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 Posted: Wed Aug 31st, 2022 04:59 am
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The deal is done. I am driving it trough the winter then in spring I'm gutting it. Or selling it depending on my physical and mental condition by then.
Got this for less than 500 bucks and it is driveable. Picking it up in 3 weeks. Needs front brakes, I have rotors already, pads and calipers if it needs them. Yay.

2001 expo 5.0 AWD, will have to paint the console and OHC because it is that horrible tan color.

It's not in as good of shape as it first appears but what can you buy for less than a K these days and drive it home.




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 Posted: Thu Sep 1st, 2022 12:33 am
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Nice! I've been wanting to get a doner expo 5.0....



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I have a sister in law, 2 nieces and a nephew near Mesa I've been wanting to visit :-)

I've considered buying a gen1 from there, flying down and driving it home. Would be nice LOL.



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Living in the southwest is great, because the cars are rust free, the problem is, people drive them into the ground here. Really wear them out, and leave nothing left on the bone.  

I plan on moving back east... and taking my rust free beaters with me. My 89 Wagoneer XJ, 98 B4000, my 2004 Tahoe, and my new to me 01 Blazer.



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It's home. Sitting out there. It has an array of problems I will start to list on saturday when I do the front brakes.
Funny thing is... it drives and steers and doesn't squeak or pull one way or the other, shocks and tires feel good...

First glance, driver door can only be opened from the inside, OHC display is dead, radio display is dead, looks like the sun roof has been leaking since 2002, and it is hit and miss between 7 and 8 cylinders. No ticks or knocks, has to be injectors or plugs or wires ALL of which I have. Well I don't have the right injectors LOL but I have injectors.
OH and the interior light stays on for about 45 minutes after you close the doors.

Doesn't look like it has ever been in an accident. I have pics but they are on my phone. I can't upload pics any more since I forgot my password and are too lazy to reset it.



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Title in hand, life is good. Doing the brakes today.



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aroundincircles wrote:
Living in the southwest is great, because the cars are rust free, the problem is, people drive them into the ground here. Really wear them out, and leave nothing left on the bone.  

I plan on moving back east... and taking my rust free beaters with me. My 89 Wagoneer XJ, 98 B4000, my 2004 Tahoe, and my new to me 01 Blazer.

BUT....

Where rust isn't a concern, there are issues with paint, always plastics, and rubber parts tend to dry out and be equally painful dents to the wallet sometimes..



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Weather was crappy so I didn't do the brakes.

I lifted the hood and there wasn't a rod to hold it up. So I grabbed a metal bar from the garage, propped it up. Then something in my brain went "snap" and I looked at the hinges remembering they usually have gas shocks.

I reached in my crate of parts and pulled out 2 perfectly good hinges with gas shocks, though from a 99 and a 97 the shocks fit. Now my hood stays open when I choose.

The driver side door handle was busted, I dunno I think it is pretty important to be able to enter the driver side on the driver side so I knocked the centers out of those rivets and drilled them out. The centers knock out easily (pin punch, from outside to inside) and they drill super easy being aluminum. I ordered a metal handle instead of that stupid plastic they put on there.

Someone destroyed the pads that have the window/lock controls on them trying to pry them off with the shell on. These come off AFTER THE panel is removed, 2 little latches they slide right INWARD. The door panel must be removed or you will destroy the control panel. You would think after destroying the passenger side they would have tried something different on the driver side but noooooo.



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