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Old 05-26-2010, 07:03 AM
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Broncos are the best. I have a small project too. Is the chassis saver paint good for axle housings too? Is there a link for the company that supplies the paint?
True that, I have been following your buildup, as i might steal your idea of using a jumpseat.

the chassis paint is called Chassis Saver
Paint Over Rust to Stop Rust Permanently With Chassis Saver Truck & Auto Underbody Coating
-I love the stuff, its tough as nails, can be brushed or sprayed on (I brushed mine on, It still flows out smooth) I bought a quart and have been sharing with friends and still have hardly used any.
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I wish the Chassis Saver paint came in different colors.
I wanted to paint my axle housings red.

One more thing, are all frames just painted with paint or is there some kind
of undercoat on them from the factory?
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all of them that i have had has just been (or was suppossed to be) paint. alot of undercoating done has been aftermarket.

I hate the stuff GM puts on thier truck frames, i saw a 2500 almost fall off a two post due to that slimy stuff...
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it has been a while so i dug through some photos and found some to post. the first two are from when i was making a set of white faced gauges. the second is the beginning of my modified exhaust since i don't really like the design of the walker pipe, this should give the exhaust a smoother transition.
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well I am back home, but haven't gotten much done other than a handful of little items, but more should be on the way soon.

radiator support was painted with chassis saver and then sprayed down with a coat of black enamel so it doesn't fade I also painted the inside of the fenders


the next step in the custom exhaust I am building, although now I need to get a 45 for it as this pipe almost reaches the ground! I have been thinking about running 3" all the way back, but haven't made up my mind yet.
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Nice project. Seems to be coming along pretty quick as well. Keep up the good work.
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finally got a little time in the busy harvest season to post some pics that i took over the past couple of months of my bronco

i worked an entire summer for my dad when i was 16 and he bought me this bronco and gave me a rebuilt 302 for it. i eventually traded it off, but when i got the chance to get it back i jumped on it, even though it is in nowhere near the shape it once was.

just getting her home:


IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/mattbox87/automotive/DSCI0004.jpg[/IMG]

front clip off:

notice the piece of strap that is sticking up? it was being used to support the battery tray!

i got tired of it looking so naked so i dropped the clip off the 84 f150 that i got for it on so i could have a change in the look, temporarily:



the 300-6 that im working on, sans intake and accessories:


thats all for now, as soon as i have some more free time (around the end of the month) i will post some newer, updated pics.
Repaired links for the photo's from the first post, i'm gonna ask the mod if i can get this repaired on the first post
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some more old pictures to kinda help keep the thread afloat. I should be home in december!

picture of a picture(note how the one side is kinda skewed) of the bronco back in about 2003 when i first bought the bronco:


front frame rails while coating with chassis saver


working on the exhaust:




pulling the suspension out of the 86. the 4" lift went to a buddy, i'm hanging onto the front beams to do my cut and turn. don't do this at home children!


I sold the drivetrain, and scrapped the remaining rusted hull and came out with 400 bucks more than i had into it! i hate sending detroit iron to its doom, but sometimes its for the best (rusted past saving and no title in sight)
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Deaver 5.5" coils i picked up used for 75 bucks. these are considered the flexiest and smoothest riding coils available.




I am thinking that i will build some coil buckets that are 2-3 inches taller than stock, then cut some spacers on a lathe (or build a jackshaft arrangement) until i get the height I want.

i'll build my own radius arms and i intend to run iniballs in bothe the radius arms and the beam pivots.

I am on the lookout for a good deal on some long 5100 bilstiens, if it comes time for them before i find a deal/discount, i'll just go ahead and buy them

I will keep the front sway bar but will most likely ditch the one on back
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new bilsteins are in, 5125 monotubes with a 14" stroke. should go nicely with the deavers.



new all aluminum 2 core showed up as well, so here is a sneak peak:
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Finally back home! should be doing actual updates now!

for now i need to do some dusting:



here is something I tossed on this evening:



its the relay bracket off an early 90's fwd olds, has 4 spots for relays (I only have two right now) and a neat little power distribution box with its own cover.
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last night i painted the heater box and made it look pretty again, kinda wish i had medium gloss instead of high gloss paint though.


and one with the fender on.


afterwards I dived into fixing the mount for the hood hinge:



doesn't exactly line up, im gonna see if the cowl will cover the variation, if not, im not sure what im gonna do with it.

I also started looking as to why whenever I place the right front fender in place I cant get it set so the the gaps look close. ended up laying on the floor with a tape measure and found out the body mounts on the passenger side are 3/8" shorter than the drivers side

looks like I'll be getting new body mounts for it. lmc has a 20 piece poly mount kit thats less than what buying the rubber individually would be. anybody have any experience with poly body mounts?
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cant see pics on the first page first post
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I moved them on my photobucket account, which broke the links. I couldn't edit that first post so I reposted them. They are the pics in post #22
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ended up working on the 88 the other night, but while I was doing that, my best friend ryan flexed his welding skill on the firewall:
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