Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Excursion - King of SUVs
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Excursion - King of SUVs 2000 - 2005 Ford Excursion

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:20 PM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
7.3 PSD Swap Project into 2005 V10 Excursion

I'm making this the official build thread. To see how it all came about, see this link:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...nt-enough.html

Here's a complete detail about what was done today, Day #1.

Since I can't do the swap at home, I have some space in my grandparents' garage to get it done. I got out there at 9:05 AM this morning to prepare for the Excursion to arrive between 10 and 10:30. I had to put a trailer outside that had been stored inside, and also unload all the tools I brought out. Here's the '05 ready and waiting...

Click the image to open in full size.

The driver called when he was about a half hour out, which was at 10:20. Since I have a somewhat challenging location, I told the driver I'd meet him up at the highway and lead him in. Here was the drive out to the highway, in the snow:

Click the image to open in full size.

Waiting:

Click the image to open in full size.

Finally here!

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Backing into the neighbor's driveway. Mine is too narrow to have room to unload this, but we're all connected, so I was able to go right through.

Click the image to open in full size.

I have help from my grandpa. While the driver pulled the straps off, my grandpa cut the tape/plastic to open the driver's door. Being only like 5'4", he fit in quite easily. One of the many things I brought in the back of the Excursion was a freshly charged air compressor. Since the bead on the back tire wasn't broken, I was able to re-inflate it enough to pick the rim up. We tried to start it, but the batteries were so dead, we didn't even have the slightest lights. So, we cleared out of the way and he put it in neutral:

Click the image to open in full size.

Well, due to the flat tire, he couldn't steer it enough and it went crooked. Fortunately the brakes worked enough to stop it before it went off, but it did knock the ramps off their mounts.

Click the image to open in full size.

The driver put the ramps back on and we hooked up to a chain to help persuade it. We got it down safely with no other issues:

Click the image to open in full size.

The towing company got to go on their way, and according to camera times, they were here for just under 20 minutes. Not bad at all:

Click the image to open in full size.

Now, we had to change the flat out with the spare. I took the hubcap off and got the spare unwrapped and out of the back while my grandpa went to get the jack:

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

New batteries in June 2011, but they are DEAD:
Click the image to open in full size.

Got some other pictures while waiting:

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Got the spare put on, ready to roll:

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Towed it to the house. Fortunately we never hit, though there was one close call. I was watching closely though, so I hit the gas and got out of the way:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Had a Dept. of Defense sticker for Ford Campbell on the windshield...
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:30 PM
lowrango lowrango is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Port Reading NJ
Posts: 105
lowrango is starting off with a positive reputation.
looks like the beggining of a very cool project. when it comes time to part out the remains of the donor vehicle lmk. I would be interested in a few things.
__________________
2000 Excursion 7.3 PSD limited 4x4...stock for now
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:43 PM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
Next, I dropped a couple extra batteries in it. Got the one from the '05 and the battery from my trailer:

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Got the mud cleaned out from the front. The front valance just fell off once the mud was brushed out

Click the image to open in full size.

Got the entire windshield cut out and in the trash. Then onto vacuuming up all those little pieces:

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

Next, I decided to try to start it. I checked all the fluids (except I now see the power steering), and all was good except engine oil. Apparently some leaked out in the rollover, as it wasn't even showing on the dipstick. I added 6 quarts of some 10W-40 we had sitting around the garage and it brought it up to the range. We'll be changing it later anyway. Then, I got myself in there and glow plugged it twice. Cranked but it didn't turn over right away. I got out and went to the other side to check the fuel cutoff switch, which I forgot to do before. It wasn't tripped, so I went and got back in to give it another shot. Two more glow plug cycles and it finally turned over. Didn't stay running long, so I had to crank it again. It stayed running that time. I don't think that was bad considering it has been sitting since the accident on 11/6/2011 and it's ~32 degrees out. Hopefully this works:

******** width="400" height="224" >*********>

This meant I was able to get it in the garage under its own power:

Click the image to open in full size.

Unlike what I said earlier, we later found the power steering cap partially off and very low. Topped it off with some fluid and started it again. Power steering is much easier now, but there's a lot of air in the system and it's very noisy.

Now I took some more pictures to document it. I've got more, but here's a few. Quite a few were a little blurry too, so I'll have to re-do some of them.

Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:44 PM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.

How we finished the night:
Click the image to open in full size.

Jon
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Stewart_H's Avatar
Stewart_H Stewart_H is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Central Coast of CA
Posts: 19,080
Stewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputationStewart_H has a superb reputation
Yep, I got a lot of "I wants" building up buddy for when you part that puppy out!

I can't wait to see the journey this thread is going to cover!

Stewart
__________________
The Brotherhood of FTE <-click the link
1999 F150 Lightning: WMS built block, 6lb lower, Monsterbox, Truetrac, CF driveshaft
1999 PSD F250 SC 4x4: 38R, Stage 2's, T-500, JW trans, Live Tuned, lotsa Riffraff stuff
2000 PSD Excursion 4x4: 38R, JW trans, F5, MBRP, AFE, OBA and Pre-Pump, V & B codes
Never Fry Bacon NAKED!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:49 PM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowrango View Post
looks like the beggining of a very cool project. when it comes time to part out the remains of the donor vehicle lmk. I would be interested in a few things.
Send me a PM. I'm planning to part the interior stuff out soon because I want to make room to put all these engine parts.
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-27-2011, 10:58 PM
USCG's Avatar
USCG USCG is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 37
USCG is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Subscribed! Good luck with the build.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
I forgot to mention, the best part of the day. When I was sitting in there listening to it warm up:

Click the image to open in full size.

And with 3/4 of a tank of fuel:
Click the image to open in full size.

This makes me very excited!
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-27-2011, 11:21 PM
dave91gt's Avatar
dave91gt dave91gt is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Kenna,wv
Posts: 574
dave91gt is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Awesome build! Although I like the Cummins swap idea others have, this one is quite unique. Finding a donor for the price you did made it that much sweeter and easier. Good luck! I'll be watching this one.
BTW, this IS the time to adress upgrades such as uppipes, glowplugs, etc.
__________________
91 Mustang GT 5.0L 302, 5 speed, 4.56's, .616 solid roller, Pro Topline heads, etc. 8.09 in the 1/8th 3100lbs
14 Explorer Sport
2014 Race Red FX4 with Eco and Appearance Package
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:38 AM
simplyrob's Avatar
simplyrob simplyrob is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Valencia, CA
Posts: 88
simplyrob is starting off with a positive reputation.
You guys didn't waste anytime taking that X apart! I would love to buy the spare tire cover. I can't wait to see the progress pics. Keep us all posted please!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:48 AM
Tylus's Avatar
Tylus Tylus is offline
MMNC (SS)
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Pearl Harbor
Posts: 10,540
Tylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputationTylus has a superb reputation
wow

sub'ing to see the awesomeness
__________________
2002 Excursion XLT w/ V-10 <---Build thread
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe - I've owned 4 brand new Fords since 2006. Notice that I bought a Chevy this time. That should tell you something
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-28-2011, 12:57 AM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
One thing I forgot to mention is even though it was originally brought in with a clear title (which allowed me to bid on it to start with), when I was given the title today, it was branded as a salvage title with the seller/owner being Farm Bureau Insurance. I might call them about that tomorrow. Not that it really matters to me one way or the other since I won't be rebuilding it, but I'm hoping it won't be a problem to get it in my name.

I suspected something was up when the Autocheck report no longer ran. Good thing I saved a PDF of it early on. I wondered if it had something to do with it being reported at an insurance auction, but now I really know why.
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-28-2011, 01:54 AM
809taino's Avatar
809taino 809taino is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Weston Fl.
Posts: 606
809taino has a great reputation on FTE.809taino has a great reputation on FTE.809taino has a great reputation on FTE.809taino has a great reputation on FTE.809taino has a great reputation on FTE.
If You have a webcam you can stream live video for us junkies on youstream. It's a free service and would be nice to watch the suspense.

Here is the link.. USTREAM, You're On. Free LIVE VIDEO Streaming, Online Broadcasts. Create webcasts, live stream videos on the Internet. Live streaming videos, TV shows

If you decide to run a live show just post the link to your show here and im sure their will be lot's of enthusiast tuning in to watch. Pretty pleasssse?
__________________
This is my
Blue Rhino
2000 Ford Excursion V8 Triton 5.4
Air Force edition.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-28-2011, 02:03 AM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
I'd love to, but I have no internet connection out there
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-28-2011, 02:04 AM
Sunline Fan's Avatar
Sunline Fan Sunline Fan is offline
Excursion Fleet Manager
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 1,636
Sunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputationSunline Fan has a superb reputation
Finally, after another half hour of uploading, here's another video I took, a walk-around with it in high idle. Sounds much better here after it started to warm up.

******** width="400" height="224" >*********>
__________________
Jon
2005 Excursion Limited 4x4 V10, C1, TK/NH, 3/17/05, RedHead, Blackwood wheel, Rancho 9000XL, Air Lift, 5 Star, 64k
2002 Excursion Limited 4x4 PSD, 3/5/02, 150k, for parts & diesel swap
2007 Sunline Solaris T-286SR travel trailer, 3/8/06, 7365.5
Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2011, 02:04 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Super Duty/Heavy Duty > Excursion - King of SUVs

Tags
2005, 73, add, cup, dash, deeper, excursion, ford, forum, front, holder, houstontexas, leaf, spring, swap, v10

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Excursion Limited Parting Out Sunline Fan Ford Truck Parts for Sale 340 10-09-2014 11:30 AM
Navigator Steering Wheel Swap for Non-Redundant Control Ex's: How-to Sunline Fan Excursion - King of SUVs 50 03-16-2014 12:52 PM
The First Blackwood Steering Wheel Install Sunline Fan Excursion - King of SUVs 17 12-20-2012 08:10 PM
Because owning two Excursions isn't enough... Sunline Fan Excursion - King of SUVs 56 12-28-2011 12:18 AM
Back to basics Sunline Fan Excursion - King of SUVs 2 12-20-2011 01:35 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup