Me and my girlfriend have a 1989 Bronco that we have used as a daily driver for about six years. We live in Norway where there is a lot of road salting, so it has now been put in storage.
This summer we're building a workshop at home so we can begin the restoration.
We have a $35.000 budget for restoring and equipping it for overlanding. The plan is to go to Iceland in 2019 for overlanding and camping.
The overall plan for now is this:
EDITED! Im dumb and realize Im not putting a chevy engine in my Ford!
- Engine Factory 302 EFI http://www.fordcobraengines.com/prod...que-efi-truck/
- Gearstar E4OD http://gearstar.net/transmissions/fo...nverter.72.c16
- Atlas II transfer case.
- 4" Lift assembled from several products, camburg, james duff, ruffstuff.
- Upgrade the TTB, D50 third member, new axles. http://shop.broncograveyard.com/RCV-...uctinfo/32030/
- Rebuild and vastly upgrade the 8.8. Full-float kit, disc brakes, ARB locker, chromoly axles, new ring & pinion.
- Reinforce the frame against twisting. (Info?)
- Rock sliders.
- 35" mud-terrain, not decided on brand yet or if we want bead locks or not.
- Winch. Thinking 10.000 lbs Warn.
- Offroad bumpers.
- Off-frame restoration, strip body, paint it, sound proof it, new doors and windows.
- New lights and decals.
- Roof rack with tent (CVT) and awning.
- Different spare wheel holder and fuel-can/equipment holder.
- Goosegear storage solutions with cooler and kitchen, drawer pull-out. We'll fit this to a plate so it can be taken in and out easily.
We're keeping the interior the way it is, nice and red and original.
Research has just begun and in Norway one has to go through a difficult process of applying the road authorities before making changes on ones vehicle.
Ill try to keep you posted as the workshop comes to life and the restoration work begins.