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Old 08-06-2013, 06:13 PM
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Ok so I did this yesterday but wasn't in the mood to post.

Took Bronco to shop to get passenger window motor/regulator installed. Perhaps next time (drivers side is failing) I'll try it myself first.

Installed striker bushing so my door doesn't rattle anymore.

Went to the school to get my parking permit for the next semester, broke the pos interior door handle completely off trying to get out. Man was I pissed. Went to the dealer after trying the 3 auto parts stores in town and found a replacement for twenty two bucks. The parts lady (been there for 34 years now ... awesome lady very "Ford smart" ) says she has a couple dozen in stock because it happens a lot and keeps getting asked why there isn't an aluminum replacement.

So went to a couple of fab shops and got quotes ... and got discouraged. Sure gave me an idea for when I have the cash to completely go through the truck though

So while removing the door panel to replace the handle I notice the window/lock switch screw mount was busted (was wondering why the screw came out so easily) So now I either live with a loose switch assembly, or troll the graveyards in hopes of finding a grey interior drivers door panel in decent shape
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:24 PM
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2 part epoxy and some fiberglass mat will do wonders repairing broken parts. Just dont go overboard with the epoxy.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:30 PM
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2 part epoxy and some fiberglass mat will do wonders repairing broken parts. Just dont go overboard with the epoxy.
That was my initial thought as well ... but I couldn't find the missing piece(s). Both switch assemblies (driver / passenger) are broken where the screw mount is/was
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:33 PM
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... JBWeld. Just glue everything

You could live with the loose switch till you get time to scour the junkyards for the panels.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:08 PM
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I cleaned up a pile of crap in the yard so I could find the 2 other small tires for the Bronco. Now I can make it a roller again for the first time in almost a year. Hope I get some time to work on it next week. It is busy at work this week.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:22 AM
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I blew out the front driver side speaker today Also washed the Bronco but forgot to put battery in charge bay so no pics yet. Battery is in charge bay so I should have pics tomorrow
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:37 PM
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Had a friend of mine give me an on-board air compressor this morning. It came off of and old coca cola truck and should be very high capacity, Even came with some brackets I may be able to adapt to fit. Just have to figure out some way to install a pressure switch or maybe put a/c compressor clutch/pulley on it. That would probably be best way to go so it wouldnt be drawing h.p. from engine unless it was turned on.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:07 PM
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I messed up two of the fittings while working on my front brake lines so I decided to stop for the night. Getting older I've learned to pay attention to the signs that tell me I shouldn't do something.
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I messed up two of the fittings while working on my front brake lines so I decided to stop for the night. Getting older I've learned to pay attention to the signs that tell me I shouldn't do something.
Ouch, how'd you do that? I've come close to stripping some of those soft metal nuts... Not being able to find out line wrenches gets a guy desperate.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:47 PM
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After having several problems with the fittings and adaptors I was trying to use for my front brakes I gave up. I went to the parts store and picked up new flex hoses to attach to the front calipers. This will allow me to do all of the front brake lines tomorrow with the rest of the parts that I already have, I hope. If I get th brake lines done It will be back to working on the clutch problems.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:15 PM
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Installed new speakers on the doors since I blew out the drivers side a few days ago.
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Finally fixed the 4wd on mine. the linkage would not line up right. So if it was all hooked up. it would never go into 2wd. And it would constantly pop out of 4hi. So as I was cleaning up the underside of the truck this past weekend. I started messing with the linkage. I was able to loosen it up and line it up correctly. Now everything works like it should...Finally lol. Threw the front driveshaft back in. Installed New Header collector hardware, degreased the front suspension, underside of motor and trans. under body. scrubbed and scraped all the crap I skipped before lol.
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It's been awhile, but got the '93 Bronco running and registered so after replacing the TPS and MAP sensors I'm taking a coffee break and going to replace the coil and wires...just thinking I might try those accel wire sets for the first time...
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Installed 2 new door lock cylinders today. Now I only have 2 keys to unlock everything. I am waiting on an answer on a company in Texas on whether they have a new cylinder that operates rear window in tailgate. Hopefully they do so I can finally fix rear window. That will be 1 more thing to mark off the list.
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