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Old July 26th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #21
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I'm going to do my T-stat as soon as I get the electric fan hooked up.
I've heard that the 205 degree stat actually helps improve the MPG, so I'm going to give it a try.

I know your not new to these trucks, but even still thought I'd mention.

There are few guys getting over 20mpg with a Bronco. Look at the Y-pipe under there. It's terrible. Most all claim a 3mpg jump from a Y-pipe change.
Bumping the stock timing, and opening the plug gaps and using good tune up parts in another way to gain power and MPG.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #22
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I'm going to do my T-stat as soon as I get the electric fan hooked up.
I've heard that the 205 degree stat actually helps improve the MPG, so I'm going to give it a try.

I know your not new to these trucks, but even still thought I'd mention.

There are few guys getting over 20mpg with a Bronco. Look at the Y-pipe under there. It's terrible. Most all claim a 3mpg jump from a Y-pipe change.
Bumping the stock timing, and opening the plug gaps and using good tune up parts in another way to gain power and MPG.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 09:17 PM   #23
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The start of the front fender flares............basically starts at the front bottom of the door seam and curves up midway throught the fender. Aout a 1" gain in total flare from the stock fender. You can see in the second picture that the bottom of the fender is pretty much gone.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 09:37 PM   #24
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Top is off, working on the roll cage. Tubing is all bent and welded in, and I will start gusseting tomorrow as well as tieing it into the frame.

Hope to post some more pics tomorrow.

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Old July 30th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #25
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Cage is done.
Took the kids for ice-cream tonight in the Bronco. They seem to like the open air feel, while grinning ear to ear.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #26
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Old July 31st, 2010, 08:23 AM   #27
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Looks Good !
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Old August 1st, 2010, 01:00 PM   #28
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got it out in the sun and took some more pictures:
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Old August 1st, 2010, 01:34 PM   #29
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Found this on Dinner break.................

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...s-p-18307.html

http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...s-p-17970.html

This is price per pair. Not as durable as steel, but cheaper then flares.
those look dam good, wouldnt take much to make the bronco a prerunner
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Old August 1st, 2010, 02:12 PM   #30
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Too bad you dont know a body guy that could fix up the rust on that thing.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #31
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Too bad you dont know a body guy that could fix up the rust on that thing.
yeah, only if?


Not sure whats gonna happen, but I think its on its way to be a very nice looking rig.

on a side not, I took my 72 year old mother-in-law for a ride in it today. She has never been in an open air vehicle other then my dune-buggy, her whole life. She was grinning ear to ear.

Here's some more pics with the topper on showing the roll-cage with clearance:
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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:05 PM   #32
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looks good John, I not have to get you the specs for my sploder sport.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 08:09 PM   #33
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looks good John, I not have to get you the specs for my sploder sport.

I'm going to start building for other people again in November. lets do it.
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Old August 1st, 2010, 11:03 PM   #34
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Okay, I've decided to just patch the steel for now........(kind of mechanical look) and cheap paint.
Meanwhile, I'm saving up for this set:

http://www.mcneilracinginc.com/off-r...2-96/index.htm

(cowle & louvered hood, 3inch front fenders, and 3inch rear quarters in fiberglass. $1050 + shipping.

A little more then I wanted to spend, but I think it will be worth it.
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:09 PM   #35
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http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...3in-87-96.html

Not a bad price for just a patch panel
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Old August 3rd, 2010, 05:18 PM   #36
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Not a bad price for just a patch panel

You are right, and I'm probably going to do this for now............I will tell you though, its not easy to place that patch without warping the quarter panel. You have to stich weld it, and take your time doing it. Its a long span for sheet metal, and to much heat will twist it.
I've messed this one up before.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 09:34 AM   #38
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Thought I would do an update..........
I've gone through quite a few little maintenance things since the last post.
All new cooling system, hoses....ect...everything except the water pump.
Replace the o-ring around the fuel pump.
Front suspension poly bushings replaced.
Power steering lines and cooler.
Flush and fill of both diffs and transfer case.
Trimmed the front fenders, (hopefully get the rears done tonight.

Planned on taking it on its maiden voyage this weekend. R&V on Saturday (if I can) and maybe SilverLake on Monday.
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 03:33 PM   #39
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Make some parts fly!
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Another update:

It didn't fair so well at Rocks & Valleys last weekend
I have some suspension parts in the front to replace now. (seems to be a theme with me and R&V lately) I will be lifting, replacing the control arms & brackets, and modifing the approach departure angles soon.
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