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about a year ago I bought a 00 ex cab 4x4 with a bad 3.0. I had been looking off and on for a swap for it whether it be another 3.0 a 4.0 or 5.0. I had not been having any luck finding one reasonably priced. Today out of the blue my nephew called up asking if I would be interested in a 5.0. I went to talk to the guy and came home with a complete 99 merc mountaineer with a 5.0 for a whole $350. All the other parts vehicles I had found had been right around $1000 or higher. I am now a happy camper got to get my 93 back together so I have a spot in the garage to start pulling it apart.
 


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Nice find!

How many miles on it? what is the overall condition? from the pic it doesn't look too horrible, maybe worth fixing it up and driving it...

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abut 165k and it looks good from 100 yards. the rockers are gone behind the plastic and a lot of rust all over along with he interior is rough also
 

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good score!
 

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I am happy with it. I am trying to get the 93 done so I can get my wifes car done so I can start on it. I backed it up today so I could get the rider out so I could run the heat and there were large chunks of aluminum from the front differential in the driveway. Has anyone installed the keypad entry on a ranger?
 

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Yah, I feel nekkid without a parts rig for the Rat. I have several for my BMW. :D
 

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looked underneath the front end tonight and can see the pinion gear without taking anything apart
 

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Hopefully the motor is in better shape than the rest of it then!


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runs great! I can't wait to get started but 70 hr work weeks are rough
 

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Oh yeah that kinda hours put a big dent in truck time!


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