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My Classic Bronco Build: F8 LUBR

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  1. PaxtonShelby

    PaxtonShelby FRULE10 Established Member

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    Awesome build! Keep up the good work!
     
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  2. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Great thread. I had a 72 with a 302 and it was a rot box, but ran great.
     
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  3. Chrome98Cobra

    Chrome98Cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Awesome project!! Nice work too..
     
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  4. black92

    black92 Hot rod Lincoln Established Member

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    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!
     
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  5. Jefe

    Jefe Well-Known Member Established Member

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    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...
     
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  6. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I sold it a way long time ago.
     
  7. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    I’m hoping they pair F8 green with JL Rubicon soon. JL or 20 bronco....hmmm
     
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  8. Sn95Snake

    Sn95Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Such a sweet build!
     
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  9. 5280stang

    5280stang Member Established Member

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    keep the the updates coming!
     
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  10. Jefe

    Jefe Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Got a new VIN plate from Marti Reports. This goes on the inside of the dashboard

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    New gas caps just showed up. Its going to take some modification to the quarter panel and the stock filler neck

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    Not my Bronco but this is how they will look:

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    As opposed to the locking cap that I never liked:

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    The front 12 gallon tank has a serial plate with 1991 on it so its been on for a while and looked like it.

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    I took it and the stock 12 gallon rear tank to a shop to get hot tanked and pressure checked. Both were still solid

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    Old 2.5" springs vs the new 3.5" Deaver coils. Much smoother ride

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    New Bilstein 5100s on all 4 corners.

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    The rear shocks were at least 35 years old haha

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  11. xchamp

    xchamp Active Member Established Member

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    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.
     
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  12. Jefe

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    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.

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    Dropped off a ton of parts, passenger seat, console and Wildhorses seat box so that could be welded in

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    New shopmates

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    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

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    Picked up an American Autowire Harness to replace the 44 year old wiring. That goes in after paint

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    Got a new firewall insulation kit coming from Toms

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    Also picked up a Denali SoundBomb horn

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    Shipped a bunch more parts to Ryan at LUBR4x4 for powdercoating

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  13. Jefe

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    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

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    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

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    Got the old wiring harness out. Besides 4 or 5 added wires this thing is in amazing shape for being 44 years old

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    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

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    Interior handles and license plate frame got powdercoated

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  14. M240Bravo

    M240Bravo Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Love seeing all these great builds with all the small details.
     
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  15. DSG2003Mach1

    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    this is turning out to be one hell of a project, thanks for sharing!
     
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  16. C-Tidda

    C-Tidda Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice build
     
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  17. 03terminatorcobra

    03terminatorcobra Member Established Member

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    excellent build!
     
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  18. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    Beautiful work.
     
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  19. lawdog302

    lawdog302 Lets roll with it Established Member

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    really cool project!
     
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  20. 408GT

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    Good looking Bronco!
     
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