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Great job on this truck. It is really looking good! I hope that i can get my bronco a good rebuild like this someday.

Under 2000 rpm during the week. Over 3000 rpm over the weekend.
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Great job on this truck. It is really looking good! I hope that i can get my bronco a good rebuild like this someday.
Thanks man,
I couldn't have gotten this far without doing it in sections.

Seeing sections completed kept me interested, I guess instant
gratification and kept me from getting burnt out.
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So after priming, then sanding and priming again, and sanding and sanding ... you get the point

it was time for paint. Now that it is 100 plus degrees everything I did had to be fast and I

knew I would be wore out. My plan was to paint the rear quarter, and the roof.


So I sealed everything with epoxy sealer, and started paint the Blue base coat first.

Got that all masked up, and then did the white Base coat.

Well the roof was very hard to get being that it was in the garage and didn't have enough

room for the base coat to lay down properly (I couldn't keep it wet enough being so hot outside)

So I abandoned Painting the roof this go around.

anyway I didn't get any pictures of sealing or blue.

Here are some pictures on the base coat laid down.













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I ended up not masking as good as I thought and had to break out the air brush to do some touch up before

clearing. Got that done, and started clearing.... the rear quarters came out the best so far and would

take the least amount of color sanding and buffing. If you can lay it down nice, it saves work in the end.














Here is my reflection of me snapping a picture with my phone ... Paint suite and all





























and a few with it all un masked... I can't describe the feeling being this close to driving

this thing after all this work.














I pulled it out side to let this baby breath. It had bee cooped up for a while.

(the roof still not painted)































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Turned out nice. I would have thought you would have problems matching the color in painting different parts at different times. But it sure doesn't look like it. So what's next?
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Turned out nice. I would have thought you would have problems matching the color in painting different parts at different times. But it sure doesn't look like it. So what's next?
I totally thought of that.

the white, is no problem matching.

The Blue pearl the only places they butt together is the rear of the door. I had kept samples from when I did the doors and the direction
of the flake, also air pressure. I kept checking after 3 and 4 coats until it matched under light.

I am no painter, but spent 18 years color matching automotive paint so I knew I could do it. ... in person you can't tell it was panel painted at any angle.

Next I started on the rear bumper, and the roof that I messed up when I attempted to paint along with the rear quarters.
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Man is that nice. Awesome work.

Do NOT tread on me.
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Your hard work is commendable. I like that you're keeping it real. You have inspired my next project, headliner and trim. Did you have the trim already? The PVC idea is great. What a nice platform. Keep it up, You've come a long way!
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The paint looks incredible! Great job for not being a painter!!

You mentioned earlier that the white was not Wimbledon White but the newer Ford white. Do you have a name or color code number? I will be painting mine the stock colors which is 1978 Bright Yellow, but I'm not sure of the white. Thanks.
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dude, you and the fantastic work you have put into your bronc are clearly an inspiration.
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Man is that nice. Awesome work.
Thanks bro
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Your hard work is commendable. I like that you're keeping it real. You have inspired my next project, headliner and trim. Did you have the trim already? The PVC idea is great. What a nice platform. Keep it up, You've come a long way!
Thanks man,
when you say Trim if you talking about the headliners, and rear quarter panels I had the original headliner up front, and rear quarter but had to make the headliner for the shell custom (but was easy),

if this isn't what you meant by trim let me know.
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The paint looks incredible! Great job for not being a painter!!

You mentioned earlier that the white was not Wimbledon White but the newer Ford white. Do you have a name or color code number? I will be painting mine the stock colors which is 1978 Bright Yellow, but I'm not sure of the white. Thanks.
Thanks man I appreciate the compliments,

Yes I wanted a bright white, so I went with Oxford white. It's on my
05 F350 but was on Fords from 97 on up

Oxford white code Z1 (atleast on my 05 that's the code)
Dupont part number B9791K (Chromabase)
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dude, you and the fantastic work you have put into your bronc are clearly an inspiration.
Thanks !!!
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I won't mention the name of the company I dealt with on the rear bumper. For one I don't

want to bash the company (not sure about the rules on here, I will change if mod, or admin says it's ok)

I will just enplane what happened and leave there name out of it. If anybody want's it

just PM me.

So November 2014 I started looking around online looking for a rear bumper. There wasn't many

choices out there, I thought I found one in the Price range, and looked pretty decent (it was

around $1000). So I called the company (ended up being the owner) and he said they actually keep

the bumper on the shelf, and just add bracket's, and accessories as they are ordered and should take

a week (2 weeks to receive after shipping). 2 weeks go by and nothing. So I give them a call and the

owner again says he never said they keep the bumper in stock the it is custom and 8-14 weeks.

I know what he said because when ordering stuff like this I record so in case I forget I can refer

back.

I do take the blame for ordering from this company with Checking them out first (I googled them

and the 1st 2 pages were complaints and people being ripped off)

needless to say, I checked on my bumper (prepaid by the way) every month for 7 months.


I did call the bank to dispute twice at around day 105 and 115 after placing the order and getting

the run around (these guys kept giving different answers and I heard them all more than once) and the bank twice

kinda talked me out of it. Finally I decided I'm disputing, I don't care what the bank says. So I disputed

.... the banks answer .... it's too late, you only have 120 days to dispute.

So, when suing, go after the money.


I ended up filing a lawsuit against my bank, because they told me on 2 occasions that I

had 180 days to dispute (also recorded). I got a call about a week after serving the

paperwork from the bank, and they didn't realize how serieous it originally was and gave my

money back that day. ...


another week, and my bumper was here (what a coincidence) but was wrong but I kept it anyway. I let the

bank give the money to the company I worked on it for a week to get it the way I wanted


Sorry this is so long.



So here is the famous bumper as received. The ends were supposed to by cut for clearance (about a foot

in and cut at an angle):

you can see the line on the end (what I'm going to cut off)










Where I plan to cut, also LED reverse light hole:












This was a **** cutting with an angle grinder and that axle shaft.





getting ready to cut a fill in piece, I don't have a plasma cutter I used an angle grinder for all

cutting for anything that I couldn't use my chop saw for.










the Neighbor helping out:







It looks like he's doing all the work lol ... but we took turns and I took the opportunity to take pictures






It's getting closer to what I was expecting when it arrived:















And some for the first fitting, this thing is heavy but I managed to get it installed by myself:





I did not like that gap between the bumper and the tailgate and later fixed it even though the tire carry arm covered most of it:












and some with the tire carrier (it didn't fit right just another thing to fix)























Some of the extras on the bumper of course tire carrier, jerry can holder, and high jack brackets, LED reverse lights, towing electric plug.



to to fix the gap between the bumper and the tailgate, I welded some strap that I purchased at Lowes (way too expensive for metal)

please ignore the welding, it is hideous but will never be seen without taking the bumper off.




sorry about the blurry pictures .. taken from my phone





So I thought about powder-coating the bumpers, but decided against it. I just used semi gloss black spray cans. I

figured this way when they get scratched or banged up, I could just sand and touch up with cans.

Here we are with self etching primer.




















And some paint















Well I can't seem to find the ones with it painted and mounted, but I promise to post them later
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Now is the time for the front bumper. I did the bumpers without finishing up the paint to break things

up a bit. Anyway I had this Ramsey front Winch bumper that I had bought new for my 77 F150 about 22 years

ago or so and never installed it (never got that far on it). I had to start drawing some lines with the money that was going in this thing. So I decided to use

it. I couldn't find the brackets anywhere so I had to make some.


I made the brackets so I didn't disturb the frame in case I wanted to update it later.

Here are the brackets ( I'm just lucky you can't really see them with the bumper on they were hideous)

















and some dry fit to check everything:











I didn't like the gap between the bumper and the grill. looked kinda cookie cutter, but I later fixed it:















So I started researching winches. I decided on a Warn Zeon 12K . for the look of it, the money, speed, and power it took

to operate I thought it was a good choice but when I got it, the holes in the bumper were wrong and needed a little

persuading.


First the winch opening was too high and the bumper had too many holes so I patched them up and put the holes where I needed them.







Grinding away



I just kept grinding with finer and finer discs, until I thought I could cover with paint and Primer









and fitted again





mounted up the winch






Then etch priming and painting







Here you can see the bracket, and strap that I welded on the bumper to fill in the gap between the

grill and the bumper








All Mounted up





It really turned out nice, I like that it sit's nice and low in there, and dosn't block the radiater





Up next is repairing the shell, and painting the botched roof
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I like that. "I'm no painter". Well you have me fooled! Paint looks awesome.

Sorry about the hassle with the rear bumper. That sounds like a real pain. They both turned out good. BKO looks nice! What's next? Enjoying the thread.
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I hate it when a company has you held hostage like that. Shame they are still in business. I was really hoping you wouldnt leave that front bumper chrome. It looks so much better in black. That came out really nice. Great Job!

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Looks good
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