MX3: Roof Rack & Tent
Posted on August 27, 2015
In preparation for my Baja trip in 2009 I built a roof rack to hold a roof top tent. Nothing too crazy, just a loop and couple cross supports enough to carry the tent. In order to get to the roof from the inside I had to remove the headliner. The ma...
MX3: Rear Bumper Swing-Out
Posted on August 26, 2015
The rear bumper for the MX3 is originally off the MX1. Since that truck would get a new rear bumper, I decided to make up some new mounts and reuse it. Here's the the original sections of the bumper when I was making it. The pivot was a leaf spring bushi...
MX3: Front Bumper
Posted on August 25, 2015
Originally purchased as a parts donor vehicle for the MX2, I quickly realized the condition of the Explorer was too good to rip apart. Between working on the MX2, I started outfitting the Explorer (aka MX3) with all the old equipment removed from the MX1....
Damage & Repairs In Baja
Posted on October 30, 2014
Rolling off the couch, I get up and search for food. Nothing was in the house. I scrounged some pesos together from my shoe and headed across the street to the market and picked up some cinnamon rolls. When I returned Raul was awake. We waited around a...