadlocks with a 2.5" backspacing
  • 4.88 gears front and rear w/ ARB air lockers front and rear.
  • Rear TA support diff cover to protect 8.8 and ARB
  • Advance Adapters installed a 700-R4 and the kit is now available.
  • B&M truck megashifter (floor mount)
  • Additional stock type transmission cooler (2 total) with an external tranny filter from permacool
  • Atlas II transfer case w/ 3.8:1 gears and 1350 u-joints
  • Smittybuilt winch front bumber reinfoced with 2" square tubing and an added receiver hitch for a front tow point
  • Smittybuilt rear bumber modified w/ a reciever hitch and swing out tire/hi-lift carrier made with a trailer spindle as a hinge.
  • Full Internal roll cage built by myself and tdavis
  • KKM Sport Induction air filter
  • Borla catback exhaust modified to exit at side
  • Warn HS9500i winch
  • Rancho RS9000 rear shocks / RS9000X front shocks
  • ARB air pump provides on board air for tires and ARB air lockers.
  • Custom Rock Sliders built by arsoul
  • PIAA Superwhite replacement headlamp bulbs
  • PIAA 520 fog lights (1 pair)
  • KC 150 watt Daylighters (1 pair)
  • Extra reverse lights mounted to tire carrier
  • Rock lights above rear axle facing the rear and behind the front tires facing the front.
  • Dual battery system utilizing 2 Optima yellow tops and the ABS relay circuitry to control isoltion of the second battery.
  • Cobra 7 CB w/ 5.5' Firestick antenna mounted to rear bumper
  • AGR Rock Ram Hydraulic Assist Steering.

This is phase one.
attachment.php

attachment.php

attachment.php


This is what happened.
154MVC-517S1.jpg

154MVC-516S1.jpg

154MVC-511S.jpg


Here's the link to the full write up and pics of the roll Major Roll

Then came phase two, the rebuild
Out with the old :(
154MVC-519S.jpg


In with the new ;)
154MVC-558S.jpg


Of course I couldn't leave it like that :eek:
154MVC-638S.jpg


It's been so long since I have had an Ex all the same color, and the choice was easy, match the tow vehicle :D
154MVC-637S.jpg

DVC00114s.jpg

Dead Link Removed
Dead Link Removed
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.





88vert

Explorer Addict
Joined
August 24, 2001
Messages
5,326
Reaction score
1
City, State
clinton,iowa
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 unlimited



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.





Brandons

Explorer Addict
Joined
May 20, 2002
Messages
2,476
Reaction score
2
City, State
Ontario, Canada
Year, Model & Trim Level
06 F150 SC 5.4
id love to see the full version of your avatar pic:D

one of the nicest explorers ive seen on the site!
 






Diff Whack Daddy

And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 19, 1999
Messages
3,781
Reaction score
11
City, State
Mount Vernon, WA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1st Gen XLT 4dr
Callsign
KG7VTT
That Avitar was actually taken from a video. I hve it somewhere and will try to post it some time.
 






Brandons

Explorer Addict
Joined
May 20, 2002
Messages
2,476
Reaction score
2
City, State
Ontario, Canada
Year, Model & Trim Level
06 F150 SC 5.4
ok :D
 






Rick

Pumpkin Pilot
Staff member
Admin
Elite Explorer
Joined
February 8, 1999
Messages
34,666
Reaction score
2,944
City, State
Wayoutin, Aridzona
Year, Model & Trim Level
'93 XL Pumpkin Edition
Callsign
AB7FH
.
 

Attachments

  • heartattack.jpeg
    heartattack.jpeg
    29 KB · Views: 1,017






Brandons

Explorer Addict
Joined
May 20, 2002
Messages
2,476
Reaction score
2
City, State
Ontario, Canada
Year, Model & Trim Level
06 F150 SC 5.4
Woh that looks like its close to flipping right over...!
 






CodePoet

Explorer Addict
Joined
July 11, 2002
Messages
2,421
Reaction score
3
City, State
Indianapolis, Indiana
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 XLT
Man, I can almost hear the screams of terror if that was my truck...and my fiance riding shotgun.....**shudder** haha

later
cp :D
 






hydroxy

I like to fiddle...
Joined
April 23, 2002
Messages
2,296
Reaction score
2
City, State
Fairfax, VA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1995 Limited v6
Where is the video?!
 






ammo troop

Well-Known Member
Joined
November 8, 2000
Messages
363
Reaction score
0
City, State
Perry County Ahia (Ohio)
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 "BAD"Sport"
Sweet Rig! In process of building up my BAD Sport further myself, Rock Sliders are very nice, could you post the measurement/designss and such, I would like to copy them if you don't mind
 






nak4af

Elite Explorer
Joined
July 4, 2001
Messages
825
Reaction score
2
City, State
Bellevue, Nebraska
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 Explorer Sport
Originally posted by Rick
.

What was the pucker factor on that one?
 

Attachments

  • heartattack.jpg
    heartattack.jpg
    29 KB · Views: 1,475






Diff Whack Daddy

And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 19, 1999
Messages
3,781
Reaction score
11
City, State
Mount Vernon, WA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1st Gen XLT 4dr
Callsign
KG7VTT
About the same as this one

But for this one I was more experienced and better able to cope with it.
 

Attachments

  • trkhaven 012004s(15).jpg
    trkhaven 012004s(15).jpg
    39.2 KB · Views: 1,515






nak4af

Elite Explorer
Joined
July 4, 2001
Messages
825
Reaction score
2
City, State
Bellevue, Nebraska
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 Explorer Sport
I would love to see the rear view of that picture. It does look like your gonna flip straight over the front.
 






Diff Whack Daddy

And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 19, 1999
Messages
3,781
Reaction score
11
City, State
Mount Vernon, WA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1st Gen XLT 4dr
Callsign
KG7VTT
It felt like it too, but as soon as the rear stopped going up, I was able to turn the front wheel out of the wall and continue down.
 






nak4af

Elite Explorer
Joined
July 4, 2001
Messages
825
Reaction score
2
City, State
Bellevue, Nebraska
Year, Model & Trim Level
1993 Explorer Sport
So what was the pucker factor?
 






Diff Whack Daddy

And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 19, 1999
Messages
3,781
Reaction score
11
City, State
Mount Vernon, WA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1st Gen XLT 4dr
Callsign
KG7VTT
Well, I had to replace the driver seat after the first one. The second one I was able to salvage the seat.
 






Texplorer

Explorer Addict
Joined
November 20, 2001
Messages
3,513
Reaction score
1
City, State
Morgantown, WV
Year, Model & Trim Level
96 XLT 4x4 4.0
Im just going to say that your a freakin maniac.
 






bmxking5

Explorer Addict
Joined
May 2, 2004
Messages
4,782
Reaction score
3
City, State
Monroe, GA
Year, Model & Trim Level
'93 Sport & '96 XLT
Looks awesome! Keep up the great work. You might want to update it though now that you have your "new" truck ;)
 






Diff Whack Daddy

And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 19, 1999
Messages
3,781
Reaction score
11
City, State
Mount Vernon, WA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1st Gen XLT 4dr
Callsign
KG7VTT
Everything is still the same. The only difference is that now the body and frame are a 91. I just call it a 1st gen now since there really isn't anything mechanically or electrically left that is 91.
 






Diff Whack Daddy

And the Roll Over Posse! Under the Hood Moderator
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 19, 1999
Messages
3,781
Reaction score
11
City, State
Mount Vernon, WA
Year, Model & Trim Level
1st Gen XLT 4dr
Callsign
KG7VTT
Just updated my registry page.
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.





Con Seann3ry

Well-Known Member
Joined
September 15, 2003
Messages
517
Reaction score
1
City, State
Eugene, Oregon
Year, Model & Trim Level
94 XLT
Diff Whack Daddy said:
Well, I have decided against the revolver type shackles and instead I amgoing to use Pivoting Spring Perches. They bolt on between the leaf springs and axle and as the axle articulates, it relieves some of the twisting force applied to the leaf pack. I'll let you know how they work.

I've seen those before and thought they looked like a good idea. I'm just wondering what company you're going through and if you have a link.

Awesome build by the way, great work!
 






Top