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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Explorer FRONT axle?

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I'm looking to do an explorer 8.8 swap for my 67, but I was just curious about the front axle....

I am probably going to pick up a whole parts car. Is there any use for the front axle? At least for my setup? Hold on to the third member? If we scrap it and I don't sell the front axle, I just dont want to toss anything useful. I found one with 4.10 limited slip in it. I assume the front axle is way more off center, but are the diff parts the same? I.e. backup parts.

I assume nothing else is worth saving for a mustang. I'm just hoping to part it out and break even on my cost (or maybe even make some money).

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 09:28 AM
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The front is going to be independent. Iím thinking it uses the 7.5Ē. Toss it.

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Around here you can sell the engine if it's a 5.0 and that's about it. Explorers with failed 4.0's and/or 5r55E transmissions are everywhere. You can sell those IF you can guarantee them or at least demonstrate that they work in a driving vehicle first. There are a few people still keeping theirs on the road and buying a part here and there but that's about it. There aren't even many people wanting rear ends, much less the fronts. Just let it go.
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Originally Posted by gijoe985 View Post
I assume the front axle is way more off center, but are the diff parts the same? I.e. backup parts.
The Explorer front axle is a Dana. Not even close to the 8.8.

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