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General Information

Year
1974
Make
Ford
Model
F100 EXPLORER
Color
White
Packages
4X4, 390, C6, AC, PB PS
History
Purchased from University of Arizona archaeologist in 1980. Second owner, as near as I can tell. Was used to pull 26 foot Fiberform Cabin Cruiser to Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Would trailer a 15 foot bass boat to Grand Wash Bay over 60 miles of dirt road and river bed. Boats sold, friends left, Dorf goes about 300 miles annually, now.
1974 Ford F100 EXPLORER (White)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Engine is rebuilt 390 to RV specifications. Offenhauser intake and Edelbrock 650 cfm carb. Rebuilt C6 with shift kit. Heavy duty 4-core radiator with auxiliary electric fan, trans cooler installed with trans rebuild.
Interior
Original restoration; blue velour seats, carpet, dash cover, door panels.
Exterior
Changed color in 1984 from blue/white Explorer trim to all white. Paint had peeled from original. Plans are to return it to the original trim.
Audio
Added cassette in 1980.
Suspension
Stock, replaced rubber with neoprene, installed heavy duty shocks.
Wheel and Tire
Total rebuild of braking system 2008; new drums, shoes, wheel cylinders, and lines.
Wheels are stock with the small, original hubcaps and chrome trim rings.
Tires are L235x75x15r Michelins.

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