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post #41 of 280 (permalink) Old 01-14-2014, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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The one set of ball joints was fine but the other set were shot. But one problem I'm currently having is with the remote door locks, I can't get them to work. I got a new battery for the remote and nothing. The PO had them working I'm pretty sure when I got he truck so I'm curious why they aren't now. Is it after market? There's a few buttons and switches in with some aftermarket wiring under the dash and I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Thanks for any advice
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great work, way to stay ,otivayed

How hard was it to remove the body lift, I have to do it to mine any helpful hints? thanks
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It wasn't too bad. I'd just say do one side at a time. Other than that it was pretty simple.
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Beautiful job. Love the direction this is headed.
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Well it's been a while since I've updated the build, and a lots been done. She'll be on the road soon. Just in time for when I get my license in March

But for now, let me just get you guys up to date.

When we got the truck the PO had cut the front cross member off and thought the bumper would make up for it! and this didn't work out. So we made up a new one and reinforced the bumper with some 2 inch square tubing. Most of its thin wall but one piece was thick wall.


Fitting it to the bumper



Cut off the frame square


Then painted and welded on



Bumper primed and the underside was cleaned up and rust bulleted

Painted flat black


Bumper on and tested, me and my dad were jumping on it at the same time, didn't even budge with the almost 500 pounds of us. So it passed.

Undersides looking a lot cleaner since when we got it. A little bit of scrapping and painting makes a lot of differences.

Bedlined the rear wheel wells and under the bed with POR bedliner.

Painted the rear drums
Tore apart my front driver seat to fix a couple rips in it



New gas tank getting ready to be put in, it will be the first time she ran since summer.
And after a little wrestling the fuel lines on, success! Fired right up

Since the seat was out we had to make do

And that brings it up to present. Currently we're working on a custom back bumper/spare tire carrier out of the square tubing, body work, and finishing the interior. I got all the carpet back in and redid my rear seat with some spray paint and this vinyl dye stuff. I'm very impressed on how it came out. I don't have any pics of the seat all together yet but here's some after I sprayed it with the dye. It's like a new seat and I couldn't scrape off the dye at all.

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Rear Bumper

Hey guys, me and my dad have gotten some stuff done the last couple of days. I still need to get up a picture of the back seat blacked out and we're hoping to maybe get paint on this weekend, but what we've been working on most the last couple days was the rear bumper. We used 2 inch square tubing for most of it.


Then we welded on some 3/8th plate around to mount the tow points to. It still needs to be cleaned up and painted but it's coming along.


Then today we got the spare tire carrier started and that's how it stands as of now.

I'll get up a picture or two of the back seat tonight if anyone is interested. And hopefully some paint this weekend. I'm done with body work. It's time to get this pig on the road.
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Check the voltage at the auto door lock "actuators" mine haver a type of cork screw rod that twirls up and down to open or lock and as I've read here many times they get corroded so spray some lubricant on the rod and see if that works.

OR

The electric " lock switches" can be found in the Help section of most auto parts stores mfg'd by Doorman, they plug in at the back of the chrome button piece just like the power window switches.

Make sure all the door part connections are hooked up and working like rods and clips etc.


Hey you do really nice welding, how about I send my rusty tailgate to you for some work.....lol lol j/k

Good job on saving another BKO.....
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Thanks, haha. And I'll have to go try that.

I just finished playing around with the Bronco. Pulled all the emblems and painted one of the mirrors but that was about it. But I did get a picture of the seat.

Also I started playing around with my new phone and ended up with a new background
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I'm currently looking threw painting options and I think I'm going to end up using Duplicolor's Paintshop. Anybody have any experience with it?
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I've only used Duplicolor on interior parts, door panels and other internals and as far as I know that's all we have to use unless somebody's found something else....IDK....we are talking interior right?

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Thanks, I used their dye on the seat and it worked great but I'm curious about their body paint.
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Hey nice work on that rear bumper dude. Looks the business!!

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466, Comp cam, roller rockers, alloy heads, Weiand stealth, 750dp, C6, 4 inch RC lift.
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Thanks Kiwi
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Nice work! I hate to tell you this, but even 35's will probably fry your trans. It will work for awhile. But you should plan on regearing to 4.56

I cant see your tire carrier very good. Does it swing away? I saw another guy on here use a lock-out hub for the pivot. Really neat. You might want to consider it. I really like the bumper.

Check out my "Molasses Project"http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=197652
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At some point later on I'm considering a regearing. And the tire carrier swings away. I'll put up more pictures once I paint it. Also the truck should be getting painted pretty soon.
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Loving your build man I see my future

Your making it look easy wanna come to my rockers for me?

Heated garage makes all the difference!

Its 7 degrees outside right now, if it were 50 or 60 I'd be right there with ya.

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That rear bumper is awesome. Nice build
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Thanks guys. It was nice out the other day so I was able to open the garage door, got some decent light finally and got rid of some of that bondo dust. Haha. But the heated garage is very nice
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Got the first coat of paint on the rear bumper today. So silver rust bullet.







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Finished the Bumper

Today we finished the bumper and gave it a coat of flat black rustoleum. So after we primed the truck we put it on to test it with a 31 inch tire we had around. When I get new tires we'll put a fullsize spare on it.






Here's a link to a video of it opening on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQFX...e_gdata_player
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