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Yostyexplorer94's 1994 Explorer Registry

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I got this explorer back in 2004 when I was 15 from my mom. It had a blown transmission that I had to get replaced. Since then I have modified it. The only bolts I haven't turned would be on the original motor.

This picture was taken when I spend most of my day washing and waxing it with McGuire's 3 step wax system.... boy did it shine!

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Stock sized BF Goodrich All Terrains & a brush guard from a 1998 - 2000 Ford Ranger

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3" body lift and a home built bumper

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New BF Goodrich 33"x10.5-r15's

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Put bigger tires on it (35" Super Swampers LTB's)

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A broken front axle shaft resulted in a solid axle swap. Click here for the Solid Axle Swap build thread!
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Changed my grill to a ranger one!

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37" tires, rock sliders, and a winch

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1994 Ford Explorer Specs
  • 1979 f150 Dana 44 Front Axle
  • 1989 F150 Ford 8.8 Rear Axle
  • 1991-1994 Ford Explorer Front Driveshaft (Front & Rear)
  • Behemoth Drivetrain 1354 Doubler
  • 1990 Ford Econoline E-150 Saginaw Power Steering Pump
    • Yost Offroad Bracket
    • 1990 Ford Econoline E-150 High Pressure Line
    • 1994 Ford Explorer Return Line
  • 3g Ford Alternator
    • Front Bearing 6303 RS
    • Rear Bearing 6000-2RS
  • Speedometer Cable – Ford Aerostar - Atp part # y-869 speedo cable
  • Steering Fix Bushing – JCRoffroad.com Part # PLYBSH
  • Ruff stuff bushings: DAY MO2153 1.5"od x 3/4"id
  • Tie Rod End Part # ES2233L, ES2234R, ES2234R, ES2027L
  • Body mounts
    • Rad support:
    • A pillar:
    • B pillar:
    • C pillar: energy susp. 9.4104G
    • Rear: energy susp. 9.4104G
  • Brakes
    • Front
      • 1979 f150 factory brake setup
      • Factory 1979 brake caliper hoses
      • Frame to axle hose
        • 1979 f150 rear hose
    • Rear
      • 1989 f150 factory brake setup
      • Frame to axle hose
        • 1979 f150 rear hose
  • Parking Brake Part #’s
    • Intermediate Cable # 1994 explorer drivers side rear
    • Driver Side Cable # 1989 F150 drivers side rear
    • Passenger Side Cable # 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee passenger rear
  • Factory explorer main leaf bastard packed on rear
    • Front spring eye bushing RB-159
    • Rear spring eye bushing RB-131
  • Rear homemade below the frame mount shackle hanger
    • Bushing m02240
  • Shocks
    • Front Part #
      • Monroe 34687
        • Compressed 18"
        • Extended 31"
    • Rear Part #
      • Monroe 34672
        • Compressed 14.25"
        • Extended 23"
  • Manifold/Header bolt is 8mmX1.25 thread (Both Sides)
    • 75mm / Quantity: 8
    • 45mm / Quantity: 4
  • Y pipe to the manifold is 12mmx1.75 thread (Both Sides)
    • 50mm / Quantity: 4
  • M5OD Bellhousing Bolts
    • These are grade 10.9 bolts
      • top four bolts : 10-1.5x60mm
      • middle two bolts : 10-1.5x70mm
      • bottom two bolts: 10-1.5x75mm
  • Thermostat housing bolts
    • 6mm x 1.00
  • The part numbers for the metal plugs are Dana #219-3052 or Dorman #555-108 and as was mentioned you need three plugs to do the job.
  • 5-760 Joint full circle snap ring lot # 123050a item # dsh-30stpa
  • Winch rope retainer bolt
    • M6x1.0
    • Length 1.2mm
    • 4mm hex key head
 
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yostyexplorer94

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I got tired of the kiddie pool fender flares so it was time for a change.
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Cut and fold
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Welding it up
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Test fitting

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Waiting for paint.

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I still will have to run a flare of some sort. I upgraded from kiddie pool to garden edging flares.
 
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This crossmember was rotted out. Decided to build a new one to replace it and tie in the cage.

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New crossmember installed and made a new hanger mount for exhaust. The hanger is way better than what I had on there before.

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Floor was rotted and sagged down due to hauling the 37" spare all the time.
I reinforced it and tied it into the cage.

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The bolt at the triangle gusset is my new body mount location.

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Hole in the frame. Cut out and patched. I then plated the frame.

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Welded on the inside.

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Plate on outside of frame.

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Rear crossmember that I replaced a while ago. I tied that crossmember into the leaf spring shackle mount.

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No more kiddie pool fenders? Thank Gawd!!! :p

Do you daily this thing in the winter with more salt used on the roads than in the Oceans? My word man! That would drive me nuts dealing with all that corrosion. I feel for you.
 
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yostyexplorer94

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I moved my cooler mount to the center which allows room for more organizations.
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Here is my front leaf spring mount.

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I parted out a 1996 explorer to get frame parts for mine.
On the left is a crossmember bracket that holds the gas tank strap. The 1996 bracket on the right. It was like they figured out that the older style holds debris in until rotting occurs and then upgraded the design. Way better.

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Cleaned up my frame.

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yostyexplorer94

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No more kiddie pool fenders? Thank Gawd!!! :p

Do you daily this thing in the winter with more salt used on the roads than in the Oceans? My word man! That would drive me nuts dealing with all that corrosion. I feel for you.
Basically every time there is a call for snow I drive it. Unfortunately it sees too much salt but it is amazing to drive in the snow.
 
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