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post #81 of 1405 (permalink) Old 03-25-2011, 11:07 PM
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smart move i need to do mine as well there a little dry and cracked, so ill be watching for tips and tricks. keep up the good work
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Those steps are made by our own HEFTY.
His web site is here.....
http://www.heftyfabworks.com/

His bronco is that Red one at the top of the page by the FSB Logo. He makes some really good stuff, give him a call.
Found it on the website. Nice stuff. Thx.
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I re-ran the KOER today, and im down to just the TFI Module code. So that is good progress!

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Got the new window molding in. Problem is my door trim is All F*cked up. All the holes where the molding attaches are broken, So time for some engineering. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get around to fixing this. I have an idea that may work.

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You can see them in that pic. I was thinking of cutting a Hack saw blade, and trimming it down with a dremel tool, then riveting it to the panel on the inside lip. This will give the molding clips something secure to grab on to. Gotta go get a rivet tool and some rivets this weekend.

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Got the new window molding in. Problem is my door trim is All F*cked up. All the holes where the molding attaches are broken, So time for some engineering. Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get around to fixing this. I have an idea that may work.

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You can see them in that pic. I was thinking of cutting a Hack saw blade, and trimming it down with a dremel tool, then riveting it to the panel on the inside lip. This will give the molding clips something secure to grab on to. Gotta go get a rivet tool and some rivets this weekend.
I think that would make the top of the door panel too thick. Also pop rivits might scratch the glass if they wear through.
There are some specialty glues that you might try to bond the broken tab mount areas.

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I thought that might be a problem, but the way the molding goes in, the rivets would be between the molding and the door panel. I might see if theres enough material to slightly countersink the rivet heads, not sure if there is though. I was gonna JB weld them in too. Might be enough with just the JB. Will have to see. I will try that first, then if that doesnt hold good then ill try the rivets.

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Ok! I did some door repair today. It was very easy and worked very well too.

First I was having trouble with the door molding holding on to the door panel because all the tabs were broken off on the door. So I came up with an idea to use a Hack saw blade to repair the broken tabs.

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So I outlined the cut out onto the hack saw blade, then cut it out with the dremel tool.
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Then using 5 minute epoxy, I glued the blade piece to the inside lip of the door panel and clamped it in place.
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Then I installed the window molding, and bent the center clip around the piece of hacksaw blade so that it would not lift off of it when the window goes up.
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Worked great!


Second problem. Since the first time I took the door panel off I noticed the Control Pod Cover was not being held in place. The plastic that holds the clip in place had broken and there was nothing left for the clip to hold on to.
So I got an idea from my old days building radio control airplanes. I found a Piece of Light Plywood and cut it to fit, then epoxied it in place. Then I put the cover back in place and drilled a hole thru the mounting screw hole into the light ply. Now it has something to hold on to.

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Fortunately I found the broken pieces.
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awesome job!!!!
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Cool solution!
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Still holding good. Will have to wait till the next big rain to give it a good test.

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Finally pulled out the heater core and pressure tested it, yep, leaks like a sieve. Trashcan, $25 at advance auto for a new one.
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Got my 195 Thermostat and Gasket today, along with 2 gallons of 50/50 prestone, a flush kit, and flush fluid, and an IMpact wrench! First air tool since all mine made the trip to the pawn shop a couple of years ago.
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So the project for the weekend is?
Replace the heater core, replace the waterneck, and thermostat, Flush the coolant system, refill with new coolant.
I drained a little of the coolant, and OMG it looked like it was original to the truck. Nasty!

Hope this thing has a drain cock.

Yep, found it......

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I wish I knew who the guy was that designed this engine. I need him here right now, so I can make him get my water neck off, then id beat him to death with a pipe wrench. Errrrrrgggggg why does this damn thing have to be so difficult.

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Flushing the radiator was not too bad. Getting the lower bolt out of the water neck, a complete wash out. Its so stuck in there. Im gonna have to wait till i change the water pump. Then I should be able to get my impact on there, or at least have enough room to pull on it some more. Damn I need a welding machine so I can custom fab me a tool for that damn thing.

Amazing thing is, There was no antifreeze in there at all just rusty water. Now that I got the amazing amount of loose corrosion out, and some good antifreeze in there, it seems to run a whole lot smoother. Dunno if thats just my imagination or not, but it sure seems like it runs better now.

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Nice Bronco, I just bought a 95 EB 5.8 SD in March and I am finding myself running through a lot of little trouble shooting as well. Just have to find the time to do it! Great Thread!! keep it up!
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Thanks Hrod. I don't think I could have survived without this site. Its like having a ASE-Mechanic for a brother in law. lol

I love my bronco. I wish I could have found one that someone actually worked on over the years instead of letting everything go. oh well, it is what it is. I wanted a project and I got my wish. Hopefully next year I will get my wife to get me one of these as my daily driver so I can do some serious work on the bronco.....

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Ha! You dont want one, trust me. I have one. Repairs are UNBELIEVABLY expensive! Suspension and cooling system has to be overhauled every 100K miles. Had to get my heater core replaced at 100K miles - $4,200. from an indep. bmw shop at half the labor rate as the dealer! Great cars, but not worth the $$.
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Ha. yea I have read alot about how expensive the repairs are, But, you cant find a nicer car in my opinion. Just have to either find a really good bargain used one, or pay thru the nose for one with the 100k mile warranty. either way its gonna cost some green to keep them lean and mean. Im pretty handy on BMW repairs too.

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Yeah, after that repair bill for the heater core, I became VERY handy with BMW repairs! I have had everything happen from a rear axle shaft pulling out while going around a turn to the valve cover gaskets leaking oil and shorting out the coil!
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It all depends on the luck of the draw with B'mers. If you get a good one they can be very reliable. If your unlucky, they can really cost alot. Still not as much as a Jaguar though. I have a friend with an XJ8, man that thing sees more shop time than road time. Its always something mysterious or major mechanical with that Jag. I think hes had 2 transmissions, a complete engine build, and a new engine and a multitude of weird electrical problems.

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