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$200 V8 Project

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by RandomNerd2000, March 3, 2017.

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    1. CoalHeat

      CoalHeat New Member

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      Sweet truck!!
       
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      I thought so, I gave $200 for it, it's got 260K miles, was sold as rusted out and needing a fuel pump, but I've been around these enough I knew it was worth three or four times what he wanted, and I jumped right on it, I'd been hunting a V8 Explorer again in a cheaper bracket since last June, and I got right on it.
       
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      Amazing truck for $200! Wow
       
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      Ditto, and it looks great for any vehicle 18 years old.

      I'd replace the control arms if they need BJ's, the bushings are surely worn a bunch too at this age. I just got four new Moog arms, about $330 total, the better uppers and the only lowers they make.

      Check your end links of the sway bar too, up north those break.
       
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      I did a full inspection, it hasn't had anything touched in years, the front end has play in the ball joints and the tie rods are sloppy, figured as much, end links are decent still, they're Moog end links, or at least they have the blue bushings and I've always associated that with Moog.
       

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