Well, I guess an update is due. Haven't done too much, with the new expenses of rent and an upcoming wedding, but I have done a little.
Got a grille from Shaun that he was going to use before he found a YZ one. Traded him some clear corners for the grille. I decided I wanted to run a light bar on the front, but wanted it to be a little different, so here went another project, in my defense, I had an empty fog light switch to use.
Started by pulling out the insert and replacing it with a chunk of expanded metal that I trimmed to fit snugly in the surround. Then I trimmed out room in the expanded metal for the 32" curved light bar I was going to use. After securing the light bar with brackets bolted to the header panel, I set it up to get a look at what the final product would be.
Then I decided to go with YZ paint to tie the windshield banner in with the cross member, and now torsion bars and brackets.
Then I decided to make a "FORD" badge for the front out of aluminum diamond plate that mimicked the older Broncos mixed with the raptor.
And then I ran some red led strips behind the grille to make the FORD stand out at night, looks better in person than it does in pictures, but its tied into my dome light circut, so i can light it up whenever I unlock the truck with the FOB or when I open the door.
Now with that said, I also made a HUGE breakthrough in the world of explorer full length consoles.
Bailey got me a small pack of shop towels for Christmas to keep in my truck, and I found out that if you fold them properly, you can fit a handful of them in the tissue holder and they will self-feed the next one out! Yes, for those of you wondering, it is "THAT" big of a deal.
And to finish off, my favorite shot of the Clermont meet