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95bronco12 4 4.60%
stm 9 10.34%
cstrike 38 43.68%
bonsai dave 28 32.18%
ANGELO 8 9.20%
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post #81 of 223 (permalink) Old 10-25-2015, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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you guys are putting out one hell of a display this year. keep up the great work.

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I need to get posting again. Had a busy weekend and missed some time.

Here is a pic of the Bronco with a 77 short box I picked up in the last 2 weeks. I'm hoping to not let it distract me!



This weekend I went to Phoenix for a Bronco meet & greet. The pics I took came out bad, I think something is wrong with my phone. But afterwards my buddy and I went to the little town of Cave Creek to have some beers and I saw this sign. Corny but I couldn't resist getting a few pics with it! Also, some more cactus both real and decorative for stm.


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Also, some more cactus both real and decorative for stm.

Yea!!! Thanks, man!!!! Big decorative cactus is great!
I want this one:-)))

And I have a lil trouble:-))) Tranny cooler line started to leak at last weekend. Somewhere under engine, between frame and suspension, in dark, mud, cold and in the ass of world:-))) I not repair this yet - at week I think...















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As I mentioned before, I was supposed to leave this Bronco mostly stock and use it as a daily driver. That said, I was never quite satisfied with my 2.5" lift and 31" tires. When a buddy from work bought a clean 95 with a 6" lift, he suggested we switch. He liked the look of the 2.5" lift and didn't really need the 6". I was able to convince the girlfriend and next thing I knew we had the Broncos side by side and torn apart. We did the work on a cold weekend in January and couldn't get the garage door closed. I know, yes, we are in Arizona... but here in Flagstaff it gets cold and snowy!

The swap wasn't straight forward. The 2.5" kit utilizes a factory pivot point that the 6" lift completely deletes. We didn't realize this until the end of the first day and it was a real buzzkill. We had to grind and air chisel the bracket off carefully so it could be reused. If we didn't need to reuse it, the job would have been easy but having to baby it was miserable.

Anyway, here is the after (way after, like a year later):




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what i did today...
i wasnt the one broken down this time. my moms van stalled at a light and wouldnt start. might be the fuel pump. so i had to tow it home


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After sheering the sector shaft on the steering box I sent a spare box to West Texas Off road for the redneck ram. In the second pic you can just see the oil pan I had built for the 460. I used the top part of the 460 pan and the bottom of the 351m pan. I had to add that 1 1/2 " strip in the bottom to match the top 460 pan.










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And I have a lil trouble:-))) Tranny cooler line started to leak at last weekend. Somewhere under engine, between frame and suspension, in dark, mud, cold and in the ass of world:-))) I not repair this yet - at week I think...
I actually had the same problem, if it is the passenger side it might just be the section that is rubber hose. Mine started leaking in the winter as well and I just tightened the clamps as a quick fix till it was little warmer out. That section is a little forward of engine though.

Loving all the pictures!! Keep it up guys.
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bonsai dave posts mud & snow pics.



I'm just sayin'.

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Built another front bumper.

And built my first back bumper.
I had also built longer radius arms and went back to the stock drop brackets.



In the last pic you can see the difference in the radius arms.
And just for BikerPepe`


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So from here on out I'll be posting pics after the 6" lift. The kit is Pro-Comp, at least in the front and left a lot to be desired. It was a basic kit that reused stock radius arms but with large drop brackets and stiff springs. In the rear the stock spring pack had 2 add-a-leafs installed. As you can imagine this combo rode like crap and flexed less on the ramp than the 2.5" Rough Country.

Here is the first pic after the swap:


Testing it out:



As of today the only thing left of the Pro-Comp lift are the TTB brackets. I wanted to improve the ride quality. So if you are in a similar situation that I was with a stiff poor performing lift, follow along. I took measurements and ramped the truck after each new change.

But, before I made changes I have some pics from camping the Apache trail again.





This time I was playing tour guide for my Dad who was out for a visit from back East. Here he is taking pics:


Sunset down there:

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bonsai dave posts mud & snow pics.

I'm just sayin'.
H-m-m-m. and what we can do with it? :-)))) 3'd summer was with dry and 3'd winter with low snow!!!! Where???? Where is it???:-)))
Weather is upside down. Think, if will next summer so, need to make own handmade swamp :-)))


















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I don't have much for snow pics, just a few. We average over 100 inches a year here so I had better get busy. With this contest lasting until December and current weather predictions, I have a feeling I will have plenty more snow pics soon.

The weather here can change 40 plus degrees from day to night so sometimes if I'm not careful a sunny day of topless wheeling gets me caught....




Bronco rescuing a Subaru from the ditch. There are SO many Subarus in Flagstaff.... even if I wanted one I would never buy one because they are the official yuppie car here. I think if you are a young person making more than $50k a year they issue you a Subaru in Flag.



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Other random snow pics:




These next three pictures were literally taken three hours apart.

8AM in Flag


11AM Wheeling in Phoenix:





As for mud....


I admit it. I don't do mud much anymore. I grew up in Upstate NY and all my wheeling back in the day was mud. Big tires, big blocks and deep mud. Now I like my clean dry vehicles.

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Snow & Mud??? Ok.
That's all:

Snow. And some pics above with LR Def.









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As for mud....[/SIZE]

I admit it. I don't do mud much anymore. I grew up in Upstate NY and all my wheeling back in the day was mud. Big tires, big blocks and deep mud. Now I like my clean dry vehicles.
Yes, I can be agree with you, but... Peoples - like a pigs or children:-))) Mud - is so fun and cool:-)))

I found some rare video - I place 4 stop frames, all video will placed later - let it be as intrigue:-)))
But tell you true - is not so interesting - I tell story what happened after that, then was not time for video.
After last frame I was stuck and spent about 5 hours in deep thick clay. Guys - never go to hard off-road alone, in one person, in one truck!!! Those track, which on pics, go through clay covered slope. IDK, what happened, but when I was down to lake, truck started slip and I can't returned to hard dry track, I was dragged to wet clay more and more. At first time truck can move along slope, but can't went up. At last I found huge deep hole and truck dig self more and more. I hasn't any off road skill, need to stay and call for help in that situation, but I continued to try got out. Truck was drown till bottom door edge. I started dig by shovel but it was no results - clay was as plasticine and hard to moving. Day went to end, dusk was come, I was at 70 miles from home, and a lot of far from any trucks, tractors or etc. I call to my buddy with hard off-road equipped Opel Frontera Sport (short version):-)) He was "glad to hear me" at those lazy Sunday, I think:-))) I sent him coordinates of disaster and started to wait, time to time with useless work with shovel. When he came, night and dark was down. Epic phone call was:
- "Where are you? I see nothing - just night and darkness:-)))"
- "IDK, in the middle of nowhere! Stay at road, look at down in dark. Can you see my stop-lights far from you?"
- "What? Down? Where is down? Looking... Tracing...No... no... no... Or yes, I see you! H..f..king sh...t - so far!!!"
- "Ok. Go here but try to not fall from hill - lake is between us:-))))"
At first we tried to getting out truck with dynamic snatch rope, but lightweight Opel hanging as trinket and nothing. Then we decided lift BKO ass with hi-jack and use sand-tracks. Body was lifted hardly, we pump hijack lever with our double body weight - but rear axle was caught in mud, just springs bowing. Digging, digging, digging for victory and some time later rear axle also slowly rises by springs from mud. After sand-tracks installation big hippo ass start moving out at the end. After 20-30 tugs with rope it completely was recovering. All was in clay - BKO till roof, equipment, ropes, sand-tracks, shovels, hands, legs, everything:-))) When we drove to highway, we was stopped at local road by police - they are checked for drunk drivers. When they saw THAT, they was stunned. :-))) And was a long chat with them about old American cars - one of them was also fanatic as me:-)))
And at last joke - at city I came to carwash - clay was so good - it washed out with water hard and long. After 30 min of high pressure cleaning sewer of carwash was clogged and room was flooded:-)))








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