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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-23-2015, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sloppy's foolish build.

As mentioned in my introduction post, I got my hands on a 90 Bronco thats ex forest service out of a junk yard, she's in fairly rough shape, but starts and runs fantastic. 302, 5 speed, no a/c for you!




So far I have only fixed the fuel filler, it had been cut, I managed to piece it back together using a 2" to 1 13/16" exhaust adapter and a piece of 2 inch filler hose since I couldn't get the made to fit piece.
I'm guessing it needs a power steering pump, as the wheel is ridiculously hard to turn (it has fluid) and the drivers seat wobbles(Holes in floor are wallowed out) front drive shaft is missing, needs a set of hubs, and the hideous wheels need to go away.
Just this weekend I picked up a set of BFGoodrich KM2's in a trade.

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post #2 of 89 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 12:46 AM
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Looks like a good starting point. Only way she can go is up! The body doesn't look to bad, but it does look there are a few small rust spots. Hell at least the tailgate is really straight. Looking forward to more progress. Good luck.

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Looks like a good starting point. Only way she can go is up! The body doesn't look to bad, but it does look there are a few small rust spots. Hell at least the tailgate is really straight. Looking forward to more progress. Good luck.
that it does. Most of the rust spots are in the bottom of the body, My plan is going to be to go in and correct the horrible body filler the previous did, bondo it, and then plastidip the bottom beige.
I am hoping to have this truck trail ready by the last week of august for when myself and friends head up to Silverton Colorado to wheel/ride

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Located a front driveshaft Have not had time or money to really make steady progress

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Sloppy got her/his christmas present early.

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Moved thread to the correct section. Looks like a great start! Keep the pictures rolling.
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Hey that's a great start! It looks pretty straight, and the 5-speed is very unique! A/C would have been nice, though.

I know nobody will agree with this, but I'd keep it that color. What a wonderfully ugly green! It would definitely stand out among the crowd. U.S. Forest Service would look great on the door too!
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Moved thread to the correct section. Looks like a great start! Keep the pictures rolling.
My apologies. :( when I first tried to start the thread in this section it wouldn't let me.

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Hey that's a great start! It looks pretty straight, and the 5-speed is very unique! A/C would have been nice, though.

I know nobody will agree with this, but I'd keep it that color. What a wonderfully ugly green! It would definitely stand out among the crowd. U.S. Forest Service would look great on the door too!
I dig the forest service green!
For as much (won't be my daily) as I plan to drive the bronco, I can live without the a/c, I mean, it does have vent windows : I won't be putting U.S Forest service on the side, but I would like to color match the top eventually.
I think I'll be a stereotypical peasant and buy some plastidip and toy around with a few different ideas I have in my head.

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I was working on installing new hubs and mounting my new tires when I saw something perplexing. Why would it have those little supports on the coil spring?
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That is a cheap hack way of getting lift out of stock springs. They don't allow that section of coil to compress and rides like shit.

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so basically I pull them out and its going to lose some ride height. but they should come out

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If it's keeping something from rubbing you can keep them in till you get a better solution. But yes fix that when you can.

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Grease your wheel bearings kids!
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today I removed one side of the lift kit.
Then I pulled the passenger hub to regrease the bearings, think I should take a look at the spindle bearings?
Its going to need the rf rotor replaced.

scrub a dub dub, bearings in a tub.
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got one side repacked and back together, next weekend I'll do the left and finish mounting my km2's
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I was working on installing new hubs and mounting my new tires when I saw something perplexing. Why would it have those little supports on the coil spring?
Poor man's lift kit! lol!

For some reason, I really like this truck! Maybe it's because it's so "base" and industrial; no nonsense, just a tool.
Good to see you still working on it!
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Poor man's lift kit! lol!

For some reason, I really like this truck! Maybe it's because it's so "base" and industrial; no nonsense, just a tool.
Good to see you still working on it!
I removed them and it made no difference in the ride height lol.
I will probably need some stiffer shocks, maybe springs, since I do intend to put a winch on that bumper.

I dig the basic nature of the truck too.

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I picked up a salvage driveshaft, need to put u joints in it, then I get to find out if 4x4 works

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I have not made any progress :(
I haven't had the money, and Dad's F350 and a blazer occupy the shop currently.
but I have high hopes, I'm an income tax baller :)

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