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Explorer Build – Spare Tire Swing-out

The last few months have just flown by in a whirl of work, prep and moving so I haven’t had any time or energy to actually sit down and write about what I’ve been up to. Therefore the next few posts are going to be catching you up on what I’ve been up to, starting […]

Aug 23, 2013 | Bojan Beran | No Comments | Cars,Vehicle


Explorer Build – Finished Electrical

Last night I pulled another super late post work session and got the wiring completely done. The off-road lights, fridge, 12V outlets and CB are all completely functional now, and the truck is wired up with some heavy duty 0/1 awg wire to handle both the new alternator and to provide a rear drop point […]


Explorer Build – Wiring Part 3

Another successful night of wrenching on the truck and I damn near finished the electrical. I upgraded a few more of the big wires (battery to starter solenoid, winch hookup), and patched together the rest of the interior. I also finished up the wiring around the battery. That entire area is so tight that it […]

Apr 17, 2013 | Bojan Beran | 2 Comments | Vehicle


Explorer Build – Wiring Part 2

The new alternator arrived on Friday and I jumped right back into finishing the electrical. Sunday was a FULL work day. I got the alternator installed, wiring almost done, CB installed, and even the old alarm system removed. I also started looking at how to install the fridge. This thing is going to be one […]

Apr 14, 2013 | Bojan Beran | 2 Comments | Vehicle


Explorer Build – Suspension Upgrades

The electrical system is on hold as I’m waiting on a high output alternator and high amp relay, but what did arrive was the new suspension bits. I replaced the rear struts with some Monroe Sensa-Trac load adjusting shocks to handle the extra weight and the fronts got some new KYB’s. I got a chance […]

Apr 5, 2013 | Bojan Beran | No Comments | Vehicle


Explorer Build – Wiring Part 1

After wiring up the lights and thinking about how to wire up the rear, I started the long and arduous task of upgrading the electrical system. With the winch, lights and a new fridge I’m going to install, the stock electrical system is going to need an upgrade. I got 0/1 AWG wire that will […]

Mar 19, 2013 | Bojan Beran | No Comments | Vehicle


Explorer Build – Lights

Got around to wiring up the lights finally. I looked for the best way to get the wiring into the truck without going through the roof, but nothing looked good/functioned well, and since I don’t care about resale value, out came the drill, rubber and RTV silicone. I ran the wire through the roof and […]

Mar 9, 2013 | Bojan Beran | No Comments | Vehicle


Explorer Build – Bedliner

I spent the last few weeks on vacation and also just driving the truck around to get a feel for it. It definitely feels a lot better, runs smooth and stops like a champ. The steering is a little loose and it needs an alignment, but overall it’s running great. The milage has dropped slightly, […]

Mar 3, 2013 | Bojan Beran | No Comments | Vehicle


Explorer Build – New Tires

I got a chance to pick up some “new” rims from the junk yard and it was time to replace those super balding tires. I got recommended to this place called Bear’s Tires and they really took care of me. Yokohama Geolanders on all 6 wheels and the truck is ready to hit some trails! […]