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View Poll Results: Choose your favorite Fullsize Bronco for January 2017!!!
Quader1 30 46.15%
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post #81 of 367 (permalink) Old 01-07-2017, 11:33 AM
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Next on the list was the dash. I had ordered a black one from LMC knowing that it said it was not paintable (it was cheaper). I thought to myself I can paint this as I have been selling automotive paint for 30 plus years.

Needless to say I used plastic and vinyl Prep, with some SEM adhesive promoter and then grayÖ..
Well I went to install it the next day, and the crap was peeling off .. what a waste.
I took it back off, stripped it with Lacquer thinner, and then again. I figured paint wasnít sticking because it had mold release agent on it from it being made. So I took some acetone, and thoroughly cleaned it.

Anyone doing this make sure to work fast and donít let it stand it will melt the dash.
Anyhoo got it painted again and all is good. The only thing I donít like is the edges are shorter than the factory one and it leaves a little hole on the edges.










The instrument cluster bezel took me a whole day to do. I repainted it black and two toned it with the matching gray Ö PIA








I also did this with the Vents





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You know something serious is going down when tons of people are gathering to watch.

This is the crowd I was talking about in my last post.



I bet you would do it today!
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I bet you would do it today!
Maybe ... maybe if you were there.
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Next up, headliners for the roof of the cab, and shell. I know I didnít want to use the Cardboard type stuff to redo, so I decided to use PVC. I grabbed a couple of sheets 2/ea ľĒ and 1/ea ĹĒ X 4/8. I made the shell in 2 halves and then one down the center to hide the butt (I also wanted to use it to mount lights there in the future)







I also traced patterns for the rear quarter panels and did them also:









Any open edges that could be seen (after they were upholstered ) I used a router to bull nose.

I also applied heat to form it to the contours.








At this time I had already color sanded all the roof and dash everything that could be seen. So I applied tape around the work area to protect it (I went through tons of tape).

Next up the center consul , and the results of the custom panels I made and had reupholstered .
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Since its snowing here on lovely Long Island, NY, how about some snow pictures.













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One of the things I got out of the Sedona Shake down trip was that I needed new shocks. Being I have never done a lift or suspension myself, this was an expensive lesson.

I didnít know what I was doing, and put some FOX shock on front and rear. But I didnít do it right and was severely limiting my travel in the front. This was a $600 mistake and I still have the ones I took off pretty much brand new.

We are in the middle of Broken Arrow trail, and saw a photo opp. For some poser shotís:

















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good looking run
This is a very well constructed Calendar. Thanks for putting it together.
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So where is infinite Grade ?

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Good afternoon,

Thank you for the nomination! Took me a bit but here are the necessary pictures and story.



Purchased in 2006 as a vehicle to take the family camping and the promise of a "rebuilt" engine, I had to immediately set out to swapping in a new one. Nothing about the the rebuilt one worked well. Bad compression, leaked oil, etc.




The Bronco has taken me and my family on many adventures since.


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He made it! Twin Falls, Idaho... that explains it.

I'm kidding, of course. Glad to see you jumping in Infinite Grade and right on cue, no less.

"When life throws you a curve... LEAN INTO IT!"

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Going to Sedona was a spectacular trip to say the least. Getting more towards mid noon though the tourist Jeep tours started coming out. Really is not a problem but there are so many of them we found our group have to pull over a bunch it was kind of a nuisance. It was just way overly populated with them. Most of them were courteous (as we always are) but others thought it was pretty much there trail, and they had more right than we did to be there.

Here is a slideshow for your viewing (and listening) pleasure:



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I was looking under my bronco one day and noticed what looked like a hole in the rear floor and what I could was quit a large hole.



So got some stuff to start repairs

And started cutting and grinding.





Had some rust up front to.






Painted the entire floor with rust bullet and new seam sealer.

Then added herculiner to the entire back floor.


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After I finished fixing the rust in the back I moved to the from and cleaned up any small rust spots and added sound deadening.


Cleaned the carpet while it was out to.

Put some sound deadener on the rear sides as well.

And put some insulation on the side panels



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Man o man the rust that some of you post up in pictures is crazy I lived in Indiana as a kid and remember seeing it from the salt in the winter & then in Va Bch. Va from the Ocean. It has to be a to work on your rigs.

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Just remembered I have a Supermoters account! Found some long lost pics. Haven't been there in ten years. So much easier posting pics this way. Engine rebuild pics

Done right with Edelbrock 70mm throttle body, EDL Mustang upper intake, EDL truck lower intake, EDL Performer heads, roller rockers (swapped in after realizing these rockers sucked), mild cam, bored .030" over, Bassani headers Y-pipe and 3" exhaust. Pissah Powah!








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Went ahead and used my stock bronco to do some stock bronco stuff. First thing was to get a fuel pump for this:



So I loaded up the Bronco Dog and my copilot and I headed to the parts store. As you can see, he lives a high octane lifestyle.







Nice day. The next day though:



Not a problem.









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On the topic of rust, my rear leaf spring mounts had seen better days so out they came and they were pretty bad.





I got all that junk removed.



So all that junk out, time for new parts and not wasting any time with those old worn out leaf spring I upgrade to to a 6" super lift pack.

All installed and ready to roll.





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I had bought a factory center console but didnít like how low it was.
I wanted it to be an arm rest but also wanted it to be a box for a sub woofer. Using the height of the door arm rests I started mocking up a new center console.

I figured out where I wanted it and used cardboard to follow the contour of the floor and then started with the PVC and screwed it to 2X2 blocks of wood for Mocking up purposes:
(sorry for the Blur taken with Cell phone)










I put the whoopty doos into it because I just didnít want it too square looking and figured it kind of matched the BKO.

Next I built the speaker box to fit in between the panels to support the structure itself. I also added some cup holders (front and back), cig lighter power ports, top storage and arm rest, also an open pocket up front.











Itís kind of hard to tell but itís a 12Ē hole:







Mounted the lid, and front support on:













I had already sent everything else off the get upholstered and got it back soon after completing the center console. The few days in between getting the console upholstered I mounted the rear speakers in the finished rear quarter panels:













And the rear quarter panels are done and ready for installation:











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Ok. Starting over to get these pictures right and not double post (other posts deleted)
Here is my story....
Yep... THAT's a bronco story! Crazy man! Glad you are still here!

And I LOVE those old Orion amps! Cool old photos too.

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