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Ol' Faithful

I am the proud original owner of my 99 xlt. It has survived two cross country moves, three kids, many late night beer runs and one head on tree collision. Although it is a two wheel drive it hasnt kept me from recently transforming it into something better than how i got it. My wife bought it just before we got married so she picked the drive train. She factory ordered it with what she wanted, and since having our third child and aquiring a mini van, it became mine.
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Sorry to see that man....is the 2nd pic how it looks now?
 






Is that black or blue? Bad pun too... :(

That stinks- one owner too!
 






Joe that kinda rhymes haha, it looks like the Navy Blue color, or a dirty black lol
 






Months and Money later

A new hood, grill, grill trim, big ass hammer, and tons of rattle cans.
 

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Anymore pics? We like full body shots :p:
 






Deep wedgewood blue, but everytime i get a ticket or have it valet'ed they mark it as black.
 






Lol, the last speeding ticket I got my black 95 was marked as Red
 






When i wash all the salt off tomorrow i'll get some updated pics, just went elite today so it's a little late for pics tonight
 






I cant even TRY to keep up on washing mine unless I washed it at least twice a day :(
 






Its not going to rain or snow for a week in chicago so its getting scrubbed.
 






Were supposed to have an ice storm thursday night
:D

Woo-hoo!
 






Fresh coat of cleanliness

since it was getting the front end rebuilt, I figured i would throw a few extra bucks at it. Crappy shackles, spring helpers for when i pull the trailer, TT, and ball joints with 31's (no pics with 31's). The 31's were temporary until i ran into a set of FREE 32x11.5's.
 

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And yes...I have gone to the darkside.
 

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looks good keep up good work
 






My 2 in bodylift is waiting in the garage for a decent weekend. by decent i mean over 40 degrees.
 






My 2 in bodylift is waiting in the garage for a decent weekend. by decent i mean over 40 degrees.

The explorer is looking good. Where did you find a 2 inch body lift? With the 2inch lift do you still need the steering extension?
 






body lift was for a 91-94 from someone on the forum. I dont think i will need the steering extension. I assume you ask because they seem to be in demand around the forum
 






Yeah pretty much haha, i commute to college, therefore i don't want something to large. A 2inch body lift and like 1 inch TT, with shackles would be pretty ideal for me i think. Looking forward to seeing the pics when you get the lift put on. What brand of tires are you running? Also, will the bumper mounts with that kit work on the 2nd gen?
 



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My tires are mismatched cuz they were free. Steel radial Mud Trac in back and mastercraft a/t in front.
As far as bumper mounts, i'm going to have to make them because the mounts on my truck are still kinda mangled from the accident.
 






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