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post #81 of 266 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 10:17 AM
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I've been checking this thread a couple of times each day. Love the pics and the stories... keep them coming.
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post #82 of 266 (permalink) Old 03-08-2016, 10:21 AM
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Shoot me the paint code when you get a chance please. Man that is so nice, I think rhino lining would make it look bad. Id save the rhino for a beater truck imho
It's called Moonlight Blue. I'll grab the code at lunch.
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BigBlue 94, I believe it is KM

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Thanks, that's what I came up with. Appears to be on cars mostly. stangs and t-birds were that KM color alot it seems but fairly rare on trucks from my little bit of research.

Keep the stories and pics rollin in guys, been a great month so far!

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Not to many hills or mountains around here but still getting out with the family a bit.


Busted a doughnut!



If you look enough you can find some mud holes though! That's my little girl laughing uncontrollably.


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To bring the Bronco up to date, my latest acquisition was some BFG A/T KO2 tires, which I absolutely love. From what I can see, aschlessa, you have them too!

I lucked out because I called Discount Tire to see if the had some 31" tires in stock. They said they did so I drove out to their shop. No 31s in stock, so the guy made me a deal and sold me 32s for the same price.











I love how they fill it out.
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Greatest tire I ever bought!

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Alright, a few other projects still coming, but it's time to take a break and show some glamour shots.

My Bronco's never been much of a "toy", so it needs to be outfitted to go everywhere all the time. I drive it to work every day (sitting out in the parking lot right now), take it up in the mountains, camping, backpacking, you name it. It goes.

This was taken at 9000 ft. elevation after one of the most grueling climbs I've been on. One of our favorite backpacking spots and been there lots of times.



Because there are some places you just can't get to with a regular car. And my Bronco gets us there.











I think my wife's eyes were bigger than the fish she caught.





Here was some sheep we had to wait for on the way up.





Some more fun places we've been able to actually drive to (albeit still very brutal roads. My favorite).

















Yeah....



Plenty more to come.


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After my move to the Portland area in February of '95, I got a job working at a stained glass factory. I've been there ever since, just passed the 21 year mark a couple of weeks ago.
The first couple of years I wasn't making much money, and was living with a friend I'd known for years from Montana. My Bronco was my daily driver through all of this time period, and I had a commute over 20 miles each way, sometimes in heavy traffic. I was spending $250/month on fuel! And that was back when gas wasn't much more than a buck a gallon...
But, I got promoted and started making some real money after a couple of years, so in May of 1998 I bought my first house. I really only had 2 priorities, to be closer to work and to have a garage. Got my wish:



My Mustang lived inside the garage, but the Bronco was now mostly protected from the elements as well, inside that carport. That spare tire on there is the factory original one, by the way.



Here are a few interior shots from this time period:





Both seats had some splitting vinyl when I bought it, and there were seat covers on it. But they finally frayed enough that I peeled them off and just lived with the seats as they were.
Note the old-school "stereo." The Marti Report on my Bronco shows it was customer ordered with no radio, so I believe they installed that vintage state-of-the-art unit in 1979. It worked well enough, but the sound was not so great. Somewhere in this time period I found out why, the paper cones on the speakers were pretty much non-existent. I swapped in some new $99 front speakers and eliminated those boxed rear speakers and enjoyed much better (if still a bit underwhelming) sound.

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Wish I lived somewhere like that AB!

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Chapter 10:

You never know what you are going to get when you order parts on eBay. I wanted to upgrade the 3rd brake light cuz it looked old and the light output left something to be desired.

I decided on this one.



I liked it because if came with an OEM plug and was a sealed unit, thus minimal effort and potential failure, at least in my mind.



Not a huge fan of the chrome housing but I can paint that later.



I do love the lumens this thing puts out. Wow, super bright.







You can't miss me know!

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Man, I say over and over and over again, This is going to be a difficult Month...

I know it's early and yet so many great pictures and videos...



aschessla, great pictures, I agree with Big Blue, wifey gets a on the pictures...

AbandonedBronco, Like aschessla mentioned, love the pictures and the scenario background...

Milan65, Love your Bronco, just would like to see more pictures...

SteelSteeds, Love that '79 A friend had one exactly like yours brand new back in high school... always love that "freewheeling" Bronco...

Rhinostyle, Great looking Bronco, just as Milan65, I would love to see more pictures of your Bronco...

Keep up the great work everyone...

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Agreed, allcruisen, some great looking Broncos this month!



If you squint your eyes, you can see a little red Bronco speck about dead center in the picture. In the Y down below the rocks.



Took my brothers and their kids out hunting last fall.

Crack of dawn:



















First time taking the Bronco out deer hunting. Sadly, came back empty handed.

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This picture is from the summer of 2003, a quick stop in the middle of an enormous lava flow in central Oregon. My girlfriend at the time and I camped around the area for a couple of days and enjoyed some great weather. This road is only open July-October.



If you look closely at the hood and roof, you'll see a couple of spots where the paint had worn thin and some minor surface rust was starting. I vividly remember the day that first spot showed up, while I was buffing. I saw a tiny spot, so I put a little more pressure on the buffer to "clear up" that spot. Imagine my horror as the spot *very* rapidly got bigger! That was probably in '96. I'd worked in a detail shop back in '89-90, and a body shop doing detail work '90-91 while in college, so I'd picked up some skills. But from the day I discovered how thin the paint was getting, it slowly got worse over time despite my efforts to keep it waxed.
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Chapter 11:

This is a really simple mod and upgrade but so beneficial. I never liked yanking on the steering wheel when entering the truck so I decided to add grab handles or better know as "Oh shit" handles!
The handles came out of a Ford Explorer. I decided to install right above the door trim. I used Jack Nuts to secure the handles. Jack nuts work great for threaded insert applications like this.

I used the handle itself to mark where I would cut/drill.



I cut the headliner enjoy for the drill bit to pass thru. The handle base will cover the holes.



Once the holes were drilled, I inserted the jack nuts and collapsed them with a jack nut tool I have and just screwed the handles in place.



The jack nuts work very well and the handles are super secure. I am a big guy and pull myself up with no worries!
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Chapter 12:

I recently changed out the window weatherstripping all-around. The rear window had trouble moving up & down afterwards so I decided to do the power wire/relay upgrade some have done. I ran some 12 ga wire, will probably change for 10ga or 8 ga down the road.

Starting to splice wires at the driver side taillight.



Gotta make sure the ground path is good and clean and down to the metal!



All the wires plumb and relays secure. Looks pretty clean huh?



While I was at it, I installed some one-touch modules for the rear switch to minimize manual switch pushing effort (laziness, lol)!





A little bit of a rats nest in there. Not much space for both modules but I was able to slide them in nicely.



The window moves so much better and the one-touch is a nice little convenience.

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Any chance you want to post a vidoe of the window? Perhaps a before and after? I've yet to see one in action with this relay mod. Your Bronco is eerily similar to my old King Ranch Bronco that I sold down to the style of sub box.
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I'll post one tomorrow. Dont have before though
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This is with the dash switch:


This is with the tailgate switch:

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