Explorer Build in Australia

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Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 20th, 2018, 6:10 pm

Having purchased this car a few months ago as an offroader, i thought why not, seeing a JP Explorer out bush would be enough to make me laugh, and seeing as all of the details required to complete it are readily available via the motorpool, i decided to just go for it.

1st Gen's weren't sold in Australia, so there was little chance of using one as a basis, although i have seen 1 for sale here about 6 months ago, i probably should have picked it up!

So i used my 2000 Gen 2 Explorer XL Manual

How it started about 2 years ago
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How it begun
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terrible nudge bar, but a basis to work from
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copped a bit of offroad work, improved the nudge bar, rear bar carrier etc etc
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 20th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Then came early mid april 2018, time to begin!

Decided i was going to paint the green/yellow as it was the cheapest option, except the bonnet that would be wrapped.
So i had the colours matched to the vinyl i was going to use.

Day 1 - Dissasemble!
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Day 2 - Sanding!
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day 3 - Painting!
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Day 4 - Cleanup!
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 20th, 2018, 6:26 pm

I decided to Vinyl wrap both the roof and the bonnet, mainly due to the paint being acylic and the top getting the most of the sun, would hopefully make it last better, this car unfortunately lives outside all the time.

wrapping the roof was a terrible experience... but it looks ok in photos haha.

Day 5 - Bonnet wrapped
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Day 6 - Roof Wrapped
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Day 7 - Upper Doors & Tailgate Wrapped
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About here the weather turned bad, so things got a little delayed, but still chipped away at it!

Started laying on the stripes
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 20th, 2018, 6:29 pm

At this point i still hadnt painted all the bolt on plasics/trimmings so got cracking on that.

Paint Time!
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More Re-assembly
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 20th, 2018, 6:34 pm

More assembly and stickers!

Nudge bar back on & Bonnet Logo
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Little green parts at the top of the doors
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This was now the start of May, About now i realised i was going to have to wait a little while to get the side stickers done, i should have ordered them earlier!
So i got cracking on making up some taillight guards

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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 20th, 2018, 6:43 pm

fast forward 2 weeks and i got my final stickers!

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There are of course still some further touches to come, but that brings it up to where it is currently.
and now i can drive it again!
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby EFFalcon » May 29th, 2018, 12:48 am

Out and about
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Have painted the wheels since, need to get some more photos!
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby Chase65 » June 8th, 2018, 8:44 am

Awesome build! Looks good
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby Nosam10 » June 26th, 2018, 3:16 am

That looks awesome !!once l move back to
NSW from Tassie looking to start a jp build probably a Jeep
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Re: Explorer Build in Australia

Postby Nosam10 » June 26th, 2018, 3:35 am

That looks awesome !!once l move back to
NSW from Tassie looking to start a jp build probably a Jeep
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