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Got another 96 AWD 5.0L - Making one good truck from two

This last weekend I purchased another truck.
This was ITSA5.0's truck
96 5.0L XLT AWD
3" body lift
33" mudders
silver blue paint/blue interior.
150k something miles
Sunroof, power everything, leather

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front end damage, needs radiator core support, bumper, headlight bezel, grill, fender, hood, windshield, trans cooler, a/c condensor, and a few other little items. Unlike my green 96 I totalled recently, this truck's frame and front suspension are untouched.

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the 96 XLT has both air bags deployed, is missing some parts :) exhaust, etc. Sounds pretty mean and rides a little rought as expected. Let me see what I can do about that :) I promised to take the ITSA5.0 for a drive when shes back to her former glory.


This truck is a little rough, but it has character and I really like the color, size, and options.


Here they are together :) Little to they know they are about to become one:
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I will be taking the drivetrain from my green totalled 96 and transplanting it into the new silver truck. The Green truck has 86K miles on it and I just did a full tune up and emissions package on this engine.
Basically I will take the best of the two 96's and make one nice truck for a dd/tow rig.

I will keep the body lift I think and tire size.
Did I mention I like the color?
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ahhh 3 sets of Ford keys :), 3ea, 5.0L drivetrains

I would like to thank Skyler for the great deal and Brett for doing the legwork, helping find this deal.
 
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section525

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That is nice. Shouldn't take a whole lot of work to get the body golden again. Good luck! :D
 
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I hope it turns out well. It'd be a fun project. Shouldn't be too bad (knocking on wood). Good luck with it!

-Drew
 
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Isn't she pretty?

I love this truck already!
hahaha Its gonna be a bad mamma jamma when I am done later this summer.....
 
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very nice. that will be a nice looking tow rig, but a little harsh on the gas milage I would think
hope all your projects have been going well, and continue to go well
 
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good luck with ur explorer 410

would love to see pics of it when its all fixed up
 
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gas mileage? Oh brother.....you cant own SUV's and be worried about gas prices, jsut take your foot off the skinny pedal more often, thats how I beat the new prices. Besides after living in So Cal these prices are CHEAP!

When it hits $5 a gallon I'll buy a vespa, but I'll still strap it to the back of my truck :)

And yes the Explorer on 33's with AWD eats gas. Plan is to make it 4wd however with a new T case......
 
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and thanks for the compliments guys! This one is going under the knife later this summer, full drivetrain swap, front end work, body lift fix, I am going to make the rear hatch into my own little camping tent with air mattress, power outlets, and sun blinds :) Then shes going to get a Sport Trac front clip, 4wd t case conversion, and just lots of love.......
 
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can't you change a 5.0l AWD to just a RWD......i mean it's just a pretty straight through swap right?
 
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