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Pics of my 97 explorer on 36"s

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by VBigFord20, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Thought some of you might like to see my off road truck.

    1997 Explorer Sport, 4.0L auto with a manual T-case swapped in.
    D-44 Front from a Early Bronco with a wristed radius arm
    Stock 8.8 rear, both locked with 4:88 gears
    New 36x13.50-15 IROK tires on 15x10 wheels


    It used to be a real nice clean wheeler, but years of my friends abuse, and now mine has taken its toll on the ol girl. Its going to get taken apart over the next few months and brought back to her former glory, plus some big new plans to make it even better. I'll post photos as I work on it.
  2. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Nice that is just how Ford should of made them. I had an old BII I used to wheel.
  3. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks fun to drive
  4. Do It All Do It Right

    Do It All Do It Right Senior Member
    Messages: 231

  5. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    thats the first explorer ive seen like that
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040


    Wow, small world.
  7. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I have one also, but I don't wheel it. I picked up a clean southern body with a shot tranny. I was going to build a wheeler but its to clean so I am going to "restore" it and make it a driver.

    Axle is from a 60s bronco, the origional baby broncos. T-case is out of a explorer with a manual, its a BW1354

    Yeah its me, I saw you post around here a few times and wondered if it was the same person from TRS, but never put 2+2 together.
  8. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    And RRORC, and Pirate, and BII.org, etc, etc, etc.

    Hopefully the poor thing gets wheeled/driven more than when Ryan had it...:rolleyes:
  9. VBigFord20

    VBigFord20 Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    That won't be hard. Hell the last time he put gas in it was 11 months ago. Of coarse part of it is my fault, I should have picked it up 3 months ago but did not have the time.

    I won't be driving it for some time though, going to work on making it into what it was back in the Taxx days, before Matt rolled it.