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95bronco12 4 4.60%
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post #61 of 223 (permalink) Old 10-20-2015, 07:09 AM
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I meant to show the post-Moab body damage but forgot. The obvious problem was the 35 inch tires contacting the wheel wells. The damage isn't terrible but it was such a clean truck to start with that it is something I regret:




These dents are the ones that blew my mind. We had the Bronco on top of an obstacle flexed and twisted out, when at a dead stop we heard a loud, deep pop. I put the parking brake on and got out to see what had happened. With nothing mechanical amiss we went back to wheeling. A little later in the day I noticed these dents. The aren't always obvious depending on how the light hits the truck but they weren't there before and we didn't hit anything. Without a top and no roll cage, the body spontaneously gave in to stress.




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After running the 38" sx's on the 1/2 ton running gear. I can't remember how many front axles shafts I broke .And I tore up a couple 9" axles shafts and the 3rd member .
I did this 2 times separated the knuckle on the dana 44. It was time for the one ton running gear. When I did the one ton swap I did a frame off resto. All the body mounts holes on the frame needed fix because of rust so I just plated them. Replace all the brake lines and fuel lines with stainless steel lines. And with safety red Rustoleum paint on the frame.


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each state is different, but in fl at 15 you can get your learners permit, you have to have a adult in the passenger seat when you drive. and a year after you get your permit you can get your license by taking a really easy 15 min long driving test. if our test was as hard as the European tests so many people would fail, our test is a joke compared to the ones there.
with my permit i would mostly drive with my mom in a gmc safari van, but my dad had to get a bigger truck about 4 months before i got my license so this bronco was my first car.
You are right - Euro test are hard, maybe, and Rus test many people can't pass from 1'st time.
Bronco was first car for me too. All around me ask - "Why Bronco? What are you interested in that junk? How you find those unknown model? Why so old? It's very big and not usable..." and etc.

Old screen captured frames from different vids:

Snow run (or snow stuck is more better:-)) with Land Rover Defender.




It was hard snow at spring - not so deep, but many times melted and frozen - and composed in many hard and soft layers.










Another forest run












And at last - two terrible night pics:-)))




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You are right - Euro test are hard, maybe, and Rus test many people can't pass from 1'st time.
Bronco was first car for me too. All around me ask - "Why Bronco? What are you interested in that junk? How you find those unknown model? Why so old? It's very big and not usable..." and etc.
i have family in finland, when i was there in the summer the biggest truck i saw was a hilux. a bronco would really stand out.










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One thing I appreciate about FSB is that I have been able to meet some great folks. One member here, Slownorth, was a student at Northern Arizona University a couple of years ago and we got a chance to go out wheeling together. I also helped him build a similar front bumper.









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I sacrifice a 68 bronco hood for the fills on the 1/2 doors.


Then I bed lined the bronco for the first time.

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I sacrifice a 68 bronco hood for the fills on the 1/2 doors.

Then I bed lined the bronco for the first time.
I've seen a lot of half doors and most are rough. Those look great and the handle is still there too! Nice job

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Great run! I see wooden powerline poles - excellent! It's my other fanatic object:-))) I like trails along powerlines, I like old wooden construction of powerlines, insulators and other stuff. So I must to ask - pls more powerlines (as a cactus too:-))))

What was at pre-last pic? Frame bent? Is a body mounts trouble?

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I look at those doors - and have a dual feelings - it's a cool construction too... at first look... But... I was never to decide to do its :-)))) I can understand all, that you have many tons of Broncos, like as we the UAZ - but it was so sad to destroy excellent vintage doors:-))))
BTW your variant of door cut same as doors of our UAZ-469 :-)))) Lol.

1987, FSB, 5.0, EB, c-6, Black Hoss, some oldy, some rusty, milestone is over 1 000 000 miles.
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I've seen a lot of half doors and most are rough. Those look great and the handle is still there too! Nice job
Thanks, it was a lot of spot welds. I think the next set I will stop the cut line at the bump line. The opening is just a little to deep for mud.
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Great run! I see wooden powerline poles - excellent! It's my other fanatic object:-))) I like trails along powerlines, I like old wooden construction of powerlines, insulators and other stuff. So I must to ask - pls more powerlines (as a cactus too:-))))

What was at pre-last pic? Frame bent? Is a body mounts trouble?

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I look at those doors - and have a dual feelings - it's a cool construction too... at first look... But... I was never to decide to do its :-)))) I can understand all, that you have many tons of Broncos, like as we the UAZ - but it was so sad to destroy excellent vintage doors:-))))
BTW your variant of door cut same as doors of our UAZ-469 :-)))) Lol.
The door I cut up weren't in the best shape. And I had a better set off of a parts truck.

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The cage is a hodgepodge of junk I had. The main 4" bar is off of a parts truck that I cut to fit the bronco. The back halo is a main bar from a 68 bronco, and the rest was just some junk I had. You can also see the battery box that I built to set behind the passenger seat.


The rock rails are tide into the roll cage.




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Some beer, free nighttime, Photoshop and some creative:-)))
Pls, don't kick so hard:-)))) Lol...

Just B&W


Lifting yellow on B&W


Like old poster or postcard - some glow enhance


And full trash - xDDDD Like old damaged photo... Scratches, dots, spots, ans etc.

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The first back bumper that I built.


Gas tank skid plate is made out of 1/4" aluminum plate.





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Here are some more chronological photos. The first few are from the Apache Trail, a dirt road that heads from Phoenix to Roosevelt lake. It is something like 30 miles of twisty canyons through the desert with fields of saguaro cactus and small lakes. The road isn't challenging but scenic. I have run it multiple times and sometimes just pull off and camp.






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Here is me playing tour guide in Sedona with my buddy and his brother. The brother just moved out to Arizona and wanted to get his Xterra out in the desert. Now that he has lived here for a few years I have had to rescue the Xterra a few times, he likes to get it stuck.









These are the first photos with the tailgate trim. I had to put that on after the tongue of a trailer jumped up and put a big dent right in the center of my tailgate. Now I am always on the look out for these and can't help myself.... I snatch them up whenever I see a good one in the junkyard.

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theres not alot of powerline roads in fl your allowed to drive in, or anything thats old. but theres a couple.

old logging truck.






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To ANGELO: Nice pics. What's about white BKO at parking? Interesting, which tires and rims that have? Looks like rims are ET -100 or about:-)))
Old log truck - great looking! Peterbilt? Mack?
And other - what's the sign about unexploded bombs? :-))) Shooting range?


I like this place:-)))

















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To ANGELO: Nice pics. What's about white BKO at parking? Interesting, which tires and rims that have? Looks like rims are ET -100 or about:-)))
Old log truck - great looking! Peterbilt? Mack?
And other - what's the sign about unexploded bombs? :-))) Shooting range?



not really sure who made it. not much of it is original
the bomb sign is around the us navy bombing range, they had signs like that all they way around. the white broncos wheels im pretty sure are 12" wide, and have alot off offset not sure what brand though. with 33" m/t tires.








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