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The right front tire is just one I used to get the truck loaded. The other ones match the right rear. It is some oddball 16.5" tire and the rim is strange also.
That's a nice truck. You say you put the right front tire on to move it, but is it a custom made rim or an existing model?

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That's a nice truck. You say you put the right front tire on to move it, but is it a custom made rim or an existing model?

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That white rim came off of a Jeep CJ with drum front brakes. I have three of them. The bolt pattern luckily fit the bronco, but the disk brakes on the Bronco wouldn't let me tighten the rim down all the way. I left the lug nuts loose and winched it onto the trailer like that. I admit I was too lazy to swap a rear good rim to the front and then put the front CJ rim onto the rear.

I now have a set of 33's mounted on a set of 15" CJ rims that are made to fit the disc brakes on the fronts, but at the time they were at a buddy s house and he was at work so I had to work with what I had.
Here is what's on now.

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Fixing that image for you again :)


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With Imgur, you can grab smaller versions of the image by putting an s, m or l at the end of the filename (Before the extension)

So in this case, your image is http://i.imgur.com/vLCtRpD.jpg.

Code:
[img ] http://i.imgur.com/vLCtRpD.jpg[/img ]
Which gives you:



Put an "l" (Lowercase L) right before the .jpg and you get:

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[img ]http://i.imgur.com/vLCtRpDl.jpg[/img ]
Which gives you a smaller image:



or smaller, with an M:



or tiny, with an s:



Wrap that in a url tag with the fullsize pic and you end up with a clickable smaller size that will open the fullsize image:

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[ url=http://i.imgur.com/vLCtRpD.jpg ][img ] http://i.imgur.com/vLCtRpDl.jpg[/img ][ /url]
Which gives you your clicky-resized image:

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Not too bad looking from the passenger side, hopefully looks better than mine on the driver side And missing keys aren't too bad of a thing. I wouldn't have gotten mine if the PO hadn't lost them and sold the Bronco to a guy that junks out trucks, particularly our older Fords, that we had bought parts from before, the higher than your price of $900

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Thanks for the tips with how to resize the images. Will take some getting used to.

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The rims are hy-rail style wheels for railroad use only. You really do not want those even for normal driving since the hy-rail gear is gone; the gear really lowered the center of gravity. Since I'm a train aficionado, I was hoping the former railroad had plastered their name and corporate symbol on the doors, but no. But, if you paint the fenders that dark green Pullman used on their old heavyweight sleeper cars ('Pullman Green') and stick on a couple old Great Northern Railway 'goat' emblems, it'd be really cool! Well, at least to me it would....

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Cool catch. I envy you. I shall forever know your orange truck as the "Goat."

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cool story on a sweet looking rig

any locksmith worth anything should be able to make you up a key without removing the ignition

if you remove a door lock and tailgate lock you may be able to get a ignition key from that
I think door and ign were the same that yr?
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Searching "hi rail Bronco" yielded this and other images (I think the Illinois Railway Museum might own it).


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That's pretty cool! And how did you come up with $526?

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Very cool Bronco with a rare history! Looks to be in very good shape except for the glass. I wonder if you could get the wheels recentered to the correct offset and use them to keep the original use look?
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Cool catch. I envy you. I shall forever know your orange truck as the "Goat."
I'm going to start a build thread (not sure which sub-forum is the correct one yet) and call it the Hy-Goat! Thanks for the info.

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cool story on a sweet looking rig

any locksmith worth anything should be able to make you up a key without removing the ignition

if you remove a door lock and tailgate lock you may be able to get a ignition key from that
I think door and ign were the same that yr?
No locksmiths in my area but I can perhaps mail a door lock to one and see if they will fix me up. Great idea!

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That's pretty cool! And how did you come up with $526?
At first I offered $500. Then I got to thinking I should offer $501 just in case someone else offered $500. Then I trew in an extra $25 cause I really wanted the truck.

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Very cool Bronco with a rare history! Looks to be in very good shape except for the glass. I wonder if you could get the wheels recentered to the correct offset and use them to keep the original use look?
Not sure if they could be recentered or not, but I'm sure with enough money...

The Hy-Rail rims are pretty wide. I didn't measure them, but I'm thinking they were 9" wide at least. Those skinny tires are like new, but I can't get the one to seat on the rim. I went to my buddy s house lats night and he hooked me up with a matching set of these with mounted 33's:



Funny thing is, two weeks ago I gave him a set of four matching rims and tires that came off my old 85 Bronco. I was thinking I would never need them, and wanted to clean out my shop some so I gave them to him. So he gave these gold/chrome ones to me. A couple or 12 adult beverages might have been involved but that's another story...

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Searching "hi rail Bronco" yielded this and other images (I think the Illinois Railway Museum might own it).

Very cool. So do you know if the orange is a special color just for the RR use? Or was it a standard issue?

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So last night I pressure washed the dust off:
Going to have to find a good grill. Aftermarket ones are probably crappy huh?


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I dig the color..looks like the engine bay cleaned up really nice..Amazing that it came from the factory that way.
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Cool find, I bet it may have some special additions or upgrades for the railroad. Some may have a PTO hook up and other cool stuff.

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