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Old July 15th, 2011, 01:37 AM   #101
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77 for sure and I think 76 all EB's had discs, it was optional before that, the Full size you're asking about were 78 and 79.
Most 77 and some 76. By then it is pretty common to find discs, but you can find drums, the bronco wasn't given a whole lot of attention during this period, will by the factory anyway, that's why the body held over for so long. It was kinda a dumping ground for parts. My buddies 77 came with manual steering, no power brakes, and drums on all fours. Accourding to most books it shouldn't have been built that way, but his uncle bought it new and that's what it has. But at least disc brakes are easy to put on them. These are my favorite 4x, followed by the 78-79 bronco (my first truck), then the 92-96 (currently driving a f-350 centurion four door bronco conversion).

Nice build, on my some day list, about to let my 73 go to a new home. Third I've owned only one that I ever had on the road very long. Tore it down right before I bought a house and started a family, that was 6 years ago, think it is time for it to go to someone who has the time for that big of a project. Next time I'll save a bit more and get something a little more solid to start with.
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Old July 15th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #102
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77 for sure and I think 76 all EB's had discs, it was optional before that, the Full size you're asking about were 78 and 79.
Most 77 and some 76. By then it is pretty common to find discs, but you can find drums, the bronco wasn't given a whole lot of attention during this period, will by the factory anyway, that's why the body held over for so long. It was kinda a dumping ground for parts. My buddies 77 came with manual steering, no power brakes, and drums on all fours. Accourding to most books it shouldn't have been built that way, but his uncle bought it new and that's what it has. But at least disc brakes are easy to put on them. These are my favorite 4x, followed by the 78-79 bronco (my first truck), then the 92-96 (currently driving a f-350 centurion four door bronco conversion).

Nice build, on my some day list, about to let my 73 go to a new home. Third I've owned only one that I ever had on the road very long. Tore it down right before I bought a house and started a family, that was 6 years ago, think it is time for it to go to someone who has the time for that big of a project. Next time I'll save a bit more and get something a little more solid to start with.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:18 PM   #103
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Made some progress and got the gauges installed in the dash.













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Old August 7th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #104
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That looks killer!
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Old August 7th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #105
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Old January 26th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #106
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I'm thinking I will never get to building a rear bumper for this. So Im gonna get some quotes to get one made.

I like the looks of Fusion Bumpers.










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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #107
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you can't do all that fab work and then buy a bumper!
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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #108
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you can't do all that fab work and then buy a bumper!
Thats what was thinking but I lost my motivation and just want it done.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #109
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What kind of tubing bender do you use ? I'm trying to figure out what to buy summit has one on sale right know from woodward fab but know nothing about benders ?
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Old January 27th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #110
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very nice work on the whole thing.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #111
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Looks great!
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Old January 27th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #112
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looks like you did a great job on the new floor pans.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #113
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Nice job on the dash, everything else too.
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #114
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Motivation comes from strange places.

My mom died last Thursday from cancer so I have had a few days off work. Spent most of it with family and yesterday after my relationship with my girlfriend went south I had to do something.

So I started working on the Bronco, pulled out the trans and transfer case to swap in the 4r70w that I have had for a few years.

Also debating on putting the motor from the same donor as the trans, a '99 mountaineer.

Need to find out if the flywheel from the new motor will work on the old and if the dampner needs to swapped out as well.


The old stuff out


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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #115
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Damn dude, sorry to hear about your loss. Cancer is an evil, evil thing.

The Bronco is lookin bad ass. Should make it nice to drive with the Mountaineer motor and trans in it.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 08:37 AM   #116
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Damn dude, sorry to hear about your loss. Cancer is an evil, evil thing.

The Bronco is lookin bad ass. Should make it nice to drive with the Mountaineer motor and trans in it.
Thanks and I look forward to having it running in a month, hopefully.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #117
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Just got back in from the garage to do a compression test on the motor in the bronco and the 99 mountaineer motor.

They both tested out pretty good so now I need to decide if I want to do a motor swap along with the trans swap.

I should get a little more power from the newer motor, but there is already a decent one in place.

The results from the compression test are

99 Mountaineer motor

160 psi on the high side and 135psi on the low side with 4 cranks.
180psi on the high side and 155psi on the low side with about 8 cranks.

Engine in Bronco

155psi high side and 130 low side with 4 cranks
175 high side and 155 low side with about 8 cranks.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #118
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leave the motor in place if its fine.

do build a rear bumper
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #119
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leave the motor in place if its fine.

do build a rear bumper
Just going over the pros and cons of the motor swap decision. And yes a bumper will be built.

Wish I would have started doing this a month or two ago, I want to drive it with this nice weather we have.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #120
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The motor swap has happened.







And the new one is in




Made some new brake lines from the master cylinder, waiting on the body lift to complete them.

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