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fender removed




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fender mounted!



also mounted new Kenwoods in the doors
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The next day I went to start it, and go up to the gas station. I turned the key, and nothing happened. I popped the hood, and found this:



One new cable later, and it started right up! I went to the gas station, and saw this, and had to get a picture with the bronco.



I drove it like that for a new weeks, until last week...
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...When I replaced the turn signals, bezels, trim, rock guard, and welded in a patch panel!


I decided to get the custom turn signals from LMC, I also thought about smoked ones, which I tested on a extra set with broken mounts.


Comparison

Before


I had already replaced the upper trim when I got it, and decided to replace the lower piece now


Mounted

Lights on.
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The next day I started on the patch panel. I had a friend who went to school as a welder weld it in. Neither of us had ever done this, so it was a bit of a learning experience. I got the patch for $10 on craigslist, which was the only reason I decided to do this. I will be getting a full quarter for the passenger side.

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Cut down.

Cut out

Drilled out the spot welds holding the inner fender on.

You can see one of the rust holes, that we fixed later.


Clamped.


Finished at 11:30 PM, and sprayed primer on the welds. The next day I sandblasted an earlier patch, and primered everything.

I also bought the patch for below the taillight from LMC for $30.
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Still have to grind the welds down, and put a little filler on. We also fixed the spot on the inside wheel well.




Still need to find a set of inner fenders.
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With a few friends and their trucks.


How it is right now.

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Looks like it's coming along nicely. I personally don't like how the welds finished out, but it's coming along nicely.
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Looks like it's coming along nicely. I personally don't like how the welds finished out, but it's coming along nicely.
Just need to grind them down, we started, and didn't finsh , but they are very smooth, no pinholes, and it wasn't warped.
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Not much of an update, ground down half the welds and primered the whole thing. It didn't turn out as nice as I hoped, and I may buy a full quarter, or a whole tub if I can get the money because there is still a lot of rust. I also blew out the right rear brake, and had a frustrating experience with the drivers door. First, the latch quit working, so I pulled the panel off, lubed everything and got it working. Put the panel back on, and then opened the door from the inside, and snapped the interior handle off! Drove to the junkyard, and paid way too much for the last handle they had, then went home. As I was mounting the new handle, I then broke my ratchet! I just bought a 1995 crown vic police interceptor to drive to college, so the bronco is sitting at home right now. My dad is going to fix the brake so I can drive it to a show before we put it in storage for the winter with my 49 ford.
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