well, I finally got around to getting photos of previous recent mods I did, as well as photos of the mod I did yesterday.
Having owned my 93 ranger and my mom owning a 92 4x4 exploder I had grown fond of the dome light design in them. So months ago I started searching ebay for the explorer dome lights. I was hoping to find a black one but couldn't. Now the How-To is titled mustang, so I searched mustang. I managed to find a black one in the old explorer format, but was outbid at the very last minute. So months later I finally start searching again and all I keep finding are the funky new oval designed black dome lights. Well persistance paid off. I managed to find a 90-93 OEM black mustang dome light. This mod has been done for about the last month or 2 now.
The next mod I did was hit up the El Paso "auto boneyard" in El Paso TX. It's an area in far east El Paso, TX off of Montana/ Hwy 62/180 with at least 10+ junkyards. I went there for an explorer OHC and 2nd OEM fog light toggle. We all know about the toggle and here's 2 updated pics.
Dash lights off:
Dash lights on (please excuse the blurry photos, I lack steady hands and shutter speed was 1.3 seconds and without flash, but do note the color of the 2nd switch - it's blue):
I forget the remover I used to take off the OEM radio bezel paint. It was some lacquer stripper (EDIT: Klean-Strip Lacquer Thinner), but it took the paint off with ease. It actually caused it to bubble up so all I had to do was wipe off. I did a couple of passed with a lacquer remover soaked paper towel to makes sure I got everything, washed it with mild soak and water, and then wiped down with 90% rubbing alcohol to completely clean the surface. I used Rust-Oleum Hammered Paint for Plastic Silver. It gives a mildly textured, but smooth finish and looks vaguely similar to OEM. I still would have preferred a semi-gloss metalic flake gunmetal gray, but I like this look too.
Next up, you guessed it the OHC. I grabbed a light gray OHC. But, it wouldn't stay light gray for long. A trip to Wal-Mart resulted in the purchase of Krylon Camouflage Paint with Fusion Technology in Ultra-Flat Black and sewer's chalk for marking of my headliner.
Don't mind the washed out look of the headliner. The flash tweaked the colors and I was too lazy to edit the pic for accuracy.
Next task is to calibrate the OHC and enjoy. Both the OHC and 2nd fog switch came out of a 95 exploder, so the lighting on them will be blue. I should have probably went with a 98+ for the OHC so it was green, but that's small stuff. I do like the 2nd toggle being blue though.
The next interior project...EATC. I have yet to start collecting for that though.