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History Question

When did the OHC mod first start appearing? Always been curious about that.

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hmmm......it's been around for as long as i've been into a ranger, which would have been '01ish. So older than 01?
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it was sometime in 01 i think... it was a member on the old Gen-edge that first came up with it (cant remember who) then N3ELZ perfected it
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I first saw it in late 99 on a Ranger w/ a Mountaineer front end at a weekly car show in S Fl.
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whats the ohc mod?
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whats the ohc mod?
Explorer Over Head Console. It's the one that has the digital thermometer and compass, and a spot for a garage door opener. It o mounts on the ceiling of the truck above the rear view mirror.
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whats the ohc mod?
Only thebest mod out there to do

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whoa! where do you get that thing from? and how do u hook it all up? Does that come from an exploder?
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95+ Explorers and Moutaineers, and now SportTrac's. 95-97 consoles have a blue display, and 98+ have a green display

2 diffrent styles also One has a sunroof button and one has the garage door.

Each one hooks up diffrent I believe

Hook it up using this site
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/3

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Whats a decent price to pay for one?
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U could find one on ebay with everything Console bracket temp sensor and wiring harness for 50shipped maybe less

Just be sure it hasthe wiring harness with atleast 6 inches of wire

If you find one on ebay without the wiring and sensor PASTFINDER probbaly can hook you up wth some
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Yea I was looking around on eBay. Just trying to get a clue what a decent price was. No need to over pay. Thanks.
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Here is one of no one was to bid u could get it for 28.00 no temp sensor though has everything else u need

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...QQcmdZViewItem
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haha funny thing, I'm already watching that one.
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Don't get it without the temp sensor. You would have to go find one at a junk yard, and if you're gonna do that, might as well get the whole thing from the junkyard.
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Oh def. Its great to have a temp reading. One of the highlights of doing this mod.
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Pastfinder canhook you up with the temp sensor just pm him and ask

You might e-mail the seller and see if they could pull itoff theexplorer for you.

It says in the auction

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PARTING THE ENTIRE VEHICLE SO LET ME KNOW WHAT ELSE YOU MIGHT NEED.
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Then again....some yards think their stuff is golden.....i've been quoted $100 for a complete ohc w/ sensor, bracket, and wiring to underthe fire wall. And even then, you don't know if it works or not.

And if partfinder can't hook you up, the temp sensor is located behind the bumper, under the grille, above the driver side frame rail...oh....and there's two different styles....


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Great. Thanks guy. Can't wait to do this mod.
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And....there's two different shades of gray. The 01, possibly 00 as well, explorer gray is just like the 01 ranger gray....
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Yea, I'm gonna get whatever color I can right now even though my interior is Tan.
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You can always get duplicolor paint and match it tan
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You can always get duplicolor paint and match it tan

Exactly. Or do up some vinyl
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I figured it had been around since at least 2000 or so. It is a great mod, and fairly easy to do if you know a bit about wiring. I pulled mine out of a 99 Explorer. Didn't pay anywhere near $100 though. I got the OHC, mounting bracket, complete OHC harness, temp sensor, OEM temp sensor wires, and 2 12V accessory plugs for $40. It helps when you know everyone who works at the wreckers though.

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