'98 Expy Overland Build

ExplorerTom

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I did paint my rear bumper. I was going to do the front but never got around to it. After I saw some areas of the rear not stand up well, doing the front worried me.
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I don’t have any pics of where it flaked off. Basically the leading edge that gets blasted by the rear tire and toward the center with the tight contours that were tough to sand well.

Truck did look good though, right? The exterior styling is the only thing I miss about my 1st gen. Everything else my 3rd gen is better (for what I do with it).
 
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My plans as of today are as follows, in no particular order...
- 295/70R17 Milestar Patagonia M/T tires
- Full suspension refresh including Supreme 2" rear lift and front torsion twist and Rancho RS5000X shocks
- Lighting refresh, full LED conversion and off-road illumination
- Remove the running boards
- Replace the front clip with a 99+ front end
- Replace the rear bumper with one with black plastic (integrate flush reverse LEDs)
- De-tan the exterior trim

- Bedliner coating on roof to prevent damage when using the rack
- Paint correction (3-stage) and ceramic coating
- Roof basket for spare tire and storage, including ladder
- Roof awning
- Transmission cooler from 6.0L F-250
- 4.56 gears all around w/ a TrueTrac diff on the rear
- Replace all leather with a dark saddle and recolor all interior trim to match
- Full audio build (HU w/ display & reverse cam, 4x 6X8, 8" sub, 600WRMS 5-ch amp)
- Recovery kit including 6-ton winch, recovery ropes, traction boards, etc

- Full 4R100 rebuild for heavy towing and torque
- Full 5.4L build with OEM Lightning supercharger
So it's been a smidge over a year since I bought the truck, I think my mod list has been pretty decent so far! Once I finish the paintwork I'll take a few pictures.
 
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