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Old 09-23-2012, 01:10 PM
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The gears are always churning

So, I have had this idea about the independant front 4x4 like the Aerostar has. And as we are walking around the junkyard I find an Expedition that has been rolled. It runs good and I can get it cheap. The track width is a little wide, 72 inches outside so that is a little of a problem Unless I can redrill the hubs for some earlier wheels with a more favorable offset.
Now I am usually the first one to discourage frame swaps but I still can't help thinking how a fridge body would fit that chassis. It has torsion bars so you can get it pretty low, I like a pickup I can work out of and not have to crawl up in the bed after things.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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Well, if you stop thinking and dreaming they might as well throw dirt in your face right now! That does sound a little wide. I assume you have considered the crown vic approach?
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Redrill the hubs. Tires are so innaccurate and out of round, it doesn't make that much difference if you are 2 thousands off or whatever. 4 wd, independent suspension.... sounds good. BUTTTTT the crown vic thing if you are of that ilk... lower, etc I think from reading here that it is a match made in heaven. ... Disc brakes (12" I think) bolt on... 34" frame width. Now if they only made a 4wd crown vic............
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