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Just replaced by damaged front grille with the OEM Ford replacement. It's a perfect fit and it looks great so I'm really happy with my purchase. Here's my new grille https://www.fordpartsprime.com/oem/f...f4tz8200d.html .
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Replaced the failed heater hose section with a new piece. I was wrong about it being a $2 fix though, it was about $1.50 for the hose, but I had to buy 2 gallons of 50/50 coolant for $25. Filled the radiator, burped it and topped it off twice, took it for a 30 minute drive and gauge sits dead center with no fluctuation to speak of. I guess I’ll have to smell that coolant smell until all of it burns off of the engine!

I lost about 1.5 gallons of coolant in about 2 miles (at 60mph) after the hose burst!



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Finished the headliner resto. Total cost $34.97 and I ended up with enough material left to do another headliner. Used dang near the whole can of Permatex headliner & carpet adhesive.


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Finished the headliner resto. Total cost $34.97 and I ended up with enough material left to do another headliner. Used dang near the whole can of Permatex headliner & carpet adhesive.

Came out great and I know of another bronco headliner that needs refinishing... haha
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Cleaned up my tailgate plate 👍 stripease is pretty good at taking off old pin stripe tape.
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Slow project start but finally got the radiator ripped out.


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Trying to find a coolant leak. This is maddening..
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Trying to find a coolant leak. This is maddening..
Rent, buy or borrow a Radiator Pressure Test Kit, it will make life a lot easier.

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Found and fixed the leak with the help of a Radiator pressure tester (thanks Cobrajoe)

It was the factory clamp on this dayco hose assembly.....that was fun...not.
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Installed a good used distributor and replaced the upper radiator hose that was rubbing the tensioner pulley.
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In hindsight, I already have a list of changes I want to make. The wooden boards are really difficult to slide underneath it while it's on the Bronco. I might change them out for wide canvas straps or something easier to manage.


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In hindsight, I already have a list of changes I want to make. The wooden boards are really difficult to slide underneath it while it's on the Bronco. I might change them out for wide canvas straps or something easier to manage.
Maybe lift the top with your back and slide it backwards a few inches, the run your straps or boards fore and aft; lifting from the roof rather than the sides.
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Maybe lift the top with your back and slide it backwards a few inches, the run your boards fore and aft; lifting from the roof rather than the sides.
That's what I did, and it was still a bit unwieldy.
Granted, it's the first time I did it, practice will make perfect.
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Finally dug these out of storage so I can clean them up and install them. Anyone have any tips or things I should watch out for when I installed them?


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Yes, definetly a two person job. First lube the rubber up (inside the groove) with WD-40, dish soap, or silicone, etc... then place a heavy but thin cord/string inside the gasket groove. Now place the bottom of window gasket into the window opening and have the other person push the window down onto the edge of the top from the outside. Have the other person hold and apply light pressure as you pull the window gasket into the opening using the cord from the inside. You may have to work the gasket with your fingers or a screwdriver if it folds. take your time, this is not a fast process.

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Finally dug these out of storage so I can clean them up and install them. Anyone have any tips or things I should watch out for when I installed them?
Those are nearly impossible to install. I think you should ship 'em on up to me and I'll make a whole write-up on how I installed them on mine.

Nice score though. I'm jelly! @cobrajoe gives some solid advice and if you search around the site a little more, I'm sure we've got some good info from members past and present that will help even more.
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Those are nearly impossible to install. I think you should ship 'em on up to me and I'll make a whole write-up on how I installed them on mine.
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Oh alright, let me get right on that!


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sweet. go ahead and box 'em up and ship them too...

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