Diesel Conversion ??

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  1. Invictus

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    Would it be feasible to convert a 1999 Expedition to a Diesel Engine ?? Finding a donor would be no problem..
     
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    I doubt it but then again...deep pockets can do just about anything automotive.

    What engine were you thinking of swapping in?
     
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    I was thinking about a Cummins Turbo Diesel..
     
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    Too heavy and a tad bit too long, I would assume.

    A new front end would be in order. Not the body but the subframe and suspension.

    Would a compatible tranny even fit in the hump?

    I would say it would be easier to convert a Dodge QC into an SUV. Especially since in Mexico they have a Ramcharger that is based off the Ram reg cab, short bed.

    Hell, even stretching one of those would be easier! :D If you could get it...
     
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    i have been toying with this idea for a few months now and i called an engine supply company to get an idea of weights. the 4.6 weighs 400lbs, the powerstroke 7.3 weighs in at 870! for transmissions options though i would prefer a stick and then swap in a dana 60/70 rear out of a superduty to get the speed sensor. i would think that a heavier front spring will definately be required for stock applications however since we are installing suspension systems in our Trophy Truck conversions the new longer/heavier coil would most likely work.

    has anyone else given this serious thought?
     
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    what about the 6 liter? with some good head studs they can make alot of power bone stock and hold up. i think it is a bit smaller and lighter.

    Matt R
     
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    anyone know the size/weight difference? what trans goes behind it? what year was it offered?
     
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    2005 diesel trucks for sure
     
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    I'm probably wrong about this but I'll give it a shot. My buddy was looking to get a 1997 f250 diesel. I never saw it, just read the add.

    Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't that front end/clip be the same as a 1997 f150? wich is the front end of an EXP?
     
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    I'm not sure but that would end up being a 7.3 and thats a big old engine which I don't doubt is quite heavy.
     

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