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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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94 Omaha Orange Original FSB Build

So, I finally moved to Phoenix and was able to get my FSB hauled from Idaho down to PHX. I purchased this FSB for $650 Sight Unseen. This unit caught my eye because of the odd color and I knew Ford did not offer an Orange option in 94.

A couple of months ago I posted on here and the guys helped me figure out that it was Omaha Orange and it was a one off original. Possibly a State Trooper or other State Fleet Vehicle.

Now that I have began the overhaul It's thrown me some clues to what it really was. The Steering wheel had a strange lock that would slide in to the column and lock it in place. While I was removing the Top it had two stickers for the Railroad Brotherhood. So at this point I figured it was a BNSF Railroad vehicle and I thought it may have driven on rails with the locking mechanism that was installed.

After I removed the top I stood and looked at the roof and it also had the base mounting plate for a beacon light of some sort. Things really were starting to add up.

When I was rummaging through the glove box I located an old Auction Sales slip for this Bronco. The seller was the Boise Military Division. So at this point I think it lived its life working the railroad for the Military.

So it will be a slow process, but in my spare time I will be working on this Beast and getting it back to it's glory. I'll post pics as I move forward and I look forward to hearing from you all and developing friendships along the way.
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This is where it's at after the first weekend of tear down. 99.5% Rust Free... Seats and Vinyl Rubber Flooring has been ripped out also.
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We have an active Bronco club in Arizona, Please feel free to join us. We go wheeling and have regular meet and greets. We are on here AZ Bronco Club and we are also on Facebook under the same name. AZ Bronco Club. One of our members, itwasFree!!!! was last year FSB of the Year and another is attempting it for this month.

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Another Orange Bronco, I thought I was the only one.
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There is a code in the door sticker that might help you identify if it was special ordered for a government agency.
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Cool background on the Bronco. Hopefully some detective work will fill in the details and confirm it's history. Great color! That would have caught my eye as well. And nice start on your build.
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When I found that color, my thought was railroad or highway supervisor. Glad to see it's getting an overhaul and glad to see you sticking around. Looking forward to the build. Did you find a build sheet under the carpet?

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My guess would be road department, that safety orange was used a lot for city vehicles. Railroad was more of a yellowish color and would have had decals from the railroad it belonged to on the door leaving a spot of the outline from the surrounding paint fade. A car fax search of the vin will reveal registered previous owners, not specifics but at least private or commercial fleet ownership.
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Military would not always mark their vehicles.

It makes sense.
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We have an active Bronco club in Arizona, Please feel free to join us. We go wheeling and have regular meet and greets. We are on here AZ Bronco Club and we are also on Facebook under the same name. AZ Bronco Club. One of our members, itwasFree!!!! was last year FSB of the Year and another is attempting it for this month.
Hey 92, Definitely would like to find out more. Please send me more info.
Thanks

Hey Blue,
Good to see you again. No build sheet underneath the rubber flooring. Yeah, I'm here for a while now :)

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sweet score,specially for that price,i say you stole that one

awesome colour too

looking forward to more of the story on this one
any signs it had train wheels on it?
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Today I put in a new Tensioner Pulley and Serpentine Belt as it was not included in the purchase of the Rig :) .. Looks like my PS Pump is needing replacement, so that will be next project.

Here are a some pics of the Auction Slip from 2010 and the Railroad Employee Sticker.. Love how they spelled "Employee"
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Hey 92, Definitely would like to find out more. Please send me more info.
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Under social club on FSB, AZ BRONCO Club. On Facebook just look up same the name. You have to have a picture of your Bronco in your photos. And request to be added. I will let administration know that you will be sending a request. What is your first name?

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Sounds good.
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Hey DMAN- Here is the Build Sticker in the door jamb.. Maybe you know where to look.. The color code is W5651

Hi Trusty,
My assumption is yes, due to the Steering Lock it had on it. I took a quick snap of it so you can see. I already removed where the slider went into on the steering column. I haven't checked out the underside yet to see if it was on rails.

As far as the price. I could not believe it, definite score. Plus it started right up after sitting on blocks for years in a field.

Crazy...
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A large company can request... This is my paint code so it gets painted that color at a cost.
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Pretty sweet score. That's a wild color on that rig.
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How is the rig turning out?

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