Locked N Loaded Expedition Vehicle 1 "Layla" 1998 Explorer XLT


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Ok guys , been a while since I have been on here , been so busy with work and moving and projects that I have had no time for the computer , so this new thread is going to have alot of pictures in the first post haha.

Here is the scoop on this truck , bought it back in January for $1000 with a dead battery , had it home for about a day before the mods started. Now comes the list of info , current mods and planned mods.

Info:
Year - 1998
Make - Ford
Model - Explorer
Trim - XLT
Engine - 4.0 SOHC
Rear - 3.55 Open

Mods So Far:
  • 31x10.50R15 Kuhmo Road Venture KR71
  • 15x8 U.S. Wheel Series 84
  • New Rear Leaves
  • Warrior 153 Shackles
  • #1 Torsion Bars
  • Jensen 7" LCD touchscreen CD/DVD player
  • K&N Air Filter
  • Custom rear cubby plate
  • custom front plate bracket
  • New Factory Exhaust
  • MSD Coil
  • Taylor Wires
  • Motorcraft Finewire Platinum Plugs
  • Pet Barrier
Mods To Come:
  • Custom Safari Basket
  • 4 Lightforce Striker 170's
  • Side Lights
  • Rear Lights
  • 48" Hi Lift
  • Axe
  • Shovel
  • Mag Light
  • 31x10.50R15 Hankook DynaPro MT
  • JBA Headers
  • Cobra 29LE on Dash
  • Road Devil Mic
  • 102" Stainless whip mounted to bumper
  • Custom Rear Bumper w/ Reverse Lights, D-Rings, Trailer Hitch and Tire Carrier
  • Custom Switch/Outlet center
  • 1354M Transfer Case
  • Custom Front Bumper(?)
  • HID Conversion
  • All LED's for front and Rear Lamps
  • Sport Trac Gauge face
  • Trailer Brake Controller
  • Possible Regear to 3.73 or 4.10
I think that is all there is, and now commence the photo bomb



When I first got it


The Custom Storage Compartment Panel



Changing the Springs and Exhaust










messin around at college




sizin up a different rim and tire



Work Trip to Plattsburgh, NY




Running Board (Salt Holder) Removal





Building the Basket






and finally my truck next to a same year Ranger (driven by a Girl!!!!!!!!!)




and there it is for now , expect more tomorrow (later today haha)
 
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as of last night , rest of the uprights welded in , gonna grind the welds smooth tonight , and calling today about the expanded metal for the floor
 

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Pretty nice! That's a shame about the steps holding in all that salt.

I take it that's the next fix? I like the roof rack idea a lot..Good work!
 

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Jay , yes , come spring it is getting a driver side rocker and all the other rust fixed , and thanks , i always wanted one but wasnt gonna pay alot of money for what i can build
 


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