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Old 03-09-2008, 07:47 AM   #1
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Bronco Blitz Build

Just thought I'd share a little project going down this weekend.

We're taking a wrecked 2006 F150 and shortening the chassis/driveline it to fit under a 1979 Bronco shell.

http://www.7906bronco.com/

Yesterday saw an EXTREMELY successful day. Got the new chassis shortened and completely welded back up. Today will see mounting the Bronco shell to the shortened F150 chassis and working out the brakes and steering. There are going to be a few interference issues to work out, but nothing too difficult to overcome.

Pretty obvious now that the original goal of driving the Bronco around the block by the end of the weekend was a bit overreaching. But, no matter, I already consider the weekend a huge success.

http://www.7906bronco.com/wiki/Blitz_Build

http://www.7906bronco.com/webcam

Had a few webcam failures what with the welders and plasma cutter f'in with the power to the webcam server computer, but oh well. I should still be able to get some good chucks of timelapse footage out of it. I can't wait to see the footage...

Side note, the old 1979 Bronco chassis is in EXCELLENT condition. I'd prefer to see it go in one fell swoop, but will part out if no one wants the whole thing.

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Old 03-09-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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Quint is doing (mostly done now) something sim; good to see this work, thnx!
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
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Yeah I got really confused. The wrecked pictures of the truck look almost identical if you haven't seen Quint's in a while. If only I could fine an 06 that looked like that for dirt cheap... How much did the wrecked truck cost you anyway?
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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Cool build. I can't wait to see the finished project.
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:46 PM   #6
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Old 03-09-2008, 02:48 PM   #7
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Is the 06 interior getting swapped in as well?
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:42 PM   #8
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welcome!

other than losing the solid front axle, this is a great build idea!
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:07 PM   #9
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Hey what do you want for the whole chassis? also where is it located Thanks
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:29 AM   #10
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that is awsome. was the 2006 f150 2x4 or 4x4?
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #11
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Good luck with it man, it looks like a killer idea. Keep us posted on the updates
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:32 PM   #12
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nice project!
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:56 PM   #13
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just found this build thread and am very interested in it. what is the status? is it complete? how did it turn out? would be cool to see the final pics.
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:30 PM   #14
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Both projects are awesome!
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:33 AM   #15
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The best body on a new frame. Cool!
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:18 AM   #16
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Care to share some of the fab work?
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:21 AM   #17
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I would love to see some finished shots if there are any?
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I have a clean 79 bronco that I was thinking of doing something with. Maybe a 97 F350 (7.3L power stroke) and cutting the frame to the right length to fit...? Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:56 PM   #19
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that is awsome. was the 2006 f150 2x4 or 4x4?
Judging by the big lump of metal hanging off the end of the tranny, I believe it was a 4X4.

Aside from that, has anyone sent him an e-mail on this? I have to wonder if he cut the firewall like wasa done with the last setup I saw.

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:50 PM   #20
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Seeing that he ahs not posted in over 2 years and not logged on to FSB in over a 1 1/2 years - he probably lost interest or left mad!?

Got to agree that it was a pretty neat project and I would be interested in seeing the finished product.
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