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View Poll Results: How many people own a Explorer Special 1980 to 1986 F-series?
1980 Explorer Special F-series 2 15.38%
1981 Explorer Special F-series 3 23.08%
1982 Explorer Special F-series 0 0%
1983 Explorer Special F-series 3 23.08%
1984 Explorer Special F-series 1 7.69%
1985 Explorer Special F-series 3 23.08%
1986 Explorer Special F-series 1 7.69%
Truck still has original pinstripes and badges. 4 30.77%
Truck has Badges only 0 0%
Truck still has hood ornament (1980-1981 only) 2 15.38%
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Thanks, I try to keep it up as best as i can.
You do a darn good job.One of the best looking 80-86's I've ever seen.
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You do a darn good job.One of the best looking 80-86's I've ever seen.
Thank you! Im always waxing it, and keeping it clean. Although i do have some minor rust issues that i hope to fix in the summer.
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Thank you! Im always waxing it, and keeping it clean. Although i do have some minor rust issues that i hope to fix in the summer.
I am very lucky in that department.My truck has no rust on the any of the areas ford trucks are prone to get it on the outside.HOWEVER,I have a nice quarter size hole next to me headlight dimmer switch,a nice hole the size of a soccer ball in my driver's side floor board,and the little strip of metal that the weatherstrip seats onto under the door sill plate has rusted.And my front bed panel has decided to rust at the spot welds and at the bottom.Other than those areas,my truck is spotless.Your luckier though,since you live in Michigan.I'm in inland Florida,and the only thing that will ruin a vehicle down here is saltwater,and i'm 60-70 miles from the beach both ways.
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Came by an OLD hilltop junkyard today. Looks like the price of scrap has finally made it to the country..They were dragging them out of the hills..Saw 4 57 Chevs..57 Ford..Several T-Birds..Buick Conv...61 Lincoln...and bringing up the rear ...a blue/silver...84 EXPLORER F-150...Has the name on the bed sides...
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I'd vote in the poll, but It doesn't give me the option to. It looks like I've got the only '82 F-150 Explorer on here, that makes me feel pretty special. My Grandfather bought it new and gave it to me a few years ago. Its torn down to the frame right now in the process of a frame up. Its staying all factory too, even that kick *** baby blue and the 3 blue stripes
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I have a 85 F150 Explorer XLT Lariat. I am not sure on which package... It is all original.
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This is a good looking truck! I noticed it doesn't have AC vents. I thought that the vents were still there even if it didn't have AC. Also, I wouldn't think that a Lariat would come with out AC.
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This is a good looking truck! I noticed it doesn't have AC vents. I thought that the vents were still there even if it didn't have AC. Also, I wouldn't think that a Lariat would come with out AC.
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Yeah, i wouldn't think that a Lariat would come without AC either, though i probably wouldn't use it that much if it did.
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that one sexy looking truck CDF302v8, makes me want to paint mine red
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CDF302v8 just has an a/c delete truck.Like mine.The original owner simply didn't want a/c.
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CDF302v8 just has an a/c delete truck.Like mine.The original owner simply didn't want a/c.
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The holes are there for it behind the dash panel,but there aren't any ducts or anything like that.73-96 Ford trucks didn't really need a/c IMO,because if you open the vent windows and the door windows,and if you have a sliding rear window,that's enough air.Plus it doesn't cost ya gas and doesn't crowd up your engine bay!!!
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I have a 85 F150 Explorer XLT Lariat. I am not sure on which package... It is all original.
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Very nice truck! You don't drive this in those brutal Michigan winters, do you?
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Very nice truck! You don't drive this in those brutal Michigan winters, do you?
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Heck no! haha, and i never plan to.
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The holes are there for it behind the dash panel,but there aren't any ducts or anything like that.73-96 Ford trucks didn't really need a/c IMO,because if you open the vent windows and the door windows,and if you have a sliding rear window,that's enough air.Plus it doesn't cost ya gas and doesn't crowd up your engine bay!!!
I wouldn't use it, the sliding rear window is great, and so are the vent windows.
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Air Conditioning was an optional extra on every model, except the Explorer Package "D".

However, it is unusual to see a XLT Lariat without this option.

All models have the place to put the air-conditioning vents, because of dealer installed add-on air conditioning options.
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