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Rear hatch for a 2002 Sport

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Mbrooks420, May 18, 2017.


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    1. Mbrooks420

      Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer

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      A coworker has a 2002 Sport. It's supposed to be pretty nice, and is rust free. He broke the hatch somehow to the point he needs a new one. (Not entirely sure what he did). He says he's looked for 2 years and can't find a hatch for it.

      Should these really be that hard to find? I did a quick search of the more popular local yards, and they didn't have any showing in inventory.

      Looking at google images it showed them looking very much like a 98-01 4 door hatch, but that would seem a little too easy, as I have one of these in my back yard. ;)

      Thanks In advance for any help.
       
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      they are the same. the only difference is where the wiper blade it. if i remember, on a 02, its in the glass, 98-01 is in the hatch. 4 door and 2 door will fit
       
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      Hi,

      I have a nice rust free rear hatch off of a 2000 3 door if you are interested.

      PM me.

      Thanks,
      George
       
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      The 03 Sport has the rear wiper on the glass, and that began during 2002. So that 02 Sport hatch could be either, it depends on the date of manufacture. I;ve been wanting to find one of those late 02's or 03 Sport hatches.

      But the few I've seen on the street all have the very tall lower molding on them. I think they may all have those, which would not work for me. I'm trying to replace one old 93 hatch I need to for my 99, and remove the wiper holes in my 98's hatch. Those tall moldings have a bunch of holes behind them to hold them on, that wouldn't help my project.

      So be sure you find a hatch with matching trim holes in it, especially if what you look at has unneeded holes.
       
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      Great info, thanks guys. I could either buy it for $300, or sell him the hatch of my parts Mounty. :rolleyes:
       

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