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Old June 19th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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Well after purchasing a few different rigs and crap hitting the fan with my daughter and scrapping the other for some extra money I now have a small fleet of explorers.
this project went bye bye along with its part rig. Kept tires and rims.


Replaced with this 92 explorer which was a victim of a t bone and then a roll over. 4.0 with less then 45k on it and a recent rebuilt a4ld. 3.27 gears.






after finding significant damage to the b pillars, and having to replace the windshield, drivers window and rear corner glass I then thought i would just swap bodies from my 2wd on to this.



Then I would have a 4 dr 4wd trail rig, But just when I thought I had it all figured out I ran across this 1991 eddie bauer for $150.00, it needed a fuel pump, has 3.55's for gears and warn manual hubs.
Plans are to give it a budget boost with shackles for now and spring spaces. Replace the almost new 235's with 30x9.5x15's. Wheel it for a bit and see how well it handles. Since the rockers are shot and it has almost no core support. I will most likely take them off the red one and make new ones for the sport.





Not looking for it to be pretty, just wanna have something to play in.


EDIT NOW PROJECT SPLODER V.4.0
So, is the 4th time the charm?
I picked up this 94 Sport 2 weeks ago, I knew it had a bad head gasket(no big deal) Since I have a few extra motors laying around.
Specs as of now.
4.0 with Mitsu 5sp trans.
L/S 3.73 8.8
D35TTB
(3) 31" Procomp Xterrains and one Wrangler MTR on American Racing rims.
Sweet tint Job!
This one is way cleaner then the other 2 projects that were rotting and are now donating drivelines to other rigs and are going to get crushed this weekend to pay for this one.
New Goal is motor swap when I get time and get this effing thing to silver this summer since I failed last summer.
Pics while sitting in an apple orchard drive waiting to get strapped to Alboy79's house since the motor gave up the ghost.


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Old June 19th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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yay another exploder build!
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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I actually had time to dick with this POS this weekend, it actually runs/moves great. Fuel pump is still out I just had it ran via 2ltr with gas in it and a pin hole in the cap. This was feeding it through the throttle body. Now to find time to drop the tank and change the GD fuel pump. This think might see Silver Lake yet this season.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 04:37 AM   #4
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never seen silver. still rusting in the yard.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 04:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for the update Ive been waiting like 5 months LOL.
Keep up the build
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Old December 1st, 2009, 04:58 AM   #6
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no prob, you have a explorer fuel pump?
I can have it running in like 3 months if I get one.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 05:48 AM   #7
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i always heard that as long as the pump in the chassis is working then she should work even if the in-tank one didnt
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Old December 4th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #8
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It runs and drives now, problems was not the fuel pump it was the power wire to the pump. It somehow was pinched and broken. I found it when I stole the tire off of it to put on my DD since they were way better. Now I have to fix the 4wd issue, there is no power to the switch. Fired right up ran great and does sweet shitties.
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Old December 21st, 2009, 04:19 AM   #9
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4wd is a bad shift motor, I removed it for a rebuild. I manually put the T-case in 4low so I can atleast use it if need be. It has some other issues that were found like a moving floorpan, not sure if its body mounts or the rockers are totally smoked and allowing for flex. I did climb some sweet ass snowbanks in my yard.
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #10
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SNOWPILES!!!!!!!!!





I took Caden out the other day for a run around the yard we jumped a snowpile and I spit out a body mount. lol
Still have a few bugs to work out of it.
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Old December 31st, 2009, 09:39 AM   #11
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awesome she doesnt look to bad
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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #12
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New Build!!
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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #13
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Still same level of suck...........................
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Old April 19th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #14
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Tires, your's will be flat!
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They are not flat, they are aired down. Cause i wheel......................... ( pink thong)
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oh yes, that pink thong will be warn this summer by you when I get the sploder out to play at silver.
Just remember you made me do this. (thats what I keep telling my wife)
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awesome, where the "build" to this build
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on hold, got some other stuff on the house to get done first, just dropped 1500 bones on some windows.
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I did a sweet burnout in the back yard the other day. Gathering some stuff for this badboy. Picked up some 2in springs for the front and working on some stuff for the back, motor should be in within a few weeks now I have some time finally. Followed by a cage to protect to kiddies in the back seat.
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