Forward Some Money
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ohio, heart of
Bronco Info: '89 Bronco, 5.8, MAF, Summit shorties, Bassani SS, AOD, Tru-trac posi, Stocker
From personal experience.....I would source a decent tub. You are going to spend sooo much time fixing all the rust when there are affordable options elsewhere.
Broncos aren't rare (nor high dollar) that it would demand that it be restored. There are too many good ones just sitting around.
I did an extreme restoration on my '89, replacing basically the entire back half of the truck. It was fun, I learned a lot...and I am not second guessing myself........BUT....I wouldn't do it again. It was a ton of work, and it wasn't cheap. If you could find complete quarter panel wheelhouse assemblies like I did, you'd be ahead....IF you deemed it worthy.
to visit my frame-off NOS restoration thread.
....and a crap load of pictures....