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Shadowless127's "Spruce Goose"

Here's my Spruce Goose.

2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer AWD V8 in Spruce Green.

Picked this up January 14th, 2011 with 102,848 on the clock.

Plans:
TT and Shackles
32" A/T's
Cragar Soft 8's
Custom Exhaust
Brush Guard (or Bull Bar, haven't decided) w/ 2 Aux driving lights
Yakima Megawarrior roof basket with Spare Tire attachment and light bar
MTX Thunderforms powered sub for stock enclosure
Better head unit
BiXenons
Tinted Tails
Headers

She desparetly needs a wash and wax, but the weather has been so bad I haven't taken her for a cleaning yet.

Here she is the day I paid for her.
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Here she is after a trip back from Hazelton, PA after it snowed 6".
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She needs some minor bodywork on the rear pass door
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Also need a new chrome surround on the Pass side fog light courtesy of ice. Gotta touch up the bumper a bit too
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Will post pics and updates as they come.
 
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1AJeremyD

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Not in bad shape at all. Doesn't APPEAR to have any rust so I think that should be a fun truck. Mileage isn't bad either for the year.
 
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shadowless127

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Not in bad shape at all. Doesn't APPEAR to have any rust so I think that should be a fun truck. Mileage isn't bad either for the year.

It's got a little bit of surface rust in some of the usual spots.

Gonna tackle that this summer. Rockers appear to be in good condition though.
 
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1AJeremyD

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Well thats great that the rockers are still in good condition. Hate seeing that cancer on any vehicle.
 
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shadowless127

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Well thats great that the rockers are still in good condition. Hate seeing that cancer on any vehicle.

The truck spent the first few years of it's life in Georgia, so I have that on my side.
 
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Sams01XplrSprt

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nice eddie
 
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shadowless127

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At 108K I had to have the original transmission swapped out for a used unit with 78K on it since the original unit was delaying when shifting into drive, and slipping and shuddering through 1st and 2nd. Also, the Torque Converter was shot. $1100 later and she drives like brand new :).

Gonna go for her first wash and wax of the summer on Saturday. Probably gonna toss on the 5.0 emblems I've had since March, and take out the stock airbox in favor of an MAF adapter and a Cone Filter that was intended for my 03 Mounty and has been sitting in the original pkging for a few years now.
 
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shadowless127

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Got her washed, waxed, and sealed. Also cleaned up the interior a bit.

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shadowless127

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Haven't updated in a while.

Here's what's happened this year with the ex

February - Brake pads
April - New front driver side hub assembly
April - Cooling system flush
June - New alternator
July - Repaired a leaking trans cooler line
September - Ceramic pads (Other pads were defective)
October - Brake fluid flush
October - New Power steering pump
November - New Door lock actuator
November - New Interstate Mega-Tron II battery
November - New custom cat back

here's a quick video of the exhaust
 
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