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View Poll Results: Choose your favorite Fullsize Bronco for May 2017!!!
nra1ifer 4 5.19%
aschessla 22 28.57%
1clean5.8 21 27.27%
greasemonger 23 29.87%
PJCHANNING 7 9.09%
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post #81 of 272 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:02 AM
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Shifter swap mod

A really cool mod that I get a lot of compliments on was my shifter swap mod. I ditched the column shifter for a floor shifter out of an '04 F150. Definitely like the floor shifter better plus I got a lot more storage and cup holders out of the mod!

I could not find a console locally but was able to score one relatively close to home.



The best part was the original brackets were included!









It cleaned up pretty good.







Bought some new plugs and wired her up nice and clean. Looks stock!







Out with the old!





Test fit



Had to remove the A/C duct to get a nice clean fit.











Time to tear into the steering column to get to wiring and disconnect the shifter cable.



I had to adjust the shifter cable at the transmission to take up some slack as the cable was a bit too long...











Perfect!!!





Snagged a column cover from a Mustang at the local pick-n-pull, perfect fit!





Overdrive button wired and led indicator working!



All done!



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post #82 of 272 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:06 AM
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Cool hard top lift. What kind of soft top is that? Who sells it?
Thanks, yeah the lift worked out great for me!

The soft top is made and sold by SofTopper. Ford Bronco (1980-1996) - Jeep & SUV Tops

Great customer service IMO!
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man o man there be some stiff competition around dees parts, I think @greasemonger should change his user name to wheelin wonder, dude sure knows how the throw sum dirt around, then you got @aschessla with the top remover; very clever friend very clever plus a sick shifter change out. Dude that is not only a clean install but your ride looks like it straight out of Showroom. lets see who else o yeah @1clean5.8 rockin the Moab scene.. This kat gotz some steel khonies doing Esculator with only a front locker & 35s! that in and of its self is just insane then we have @PJCHANNING teasing us I suppect he is going to photobomb us all here very shortly after mothers day. But would someone please call the NRA and see if they have a 1ifer in their parking lot sniffin a bottle of gun oil? Or is he jus sittin back at the shootin range counting his ammunition (pictures) and gonna ambush the contest with 2weeks left and drop bomb load of Bronco sniper photos on us? anywho you guys are making it really hard to pick a winner here,iam gonna keep watchin as sumpin is surley gonna happen real soon I just know it.

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post #84 of 272 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 10:13 PM
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Turns out the tank I ordered from amazon had a 3-5/8" opening because some dumba$$ didn't pay attention when ordering. Luckily o'reileys can get me a tank (for $30 more) tomorrow at 1300, which should give time to paint it, and a new box (i shredded the amazon box that looked like it just won a rugby match) to return it asap. Ima go ahead and use the Permatex tank repair to fix the now 3 small holes in the old tank and keep it as an emergency spare


And keeping with the wheeling theme here's a little random clip...note language here. @sharpshooter109 was headed towards a cliff near the end he had never seen
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@sharpshooter109 was headed towards a cliff near the end he had never seen
Thanks for calling me out on my dumb move, steve.

Lol. Jk.

That trip was a blast. Glad to have some good company there that knew where they were going.
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Hey not calling you out, more so recognizing our riding order may have been a bit off. Its the hill in the bg and would end up nose down in a creek (note: its steeper than it looks I assure you)



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Trail running

Some trail pics I dug up!









Found a river bed to traverse!
















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Alright now for the nose swap. There are only two generations of bronco I haven't had. The 1st and the last. This is my 2nd brick nose. When I got this one I really wanted the 5th gen but this is what I found with all the options I wanted and I really didnt like the interior of the 5th Gen (well the dash and the center console). I waited around and finally got the nose changed.(this was after a night with a fight of jumping Cholla cactus.




Put some Coopers on it


12,000lb Winch (Ive actually used it)






After all this the transmission Blew up and it sat for a year. In that time I put on The T-Bird brake swap I had the transmission rebuilt with 4R100 parts and a Transgo shift kit. A week after the trans was put back in it was off to Moab for the test run!

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Good choice @1clean5.8 , I am a bit partial I guess...



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New shocks!

So I had to change my shocks out not to long ago. I like BDS just opted to not put any stickers...

I love getting packages in the mail! My wife however...































Definitely love their slogan, No BS!




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What'd the shock kit cost you? I like the look of those and it's a 4" lift I'm building.

'90 Eddie Bauer 302 5.0 >250k, class E, Stock wheels (if it ain't broke...) rebuilt under hood (oem). HD rotors. R-134A conversion. Flowmaster and 3" single chamber. Custom fishing pole rack. 145k '96 e4oD upgrade. 33" BFG A/T. Modern Am/FM/Bt/CD/USB. 1500w amp/ sub combo. Custom Roof rack. OE spare tire carrier modified to hold stuff. Spot/flood light. Fog lights. Trail cam mount. Check out my build thread...
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So here's what my interior looked like when I got it. This thing had obviously been sunk in deep mud at least once and was pretty well ratted out.

Luckily all of the trim, panels, and other bits were piled in the bed. It went back together relatively easy


I needed a rough, easy way to store my aux battery. I built an el cheapo center console to house it and various other odds and ends. I also mounted the cb, a couple cupholders, and a few marine accessory holders to it ( @aschessla yours is the t!ts btw)

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My wife also was not at all a fan of the stock seats and wanted something with side support. I wanted the Corbeaus, but we settled on the summit racing seats to pretend like there was a budget

I was able to use the stock frames and mounting brackets. Comfort wise they are an aquired taste, but I do like them off the pavement.
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Otherwise I really haven't done that much to the interior (besides a $35 bt vatozone head unit). A cage is in the future along with some harnesses.

Today's work included picking up and painting the new 33gal tank (used rustoleum high temp gas resistant engine enamel) and repairing the old tank
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Stopped at HF to pick up a body saw (besides no one knowing which blades would fit it, it worked pretty well).

Got one side trimmed . Took another 2" above, and another 1" of the trim piece. One day I may clean it up to try to make it look decent but for now it just needs to not gouge chunks out of the 38s.

Tomorrow morning I'll wrestle the tank back in before work, and trim the other fender. I'm at a loss on making up a patch for the fender wells. Oh well, maybe 5 beers will stimulate the mind...or not, whatever.
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And a little windrock video, jeep recovery at the end
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What'd the shock kit cost you? I like the look of those and it's a 4" lift I'm building.
I don't recall but don't remember it being horrible. BDS list pricing on their website, so you can build your package and know for sure. Good luck!
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I needed a rough, easy way to store my aux battery. I built an el cheapo center console to house it and various other odds and ends. I also mounted the cb, a couple cupholders, and a few marine accessory holders to it ( @aschessla yours is the t!ts btw)

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Thanks! I love "el cheapo"! and definitely love the seats!!!



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Carpet change

Well, my carpet was not in the best shape when I got it and some of it was self-inflected... So I decided to change it out, plus I wanted to sound deaden the interior also so worked out. Here are some pics of the process:

You will notice a spot on the left, spilled fiberglass resin (oops)!











I used peel & stick a/c duct insulation as my sound deadener. Worked great and laid down pretty easy!



Brief hail storm break...



Taped up some stereo wires and backup camera wiring. Super clean look!



New carpet, love that smell!









The cab done!





Now for the back.





Notice my refreshment in the pic? LOL

















Almost done...







BOOM!!!



And the doors





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New tank is finally in. The filler neck and I had a pretty epic wrestling match, but after a few choice words and contortions I that punk whooped.



Threw about 15 gallons in, primed it up, runs great.

@aschessla that looks super clean!

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Fellow competitors, do you ever wonder if... ..when you roll up on a stuck rig they go, "Awesome, a Bronco. Now we can get out of here." I've saved a couple vehicles from a muddy, sandy, death and saw relief on their faces when I pulled up, hooked up, and walked them out.
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'90 Eddie Bauer 302 5.0 >250k, class E, Stock wheels (if it ain't broke...) rebuilt under hood (oem). HD rotors. R-134A conversion. Flowmaster and 3" single chamber. Custom fishing pole rack. 145k '96 e4oD upgrade. 33" BFG A/T. Modern Am/FM/Bt/CD/USB. 1500w amp/ sub combo. Custom Roof rack. OE spare tire carrier modified to hold stuff. Spot/flood light. Fog lights. Trail cam mount. Check out my build thread...
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I don't think the two ladies in the Rover really wanted help, but they did aknowledge the rain coming and that since they had broken their winch, it would have hours of jacking and digging out. The jeep looked like one of the woodstock mud people and only had side by sides to help. He was trying to stretch a comealong when I got there and looked exhausted.

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On the way to Morris Mtn ORV, AL. 2hr drive on the interstate at 70 is a little terrifying.
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