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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #1
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fullsize bronco owners help

i've got a thing for a topless fullsize and i found a guy that wants to trade his rusty 88 with a new trans for my 2wd explorer. but i'm lookin at all the important stuff and it's mainly the driver floor is a rust hole and where the cab corners would be.

he says when the tailgate is down that the side's flex and you have to pull them together to close the gate. is that going to get really bad if the top is removed. basically how much does the top add to the structure.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #2
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well same problem myne has that means the floor is rotted. and myne the quaters were fallin down around the floor. i would pull the carpet back and see how the rear floor looks, theres a seam that runs from the back to he ledge infront of the back seat check that. also check the core supports by the body mounts infront. those areas rust bad. the core support is easy to fix, so is the floor if you can weld and hve sheet metal around
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #3
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It would add some structural intergity, i have never heard of having to pull the sides together to close the gate. Just keep the tailgate up when the top is off and that should help.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #4
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yes but if the floor is rotted like said above it will destroy the tailgate. the tailgate will crack on te seams
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #5
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another ? Is there any problems with wheeling with the top off?
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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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another ? Is there any problems with wheeling with the top off?
the body will flex a little more, and it will make the cracks at the end of the rain gutters a little bigger, otherwise no
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Old April 4th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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just pu a rachet strap from side to side so the tailgate doesn't have to take all the stress
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Old April 4th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #8
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it looks like an easy fix. the very end of the support rusted off from the 1/4. i'll get some metal and weld it back up. all the body mounts are in great shape.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #9
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Old April 20th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #10
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1 take the access panel off.
2 disconnect the motor plug from the harness, should be yellow and red wires
3 hook up +12 and 0 and you should be good to go

you can also run 2 new wires out to the tailgate from the switch.

or unbolt the motor from the regulator

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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #11
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you could just do like i did and break the window......but that was an expensive accident.
effective though......
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #12
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i wish i can help you but i dont know anything about Bronco's not a thing i tell you..
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