Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

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Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

Postby Gmanpaint » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:06 pm

1994 XLT Dark Cranberry
Engine-4.0L OHV
Trans-A4LD (rebuilt)
T-case-E1354, extended vent tube
Front-D35: Rebuilt, 4:10, C-clip Eliminator mod, Manual locking hubs, extended vent tube
Rear-'97 Disc 8.8: Rebuilt, 4:10, new LSD pack, 5/8" gr 8 U-bolts, extended vent tube

Suspension
Front: F-150 coil spacers. Rancho coils, Rancho 9 way adjustable shocks, James Duff stabilizer shock, All new Red poly urethane bushings, sway bar quick discos
33"x12.5"x15" BFG KM2 on 8.5" Alloys

Rear: F-150 leaf packs, add a leaf, 153 shackles, James Duff 70/30 shocks, Sway bar quick discos, extended brake line
33"x12.5"x15" BFG KM2 on 8.5" Alloys

Mods
3" Body lift, Front bull bars, Flipped tow hitch, custom roof rack, Rock lights, 6" front lights, dual 6" LED lights, Back up camera, Custom dash console holding CB-monitor-temp display-switches-dual 12v outlets, '99 Leather EB seats, DVD/CD, Rockford Fosgate speakers in all doors, Custom 8" JL audio sub in stock enclosure with amp, CB ant mounted to rear hatch.

History:
Purchased this rig from Habitat for Humanity. Was donated by original owner for resale to help fund the program.
Needed a lot of work inside & out, but the price was right at the time & it ran great, so I jumped in and got dirty bringing this back to life.
It was T-boned in the rear door & quarter panel pushing everything in and the door couldn't open. Replaced the door, and pulled the pillar out enough to use the door again.
Typical things were needed for maintenance items, and some electrical repairs for windows and such. Made a good work rig for a few years.

Decided to beef it up some and enjoy it for more than DD duties. This rig did all my light trailing and really surprised me how well it did. From stock size AT's. to 31" AT's to the 33 MT's it has now, has been a slow but gradual climb up the Mod list. For each tire size increase, other mods were done as well.

Present:
Used as a work DD still and hauls my ladders around plus everyday use. With almost every single drive train component rebuilt on it, it runs/drives incredible. No complaints, even with 33" KM2's.

Future:
Narrowed D44 SAS & SOA on 35's is in the near future for this rig as soon as it is replaced with another DD. I have 80% of the swap parts for it waiting to be installed. This will be my full time wheeler with plans to take it to Moab soon.

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Re: Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

Postby BigTim55 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:08 pm

Sweet rig! I really like the purple!

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Re: Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

Postby KF5ZXT » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:34 am

Awesome man, sweet ride. Thanks for sharing with the group. What is the planned set up for the SAS?
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Re: Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

Postby Gmanpaint » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:33 pm

SAS is going to be done as funds allow. Working on getting the axle narrowed and gathering the rest of the parts still. Since this is my DD another rig needs to be purchased still and can't do that until the other modified Ex is sold. No time frames here, just going with the flow of things. :)

Setup is Narrowed HP D44, custom extended radius arms, EB coils, running 35" Kevlar MTR's.
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Re: Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

Postby AgPete139 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:54 pm

Like the truck, man. Definitely don't see the purple every day.

What leaves are you using?
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Re: Gmanpaints 94 Explorer Pugly

Postby Kris Guilbeaux » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:41 am

This is a very pretty first gen :-) I love the color
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Randall's truck spends more time in the Garage than the Trails... :)
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