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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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How many people own a 1980 to 1986 Explorer Special F-series on this forum?

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Old 09-24-2008, 03:16 PM
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I have an '85 F-150 Explorer regular cab, original vinyl seats and floor, 300 six with c-4 automatic........ wish I got better mileage though 10 to 12 mpg highway......carb leaks, stripped out threads on the carb......gonna fet a rebuilt soon as my bank account will allow it.
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I have a 82 F100 Explorer edition. It has a V6 and the truck has 21000 actual miles on it. The truck was given to me from my brother. I am in the middle of changing all the fluids, brakes, shocks and anything that has not been touched in all the years. The bad is I need to repair the driver door and need a driver bed side.
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F100_82 - Looks like we are in the minority with '82 Explorers.

All - I'm looking for info on what the colors were in the tape stripes on the '82 Explorer. Understand that they varied from year to year, but would really like to know about '82 since I'm hoping to have the stripes reproduced for mine.
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WOW, thats an old thread!
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WOW, thats an old thread!
For sure.


BTW, I have an 80 with the original hood ornament and tailgate badge, but the stripes are not original since the truck got a cheapo (maaco?) paint job sometime before I bought it.

Perhaps it's time to run a newer poll.....
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Yep, check out my Blue. I have pics of her in garage.

She is a 1985 F150 Explorer XLT Lariat. With tilt steering, cruise, & bed rails plus all the other bells & whistles.

She has a 302 EFI matched to a C6, but only 2WD.
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I know a guy that has an 83' F350 explorer regular wheel base dually and a herrin wrecker bed. All red black and white rubber strip tilt cruse with black bezels o yea and it has a 6.9 desel with 4 speed. The guy uses it for farm stuff.
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poll seems to be closed. But, I have a white 82 f100 explorer with dark blue on the bottom, around the windows, and multi-blue explorer stripes. 3.8V6, 3spd w/overdrive, 8ft bed, black dash trim, A/C, and color coded floormat. just crossed over 50,000 original miles last week.
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Yeah this poll is closed, but I'll make a new one really quick...

Ok the new poll can be seen here...

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...2-edition.html
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poll seems to be closed. But, I have a white 82 f100 explorer with dark blue on the bottom, around the windows, and multi-blue explorer stripes. 3.8V6, 3spd w/overdrive, 8ft bed, black dash trim, A/C, and color coded floormat. just crossed over 50,000 original miles last week.
Without pictures I cannot believe it. Actually, I really want to see pictures as I had an 82 F150 Explorer and it was well worn. So, I really would like to see one with only 50K miles.
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Mine is a Explorer+Lariat+XLT
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A 1977 F150 Explorer pkg.


I had posted earlier about this truck and recently scanned this image from some old slides. I believe this was one of the prettiest Ford trucks ever built, but then I guess I'm a little opinionated. I received more compliments on this truck than I did on most of the cars I've owned ... and I had some pretty nice ones.

The 302, three speed and 3.55 gears rolling L78-15's was NOT a winning combination. At the time we had a Dodge Aspen wagon, 318 V8 with a four speed (three/OD) manual transmission. It handled my boat better than the truck did! Sold it when I got a bigger, badder company truck that I could use for personal use also.
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