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installed my weber finally, it fixed my misfire and woke the truck up so it doesnt feel like such a slog to drive.
I have a receipt for the OEM carb being tuned from a few years back, but I think it was tuned for high elevation which caused it to just dump fuel down here in texas.
it chugged and got about 10mpg. Hopefully this improves the gas mileage some.
Still needs some buttoning up but I'm extremely happy with the unit.
Install was pretty straight forward other than those infamous two nuts under the carb. those were fun. They were defeated by a 3 inch long wrench that we wiggled in there.

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I'm in Flower Mound. I've been to most of our local pick and pulls, but I must have missed that one
 

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it's still there, I went back out yesterday and got the back door hinges and a few misc dash pieces. not much left other than drive train and seats at this point. Someone else took the rad. dome lights, drivers door+hinges and the power steering pump.
 

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Higher elevation would mean thinner air and SMALLER. sized jets. This would make it run leaner at lower altitudes. I had flooding problems with my OEM 1987 carb and went to a Weber. MUCH better performance from the Weber. I also made special 12MM wrench for those inside carb nuts. I bent each end to about 45 degrees. Dennis
 
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Higher elevation would mean thinner air and SMALLER. sized jets. This would make it run leaner at lower altitudes. I had flooding problems with my OEM 1987 carb and went to a Weber. MUCH better performance from the Weber. I also made special 12MM wrench for those inside carb nuts. I bent each end to about 45 degrees. Dennis
I originally was gonna bend a wrench but my coworker had a tiny wrench that was able to get in there and get that puppy off.
It’s a definite improvement for sure. Mine had a misfire, would idle all over the place, and stumbled on accelerating. Weber fixed them all
 

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I did a weber conversion on my 89 about 4 to 5 years ago and haven't had any issues ever. The only thing, and it's not a real issue, is if I don't use the trooper for over a week I have to crank it more than if I start it daily before it responds.
 
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Alright, finally found some time to start on sound deadening the front.
Things were going smoothly until i pulled up the rubber on the drivers floor pan.
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Lookin a little crusty, time to break out the chisel and make loud noises for a few hours since i only have hand tools.
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Sanded off what I could and then covered the rest in some rust stabilizer. its currently curing.
in the mean time I did the rest of the front. The transmission tunnel is heat wrapped and I’m currently waiting to hear back from Jerry on a new inner shift boot, as well as some clips to hold the carpet up in the front.

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And finally I added a new sticker. If youre ever in broken bow this pizza place is well worth the stoop.
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Discussion Starter · #28 ·
replaced one of my vent window seals.
anyone run into something like this or know why the window would be crooked like this? possibly the hinge bracket got bent?
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finally got the cargo cover installed
If anyone has a tan one and wants to trade let me know.
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I installed a sport track center console. It looks almost factory and functions nicely. Rear seat folding function is not affected. I wish the arm rest was a little higher but I’m still happy with it. Ill probably make a bracket to raise it a few inches later.
for mounting it I enlarged the rear most holes on the OEM center console bracket and ran some bolts through them.
And that’s pretty much 90% of the install. I added some spacers on the back of the arm rest base. The final bit is I need to make a bracket to go under the front to fully stabilize the whole thing but it is pretty stable with just the two bolts. Shifter is in 4th in the picture.

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Arm rest is from an early 90s explorer
The center consoles are pretty much the same for all the 90s explorers and bucket seat rangers, they differ in colors and cup holder designs(but these are mostly interchangeable). there was an optional "long" center console that attaches to the dash on higher trim explorers, this one will not work in the trooper.
The arm rests are also all interchangeable, but you’ll want an early 90s one as they are full tang steel instead of the later plastic base ones. The plastic base ones break with normal use.
If you find a junkyard with multiple years of explorers then you can just make a Frankenstein one in the yard like I did. I got the armrest, the console and the cupholder from three different trucks.
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Very cool - I was able to get my hands on a NOS after market sliding arm rest and cup holder deal that mounts to the top of the stock console, but what you did here is awesome (and probably a lot cheaper and easier to find!)
 

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Very cool - I was able to get my hands on a NOS after market sliding arm rest and cup holder deal that mounts to the top of the stock console, but what you did here is awesome (and probably a lot cheaper and easier to find!)
A lot of luck was involved but i basically found a junkyard with as many 90s-early 00s explorers as I could then walked around the yard taking pieces from several different trucks to make one console. I had to give up and buy the armrest off of ebay since there was no tan ones in the yard.
you have any pictures of your setup?
 

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Pardon the mess, haven't given it an interior refresh in a while, but you get the idea.
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Oh thats a much more usable height for the arm rest than mine, nice find!
 

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You can also keep your eyes peeled for some LS trim seats with built-in armrests. I think in 87-88 they probably had some cool 2 tone tan/brown, but after that, aside from the black RS-only trim, the LS seats with armrests were gray for the 1st gens. I bet there are probably some 2nd gen seats with armrests that might work too.
 

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If I come across a set down the line ill probably snag them. but as of right now I like the knitted vinyl look a lot. Reminds me of my base model rodeo which i still miss.
 

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Nothing new has happened to the trooper recently. Still accumulating parts to do a suspension refresh. I did stumble upon some older pictures of my 242k mike rodeo. i miss this truck still. It stopped getting fuel and I didn’t have time to figure it out so I sold it to a coworker who traded it for a truck. It got found abandoned in Oklahoma and was undoubtably crushed :(
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Rad, double bench seat!
 

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Thanks, If i manage to find another bench in good condition locally ill probably find a way to put a front bench in the trooper. Rear passengers be damned lmao
 

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Installed some $28 covers from thailand that are super fragile, both of them arrived broken.
but they do look good.
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