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Old 08-23-2010, 05:11 AM
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Man, thats all I could find at the JY when I went...but didnt want to fuck with converting my brakes.
Well, I might be taking a frame to the jy today... maybe I can do a trade!
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Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:03 PM
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Getting started! We dropped it off the jack stands once, but we got it under control!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

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Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

ok, I have a few questions. Will I have to have a custom drive shaft made? And reading on other forums I read that the explorer motor mounts don't bolt up if you have a 2wd 4 cyl with a coil spring front end. And has anybody ran the return fuel line on a ranger yet? tia!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-24-2010, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

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ok, I have a few questions. Will I have to have a custom drive shaft made? And reading on other forums I read that the explorer motor mounts don't bolt up if you have a 2wd 4 cyl with a coil spring front end. And has anybody ran the return fuel line on a ranger yet? tia!
a guy once told me you just have to get your driveshaft shortended. He said it runs about $50...guessing you take it to a welder...maybe someone at a muffler shop could help.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

There is a shop that specializes in driveshafts around here. I guess I better give them a call. Thanks
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-29-2010, 09:00 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Got the motor out of the explorer last night. Here's a few pics.
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-29-2010, 09:04 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

no pics!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:09 AM
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Sorry, I got ahead of myself and hit the reply button! Here you go!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-29-2010, 09:15 AM
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Sorry, I got ahead of myself and hit the reply button! Here you go!
Sweet! looks like you got yourself a chop shop!!
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:57 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

SHHHH! Don't tell anybody!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-29-2010, 04:20 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Looks like it's progressing right along. Paid about $100 to get my driveshaft shortened at a specialist shop. Managed to get a hold of an Explorer rear with discs and found it's not a limited slip, probably order the differential through summit. Did come with 31 spline axles and purchased leaf spring supports to get welded on this week.
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Old 08-29-2010, 04:33 PM
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Looks like it's progressing right along. Paid about $100 to get my driveshaft shortened at a specialist shop. Managed to get a hold of an Explorer rear with discs and found it's not a limited slip, probably order the differential through summit. Did come with 31 spline axles and purchased leaf spring supports to get welded on this week.
Yes, it's coming along pretty good. Now I just have to figure out something for my motor mounts. And get a new radiator and trans mount, both were messed up in the wreck. Sounds like you are about to (or have) already got yours going!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-29-2010, 05:47 PM
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Yes, it's coming along pretty good. Now I just have to figure out something for my motor mounts. And get a new radiator and trans mount, both were messed up in the wreck. Sounds like you are about to (or have) already got yours going!
Been driving for the last 2 1/2 years with the small 7.5 rear and finally getting it changed out. Why not get it done when having to change out the clutch and flywheel at the same time. The clutch can be a pain in seattle traffic but the auto should give an advantage, especially when towing large loads.

Went through Advanced Adapters for the engine mounts, modded radiator, headers and remote oil adapter. Really sped up the installation process, had the money at the time...

Got all the pics on my cardomain page under the same username in case you wanted to check it out.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

I checked out the pics. It looks really good and and extremely clean looking install!
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2000 2wd Ext cab with explorer 5.0

Mods so far:
Explorer ohc and lighted visors, Mustang dome light with LED's, In channel vent visors, Explorer sport trac guages, White faceplate for a/c controls, 8.8 ls rearend with 3:29 gears, 302 swap, coil spacers, 3" body lift, Westin step bars, A.R.E. topper with roof racks, 33x12.50x15 firestone destination a/t's, 8 hole american racing rims.

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Old 08-29-2010, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Just watch it with the throttle, it's gotten me in trouble a couple of times. Had to remember it's a Ranger, not a Mustang. Have fun with it when you get it done.
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