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      Not gonna lie, it was hard for me to just sell it...

      Not gonna lie, it was hard for me to just sell it for scrap instead of putting my spare 5.0 long-block into it. Unfortunately, a swap like that is just too much to be worthwhile. But it was tempting....
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      New springs & shocks, probably a little stiffer...

      New springs & shocks, probably a little stiffer setup front & rear, and likely adding a steering stabilizer.
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      So this Explorer was wrecked in February of 2015....

      So this Explorer was wrecked in February of 2015. We got it back, threw $57 in steering/suspension parts at it, a full-size spare tire, and a $30 pick-a-part fender... and kept driving it until the...
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      We got around to throwing some money at this...

      We got around to throwing some money at this thing. New engine (color scheme not my choice...), transmission, transfer case, driveshafts, fuel pump, exhaust, and maybe front and rear lockers.
      ...
    5. Got the powertrain in there, and the car runs....

      Got the powertrain in there, and the car runs. Was a fuel system and some cooling plumbing away from getting her driving, but I ended up finding an LS1 intake w/ ZL1 injectors on the cheap AND found...
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      :heart::thumbup:
    7. The day is drawing near, friends. Not a whole lot...

      The day is drawing near, friends. Not a whole lot left to do. Man, I am going to lose my freakin' mind when I finally hear her run.

      Unfortunately, I probably won't hear her run until after I get...
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      :laugh::thumbup:

      :laugh::thumbup:
    9. http://i.imgur.com/yCLmwgph.jpg Wiring up the...

      http://i.imgur.com/yCLmwgph.jpg

      Wiring up the 4L60E tonight.



      Strange concept, right!? :laugh:
    10. They still do, but not until after the rest of...

      They still do, but not until after the rest of the car has caught up with the build. There's still brakes, suspension, interior, rear end, etc that all need to be addressed before I worry about more...
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      http://i.imgur.com/GlXFYl3h.jpg

      http://i.imgur.com/GlXFYl3h.jpg
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      Had to do it to my car to make it legal. I'm okay...

      Had to do it to my car to make it legal. I'm okay with it.

      "It's for safety, officer!"

      http://i.imgur.com/GlXFYl3h.jpg
    13. It has an aftermarket tachometer already...

      It has an aftermarket tachometer already installed to the right of the gauge cluster. The stock one will not work, but the aftermarket one will.
    14. If you follow Freiburger on FB, like this post....

      If you follow Freiburger on FB, like this post. :cool:

      https://www.facebook.com/DavidFreiburger/posts/1449539132029693
    15. With the car already having a carb-ready fuel...

      With the car already having a carb-ready fuel system (especially since I already had the carburetor and didn't have to buy one), going with the carb on the 5.3 was drastically cheaper than converting...
    16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUEVwx3-3gs ...

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUEVwx3-3gs


      Made some more progress. Got all the essential electronics wired up, and the car cranks. My 3/8" engine risers should arrive later today (6/9/15)...
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      Just found this! $5000 :banghead: ...

      Just found this! $5000 :banghead:

      http://i.imgur.com/vp5xTL3.png
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      http://media.giphy.com/media/pcfdfm6hjTvji/giphy.g...

      http://media.giphy.com/media/pcfdfm6hjTvji/giphy.gif
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      Exactly. It was actually kind of depressing, 9...

      Exactly. It was actually kind of depressing, 9 out of 10 ones here locally for sale in the Houston area are pretty decent and in good shape, but asking prices averaged well north of $7000! :banghead:...
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      Guy was asking $3000, bargained to $2500. Not...

      Guy was asking $3000, bargained to $2500. Not bad, IMO.
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