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Old August 13th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #1
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My son's 1977 Early Bronco Build

Here are the starting pics. He's done all the work with supervision from me.

This is the only pic we have from the original 1977 Early Bronco Ranger



2006: (Age 10) picked up the chassis



2006: (Age 11) Stripped it down in 1.5 hours



2006: Next the frame was acid-dipped and galvanized
(It's behind the tractor, better pic to be updated tomorrow)



2007: (Age 11) Then the frame was epoxy coated black



2007: We had 4.10 gears installed in the big bearing 9" rear and converted back to a '77 disc D44 front (the original chassis had the front end swapped out) NO PICS.

2008: Oil fill and drain added to 9"



2008: (Age 12) POR-15 to the axles and radius arms









2008: (Age 13) Installed 2.5" Wild Horses suspension lift









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Old August 13th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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very cool to see your child starting out at an early age and a Bronco is the best choice on a rig build!
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #3
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #4
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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very nice and congrats on you being the most badass dad of the year award
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #6
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bet he cant wait for that 16th birthday !
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #7
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that is awsome!! What are planes for an engine??

can't wait to see this done! I love the EBs.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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that is awsome!! What are planes for an engine??

can't wait to see this done! I love the EBs.
I recommended a carb'd 302, but he said he really wants EFI because "the price of gas is going to be so high when I turn 16"; so I guess we'll be looking for an '89-93 mustang mass air 5.0L. We already have the tranny and t-case in the garage. NP 435 granny low with a 205. We also have an EB D20 t-case we may end up getting an adaptor for to get even lower crawl.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #9
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Very cool!
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Old August 13th, 2008, 11:07 PM   #10
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Very cool, he's lucky to have a dad help him get involved so young! And to think he gets to start with an EB... I had to wait a while before I got mine
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:40 AM   #11
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great project. very nice to see youngsters not afraid to take on a project like this.
looking forward to seeing more progress
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #12
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Not only is the project and father/son thing cool. In years when he is older and has the complete project he will have the pictures of both the vehicle and himself progressing along. I can imagine the memories it will bring back in the future for him.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #13
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very cool to see your child starting out at an early age and a Bronco is the best choice on a rig build!
agreed this is so cool of you to do. he will have these memories for life and he will treasure them.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #14
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Looks great! It has progessed nicely since I was at your place in Michigan to pickup that other ford 9".

Your son has a great teacher!
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Old August 14th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #15
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very nice, i love the classic broncos.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 01:59 AM   #16
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way cool.....
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Old August 15th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #17
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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #18
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Will you be my dad? Please? Thats very cool, wish my dad would have done these things with me.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #19
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Class A build, this rig should last him a very long time. Doing it himself he will have the skills and respect to care for it properly.
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Old August 17th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #20
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nice work guys!!!!!!!!
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