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Jesse chose a 2000 V8 Ford Explorer chassis to build his Tour Jeep off of. The wheelbase was about the right size for his application and it had many modern amenities that would make his Tour Jeep a capable trail rig and street driver. Here's a quote from Jesse on his chassis selection,

"I am very satisfied with the project 2000 Ford V8 4x4 Explorer frame, just as it is made, because I will be able to retain the, narrow 65" wide, 8.8 axles with 3.73 gears, 4 disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, adjustable torsion bar A-arm front. It has independent suspension, rear under the axle leaf springs with the hangers mounted to the side of the frame. large anti sway bars front and rear, 20+ gal gas tank with a skid plate, the large quiet muffler."

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