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Discussion in 'Pics and Videos Buffet' started by Jefe, Jul 24, 2018.
Awesome build! Keep up the good work!
Great thread. I had a 72 with a 302 and it was a rot box, but ran great.
Awesome project!! Nice work too..
I too had a '70 and '72 back in HS, but was too poor to get them running. The '70 was a rust bucket that I put the axles under my '89 Ranger. The '72 was a Sport trim in decent shape and I still have one Sport badge as I forgot to give it to the buyer. If I had both, I would give them to the OP if he wanted them.
OP - I'll live my dreams through you! Maybe someday I can snag another, but the prices in the last 15 years for a clean one have been insane!
The color is still pretty new and I havent seen anyone paint a car project this color yet. Might be the first in the world haha
When was that and what did you do with it? Prices have gotten crazy for rusty ones. You can't find a clean body under $10K anymore. The 2020 Bronco is probably going to make them even more valuable and harder to find
Mine is not a sport but people are always looking for OEM parts if you find it! OEM fenders and hardtops are going for crazy money now.
We got really lucky in 2011 when we bought this. About 3 years later prices basically doubled. Then companies like ICON showed up and bought all the projects all over the country. Its hard to find one now.
I hope to find another after this ones done and make a trail rig. This one is going to be a road warrior/trail runner and I have a feeling we will eventually do a motor swap. If you ever spot one collecting dust, stop and ask. You never know...
I sold it a way long time ago.
I’m hoping they pair F8 green with JL Rubicon soon. JL or 20 bronco....hmmm
Such a sweet build!
keep the the updates coming!
Got a new VIN plate from Marti Reports. This goes on the inside of the dashboard
New gas caps just showed up. Its going to take some modification to the quarter panel and the stock filler neck
Not my Bronco but this is how they will look:
As opposed to the locking cap that I never liked:
Picked up some 6.5" Hertz Mille Pro Coaxial speakers. These will be installed in the rear quarter panels and Im still looking for a compact marine amp to run them
Also got a complete vinyl flooring kit in black. No hard top and I didn't want carpet. This can't go in until its basically done. Cage, dash, seats and gas tanks gotta go in first.
Ive heard this is one of the tougher installs too. Luckily its the middle of the summer so the material shouldn't be too stiff
The front 12 gallon tank has a serial plate with 1991 on it so its been on for a while and looked like it.
I took it and the stock 12 gallon rear tank to a shop to get hot tanked and pressure checked. Both were still solid
Old 2.5" springs vs the new 3.5" Deaver coils. Much smoother ride
New Bilstein 5100s on all 4 corners.
The rear shocks were at least 35 years old haha
Awesome job! Love the old broncos, I would love to build one but dam they are expensive to buy! Doing a project like this is huge undertaking and costly. U guys are doing some great work.
Moved the Bronco from the paint shop to the customization shop. The Bronco undercarriage will get the full Second Skin treatment as well as cleaning up the frame, radius arms and axles. He pressure washed and degreased the tub and said its one of the cleanest he has seen or worked on. Tested the heater and the motor works so Im thinking the core leaks. Also laying out the dash design and accessories we want to add.
Dropped off a ton of parts, passenger seat, console and Wildhorses seat box so that could be welded in
He came up with a great idea on those gas caps which will be mounted behind the fender. We will have to modify the neck to make it work but it should look very clean once the holes are welded up
Picked up an American Autowire Harness to replace the 44 year old wiring. That goes in after paint
Got a new firewall insulation kit coming from Toms
Also picked up a Denali SoundBomb horn
Shipped a bunch more parts to Ryan at LUBR4x4 for powdercoating
Only a small update this time. Dropped the gas tanks off for fitting the modified gas necks. Got the fresh air intake in. Took some cutting to get it to fit which was odd. This has to go while the fender is off so its the reason you see a lot of mangled intakes. People dont like taking fenders off
He built a frame for the center console. Used nutserts in the tub and the frame . Yes, the tite seal window flashing "sound deadener is coming out lol
Got the old wiring harness out. Besides 4 or 5 added wires this thing is in amazing shape for being 44 years old
Bought a voltmeter to retrofit into the stock cluster. It comes with an ammeter which is outdated and actually won't work with the new harness. Also need to get a 1 wire alternator
Interior handles and license plate frame got powdercoated
Love seeing all these great builds with all the small details.
this is turning out to be one hell of a project, thanks for sharing!
really cool project!
Good looking Bronco!