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stm 9 20.00%
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johnnyk8 6 13.33%
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post #1 of 141 (permalink) Old 07-01-2017, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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F.O.T.M Voting > JULY 2017 F.O.T.M., VOTE HERE!!!

OK we will run with 4 FSB'ers, here are your contestants for...

July 2017 FULLSIZE OF THE MONTH!



1) @stm


2) @Elliott000


3) @johnnyk8


4) @'89Bronco302



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So I've owned my 89 bronco since August of 2006. Back then I specifically sought a cheap bronco that I could turn into an offroad rig. Found my 89 about an hour south of home for $1250. It was rusty from being driven on the beach a lot and didn't start without a jump. Stalled a few times on the drive home and had to jump it but I made it. This is the oldest, most stock picture I can find. About a week after I bought it. At this point I already had switched out the exhaust, got it running right, and pulled the top for the first time ever.

Much more to come. I'll add more later today but heres a picture from last week to show where I am now with the bronco.
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Im outta town until the third then ill fire up some pics!

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So, gents – lets start it again! Greetings to all participants!!
We are lost one Nominee now - fortunately, but so we must do double work - for self and for that guy!!!

Disclaimer: I see, that all of you have really strong and powerfull projects – full rebuild, tuning and tons of ideas, stories and pics, I hope. Plus older models are cooler and always have attention and extra votes. Will hard to compete with 5 generation in stock and regular conditions. As I already spoke – each, who spend many time, work, money, who make long way to his ideal dream car is worth respect around others… But what me do with it and why I stay in competition? Win is good, but seems not be mine, but it not main thing – I really want only pretty chatting and companionship – will nice to hear stories and see interesting photos around… Only it can be stimulate to participate in contest. Wining - it’s only pretty addition at the end. xDDD
By the rules all stories, situation, describings, pictures, videos and even art are suitable – ain’t? Yes! As so, I will try compensate not so interesting building and tuning tales by hi res pics, many shorts around ‘BKOing’ in my life, some vids, (hope, that will enjoyable and not so bored).
Like or not – it’s your choice! XDDD

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I use old photo, which all of you can saw previously - for light warming up...



Old friends, but we tell about white now!!!



Wide asses - who want free BKO porn?! :-)))



Spring and white horse - overall view understanding



Horses to horses - it need dedicated story and will represent some later...

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So back when I bought my bronco it didn't take long before I took it offroad, only about 3 weeks. It was untested and right after I did some rust repair. Hence the gray primer spots. I ended up sinking it and it wouldn't start. We had to drag it out late at night behind a blazer and once we got to pavement, used a tow dolly behind my old f150. That trip started the first axle swap since I ran into a tree stump that was hidden under some mud. Bent one of the ttb beams, spreading an existing hole open about an inch. Heres the pictures of the bronco I have from that trip. We had terrible camera options back in 2006.

After I got the bronco home I got it started easily the next day. Next on the list were the original lift kit along with stock axles out of a 90's forest service bronco with 4.10's(as opposed to my 3.55's) to replace the bent ttb beam.

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First, I want tell some about that crazy horse: It was born at 1993, XLT, white, 5.0 v8, E4OD, autohubs, all as usually and knows… When I bought him, I has one unit already (4 generation, 87, which was win at March 2015 – you can find any about info here, at FOTM history.) I have a plan and dream - full Bronco generations collection – know, know – it’s crazy, but…. I want!!!! It really hard especially here, in Russia. As we have thousands of our national cars, like as UAZ for us, you haven’t rarity in Bronco. But in Russia Bronco – is rare bird. No, we have a bit, you will see it some later, but whatever rare. How I found that white – just one day I was browsing local used car board and saw it!!! Seller promised, that it have no any rust, absolutely!!! Long wet winters, salt and anti-ice reagents on roads – I was not believed in his lies, but it has not so low cost – I try to convert in U$ for understanding – it was about 16 000 $ !!! How it for you? xDDD What you say? Hi or low? What you think - crazy? xDDD But it’s a fact – so idiotic our prices for used cars... xDDD It was expensive for me, but I call to seller and negotiate to watching a car. I think just about observing – was not ready for bought. Seller was told about no rust as main of qualities and absolutely interested me. He even allowed to take any tools and make some destroy xDDD - “Remove any trims, moldings, doorsteps, interiors, carpets – and you will see – no smallest points of rust!!” - told he. As advanced Bronco owner (I already have that one – 87 year), I came and inspected all critical points – sure, really I was not remove trims and interiors, but I inspected all places under hull with flashlight, removed doorsteps and was surprised – It was no lie!!! I found only one rust point at right rear wheelarch – and it was all!!! Some light rust pits was on frame, but it looks as result of long no moving… Hull – that all, what need to happiness – tranny, engine, axles, gears and electric – all can be repaired, but body – maybe most hard to my in repair, especially if do it handmade, not in shop… And I broke at that moment – this truck fill all my mind – I understood, if I miss it, never forgive myself. I think some days, truck was stayed in sell table – and I bought it!!!
To be continued in next post...

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Parked somewhere in narrow backstreets of Moscow... Really hard to find parking places for any drivers...


At wet after-rain roads in 100 miles from city... Was drove to country...








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Yes, the original lift pictures are next. First one more stock height pic to hold you over. As I purge through my photobucket I realize I have very few pre lift pics. And this one even has the hard top on.

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Ok, so onto the lift kit. I went with the 8 inch ttb lift because I wanted big tires. In hind sight I should have saved my money and went right to the one ton axle swap but then I wouldn't have gained as much knowledge over time.

Like I previously mentioned the stock ttb beam was bent so we swapped axles at the same time as this lift. Found stock axles out of a 90's bronco with 4:10 gears at a friends junkyard. A few progress pics I have..
And before anyone asks, yes my ttb was red. It was bedliner and I'm not entirely sure why I did it..
This man has since passed but he taught me a lot of the stuff I know. Not only with ford trucks. rip.
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Hey guys! Pretty pumped to run this month, im sitting in a line up waiting for a ferry to get back home so i figured id make a quick post to open up. Got my 84 bronco about 4 years ago. I had always wanted to get a bronco because when i got clean about 11 yrs ago we went for a rip in one with the top off. My first day off drugs and liker and cruising in a top off bronco! I was hooked lol. Anyhow, i hunted around for a decent truck and found mine. On the outside it looked a bit rough, pretty stock. It was bought new from the old man i got er from and i could see the potential in it. She had a few issues i had to address onve i got it home but overall i had the canvass for my project. Heres what she looked like the day i brought it home, i had to get tires haha, i couldn't stand this barebones look so about a week later i got some yokohama geolandars. 33s, pretty awesome tire actually. They did great. Anyhow, ill get in front of my. Computer the next couple days and get in the good stuff!

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Someone skipped leg day..

And just a few more poser pics before I bought my first set of tires for the bronco.

And pulling apart the front end to paint some stuff..


Next.. Tires & rims, a soft top, and a few more offroad pics..
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Next story section - look first part in previous post...

Ride to home:
Was December and heavy snowfall covered all city at day, when I was need to take car – thick snow on roads, completely traffic jams on all city roads was, Moscow stood in pre-Christmas and snow road jams. Truck was parked at other side of city, on open parking, I bought snow brush too for digging out from snowdrift. Last selling procedures was over, seller take me keys, papers and from that moment truck is mine - remove snow, open door, start – engine starts momentary – it’s good. Bad news – almost empty fueltank – looking for gas station, drive to it and second problem – summer tires, and not in good shape, used in junk – absolutely slicks!!! Slightlyst pushing on brake – and truck slip as sled xDDDD Oh-h-h!!! It will nice trip. I was need to go about 30 miles… Very gently and slowly drive to home. And third problem - after warming up I found, that somewhere from EGR tubes, behind engine, exhaust fumes goes to cab! Nothing to breathe!!! It’s trifle, but now it a big trouble – even I can’t drive – cough and tears from eyes, smog in cab! I had open both windows, turn off heater, and only so I can drive. “A-a-a, bi...ch – to coooold!!!!” How long I drive (slip more correctly xDDD) at right lanes, in jams, idk – 3-4 hours maybe xDDD Maybe was need to throw away that idea and wait couple days, or call trailer – but I was tuned for that day, can’t hear anything others xDDD. That was all negative moments from that days. I drove to my parking and relax for next day xDD. Other days had passed in detail inspecting – was founded not working rear window, broken EGR Y-tube, some bulbs was dead, not working washer pump, wear-out tires, one broken wheel stud, broken both armrests, worn off front wheel bearings and…. That was all… not bad, not bad. Engine was ok, tranny was too… So like that I remember those first days with new horse xDDD :-))) To be continued, but this another stories already...

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This epic photo I sent many times, but I can't not show this one more time here - It is picture from police speed cam on highway! Was taken when system was testing, off-lined and no fine at that moment. We went to spare parts store at sunny Sunday morning, but many days after buddy from IT department of traffic support system send me this picture:-))) It was absolutely accidentally and was no specially edited... He was on duty and testing system, when saw our picture in database:-))))


Another lazy overall pics on grass lawn and around pond











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Alrighty then, time to talk bronco!

Ive been trying to remember what was my first part of the project phase when I got the rig and that was the 33" Geolanders and a paint job.
As far as tires went, I was broke and needed something cheap because I couldnt stand the appearance of the grand dad street tires the ol girl came with. I was surfing around on Craigslist and found a set of 50% geolanders and I liked the look of em, just so happens buddy worked at a tire shop and mounted em for me aswell. We actually are still friends to this day but more on that later.

Before tires

It's first pair of shoes!



Probably ran it for about 4-5 months in the primer before i finally settled on a rattle can paint job, I checked around on the web for sometime trying to find a good scheme of flat black and whatever. I wanted something simple to clean up after i scratched it in the bush. Found a tan and black bronco so I basically copied it haha.
Here it is fresh out of the paint booth AkA the driveway

A better shot with my helper



Of course after a new paint job you gotta for a topless rip!



Next up after just treating it like a pavement princess for a month was to give it a 4" lift. I went ahead and grabbed a rough country lift because it was cheap, it actually wasnt bad at the end of the day. The leaf springs were a decent ride, mind you after a year the shocks were pooched but it wouldnt last much longer than that anyways.... Well most of it , the leafs are still in the bko's ass end! Install was pretty smooth, I did struggle getting a couple bolts out on the brackets by the motor cross member but some swearing and a torch helped the situation.


I actually dont have many photos of the trucks early stages, I think I only started getting into capturing the upgrades after being on this site for awhile. Here's a couple shots from its first adventure out wheeling. 4" lift, ttb on 33s and actually did better than i have done recently. Maybe I should go back haha





Thats about it for its first stage of life! Up next Ill get into its life on 35" tires and its first axle swap, turf that ttb into the scrap pile.
Between the 33' phase and 35's I suffered a set back of my own and had some shoulder surgery to repair my left shoulder. Id trashed it mountain with multiple dislocations like 20. first surgery was a half assed tensioning repair and I destroyed it a few months after rehab . either way, it shut me down on project and wheeling time. Wife actually helped me change the oil once haha. While I was down We would go to my buddys farm and play a bit, or watch him and a friend run their rigs. PS dont hate on the man boob shot lol






Couple more pics from its first outing



Teaching younguns how to steer at speed haha

And to finish today's post a shot of my buddys f350 on 54's


Thanks for reading guys! this is gunna be a fun one

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So next were the rims and tires. Cheap 15 inch steel rims and 36 inch iroks. This really began my obsession with iroks I guess..

Me posing with the bronco back in high school.

And just more poser shots. Way too many of those from back in the day..

And some more poser pics on mulch piles. I worked landscaping for over 10 years so there was always a pile of dirt or stone to drive on..

When I eventually went off to college it sat back by the woods here for many periods of time.
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Well, after a little while on the ttb and 33's I didn't like the way that the truck handled on a couple trails. I have this problem where even though something may work fine, Im never satisfied and I cant leave things alone.... So I begin the endless reading about doing a straight axle swap on the front of the ol bronk and I start browsing craigslist for either a donor axle or an entire truck. I also researched what springs and shocks I would want to be running that will be good for flex. At some point early in its life, like maybe a week in to having it haha. I cut off the front and rear sway bars, I knew for what I wanted the rig to do I wouldnt need them not did I want to race around town like a sports car. Its a bronco not a miata. Anyhow I went on the prowl for parts and collected a couple items off the interweb!

The Donor rig, I found this unit up the street at a corner store sitting there. I paid 1000 bucks for it, has no motor installed but it had a good 9" and a dana 44 both geared the same and relatively recently done. It also came with a 460 that had been inside but when I opened it up I found a bit of rust in one cylinder. I ended up trading the motor to the mud truck guy for another 351w and a zf5! SCORE
Notice the rope and time of day, i couldn't justify a tow for thebshort drive home so i had the wife pull me home, no lights no power brakes, we just rolled slow n steady!

It didnt take long before I robbed everything I needed off it and sold some parts on craigslist, all in all I made 800 bucks back from "outside sales" so I basically got a zf5, spare motor and diffs for 200 bucks, yea I was happy. Seeya later 79


After stripping the truck I nededed springs. I went for the Deavers

And a set of Bilstein 7100s 14" travel.... Just in case one day the truck could flex good


Then came the tear down phase. Get the POS ttb and start lining things up for the 44, I struggled getting the knuckles off I cant remember why I wanted them off but i had to use force !



Boom! seeya later TTB


And hello to straight axle goodness, Little did I know at this time I was to spend even more money than I wanted too, sure a 44 is great but once I wheeled on er a bit I wanted tires, lockers,gears,strength,horsepower,lift,5 speed..... list goes on !

You can see in this picture where I notched my coil buckets. I wanted to move the axle as far forward as I could. I believe I got about a inch and a half. I porobabyl shgould have used the 78/79 buckets but i screwed them up when I was macking some adjustments. Damn



This being my first axle swap, even though I read lots I seemed to skim over the whole geometry part of it. As you can see here my lines of track bar vs drag link are crap and Id soon find it out when the bump steer kicks in, Ill fix that later on. One speed bump I came into during the swap though was axle location brackets, I had bought the sa "kit" from Broncograveyard, but that big plate thing that came wouldnt really fit in a way that I could use. I dont know if I didnt have enough lift or what because it would hit the axle under compression and the trac bar it came with wouldnt reach the stock mount on the axle side. So i got the grinder out and hacked up a nice piece of steel to work for me.

I ran the stock half ton steering for a long time. I cant remember how many times I bent it back straight after having the wheels bound up in rocks. She served me well

Putting the wife to work draining the old diff before we haul it to the scrapper


With that rig i bought I also scored my 35" BFG A/T's these tires would serve me well on my way to bigger skins, I dont like shiny stuff so I had to change the wheels look up.

I thought I had a shot of the wheels but I cant find it. Ill throw a couple complete install shots up on my driveway flex ramp.




Thats about it for the first axle swap! come back at ya with a bunch of adventuring pictures and some videos on this setup. And since Ive mentioned tires enough Ill post up the tires im buying in december!

Yeaaaaa
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So technically this part came before those rims and tires but they were around the same time. When I got the bronco it always leaked a little oil from the oil pan and valve covers. I tried tightening the bolts for a temporary fix. Ended up snapping a few bolts off on the valve covers. That made my oil leak so bad I had to park the bronco and immediately start on fixing it.
Jacked up the engine to slide the oil pan out along with the pump and pickup. Put a new oil pump in along with cleaning and painting my oil pan.

And also got the valve covers painted..

Threw in a camshaft from crane cams.

Along with some long tube headers and a new water pump.

Getting stuff back together.

We got it fired up and no more oil leaks.
Drove around the neighborhood with straight longtube headers and it was very loud. With the tranny tunnel cover off we saw some flames. Needless to say I didn't want to drive it all the way to the exhaust shop like that so I had it towed..

Had true dual exhaust done at a local shop. That was a huge waste of money. Place promised custom bent exhaust and I got back a bunch of off the shelf random tubes welded together. And the welds looked terrible with leaks everywhere. After fighting with the shop I just left it like that and used it with the small exhaust leaks.
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