I wanted to get a build thread going before I got too far with my truck. Things will be a little slow at first as I am finishing up a house remodel, but I expect them to pick up this fall and winter. What I am starting out with is a 1994 XLT with a 351w, E4OD, all original Bronco. This truck was owned by a radio station in Mountain Home, AR which means two things. One, sitting in a parking lot day after day in the elements with vinyl graphics has totally ruined the paint job. But it also means fairly low mileage for its age (160k), and most importantly - no rust.
I haven't totally decided what I am going to do with the truck but I do know it will primarily see weekend cruising, toy hauler, lake and caming, and light trail type use.
Right now I am thinking a small lift 2-4", 33-34" tires, lots of restoration to the body and interior, and most importantly a drive train update. There is nothing wrong with the current drivetrain and it runs like a champ after I've worked out all the kinks from the PO, but I enjoy modern power plants. I have 3 options I am currently considering LSX, Coyote, or Cummins. I have not committed to any of them at this point, but I have done LSX swaps before so I am pretty comfortable with that route. I think it will mostly depend on what I come across when I get ready to do the swap.
I'll get on to the pics now.... day I towed her home:
First day I got her into running condition. Had to replace the distributor, MAP, EEC/ECU/PCM, new pads, shoes, rotors, drums, front and rear shocks, welded up a new exhaust (PO cut the Y connector right before the cat because he thought it was clogged). Removed the roof light bar, swapped wheels/tires with an F150 I had, and naturally took the top off.
Then the girlfriend put us to work.
Next mod/update will be a soft top install because I am super OCD and the threat of getting rain in the tub drives me nuts.