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Old 12-05-2004
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V-8 Explorer transplant

If I were able to find a V-8 Explorer (2001 or older) thats basically been totalled out but is still salvageable, would all or most of the parts along with the 5.0L V-8 be transferable to a 2001 Ranger regular cab short bed? i.e. Radiator, power steering, AC, etc.

P.S. I realize that I may have to use a different drive shaft but oh well.

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Old 12-05-2004
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I've not heard of one doing it. But, I'm imagining it could be done, although with relatively major modifications involved to do it.

I know there's a lot more people out there who know a lot more about it than I do, so I'll let them chime in.
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If you go to Ranger Power Sports they have many articles that deal exactly with this. I suggest going there and doing some reading. This is one fairly common V-8 swap I believe...
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Keep in mind that you generally need an engine that meets emission standards for the vehicle year you're driving in many states. It makes transplants a problem in some places because you need a late model transplant which is, of course, mo' money!
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try this... a lot of really good info
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Talk to Todd (TMSOKO) on G-E. He has a 5.0 Ex drivetrain in a 99 Ranger. Claims it was mostly bolt in and plug in with some exhaust fabrication necessary. He has since added a Kenne Bell supercharger and Level II rear axle to it.
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