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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:35 am
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So yesterday I became the proud owner of a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac. The lady I bought it off of parked 2 years ago in her driveway after it blowed a power steering hose. It has 121,000 on the clock super clean interior and a few minor dings on the outside. Bought for $675.

After a thorough inspection this morning I found a broken brake line bad power steering return line and a leaking transmission cooler.  Fixed all of that this afternoon. And bought a tailgate for it off a guy I work with for $20. Tomorrow I will replace the rear diff cover with an aluminum finned cover from a 2008 explorer with IRS swap out wheels and tires and a good cleaning. Maybe even install some HID lights.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:41 am
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You forgot "and then I'll sell it to Jim LOL.

That 96 expo 5.0 would go right in there just saying....



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:56 am
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If I keep it I'm going to use it for a work beater.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 07:18 am
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Wow, that sounds like a good deal, was it in fair condition other than the faults you fixed?



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 11:44 am
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Yeah it's nice shape. It does have a small spot of rust on the front fender and a crack in the front bumper cover. Needs a major cleaning and a set of wheels and tires. But other then that for an 01 its pretty nice



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 11:56 am
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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 12:48 pm
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First thing I thought is when you sell the expo invest in a gallon of round up for that driveway, you are supposed to see the cracks and not have to mow them.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 01:26 pm
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"bought for $675"


I am bowing to you like you were mecca!!! All praise the $675 sport trac!!
$675 smoking deal! Congrats

I have an entire front clip for a sport trac in storage! Why? i have no idea, but if you need a fender and bumper cover and your ever in Idaho! LOL

I love it!!!! V8 V8 V8 V8

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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 01:59 pm
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And he has a V8 sitting there..... hint hint



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:32 pm
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410customs wrote:
"bought for $675"


I am bowing to you like you were mecca!!! All praise the $675 sport trac!!
$675 smoking deal! Congrats

I have an entire front clip for a sport trac in storage! Why? i have no idea, but if you need a fender and bumper cover and your ever in Idaho! LOL

I love it!!!! V8 V8 V8 V8

I do need a bumper cover and a right fender. The story I got on it from the lady I bought it from was the power steering hose blew apart. So she parked it. On her way to napa to get a new hose she stopped and bought a jeep liberty. This was 2 years ago when the hose blew out. She posted it on Facebook so I jumped. When I went to look at it there was a 97 ranger regular cab 4.0 5 speed 4x4 with a broken spring hanger in her yard and a super and I mean super clean 69 mercury cougar 351c 4 speed that has zero rust but the block is cracked. I asked about the ranger and the cougar just waiting on an answer. The best part is the ranger has 75,000 original miles her husband bought it new. Been sitting on a cement pad since 2010 with a broken hanger. And its Jim's favorite color. Money green.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:34 pm
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JAMMAN wrote:
And he has a V8 sitting there..... hint hint
If I keep the expo the v8 is going in the 95 splash



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:35 pm
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Holy cow. What is her address???

LOL



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 Posted: Sun Aug 12th, 2018 02:42 pm
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It's like when a car breaks down they park it. Theres like 10 cars in there driveway that all have something stupid wrong with them



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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 02:00 am
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Today while driving the sport trac I noticed the volt gauge was very low then a few more miles down the road it died. So time for a new alternator and battery. Leaving a car sit around is a bad thing to do



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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 03:51 am
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You reckon the alternator is screwed too?



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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 09:24 am
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That's what I'm thinking? The volt gauge in my ranger and explorer both read in the middle the gauge in the sport track reads on the low side bout an 1/8" off of the L. I have a new alternator so I'm just going to throw it on and hope for the best. The battery has been sitting in unused for 2 years in it only being charged with a charger or jump starting. And I already have a brand new Optima battery



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 Posted: Mon Aug 13th, 2018 02:08 pm
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Replacing the leaking rear diff cover on the sport trac. It amazes me how something that hold oil will rust. Replacing the old one with a finned cover from an IRS explorer



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 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 05:08 pm
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Before

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 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 05:12 pm
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Although they are dirty now but theres the wheels and tires I got for it



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 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2018 06:27 pm
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Nice!



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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2018 10:38 pm
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2 days of buffing and polishing but the end result was worth it



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 Posted: Wed Aug 22nd, 2018 02:03 am
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Have you tried turning your phone sideways to take the pic? It will let you get so much closer and get a larger picture.



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 Posted: Wed Aug 22nd, 2018 07:55 am
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I have tried that but when I upload the pic on here its upside down but if I screenshot a pic I want to upload they load right side up. If that makes any sense



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 Posted: Wed Aug 22nd, 2018 11:01 am
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GALLERY 

https://ford-rangers.com/forum10/32.html

Then use the rotate button. On some browsers you have to refresh after hitting rotate the first time but it does work.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 24th, 2018 12:23 am
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Who ever tells you that cant put a Ranger tonneau cover on a Sport Trac is full of shit



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