Re: 92 Explorer conversion to Jurassic Park Car
The roof will definitely be the most difficult. On the bright side, older Explorers can be had for a dime a dozen, it's just trying to find one that isn't in too bad shape to work on.
I had bought a '97 (this is back in '02) Lincoln Town Car from an uncle of mine and was planning to extend it and add it into the limo fleet. I later found out that to be eligible for a conversion the underbody had to have none, to very minimal rust or no one would cut the frame to extend it. I was a bit ticked but drove the piss out of the car for a year until I sold it for the same price I had bought it for! I know you don't plan to extend the Exp. but I'd try to find a southern US vehicle to do the work on.
As for slow responses, it does happen on here as the majority of the knowledgeable people, or those willing to give their opinion on a matter work full time. For me, family and my business come before the forums, but if I have some free time, I'll pop on and see who's trying to do what. It's getting better as more people join that have a background in auto tech, fabrication and other trades to give others a hand. The more complicated the problem someone has, generally the longer the response. I'm at a miss here, as well, why no one else has suggested anything in regards to your project. Perhaps they all think you're nuts??
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
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