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Old 01-02-2018, 10:15 PM
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Well, you may end up regretting it if you do, so this may be a blessing in disguise.

Those seats do look might comfy. Wondering what I can do to upgrade the split bench up front.
 
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I have bookmarked your build. I get so inspired when I see your amazing metalwork. I hope you ended up keeping it! If you are feeling philanthropic, you could give it to me
 
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Thank you, I am keeping it for now. I actually bought a used 6 inch lift for it the other day, missing some parts, so once I located those, it will be going in
 
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Thank you, I am keeping it for now. I actually bought a used 6 inch lift for it the other day, missing some parts, so once I located those, it will be going in
holy cow! I cannot imagine a 4 door bronco with a 6 inch lift lol. Thats a beast. You may have to gas it up every 100 miles though lol
 
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I'm kind of at a stand still with this project. I'm not sure if I want to keep putting money into it, or sell it and buy a nicer one. It still has a lot of hidden rust that I haven't fixed yet. Both of the front cab mounts are pretty much shot. The bottom inside of the B pillars are rusted out, and the roof is still rusty, and there is rust underneath the windshield seal. The front suspension is worn, and all the suspension and frame are rusty. The transmission shifts weird sometimes, it might be the VSS, but I'm not sure yet. The engine runs poorly and has a manifold leak. There is also a lot of poor wiring everywhere.

I also bought back my 1985 Bronco that I used to own. It has been stripped of its drivetrain, and covered in bed liner.



I bought a used lift kit. Still need to buy a drop pitman arm.



I was told that it was a 6 inch lift, but these springs seem kinda short. Can anybody confirm or deny that these are for a 6 inch lift?



I also got a free body mount kit (red set) from mtbiker on FTE! I might pull the 3 inch body lift out of the '85, and put these in.



I really want to put the lift kit in the four door, but if I do that, I'll need to re-gear as well, since I would want to run 35s. A 6 inch lift would look ridiculous with 31s. If I decide to sell the four door, I'd pull the body lift from the '85, and put the suspension lift in. The '85 was apparently re-geared with 4.10s after I sold it. I'm pretty broke right now, and all of these options cost money.
 
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I did the Saginaw swap the other day. Bought a used pump and bracket from a junkyard for $45 with a 1 year warranty.



Here's a comparison between the C2 and the Saginaw. The pulley is slightly bigger, which is why you need the van serpentine belt.



Both ends of the van high pressure hose needed bending, which is strange since the end in the picture is supposed to fit the van pump.



Here it is installed. I understand why some people shorten the steering box end of the hose, since it is pretty tight to make everything fit without rubbing.



I also needed the van serpentine belt, it is about 1/2 an inch longer. I was able to get the bronco belt on, but the tensioner was fully maxed out. I bought a new belt for the bronco last year, and my friend at the parts store was able to mark it defective, and exchange it for the van belt for free! The bronco drives so much better now! The pump no longer squeals constantly, and doesn't want to kill the engine when making sharp turns in parking lots.
 
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