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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

I created an account because my curiosity is getting the best of me.

I went to my local salvage yard (because that's what all teenagers do) to causally browse and look amongst the cars and trucks that time and their owners have forgotten.

During my three hour visit my curiosity stuck me and I challenged myself pinpoint somewhat cool, unique, rare, and strange vehicles and try to investigate to see what led to their demise and to guess when the vehicle was last roadworthy.

My search concluded with a Cadillac Allante, two Pontiac Aztecs, a 1980's Cultlass that looked to nice to be destroyed, a (boy racer) Toyota Celica, a Foxbody Mustang that was stripped to the chassis, a 1980's 4 door BMW, but my most interesting find led me to these forums.

When I first saw it from the front, I thought it was just an regular Explorer, but then I noticed the front a-arms; they looked way beefier then what I thought was the norm. Then I saw the grille guard and it was at that point I knew I had hit the jackpot. This was someones project and to see it like this kinda depressing. When I finally got around to the rear end of the SUV, I was greeted with a full "slant back" conversion and what looked to be an external gas tank holder.




The thoughts began to swirl around my head; 'Was this a pre-runner?' 'was it a rock crawler?' 'Who would cut an Explorer when they could buy a Sport-Trac?'. The truck was picked over quite badly so I could find any clues about this truck's origins. Well that was until I found a greatlakes4x4 decal on the fender.

So my curiosity has led me to these forums; does this truck really belong to a member of these forums?


Thanks...

*edit* Thanks for the responses and it looks like you guys have found some answers!
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #2
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Welcome! That thing is an abortion!
I would imagine it had belonged to a member of the forum, who it is, I cannot tell.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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My bet is nobody claims it. But looks like they worked on it for a while.
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #4
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I have nothing witty to say. so much win in that build
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #5
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Sucks that they stole your bumper and sent it to the scrap heap Alex.


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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:42 PM   #6
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My bumper looked better than that heap of crap! And mine was willingly thrown away
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:47 PM   #7
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To your garage wall...


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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #9
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I don't know who you are, but I have a feeling we would would get along fine lolz
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Old April 11th, 2015, 10:51 PM   #10
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I don't know who you are, but I have a feeling we would would get along fine lolz

You could hold hands and skip through the scrap yard. Cute.


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Old April 11th, 2015, 11:13 PM   #11
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Someone is surely missing that lost treasure. Sad.
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The wastelanders from mad max live in Michigan?
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That's what I thought. It would fit right in.
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subscribed. Best 1st post I've seen in a while.
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Was the roller fairlead for the winch operable? Was there a winch tucked in there still?
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That truck won the Baja 1000.
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No mere mortal built this. Give it the respect it deserves.

Is that enough?
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