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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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My new Project..............Thanks to Alboy79 for selling it to me.

Pretty decent shape mechanically with the 5.8 auto. Its got an exhaust tick, a faulty clock spring, an some sheet metal issues, but not bad at all.

I will be fixing the sheet metal over the next couple months to make it pretty. After that I will decide on doing suspension work, or just flipping it for cash. Who knows.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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Old July 12th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #3
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Looks like a fun rig!!!! Congrats!
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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #4
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Started in on the Bronco tonight,.......put it up on stands to start wrestling with the power steering lines. Yup, both the high pressure and return lines are rotted out. Typical Ford.

I was pleasantly surprised to see very little rust underneath.

The exhaust leak is rotted out bolts at the manifold and front pipe connection. The worse spot possible to try to put size 16 fingers. I think I'm gonna find someone to fix that for me. any volunteers.

Seems to have an aftermarket oil cooler, and and aftermarket tranny cooler on it as well.

The other good news is the way the sheet metal rot manifested,........nothing like Michigan. I should be able to cut and weld new pieces, because the rust has not spread through the whole fender like it would if it was from this state.

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Old July 20th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #5
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u gonna keep the TTB
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Old July 20th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #6
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Yes, ........
I have lots of spare parts, so until they run out, I will stay away from the solid axle swap.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #7
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Cool. I really like mine.
I'm on FSB.com to as KLAKEBRONCO.

Mine was rusted around the rear wells. I didn't want a tall lift, but did want 35's so I just trimmed my fenders.
Should be up your way in a week or two at my brother in laws to rebuild the front end, and rebuild the rear w/4.56's and a lunchbox locker.
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off topic Q but why did for put fake diff cover bolts on the TTB
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Old July 21st, 2010, 01:40 PM   #9
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off topic Q but why did for put fake diff cover bolts on the TTB
On my F150 TTB the drivers side arm is the differential cover. The bolts go through the arm into the dana 44.
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off topic Q but why did for put fake diff cover bolts on the TTB
You remove the center section similar to how you would a 9" Instead of the housing being threaded like a 9, the bolts go through the housing....And the housing is the diff cover.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 03:09 PM   #11
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At a glance, looks like some cut out fender flares would cover most your rust problems. Never been a Ford fan except for the Broncos, always liked them.
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At a glance, looks like some cut out fender flares would cover most your rust problems. Never been a Ford fan except for the Broncos, always liked them.
Not sure what the finish product is yet, but I'm gonna try to patch a couple wholes first with sheet metal. I'm headed out to work on it right now.
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yea if u fix the rust just take the chrome strip out and get some nice flares
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I've seen exactly ONE Bronco here in MI that wasn't rusted around the rear wheel wells.

Mine was actually worse than yours.
Trimmed W/stock suspension and 35's I've since trimmed the back corners to the style line too.



Eventually I'd like to build some tube/plate flares like the jeeps use.

The rust In front of the tire I'm going to trim away too...LOL. I want to do a mini boat side like this one.

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yea if u fix the rust just take the chrome strip out and get some nice flares
I did a little research, apparently flares are made of gold.
I can buy both full rear quarters, and both front fenders in steel, for the same price as Bushwacker cutout fender flares.

I think I will just try to patch with some sheet metal, and if it doesn't turn out good enough I will trim it.
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I did a little research, apparently flares are made of gold.
I can buy both full rear quarters, and both front fenders in steel, for the same price as Bushwacker cutout fender flares.

I think I will just try to patch with some sheet metal, and if it doesn't turn out good enough I will trim it.


That's the truth about the flares. $$$$ and not that durable.

The other issue is that they stick out so far you need truly BIG tires and a small backspace in order for it to not look goofy.
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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.
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Ya those look nice. The mounting of the fenders seems to be a PITA, but might be worth it.

Not only would you lose all the rust in the front, you would in the rear wheel wells too. And to install the rear you cut away the outer quarter, so you can get inside then, and clean up and rust proof everything.

I'd like to get those eventually. The Bronco is white so I would skip painting.
And everything I'm doing to the truck is to maximize clearance without a lift..........Clocked T-case, and new skid, Tie rod flip, re-located rear shock mounts, boat side.
These should allow 35's or 36's without lifting.
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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.

I don't see the rear quarters listed anywhere though. Except autofab I think it was and they were $550.
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I don't see the rear quarters listed anywhere though. Except autofab I think it was and they were $550.
I emailed them, and they sent me this.............they also said they could match the pricing:
http://www.mcneilracinginc.com/off-r...2-96/index.htm

Changed out the thermostat tonight and was able to get the temp to stabelize. The gasket was leaking just a little Not much but enough to warrant changing it.

Also started on the front fenders. I rough constructed a set of flares, and will be trimming them out over the next week or so. I will get them mounted and then see what I can do with the rears.
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