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Old 03-02-2014, 04:49 PM
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Havent done anything to the Bronco recently because the temps have been consistently in the 20s or below. Hoping it warms up soon. The vin decoder shows that it originally came with a 6 cylinder and was built at the Michigan Truck Plant.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:27 PM
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I had a few minutes to work on the Bronco today so I took the seat belts out, removed the aftermarket gold anodized shifter and took the homemade drivers floor patch out. It wasn't welded in and there was a bunch of mud under it to rot it out some more. Its a Flintstones mobile now. lol Passenger side is the same way but it has a floor pan patch that's going to need trimmed up and welded in.



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Old 03-15-2014, 10:24 AM
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Yesterday it was in the 40's and the sun was out so I pushed to bronco outside to work on it.

I removed the rest of the half a$$ed patch panels out of the front floor. All the patches that a previous owner installed were over the top of the rust. Im going to cut the rust out and flush weld them in.




Also found some rust in the front pillar on this side at the bottom.


I started peeling the undercoater off the bed floor and there was dirt and all kinds of crap under it. It was poorly prepped when this was done, floor don't even look scuffed up for it.


Then a bunch of snow decided to slide off the roof. I little while later it started raining.


How it currently sits. (back inside now)


Plan is to get the whole floor in bare steel and figure out how many patch panels Im going to need and go from there. Need a drivers floor pan for sure, came with a passenger floor pan, poorly installed. I think I can fab up the rest.
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Looks like you have the same problem areas as I do. Good old road salt.. The Southern folks are so lucky!
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Old 03-16-2014, 08:38 AM
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Looks like you have the same problem areas as I do. Good old road salt.. The Southern folks are so lucky!
I think yours was in better shape. This has just about everywhere. I hate road salt. Its a never ending battle. Yeah southern and western people are lucky.
Check this one out for $1200. Engine swap and it would be ready to go. Im not a fan of the 6. Even has a factory roll bar.
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I think yours was in better shape. This has just about everywhere. I hate road salt. Its a never ending battle. Yeah southern and western people are lucky.
Check this one out for $1200. Engine swap and it would be ready to go. Im not a fan of the 6. Even has a factory roll bar.
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Nothing that can't be fixed! Man that's an awesome deal for 1200, didn't know these came with a factory roll bar either. It's settled now, I'll either find one or build one. Too cool
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:11 PM
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Today I removed the steering column, brake booster, and my brother helped me take the body off the frame. Also ground some undercoater off the floor. Not fun.

We used a cherry picker on the back with ratchet straps going from the lift beam to each corner of the back of the body. We used an old Jeep roll bar for a saw horse in the front and picked the front of the body up and slid it onto the roll bar and it was off.











Hopefully in a couple days the weather will warm up some so I can take the chassis to a car wash to power wash it and gunk the trans/t-case.
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are you going to put POR 15 on it?
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are you going to put POR 15 on it?
I would like to do the frame and underside of the body with it, but might paint and undercoat it. Not sure yet. Need to do some clearance mods to the chassis since it didn't come with this motor/trans combo. Whoever built it the first time cleaned the frame up pretty good and painted everything, so its in nice shape. Just looks crappy because its muddy.
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I haven't done much with the bronco lately. Took the chassis to the car wash a while ago, and pulled all the shocks off it. I got a line on some different rear springs, got to go look at them soon.

Need to get the body braced up so I can cut the junk quarters, roof, and cargo area of the floor cut off. Then Im going to see about getting whats left sandblasted. Got a couple pics of some stuff to add later.

I ordered new quarters, drivers floor pan patch, and shock boots from Bronco Graveyard last week for it and am going to pick them up at Broncorama tomorrow. This should get some motivation back into the project.
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I picked the quarters, floor pan patch and shock boots up from Jeffs Bronco Graveyard today. Looks like its time to get the body braced up, the old junk cut off and see about getting the remaining hulk sandblasted.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:22 PM
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I scored some brand new leaf springs, 2 shackles and one rear frame mount, all for $100 at a swap meet today. Now I can get rid of the flat leafs that are on the back now and maybe put on shorter lift blocks.




A couple weeks ago I found these fender emblems on a bronco II in a junkyard. They also have the '80 part # on them, so they should be the same as the full size broncos. Going to make it look like an '80 bronco. '80-81 grill, white blinker lights in the grill, ford letters on the hood, early fender emblems, and tailgate panel


This is how the body tub sits right now. My dad and I got the smashed windshield out and I removed the rest of the stuff from the firewall. Just got to get it braced up, and cut off the junk metal.
I was thinking about buying one of those 10 gallon sand blasters and blasting the tub myself. Anyone used one before? Do they work good?


Also a couple weeks ago we dug the 390 that's going in it out of the corner of the garage, and I threw one of my dads carbs and headers on it for the pic. Though the headers I have look the same, just need blasted and coated.
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That's an awesome deal on those springs! That 390 looks sweet too. Looking forward to seeing more as it progresses
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When you move the rear axle back to fit it in the wheel wells just get zero rates, they are purposely made to recent axles to move them forward or backwards. Add a Leafs, Zero Rate for 4x4 Suspensions from Offroad Design

That 390 looks like it's going to be pretty sweet under the hood. As for the look decision I think it's going to be top notch as well!

Lastly instead of blocks in the rear you should consider a shackle flip, that way you don't have to worry about a block breaking or coming out if you go off roading a little to hard.
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That's an awesome deal on those springs! That 390 looks sweet too. Looking forward to seeing more as it progresses
Thanks. This four barrel motor should wake it up a little more than the old two barrel motor.

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When you move the rear axle back to fit it in the wheel wells just get zero rates, they are purposely made to recent axles to move them forward or backwards. Add a Leafs, Zero Rate for 4x4 Suspensions from Offroad Design

That 390 looks like it's going to be pretty sweet under the hood. As for the look decision I think it's going to be top notch as well!

Lastly instead of blocks in the rear you should consider a shackle flip, that way you don't have to worry about a block breaking or coming out if you go off roading a little to hard.
Thanks for the link for the offset spacer. That's a lot easier than moving all the hangers.

I haven't ruled out a shackle flip. I have a couple trucks I could cut the front mounts off of to use at the rear of the springs.
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