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My Explorer build.

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by WormsExplorer, April 25, 2017.

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    1. WormsExplorer

      WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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      Here is my 97 Explorer 5.0. Right now she is stock minus the after market radio :) My plans are to get 35" tires under her. With a SAS and SOA. As for now will get a TT done and an add a leaf or Shackle and get at a minimum 33's to do some minor trails. I had a 92 and she was great. This one here I have had for about a month. Bought her for $250 and found $1.00 in change. So bought her for $249. I already have a Dana 30 for the front just need to get fundage and more parts then the undertaking will commence.
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    3. WormsExplorer

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      Well there was an addition to the Ex family here in Colorado Springs. I picked up a 97 Sport. Engine and Trans in excellent condition. Barrings and rear axle though need a LOT of help. Here are the pictures of her. Her Interior is in pretty good shape also. Has the Key pads and Keyless entry. Has the temp and Direction also has Radio Controls and heater controls for the back passengers.Very good condition. I got her for $800. This is my daughters rig. Will keep you all posted on what will happen :)
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      Question for you all. Does my 96 have the Vacuum lock on the front diff? Asking cause I have seen a lot of people talking about the BWM. I have also heard people talk about the 97 not having it. Thank you
       
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      96 won't have it, if I remember right 95 did but they are prone to problems.
       
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      Thank you
       
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      96 most definitely has the CAD front axle, unless it is a V8 . or has been converted to a live axle like mine!
       
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      That's not true, an old friend of mine has two 96 4.0 explorers and both came factory with live axles. He hasn't done anything to them since he got them new, one was his dad's the other was his and he Owens both now.
       
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      Not to argue, but I've been with Ford for 30+ years, all 95-96 v6 4x4s that I've ever seen (and it has been many) had CAD. 97-up all were live axle. Best way to tell is to look;)
       
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      Well we got rain and snow and fun stuff here today and expecting more tomorrow WAAAHHHOOOO! I thought it was Spring. But I will check that out Hopefully this weekend. Will getting the Axle out of the 97 and put in the 96 work just fine? Or will there be something that I will have to Modify? Thanks all for the reply's.
       
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      Yes it will bolt right in, you may need to eliminate vacuum lines IF it has the other axle.
       
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      Thank you sir. Can not wait to get this build going. Need more nice weather and time. Time keeps running out LOL
       
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      I'm about to move back to wy, can't wait for that, but yeah I love the explorer. My wife is about to lose her Mercedes to an explorer.
       
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      NICE. Why Wyoming? Just wondering.
       
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      Wyotech and where I'm from Texas is to hot
       
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      I lived in Copperas Cove, TX due to Ft Hood. Do not miss Texas at all
       
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      Oh I can't stand tx but I'm in Amarillo and unless you make $18+ an hour you can't make it here or do anything but survive.
       
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      OUCH! Well Wyoming will be closer to some AWESOME Trails here in Colorado. If you like doing trails that is. When are you planning to move?
       
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      Love trails, my wife is from Denver I'm from Casper Wyoming. I'll be there next month
       
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      Well I guess I better get my EX running very soon. LOL.
       
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      I can help when I get there
       
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      I live in the Springs. All I really need to do is get her registered. Just been tight on money currently. But hopefully next month will get her Registered.
       
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      Well I just ordered Orange Plasti Dip for my Rims. Hoping this will be something different for my EX. I always see people doing Black Rims around here in Colorado Springs. I like being different. :) This is the Color I ordered. Going on my Tear Drop Rims just like the ones on the 97 Sport.
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      Sweet, I did black but I'm running 16's off of a patrol car.
       
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      Well a little off topic but went up a forest road today with my tow rig. Was nice to get out to the mountains for a day of rest with my family. Was very impressed with my truck.

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      Well I could not pass up Buying a 97 5.0 4 door explorer. I was able to get her for $250. So Build is now gonna be on my 97. 96 is gone. My Daughter has the 97 Sport and I am gonna build the 5.0 97. Looking forward to the build that is gonna happen with this one. Just got to get her running first. Was told by previous owner that her Mechanic said it is the fuel pump. When I get a chance gonna look at all the fuses and relays and the Trip switch. Then I will see if Fuel pump needs replaced. Hoping it is one of the others and not the pump. We will Hopefully see this weekend. I will let you all know.

      So here are a couple pics of her.

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