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Old 06-13-2018, 11:03 PM
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Did you do the backing through cones in the EX? Nicely done if so, most people find the smallest car possible. I tried to teach my oldest to do it in our conversion van and she had it down, until the test . Nerves.
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:09 PM
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I don't recall doing that, but I guess so. I remember the only thing I didn't do well on was parallel parking, IMO because their regulation of how much space to give based on vehicle length wasn't enough, given the Excursion's turning characteristics. I think I surprised the instructor with wanting to do the test in that, but our fleet at the time was that, a manual trans Wrangler (which I hadn't driven much and hadn't mastered yet), and my dad's retrobird. The T-bird was out because it needed three seats- for me, instructor, and parent. So Excursion it was! Plus I had definitely driven that the most.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:38 AM
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2nd owner starting 1/1/2010, 60k now at 145k, mostly long trips, with a lot of modding madness. Love the sound, distance to empty and look of her!
 
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Originally Posted by housedad;
Take care of yours. After a while of it being yours, it becomes nearly an extension of you.

We will probably never see it's like again.
If we last long enough, this title may change to ‘How long have you lived in your Excursion’.
 
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I'm the second owner of Big Blue (the other women) came into my life in July 2008 with 57k, since then it's currently just below 100k almost 10 years ago.

Most of the time just hauling the boat and utility trailer when needed, but it is my daily driver which is only a short commute.

We have been to multiple truck shine and shows around the area with several trips to Maine, and one evacuation trip to the Jersey shore just before hurricane Sandy hit.

I do plan on keeping Blue around as my final resting place.....if anyone has a backhoe and a small parcel of land available you can PM me...lol
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by housedad View Post
I started this thread while I was thinking about how long I have had this truck. How much I would be screwed if something happened to it. How hard and expensive it would be to replace it with something to do the same thing. How unique the Excursion is.

The last Excursion rolled off the assembly plant in Kentucky 13 years ago. It was only made for 6 years. Something tells me the Excursion will someday be sought after collector vehicles.

Take care of yours. After a while of it being yours, it becomes nearly an extension of you.

We will probably never see it's like again
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This is the absolute truth. I feel lucky to have one. In fact, my wife asked about getting one for her. I didnt know how to react, I froze with excitement. The first thing I could think of was to ask, gas or diesel. And her answer was the best.... "well duuuhhhhh". lol. But I played it off so as not to spook her like a timid deer. A few minutes later she said "but not now, later, when your building is done". So the challenge is on. May be a year or so because Im doing most of the work myself and waiting on cement contractors to save some money.

Anyway.... I know nobody will ever build or be able to build a vehicle like this again. With safety, fuel requirements and all the wimpy a$$ drivetrains they are building now, as well as all this battery crap being pushed, a big heavy super duty style station wagon is the furthest thing from the design board. In fact, Ford cant even justify a sedan based station wagon for the US. Its pathetic in my mind.

So I'll be hanging on to mine with a white knuckle grip, keeping up the maintenance and making updates when needed, fixing it when needed and once I have the means/time, will be doing a full restoration. Something like the latest red cummins resto but with a warmed over 7.3L.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:25 AM
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Bought mine new in June 2004. Still have it.
 
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think it was around 09 or 10 seems like too long, the thrill is gone.
 
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Got my 2000 in 2007. It had 89k miles. It has 135k miles now. It was my daily driver till 2011. Now if it gets 1000 miles a year towing the camper it was a busy year for it.
 
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My birthday Feb 25 2016, was my acquisition date. We settled for $16,500.00 mileage was 213,000...






 
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:12 PM
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My first 2004 was from March 2009 to June 2010, second Excursion was from August 2010 to October 2010 when it was totaled.

current 2002 Ex I took home 10/30/2010 with 102k miles on her. Many adventures and family events later she still brings a huge smile to my face. Currently 145k on the clock.



 
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Old 06-15-2018, 12:52 AM
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Alaskan,

I seem to remember you doing a giant fender flare mod years ago. Was that to an Excursion?
 
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Originally Posted by housedad View Post
Alaskan,

I seem to remember you doing a giant fender flare mod years ago. Was that to an Excursion?
Wasn't me, I removed the cladding from my first Ex but that was about it. I do remember somebody doing cut outs or something to that effect...long ago.
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by AlaskanEx View Post
Wasn't me, I removed the cladding from my first Ex but that was about it. I do remember somebody doing cut outs or something to that effect...long ago.
Would you believe I found that thread? Way back in 2011.

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...-build-up.html

Now I know why I confused it with you . The pics show a ton of snow. For some reason that I just can't fathom, when I think of Alaska, I thing of deeep snow.
 
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Originally Posted by william_04_x View Post
Bought mine new in June 2004. Still have it.
April of 2004 for me, but I'm the second owner of my 2000 MY rig.

I bought it with less than 80k miles on it IIRC, for about 22k.

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