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post #61 of 280 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Flash Back on The Bronco

Well my dad was browsing around today on the web, and guess what he finds. He ends up stumbling over my Bronco but back in '06. The guy had a few different posts around and even one on here asking about help to install his lift. Finally after some digging I found some pics and a description.





Looked good back in the day. And it turns out I have 4.56 gears. Only problem with that is I know the owner he sold it to that I bought it from swapped out the rear axle and I don't know if he swapped the gears over. So my question to you guys is how do I check? Do I need to open it up or can I do it by spinning the tires and counting the shaft rotations? Or should I open a thread in another section? Thanks for any help
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Yea, you can count the driveshaft spins. Just jack up the diff and spin the shaft by hand. Mark the tires and make sure both tires turn a full turn.

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Sunday and Monday we got some work done. Finished all the final prep and set up a painting booth in the garage by hanging drop cloths. Then we went out and picked up a few cans of duplicolor jet black and some cans of the duplicolor clear. The paint should be going on very soon. Probably sometime late this week. Can't wait to cover up that primer
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I Hope its not too cold to paint!

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Paint is on

Friday night we had turned up the heat in the garage and warmed it up then went on to spray down a couple coats of black. We ended up spraying 3 quarts of black and then 3 coats of clear on Sunday. At first it all looked very orange peeled but as its drying it seems to be flattening out. Over the next few days we'll see how it looks. We plan on probably wet sanding and then buffing. Here's a few pictures
This is just the black

Then this is with the clear

Once I get it outside I can take a few more pictures at better angles
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Yep thats the catalyst coming out of the paint.
Do yourself a favor and give it plenty of time to dry man especially if your not heating the garage while its drying, most paints are designed to cure above 60 degrees.

Project Big Blue:1993 XLT Bronco, 5.0L, E4OD,
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Any updates with the paint?
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So Saturday we went out and wet sanded the truck then buffed it. It looked good so we threw on the bumper and went out to take some pictures.







The paint said to give it a week before waxing so I plan on doing that and taking care of a few other minor things then it should be road worthy. Can't wait
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how long did it take to prep and paint?

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Looks like it turned out nice!
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I'm happy with how it turned out. And painting was the easy part. Could easily been done in a single day. The hard part was prep. That took a few weeks of just bondo, sanding, priming, etc.
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The old saying is 90% of a paint job is in the prep (or something like that) LOL
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I like everything except the front bumper. It kind of sticks out like a lower lip. LOL. I realize it will look better with a winch.

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That saying still holds true. Haha. And at first I thought the bumper was odd sticking out so far but it grew on me.
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dude awesome build progress!!!! wish I was 16 and had a badass bronco like that. keep It going
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A few updates

Since my last post we've gotten a lot done. We got plates and a temporary inspection, and got the cap on which is nice. We painted the cap when it was off with some semi gloss black.


This Monday we changed the oil and cleaned the air filter. My dad then took it for a ride and it was a blast despite a few minor hick ups. There were a few rattles and it pulled hard left but that's nothing a little TLC can't fix. Another problem that came up was the check engine light came on. On the bright side though the transmission worked great. The code the engine is pulling is both banks running lean and we just couldn't find the problem. We tried blowing smoke into the intake and couldn't find any leaks, cleaned the MAF sensor with no results, and changed what seemed to be the original fuel filter but the light still came on. Since we were already dropping the truck off at a shop for an alignment we decided to have them fix the check engine light too. So I drove the truck over to the shop Tuesday morning which was my first experience driving it on the road. It was great I'm hoping to pick up the truck today.
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Looks great. I love seeing guys my age working on trucks. I love the stance personally I like the 35s better then the big old 42s. Do you have any plans in the long run to get done?
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I don't really have defiant long term goals. Just things as they come up along with little things. Maybe a roll cage and soft top. And I think the stance will look better once I swap to the Cooper STTS I plan on getting. But I agree. The 42s looked cool but just weren't right. Haha
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That's cool. I think the STTs will look nice on your bronco.
the only reason I think I didn't like the 42s is probably the body lift. Maybe if it was lifted better then ya.
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