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Old 08-22-2012, 11:13 PM
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What did you do to the Bronco Today?

I searched all over but couldn't find a thread like this on the Bronco side. If there is one that I didn't find just have one of the mods delete this one please.

With all that said, post up here and let us know what you did to, or with, your Bronco today. Anything from completing an axle swap to starting it to move it over in the driveway. There are lots of build threads to keep up with so feel free to keep it a short update here as a reminder for the rest of us to check your build thread for the complete update.

Today I started cleaning off the firewall to weld some reinforcement plate on due to my hydraulic clutch conversion. No pics yet as the camera is acting up but I will post them.

Let the fun begin.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:17 AM
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I cleaned up the engine bay, getting ready to replace the header gasket. Had to order some nice copper gaskets, hopefully they last.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:30 AM
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to starting it to move it over in the driveway.
Haha. Have to have pics.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:34 PM
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I cleaned up the firewall to prep it to weld in some reinforcing metal. I was only cleaning around the holes and the perimeter where I will be welding so the rest is still covered to help prevent rust issues.
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Tomorrow starts the welding.
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:33 AM
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Too funny boss...guys its been along time since I have been on the site! My Bronco has been parked in the stall for the last 2 years. If any of you recall I did a full body resto complete with bedlining on the whole thing!

I had to park it because of other mechanical work that needed to be done...needless to say I run or ride my bike to work over the last 2 years...now, its time to bring it back out. Gotta do an oil change, new oil pan, TPS change, steering gear gasket...blah, blah. You'll see me more active in the coming months.

Anyway...I just stared at it and day dreamed... safari rack to come too!
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:46 PM
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I started welding on the firewall, figured I would post a pic on the lunch break. I also need to let it cool before I continue tack welding it in place.
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Keep up the work guys!
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:16 PM
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I repaired my rear window motor by opening it up, cleaning out the crunched up bits of plastic, and replacing the bushings with 1/4" nuts. Works better than ever.
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Replace my ignition coil w/ a MSD, cleaned the throttle body, and replaced the IAC valve. Also replaced a couple of missing screws in the D/S door panel
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installed a new stereo w/dvd,.and some speakers,.weird that,.there is a wire they want you to hook to your parking brake light, so you wont watch dvd's while driving,.,LOL I grounded it and it works just fine while driving, LOL (mobile ****),.but really i'm getting a dvd monitor for the back for camping and such,.it works good and for a 3.5" screen its really clear,.
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Hello hello. Today, i did half of a hub rebuild on TGM. I had 2 broken studs so now i got all 5 new ones along with a brake rotor and bearings. Tomorrow will be the driver side. I would drop some pics but i just posted 27 of them here..
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Abandoned, is it more noisy now?.

Well, I went to the window and watched the Bronco, she looks nice all cleaned up. It hasn't been that clean in months.
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Abandoned, is it more noisy now?.
Not at all, the nuts don't rotate, they're just internal bracing for the motor to gear. Nice cheap fix and stronger than original!
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