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My '81 Bronco complete Frame Off Rebuild

Here is how it started:








Found some "New" Parts:









to be continued...
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post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 01-19-2016, 08:05 AM
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Looks like you have a lot of work to do.
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Wow! That's quite a project!

How's the Bronco scene over there in Germany?
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Welcome! And get to work!!

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Yeeahhh another early 80's truck. Deal to that rust buddy!!

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part 2:

rust everywhere!





and chop...




























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Good on you man for bring this one back to life. Glade to see another one saved from the crusher.
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Nice work so far. Looks like you found another FSB in a junk yard to get some body panels? I would think Broncos are pretty rare in junkyards in Germany?
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Wow! That's quite a project!

How's the Bronco scene over there in Germany?
I think there is no scene I don't know any Broncos around my area. The next I know is 5 hours away from here

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Nice work so far. Looks like you found another FSB in a junk yard to get some body panels? I would think Broncos are pretty rare in junkyards in Germany?
Thanks! I found one FSB that was going to be crushed but I was lucky to cut out the parts that I need and they were in good condition. I found the fenders on another place from a guy who saved them for his f150 but in junkyards you can't find them.

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Fell your pain mate. No bronco's for biys in New Zealand either. Great job on the rust!

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I think there is no scene I don't know any Broncos around my area. The next I know is 5 hours away from here
Your pictures say 2014, how far into it are you right now?

My bronco made a trip to Germany, the original owner brought it there and back in 1991.

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you definitely have your work cut out for you...after seeing that, I'll never complain about my rust issues again..
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Your pictures say 2014, how far into it are you right now?

My bronco made a trip to Germany, the original owner brought it there and back in 1991.
I'm still updating the post with new pictures. I hope to start with Sandblasting the next weeks.

That's a funny story, that your Bronco made this trips. I think the preowner really loved the Bronco...

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part 3:

There's not much left...



cut the bad stuff



made a new part and welded on







looks ok with the primer :-)






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part 4, next corner:





made some new parts





ohh, a nother hole...





fitting



fixing with clecos (I love them)






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part 5:



that sucks...





















can we fix it?



yes we can!












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you've got some great fab skills..what sort of welder are you using?
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part 6:

bed time





















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So how long is this project takeing you? Looking good so far but I sure am glad its you doing it and not me! I know I cursed the whole time I did my floor pans.
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