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Thought I should start up a build thread, pics only on this first post.

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Old 03-10-2012, 10:29 AM
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Wow......good pics ! keep us posted ......are you going back with the M motor ?
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Wow, it went from rust bucket to trail toy, good job!. I would love to have the space/tools you own, i would be able to get some things done a lot better and faster...
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Good job! Looks good.

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I too wish i had access tot he tools and shop space you have, i could get some under body stuff done pretty easily.
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Thanks guys! I have actually done most of this on the curb! I only just got access to a shop space a month ago!
Yes the 400 will stay in it, I will be replacing the rings and bearings first though.

Lots of progress today, I actually got everything done today that I wanted to get to this weekend.

Started by pulling the rear axle and got the rear onto the trailer.






Then onto pulling the trans and transfer case, I dropped them with the hoist as one piece.


Here she is pretty much ready for scrap


And the frame in it's home for now
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Wow, looks like you were busy today.

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The body and old frame are going to scrap? I spose you have a doner already prepped for instal?
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The red bronco is the new body Gruesome
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Correct, I still have a couple holes in the floor to fix, and the passenger rear 1/4 had a crease I cut out.
I have a patch panel lined up for that and plenty of sheet metal for the floor.
Then I have to get the underside of the body cleaned and undercoated.
Then it will be ready to install and ready for the paint booth.
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Ooooh ok, that makes sense now..
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Got the brackets bolted up, looks good.
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That frame is looking lovely, what did you use on it?.
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That frame is lloking lovely, what did you use on it?.
Sorry I hadn't realized that I did not mention that yet, it is sand blasted then powder coated and baked.
The coating is actually plastic, very durable, completely water resistant and very nice looking!
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Very nice, i doubt i would ever get around to doing that much work on TGM but it would be awesome to do.
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