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Parts or Driver?
Part out then scrap.360.00%
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Repair and make a beater trail truck.240.00%
 

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This passport has 160,000 miles the interior is filthy, not beyond saving. The exterior well it speaks for itself below. As for mechanicals, the CV's are clicking for mercy, the trans is bad, and the motor has a weird whine to it(possibly timing belt) but runs very strong. I had a chance to flog it on some trails and it did awesome except the excessive cv noise and losing power because the trans just wouldn't allow it. It was fun wheeling in a vehicle that just didn't matter what you did to it. But I suppose if I saved it the money value would make it matter what I did to it.

I do need quite a few parts for my 1992 Rodeo. I need a leaf pack, front windshield, and front end parts when I figure out what's wrong. I would also like to look at a 3.2 swap in the future. The windshield swap is going to save me $100, the leafs are going to save me $50 so I'm already back to the price I bought it for. I'm leaning heavily towards parts.





 

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I think if your really into wheeling it'd be nice to have a truck that's not your DD or a vehicle your worried about. But if you can use alot of parts to upgrade your Rodeo and sell the rest for a profit, that's always good too.
 

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I seem to remember you saying something like....
rodeo9two said:
Well I think my decision is made I'm just going to do the 4.3L TBI swap along with 1.6 roller rockers, ignition and possibly a cam way down the road. I'll just drive it till it dies then get around a 95 when it's time for a different one. Thanks for the input.
May it be time to use whatever you can from the older to re-fit the newer?

Just another option.

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That gray one is too pretty to go slamming around in the woods. Take what you need to make that a better rig and then build an all out trail buster from the blue one. Personally, I really like the wheels on the blue one. Ive looked all over for a set like that in a 16" dia. So far only found 15's :(
 

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I think if your really into wheeling it'd be nice to have a truck that's not your DD or a vehicle your worried about. But if you can use alot of parts to upgrade your Rodeo and sell the rest for a profit, that's always good too.
Compare things like the body and frame of the two vehicles. Fix the best and part the other one out,unless as people have mentioned you want a dedicated of road vehicle. In that case,fix it up. You might try a little finish sanding and a can of duplicolor clear coat to see if that fixes it up. Does the interior have leather or cloth seats?
 

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Good memory Guardian. Hands down my 92 is a lot better. The exterior is almost flawless and the interior cleans up extremely nice. The 95 on the other hand has a lot of body damage, nasty interior, but it drives so nice, even though the auto tranny is on it's deathbed. I still have dibs on an extremely nice 95ish Passport to replace my rodeo when it dies. I keep pressing in the brake pedal when I go to start it because I'm so used to my Rodeo lol.

Just remember if I part this all you Planet members benefit because you will have first shot at parts. I still want to put this motor in my 92 :twisted:
 
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