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jg09
09-09-2008, 07:30 PM
Ram section soon to come***

My old '91, right after I covered it in truck bed liner and spray painted the bumpers and wheels black

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/09/explorer_blackbumpers1-1.jpg

And then a couple after I bought fiberglass fender flares that would convert it to the '95-'01 front end

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/

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The 1991 was fun, but I bought my Durango and the Outback was still at our house, so I was forced to get rid of a vehicle. The 1991's front axle just got completely blown up and it was approaching 300k miles, so I just told everyone I knew that if they came and took it, it was their's for free. Someone stopped by a week later and took it away on a car dollie. I've gone past their house a few times and it looks like all they're doing to it is slowly swapping in the parts they can onto their newer ranger.

But I missed my old Explorer a lot, and after I got rid of the Durango, I really missed 4WD in general. So...

I bought this

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/09/100_0942-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/09/100_0943-1.jpg
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2008/09/100_0944-1.jpg

badbasser98
09-09-2008, 07:48 PM
The catch is, it's covered in truck bed liner!
There goes 5MPG in extra weight...

Be damn hard to scratch it though :smt023

J.McDonald Knives
09-10-2008, 12:57 AM
Is yours also a twin I-beam?

jg09
09-11-2008, 08:10 PM
Yep, it's got the twin traction beam front suspension. It rides like a covered wagon in stock form, but I still love this truck through all of that.

Ryan
10-02-2008, 01:41 PM
Tell me you didn't cover the wheels in bed liner too...

jg09
10-02-2008, 04:20 PM
Nah, wheels and bumpers are flat black spray paint. I considered it, though. Seemed like a bad idea.

Ryan
10-02-2008, 04:24 PM
Heh, you need to get some Rhinoliner stickers to put on there now!

jg09
11-12-2008, 02:01 PM
Just bought these fenders and hood!

http://www.mcneilracinginc.com/off-road ... /index.htm (http://www.mcneilracinginc.com/off-road-fiberglass/Ford/Explorer/91-94_4dr/00ExplorerConv/index.htm)

Pics will be up tomorrow. It currently has no grille, headlights, or front bumper, so it looks a little rough for the time being.

jg09
11-13-2008, 10:54 AM
pics


It's hard to tell how much flare these really have, but it's 6" out each side
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6514/explorer1oa4.jpg

Looking from the back, you can really start to see the '95-'01 look starting
http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/658/explorer2ky5.jpg

Original plastic inner fender shows where the original flare was. Looks like I'll be modifying the metal piece toward the front of the flare, too.
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5563/explorer3zy5.jpg

Yeah....my gaps aren't perfect, but this was the first time I've ever done this sort of thing.
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/6420/explorer4vd8.jpg

Necessary trimming
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7608/explorer5rx4.jpg

Huffer
11-13-2008, 10:58 AM
What benefit do the new fenders have for the vehicle? More clearance? I'm not aufait with the Explorers so one SUV 4x4 looks like the next to me. ;)

jg09
11-13-2008, 11:18 AM
More tire clearance, yes. The suspension I'm going to install gives me 5" of lift and 10" of suspension travel. With stock fenders, I can run 31" tires. With these fenders, I can run up to 35" tires without rubbing. I'll probably go with 33" tires for the time being since I don't want to regear my axles quite yet.

addiction102
11-15-2008, 04:54 PM
I was up skiing at Keystone the other day and a 1st gen fozzy covered in bed liner parked right next to me, that thing looked so mean ahaha.

jg09
07-20-2009, 01:28 AM
updated 1st post

jg09
08-13-2009, 11:02 PM
Update: blew the transmission in the '92 a couple days ago when I was out four-wheeling

jg09
03-10-2010, 06:51 AM
update 03/10/10

I've got ANOTHER explorer. this one is another '91.

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2010/03/100_1948-1.jpg

shown with the '92

https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2010/03/100_1950-1.jpg

1996Battlewagon
03-16-2010, 11:19 AM
DUDE! Where have you been? And what are you even driving now... is this the new DD?

jg09
04-26-2011, 11:51 PM
Hello to all! I've compiled a list of all the vehicles that I've owned and found a pic of each, from first to last.

1988 Toyota Camry Wagon
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/88camryedited-1.jpg

1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/91explorer_1edited-1.jpg

2002 Subaru Outback Rocky Mountain Edition
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/02outback-1.jpg

1999 Dodge Durango SLT
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/99durangoedited-1.jpg

1989 BMW 525i
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/89525iedited-1.jpg

1992 Ford Explorer 4x4
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/92exploreredited-1.jpg

1988 Subaru GL-10 Turbo AWD wagon
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/88gl10edited-1.jpg

1989 Honda Accord LX-i coupe (far left)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/89hondaaccord-1.jpg

1991 Ford Explorer 4x4
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/91explorer_2-1.jpg

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Laramie Club Cab 4x4
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/98ram-1.jpg

2002 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor (my current vehicle)
https://sl-i.net/FORUM/images/imported/2011/04/02crownvic-1.jpg