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Old 12-06-2016, 11:54 AM
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Thanks guys!

A few more updates for you:

Did a little more grinding




Seat belt brackets painted



Installed



Inner wheel houses installed, and extra drain holes added. Still need to paint this side with POR15. The top was painted before they were welded in.





New gas tank going in. Had some fitment issues, for some reason it didn't want to go up far enough. Got it mounted good enough to drive it home. I will have to drop it again and figure out why it doesn't fit.



Finally home!! :rockon :rockon Used 2 colors of primer to match the existing paint job.



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We put it in storage for the winter the Sunday, and it snowed the next day, so that was good timing. Also still need to combine an 86 fuel door with the 95 one because the 86 hinge won't work in that tight space in the front, and we never mocked up the fuel door before the panels were welded in . Front clip will be going on in the spring, and hopefully paint
 
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What brackets are those? They do not look like the ones I removed in my 96
 
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Good looking work. I've always wanted one of the 4 door broncos.
 
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What brackets are those? They do not look like the ones I removed in my 96
They are probably something Centurion did when they built the truck. There is another plate on the bottom that sandwiches the inner wheel well and the tub, and there are two bolts that hold it together. You can kinda see it in the picture after the one you quoted. What do yours look like?

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Good looking work. I've always wanted one of the 4 door broncos.
Thanks man!
 
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They are probably something Centurion did when they built the truck. There is another plate on the bottom that sandwiches the inner wheel well and the tub, and there are two bolts that hold it together. You can kinda see it in the picture after the one you quoted. What do yours look like?


Mine were not structural metal like yours. Mine were 3 separate pieces of stamped sheetmetal that sandwiched the wheel well with IIRC torx bolts
 
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No updates on the bronco, but I did get this nice shirt in the mail yesterday! I ordered it from Tee Public after I convinced a guy to design it for me.

 
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Nice!
And nice looking work that you have done. It will be a gem when you're done with it.
 
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i just came across this. Wow! Amazing metal work. So glad to see someone save these rare trucks. wish i could have one
 
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Nice!
And nice looking work that you have done. It will be a gem when you're done with it.
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I just came across this. Wow! Amazing metal work. So glad to see someone save these rare trucks. Wish I could have one
Thanks guys!
 
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Got it out of winter storage a week ago, and drove it out to school. In the past week I have replaced the IAC, fixed some bulbs that were not working, added a temporary pinstripe to match the existing paint job better, painted the fuel door to match the quarters, replaced the drivers door hinge pin and bushings, and painted some stuff with POR15 that we didn't have time to get last year.

New IAC



Old one sitting next to the box



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My new polyurethane body mounts showed up the other day too! Turned in 3 core batteries I got for free, and used my employee discount, and ended up only paying $35 for them! I will probably only replace the rubber radiator mounts for now, and maybe do the other ones later. I also ordered the metal mount patches from JGB the other day.



I've been spraying these crusty looking mounts everyday with PB Blaster

 
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Wow that frame looks crusty. Are you still going to do the swap to a 1 ton chassis?
 
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Wow that frame looks crusty. Are you still going to do the swap to a 1 ton chassis?
That's the plan!
 
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More patience than me!
Looking good-
 
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Good to see you back working on it.
 
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nice project you got there. looking good.
 

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