Originally Posted by Stangas
if you get an xd or an xe then it is dead simple to put the v8 in. Will bolt straight in.
An xf will be harder due to the failure of selling em with a v8.. damn ford
If you really like the XF , just bolt the XF front panels to the XD or XE .
No engineers report needed that way . Try for as late a model as possible
as a lot of XD/E/F 's are well rusted in the sills and rear qtrs by now .
A ute in reasonable condition will run you anywhere from $3k up , but there
may be bargains out there ! .