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Old 08-09-2010, 10:19 AM
wyman00 wyman00 is offline
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Default finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Hey everybody, i finally found a wrecked 96 explorer for sale for $350! It has no rear axle and the front drivers side is damaged. He said it runs good and that the engine was rebuilt about 10 months before the accident, and the trans right before the accident. he is an older guy in a wheelchair and is going to let me put a deposit on it until i get the rest of the money. I will be looking around here to find a bunch more info, and i'm excited about doing this. From what I already read this will be a direct swap. I have a 2000 2.5L 5-speed and the explorer is a 96 5.0 automatic. It might be a little while but when i get the explorer i will post some pics.
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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 08-09-2010, 02:01 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Sounds like a good find! I'll be watching for the project thread.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

I was very excited to find it. I just went and looked at it and gave him money to hold it for me. It's gonna be perfect for what i want. It has power everything!
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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 08-19-2010, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Going to pick up the explorer Saturday! And possibly picking up another 98 ranger for $200 to put my motor in when I do the swap.
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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 08-19-2010, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Nice pick man!!! Let us know how it all goes!
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

let me know if you need any help i just did the 5.0 swap on mine and it was worth it
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:05 PM
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Nice pick man!!! Let us know how it all goes!
I'll definitely take some pics and keep my progress posted!
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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 08-19-2010, 09:07 PM
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let me know if you need any help i just did the 5.0 swap on mine and it was worth it
Thanks for the future help! I'm sure I will have plenty of questions!
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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 08-21-2010, 03:15 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Sorry to threadjack but your having a 5sp and the expo having an auto made me think of this...

Will a 5.0 out of an auto expo mate up with a T-5? or is there a bunch of wiring invloved?
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

I am also in this process. Good luck with the swap. I'll be keeping a close eye.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:34 AM
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Sorry to threadjack but your having a 5sp and the expo having an auto made me think of this...

Will a 5.0 out of an auto expo mate up with a T-5? or is there a bunch of wiring invloved?
I wish i could help you, but I don't know anything about transmissions. Hopefully somebody will chime in here. I know there are a lot more knowledgable people here than me!


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I am also in this process. Good luck with the swap. I'll be keeping a close eye.
Sweet! What did you get your setup out of?
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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 08-21-2010, 04:37 PM
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Pics of the donor explorer and another truck I bought today!
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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 08-22-2010, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: finally found a 5.0 explorer!!

Nice...You swappin engine, trans, seats, and rear end? That is the 8.8LS rear end right?
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:57 AM
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Nice...You swappin engine, trans, seats, and rear end? That is the 8.8LS rear end right?
Just the engine and trans. The seats are ripped up and the axle is gone. I have not looked into seat swapping yet, but maybe i can put my seats on those tracks? I don't really know yet. And I am still on a search for a 8.8 with disc brakes!
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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.

My build thread--> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...ger-build.html
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:51 PM
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Just the engine and trans. The seats are ripped up and the axle is gone. I have not looked into seat swapping yet, but maybe i can put my seats on those tracks? I don't really know yet. And I am still on a search for a 8.8 with disc brakes!
Man, thats all I could find at the JY when I went...but didnt want to fuck with converting my brakes.
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