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Old October 4th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Anybody out there with any sweet Bronco II pics/builds?

I was just forced to downsize from a Fullsize Bronco to a Bronco II. just kinda want to see what's out there, and ideas, inspirations. I probably wont be able to go nuts with this build because i'll have to commute with it 72 miles a day this winter, but i still plan on doing some light wheeling her and there (prolly more often than i plan on, lol).
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Old October 4th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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I haven't built up my Bronco II yet, but here is a little of my story so far. Bronco II's are some cool little suv's depending on how they have been treated. My first bronco ii was a 1986 that I paid $1,000 for. The 4 wheel drive worked, the heat worked, and I just needed a good winter vehicle. After driving it though, I realized it had terrible acceleration, could barely make it over 60mph, and always had some kind of problem. The whole floor was rotted out and the engine would barely warm up. Even though it wasn't a great truck, I got addicted to the Bronco II's and decided to sell the 1986 to buy a $350 1990 Bronco II to fix up. The 1990 had faded body panels, sat outside for 8 years, and didn't run when I bought it. Now, after putting $2,000 into parts, the 1990 is a great truck. These trucks are getting rare in Michigan and you should join BroncoII.org and or therangerstation.com for tips and technical info. You should also post some pics.
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Old October 4th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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Old October 4th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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I haven't built up my Bronco II yet, but here is a little of my story so far. Bronco II's are some cool little suv's depending on how they have been treated. My first bronco ii was a 1986 that I paid $1,000 for. The 4 wheel drive worked, the heat worked, and I just needed a good winter vehicle. After driving it though, I realized it had terrible acceleration, could barely make it over 60mph, and always had some kind of problem. The whole floor was rotted out and the engine would barely warm up. Even though it wasn't a great truck, I got addicted to the Bronco II's and decided to sell the 1986 to buy a $350 1990 Bronco II to fix up. The 1990 had faded body panels, sat outside for 8 years, and didn't run when I bought it. Now, after putting $2,000 into parts, the 1990 is a great truck. These trucks are getting rare in Michigan and you should join BroncoII.org and or therangerstation.com for tips and technical info. You should also post some pics.
My first 4x4 was a 1984 b2. i never got the sonofabitch on the road, but it was mostly over stupid stuff. if i stll had that rig with what i know now.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #5
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Old October 6th, 2011, 07:01 PM   #6
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Old October 6th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #7
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Here is a good one, I believe he commutes about the same distance as you.

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Old October 8th, 2011, 11:07 AM   #8
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Here is a good one, I believe he commutes about the same distance as you.

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that is a pretty sick build!
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Old October 9th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #9
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bump.....anybody on here done a half cab conversion?
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Old October 10th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #10
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I have a V8 B2 but I don't drive it on the street. Here's a pic.

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Old October 10th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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I have a V8 B2 but I don't drive it on the street. Here's a pic.

that's a pretty sic b2! got some numbers for us? gearing? tire size? engine size? lockers or anything? looks great!
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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #13
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Here's my old one. I've done everything to try and find it again.



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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #14
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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #15
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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #16
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It was an 86 had a 9" rear and a dana 44 front out of an older bronco. Lifted about 5" with suspension and a 3" body. Ended up running a chevy 350 in it. 4.11 gears with a locker in the rear. And 33x12.5's.
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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:48 PM   #17
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i'm kinda intersted in doing the Eb axle sas, i've heard you can do it using mostly factory parts. what radius arms did you run, springs, etc?
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Old October 10th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #18
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Not sure if its a stock spring. Friend had them lying around. The radioise arms are just the stocks ones and the just made out own mounts for them.
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Old October 11th, 2011, 04:27 AM   #19
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Not sure if its a stock spring. Friend had them lying around. The radioise arms are just the stocks ones and the just made out own mounts for them.
did you have to relocagte the coil pads on the axle? or did the stock location work out?
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Old October 11th, 2011, 04:53 AM   #20
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did you have to relocagte the coil pads on the axle? or did the stock location work out?
If you read the write ups on the ranger station you could answer a lot of your own questions.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/
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