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    rebodying a 1999 ford explorer with a 1940 ford pick up

    https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...r-chassis.html

    Uk spec explorer generation 2 1995 to 2001 uk 97-2000
    only available in uk rhd with cologne v6 ohv, not the ohc, nor the 5.0
    only available in the UK with 4 wd
    ford ranger and explorers available in the us with 2wd - different spindles /front knuckles, utilising a spindle and rotor
    wheels et17 15 and 16''
    double a-arm front with torsion bar, no shock/spring tower
    8.8 posi rear - you know they are 59 inches wide as you take 3 out to get 56
    disc brakes with internal handbrake
    I am guessing ecu for running / emmisions , fuel pump, pats - delete everything else.
    keep the frame and running gear totally stock.
    abs, cruise control

    wheel base is 1/2 inch different

    so keeping everything stock and utilising all the stock body mounting points, especially the a-pillar

    how do I do it? regarding rebody.

    with a view to maybe in the future going 2wd, using a later model smaller cc ford v6 engine and 6 speed

    what would the basic steps be?
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    You talk about using the stock mounting points, especially the A-pillar.
    Is this a chassis vehicle or monocoque?
    " Big Mess - I'll get back to you"

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    Photos front & back:
    Body on
    Body off
    New body on

    All showing number plates
    Do NOT cut chassis
    Send to DVLA a get a name change
    " Big Mess - I'll get back to you"

    Ed Roth - "I couldn't get enough of his stuff, cos he understood!" - 28Chevy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColinHD View Post
    Photos front & back:
    Body on
    Body off
    New body on

    All showing number plates
    Do NOT cut chassis
    Send to DVLA a get a name change
    Simple as that. Great reply.
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    Older but no wiser.

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    A few things to keep in mind. Compare these dimensions on each vehicle.

    *Front axle centerline to front of grill and sheetmetal. Doesn't do any good if the radiator has to be mounted in front of the grill.
    *Frame rail height over rear axle. This is because the bed is the first thing to mockup. After that you'll know how high or low you have to build body mounts to align the cab and bed unless you're going for way slammed and you're willing to raise the bed floor.
    *Front AND rear axle widths. Remember the front axle width is normally wider than the rear axle width.

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    https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.for...487b3bf9c7.jpg

    fine shame
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...1442112&jsn=15
    out of stock on 2wd front spindles
    so even though the ranger continued to 2009, it changes from torsion bar to coil
    spindles change

    ranger and explorer chassis side by side
    not explorer is closed c section
    totally different
    https://www.ranger-forums.com/genera...e-swap-112459/
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    That looks ok and will definetly save on the mismatched parts hunt.........................................

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