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2 new trucks + lotta work on plow truck!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by 91AK250, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    well what a summer! kinda a roller coaster of emotions for me.

    first off i sold my 2004 ford excursion v10 4x4 for $14,500 over 2 grand more then i paid for it in march '09. i then bought a very nice loaded 2001 ford explorer limited v8 for $7500. one month later i sold it for $8500!. i decided i needed another excursion i missed my big truck. so i bought a 2000 V10 limited 4x4 excursion for $7,800. its in great shape 119k miles and had the whole front end rebuilt recently.

    heres some pics of that, i havent done much except clean it up(kids) and put '04 heads/fogs and HIDs in it.
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  2. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    i also picked up a 1998 ford expedition 5.4 with 64k miles!!! best part is i got it for $2500 its been owned by my grandpas company since new and its cherry!
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    also sold all my other explorers except my '96 limited.

    and this week we took the plow truck in for work. i knew the frontend was pretty bad but it ended up being alittle more then we thought.
    new tie-rods
    steering gear box
    calipers,rotors,pads, shoes,drums, ebrake lines
    ALL u-joints were toast.
    drives SOOOO much better now! i honestly didnt know how bad it was. now its going to go in for new front springs and an alignment. $2400 all said and done but well worth it.
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  3. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Nice rides and definitely a summer you flipped some metal for cash!
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I love your license plate. LOL
     
  5. duramax-king

    duramax-king Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    Everytime i see that truck, i want my old 88 ford f-350 back
     
  6. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    got the truck back on friday, man its like a brand new truck! so smooth!

    also went back to the stock steel wheels/hu caps with some better tires for winter.
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  7. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
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    Is it just me or does it look like the front wheel is still kicking out alittle bit?
     
  8. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    I love the color on that F250 you got, can you post more pictures of it?
     
  9. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
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    I se you are all ready for Winter. Any plans on putting a plow on the Excursion?
     
  10. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    naw the excursion is just the daily driver/ass hauler

    yeah, its going into the spring shop this week then getting an alignment after thats done. so im sure the alignments off some still. plus those TTB axles were never known to keep an alignment so who knows how long it'll stay good. but the truck doesnt see many miles(about 1-2k a year) so it should be good for along time.

    thanks on the color compliment! i allways wanted to paint somthing this color, when i came time to pick a color to paint the f250 i knew what i was using! dont look too bad for a almost 3 year old paint job..my first full paint job also.

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    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  11. dodge15004x45.9

    dodge15004x45.9 Senior Member
    from malvern
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  12. tanker6

    tanker6 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 39

    How'd you do the HID in the excursion? Just looking at the photos of the lights they look so much brighter then factory 99-04 SD/excursions.
     
  13. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
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    $2400.... damn you coulda done a hell of a dana 60 solid axle swap for that much. and yours woulda bolted right in. I did a completely custom solid dana 44 swap from a 79 F250 into my 1996 F150. Now it rolls on 8 bolts. I also have the full floating 10.25 rear from an 86 F350. i had to make all my spring mounts and do alot of custom fab on it but in the end its sweet. All said and done with both axles, and new rotors pads calipers hoses u-joints hubs and seals and new F350 Steering for the front. and drums shoes wheel cylinders and e brake cables for rear ive got about 500 to 600 in it all together.
     
  14. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    Can you post pics? That sounds like a sweet rig!
     
  15. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Excursion looks great! I wish I could afford one for the wife.
     
  16. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
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    Not tryin to hijack here. Im on fullsizebronco.com alot ill try to get a sas thread on there and when I do ill be sure to post a link here on plowsite. I have the pictures just need to do the uploads n such.
     
  17. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    yeah i'd love to see pics!

    there was alot of work done other then the frontend and honestly the TTB does everything i need it to do. with the limited use of the truck and the fact i needed it back this week...and i never even thought about doing a SAS on it haha

    i just realized today how bad the camber is today! lol! its going into the spring shop later this week. we'll see what that brings.


    oh and the HIDs in the excursion. i have a 55W bi-xeon headlights in factoy 2004 headlight housings. then i have 12,000k 9145 HIDs in factory 2003 foglights. light output is amazing.

    i'm waiting for my HIDs for the expedition to get here in the mail...i hate waiting!
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  18. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
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  19. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
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    thought i'd throw alittle update in here also.

    got my HIDs for the headlights and fogs on the expedition...its coming along.
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    the 2 together
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  20. Willman940

    Willman940 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    The F250 didn't come stock with a 305 did it?