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View Poll Results: Who will be your September 2017 F.O.T.M. ???
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September 2017 F.O.T.M. Vote here !!!!!

OK FSB'ers, here are your contestants for...

September 2017 FULLSIZE OF THE MONTH!



1) @stm



2) @MS88Bronc


3) @SRWillis


4) @Cobrajoe


5) @dash_cam


Show us what you've got and make us proud!!!

Let the games... begin!!!

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Alright guys! I guess I will get this train rollin'! Thanks to @BikerPepe` for the nomination. Good luck to everyone – looks like we have a worthy bunch of rigs here.

Here we go…

First a little background: I’ve always owned Fords, starting with my first car, a 1986 Ford Escort), then my 1966 Mustang that I built in the mid 90s, and then on through a bunch of trucks – a Ranger, and a bunch of F-150s. I now have a 2017 Explorer 4x4 (our family truckster) to hang out with my Bronco and my wife’s German attempt to keep up with the Jones’ in the driveway.
So, my Bronco adventures started June of 2016. Ever since letting go of my Mustang after college, I’ve wanted to get another project vehicle. My wife had two Broncos back in Michigan where she grew up, an ’80 and an ’85 at different times. So, she kind of has a soft spot in her heart for Broncos. I told her I needed to get back under the hood of a project to keep my sanity, so she asked me what I wanted to get? I told her I wanted a Bronco, and she smiled and said “do it.” Umm….ok, I will. (holding back a grin)
Now, knowing her, I know I have a short window to do this before I do something stupid and she jumps off the Bronco train. So I act quick – probably too quick – but, I find a Bronco nearby that seems like a solid truck, but it’s rough. But, that’s OK, because I want something to work on, not just another truck to drive. Here are the pictures from the for sale ad:











She was in rough shape and had sit for a while - I don't know exactly how long. I think it had been taken off the road and cranked up once a week or so to keep it running. She needed help, and I chose to take her on as my project. So I talked to the owner, took it for a drive. I could tell it needed some work - engine running rough, bad brakes, stock radio with one working speaker, old dry-rotted tires, and hell - it needed a wash. So, I talked the owner down in the price a bit, and handed over a handful of C-notes.

More to come later guys - I better try to get a LITTLE work done while I'm at work!


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Hello Bronco fans. Good start @MS88Bronc , thanks for leading us off.

I know this is not about me, but here's just a little about me anyhow. I am a 61 year old Butler County, OH resident, born, raised and living here all my life. My wife has put up with me for 41 years and we have 7 grandchildren. I try to live a God-fearing life now, but wasn't always that way and still fail daily.

Anyway, I started on my Bronco journey a couple years ago. About 4 years ago I sold the 67 Electra Glide I had owned since 84 and planned on buying an old Mustang. The plans were put on hold when we decided we needed another house and about half of those funds went toward that, and the other half went towards building up my modest gun collection. Then, I started thinking along the lines of an EMP/SHTF vehicle that we could use to keep in contact with our family if all else failed. Having worked for FoMoCo since 99 led me to look at old Broncos. So, some of my modest gun collection went on the block to fund one.

I had been searching CL for about 3 months, (and while researching Broncos I found this forum and it has been the best resource and most help, thank you!) and seeing about all of them close by being mostly rotted out, when this one came up in Phoenix. I was working afternoon shift at the time and saw it at about 10:45 PM. I called the owner and he told me more about it. I then called my wife's cousin, who is a cop there. He said it was just a short distance from his house, that he was getting ready to go on duty and would go right over. While I was on the way home from work, he called me while talking to the owner and made the deal. Now all I had to do was get it home...

Here's the CL ad:



Here's when I got it home after dragging it up the driveway with the wife's car. Wasn't looking for this much red, but it seemed pretty straight and not much rust compared to what we see around here. It also had the 300 six, manual tranny and bench seat I had decided I wanted.









It's kinda funny, a good friend I've worked with since 82, and was helping me look for a Bronco, has an 81 F150 Supercab he's had since 84, and I ended up buying and 81.

The guy who delivered it kinda scared me when he said he would take the parking brake off and we could roll it off the trailer because any vehicle this old around here, if you put the parking brake on, it won't release. But with this one, it wasn't a problem and still works fine!

Anyway, enough for now. I wish all the other entries well, but all you Bullnose lovers please vote early and often for Ol' Faithful!
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OK, so after shelling out a little more than I should have, I drove it home – well, limped it home. I think I got to a max speed of about 50 mph going down a hill, backfiring the whole way. Kind of funny – I had to drive through a sort of bad part of town, since I couldn’t keep up on the freeway – I was coasting down a hill to a traffic light near a rehab center and out of the tailpipe….POW! I looked to my right and people were hitting the deck! Not my best moment, but I smiled, waved, and drove on (slowly) as the light turned.
I had some money left after talking the PO down in price a bit, so I stopped off and got some basic tune up and clean up supplies – not the best stuff, but better than what was in there for sure.


So then I gave her a good wash - needed it bad. I had to take a scrub-brush to the topper to get into the texture a little.


So next, I did the tune up - not the six litre tune up, but replaced some basic parts. The engine was still missing somewhere. I started pulling plug wires from the plugs as it ran (arcing to the exhaust manifold so I didn't get shocked) to see if I could find the misfire - number 2 pulled, no idle change - number 3 pulled, no change. All the rest were firing normally. WTF. Misfire on 2 AND 3?? SO, after some investigating (on this forum) I narrowed it down to the injectors. It looked like those two may have been bad - and oddly the PO said he had replaced the injectors recently. Me, not knowing squat at the time about EFI, said "cool, OK." WRONG.

This happened:



So yeah, PO replaced the easy ones to get to with the wrong ones I guess. I think they are for a thunderbird or something? They're still 19# I think, but methinks he didn't do his homework.

These went in:


SO....now, I took out my remote starter switch and hooked it up to the solenoid and cranked it. Aaaaaannnnnnnnddddd, fuel sprays all over the intake from number 6 injector. Kill it. I removed the rail and I had apparently pinched the top O-ring when I pushed the rail down. So, I took an O-ring from an old injector, cleaned it up, oiled it, and put it on. Cranked it up, no leaks, no more engine shaking at idle. Running great! Awesome.

Cleaned up the tools, put away everything. Successful day. But wait! There's more! Stay tuned!


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First off, I just want to wish everyone the best of luck and thank you for the nomination.
That said, I'll follow suit and start off by saying I'm 57 years old and born and raised here in Massachusetts. I've been a Ford guy my whole life and have never , ever, owned any other brand. My first vehicle was a 1966 Bronco handed down from my dad when I was 15. I've owned a '74 (I still do) a'75, as well as a '78 Bronco. I also own a '93 and the '95 that I'm building now. I've owned an '85 F250, and '87 F350 Crew cab dually, as well as way too many '65-'70 Mustang Fastbacks as well as some other Fords and Lincolns as well. I currently drive an '15 F150 Crew cab and my wife drives an '17 Escape. You could say Ford Blue runs in my veins.

My '93 was around a year old when I purchased it with approximately 30K miles on the odometer. It has recently turned 500K miles and is starting to show it's age. ( I was in sales doing around 1200 miles a week and it was my daily driver) So, I was in the market for a new one, all along knowing that they are tough to find here in the North East in fairly decent shape. I looked at the Arizona Bronco's online and just thought they were way too much money, so I settled on a '96 with a seized 5.8 about a year and a half ago for $400.00. I stripped it down to the bare chassis and figured I could make one truck out of the two. I purchased a solid axle for it , hardened axles, springs, etc. and was getting ready to put it together over the summer. In the meantime, my buddy called me to tell me he had bought a '95 Virginia Bronco with a slight hit in the front with a clean title. He was going to keep it for himself, but ended up buying a 2016 F350 and wanted to know if I was interested in it for what it stood him, $3500.00. I went and looked at it and didn't know that he had done all the repairs to it already! I took it for a test ride and I was sold. I put my parts up for sale on this forum and started in on my new project.

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great start guys. looking forward to another great month.
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Hm-m-m.... What can I say? Ne-e---e-igh!!! xDDDD

Hi here, it's me again...
Story was told in previous FOTM. Ctrl+c -> ctrl+v ? Or just anybody can go to last FORM and read it there? :-))))

OMG - Cobra - that is yours??? Great tires!!! And sure - red interior of SRWiillis's nice too!!!

Short story about - I bought couple tranny fittings from Rockauto... It was a epic win from post shipping - 6 days!!!! Guys - 6 days from US to RU!!! But fittings was as golden:-))) 100$ for 2 kits... Why I done it? - very hot weather came here and was need to do something with cooler highly urgent... I can't wait about 3 weeks for standard shipping...

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I don't have much history on the Bronco. PO said he bought it from the original owner who had 4 Broncos he had bought new. I had unrealistic hopes the almost 73K miles and paint were original: no dice. It did have this HD flasher unit wired to the headlights, (discovered what it was with help from the forum here: http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/...-firewall.html ) so maybe it was a fire dept or volunteer fireman's vehicle in another lifetime.??

I have great respect for and am amazed by Bronco owners who build serious wheeling vehicles, but I don't have those plans. I do want to make it dependable and more off-road capable. Both diffs are open and I would like to go to maybe a Tru-track in the rear and an E-locker up front at some point. I really like how @johnnyk8 mounted a winch behind his stock bumper and may give that a shot if I strike out in my search for a custom front bumper. I really didn't want to have to put the rear step bumper back on, was hoping to find a custom rear bumper over the winter (I'm looking used to save $$. Yeah, I'm cheap) but that didn't pan out. Anyway, enough dreaming, on to what I have done.

The PO disclosed a blown head gasket, but said the tranny was an o/d unit but it turned out to be a T18, which of course has a granny gear which is what I wanted, so I I'm sure he never had it running. Since I didn't know the condition (besides the head gasket) or mileage I decided to have the motor rebuilt for reliability's sake. But, first I wanted to get it running so I would be less likely to struggle with that with a newly rebuilt motor. The starter relay was stuck, so that was replaced. I ran a line from a gas can to the fuel pump. I didn't have any spark, a new coil solved that. It wasn't getting any fuel, so the fuel pump was replaced. It then fired, but wouldn't stay running. It still had a single barrel, so I got a kit and rebuilt it. It then started and ran! But it didn't sound so good. Not real serious, but not good. The front oil seal also leaked like a sieve, but it ran smooth. I have a video on my phone. If I could just figure out how to post it here... Oh, and I had drained the muddy-looking oil, refilled with fresh and changed the filter.

Since it was from out of state, I had to get the VIN inspected before I went to the title dept. So, I figured I could run it down the road without it heating up too bad from the leaking head gasket, but when I tried to add water, it started running out from under the front end as fast as I could put it in.

I figured I better make sure I could get a title before going any farther, so I talked a dealer into coming to the house for the inspection, then went to the title office, paid the tax and was issued a title. It was officially mine! My buddy with the Supercab loaned me his hoist, so out came the big six. I found out why it leaked coolant so bad. PO had suggested I put new freeze plugs in...



There's a reputable engine builder very close to me, so I talked to him and took it down. They disassembled it and found 1 piston had a broken skirt (explained the bad noise) and the oil pick-up tube bracket was broken, but everything else looked pretty good. The PO had told me the original owner, who he bought it from, had had a Ford replacement motor put in and there was a receipt and a tag that indicated it was done in 95. But apparently it was a rebuilt replacement (my builder said they did do that back in the day) b/c the pistons were .020 over. So it's now .030 over and ready to go back in with new fuel injected exhaust manifolds, which thanks to this forum and to particularly @AbandonedBronco I learned flowed much better than my stock units. A co-worker offered me a good deal on a NOS Edelbrock for the single barrel carb, so I went with it. So, here it is ready for clutch install then to go back in.



Then back in. New starter and water pump also went on.



While waiting on the motor, I flushed the brake system and topped off the drivetrain fluids. I got recommendations on a clutch set from the forum and ordered it. I pulled the fuel tank and removed about 6 gallons of old gas. It ended up having some pinholes in it, so I replaced it along with the sending unit and rubber fuel lines. I also upgraded the fill tube to a later unit.

I hope I'm not getting too much in the weeds here, but this is only the 2nd motor I've pulled, except for my old Shovelhead. The other was my son's Jeep, which he locked up in a "mud puddle" while stationed in Missouri that I had to go get and drag home, then swapped a bone yard motor in to surprise him when he returned from a stint in Germany.
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The first thing I did was try and figure out why my overhead display wasn't working. Thanks to arco777, it was an easy and cheap fix. I pulled the console down, and like he said in his article, I simply replaced the oil stained capacitor with one from Dig-Key ( actually bought two 'cause they were so cheap) and it worked! This forum is a wealth of knowledge for these vehicles. There is always someone who has a different expertise or skill set than I do who gets me back on track.




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I remember telling Mrs. Willis that I had the motor back in and she said, "So it's about ready then?" I had to tell her not quite and named several other things that had to be done before it could be driven. I know none of you experience this, but she had been accusing me of spending all of my time working on "that old truck" and "neglecting everything else that needs to be done around here." One thing she wanted done was some landscaping work. I had to explain to her that I could spend 3 days digging the bushes out by hand, or finish getting the Bronco running then spend 3 hours pulling them out with it.

So, I was able to get it drivable and after a couple short drives broke the motor and clutch in by putting it to work pulling several shrubs and a small evergreen out. I didn't get any pics while pulling them, but here's one hauling 'em to the burn pile.



Shortly after I got it back on the road, we had our church's Men and Boy's Retreat at a beautiful property in Indiana. I picked up 2 of my grandsons and headed over. It was the longest drive so far, about 40 miles one way, and the only "off-road" driving I've done with her except for an old friend's pasture to do some shooting on his farm. The guys liked it. Anyway, a couple of fun pics.



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Yes, @SRWillis , some of us do know about the eye roll. Lol. I'm pretty sure there is a formula to calculate the amount of dollars to spend on the wife to dollars spent on the Bronco in order to get "permission" to work on it.

So next, I took it for a test drive, and through the neighborhood, it was doing great. I was ecstatic. Turned out on the main road and gave it the skinny pedal - uh oh, had some hesitation. If I feathered the throttle, it would accelerate OK, but if I gave it more, it would start to bog down. Got it back home and started in on a fuel pressure test. The pressure numbers weren't great, but they weren't terrible either. I had just filled the tank, and I don't have a ton of tools to drop tanks, trannys, etc., so I took it to a local shop down the road for a diagnosis - being pretty sure it was a fuel issue. Got a call a day later - hi-press fuel pump going out, filter gummed up, canister full of dirt and rust particles, in-tank pump failing and missing the filter sock, and tank had about an inch of junk in the bottom. SO I had him replace IT ALL. I don't have any pics of that, but it was rather expensive.

When I bought the Bronco, the PO gave me a set of Gabriel Hi-jackers for the rear. Now, I'm not a huge fan of the air-adjustable shock, but since the ones that were on there already were bouncing like Uncle Buck's Mercury, it was a no brainer until I could find something better. Found this underneath:


New shocks helped a lot - that will be a job for future me and get some better shocks.

SO I brought it in for a front end alignment, and the 12 mile trip to the Pep Boys, where they had the best price, ripped a huge rip in one of the old tires. Ugh. Need tires now, so much for saving $10 on the alignment. Needed to get rubber on a budget, these were on sale. You can see that shiny new tank there too! Oh, and by the way, I also needed to replace the front rotors (scored beyond turning possibility), brake pads, and front wheel bearings.




SO then I did a little customizing of the look. I like the look of black trim instead of chrome (sorry chrome lovers!) and the red tailgate strip was broken, so I did this:



OK, so that does it for today. More to come, guys.


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Wow @MS88Bronc that sounds like some $$$.


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Sorry guys, I don't have any real colorful stories about my rig, I bought it with a purpose in mind; replace my old, worn out plow truck.
Originally, my intentions were to swap drive trains from truck to truck, switch the tires, the plow frame and wiring and sell the old one and drive the new one. Simple, right?
I had some ideas in mind that were differnt from the '93 and went down that road. I started with a Sky shackle flip and figured I'd see how that went, as I have never did a shackle flip on any of the Broncos I've owned, and a big difference over stock:







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BTW, need to start too...
Will not any great upgrade stories, nothing to show while. But have this:
Sail story:-)))) One day buddy tell me about his old small sail boat, which stay in his garage many years. He use it in young years, when he was a fan of sailing... And now he started restore it - dust, time and long using period do it's black deal - cracks, rubber degradation, dried wood... He restored it after some period and ask me about to 'enroll in crew' for testing it :-)))) Sure, I like any adventure on my ass - I was agree!!! I don't know nothing about sails, and never was on sail boat - so, excellent time to start !
Couple words about boat. Yacht? Very loud! Two seats small sail boat more correct. The dinghy. Very small. Maybe somebody sail in the ocean or sea, but in our scenery any puddle is sea:-))) Boat was build in 1973, in Poland. Wooden frame and bends, rubberized fabric around, inflated sides... So, was agreed!!! - go to the some water!!! It was big lake, huge water supply unit in region, with dam and about 10 miles long and about 2 across. As you can guess, BKO drive me to there, and sure, I make some pics with my truck.

Boat...


Our flag :-))) Never other!!!! :-)))


BKO and UAZ beast. That have small crane on trailer for load/unload heavies, including boat...








Scenery




Details







BKO and sail









Boat de-armed on shore...



Train goes away...




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As you can see from the picture, the step and tow bumper was pushed in on the passenger side and did some damage to the quarter panel.





I think these bumpers look too big and bulky, so I burnt it off and shortened up the frame rails:



...and added this Lund roll pan for a cleaner look:



A side note: One of the good things about having my shop in the city; I placed the bent step and tow bumper out side the shop door
to get it out of my way. I figured I'd leave it outside over the weekend and maybe someone would grab it for scrap. It lasted about an hour before I noticed it gone.

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Hope everyone's havin' a great Labor Day!

Getting a little ahead of the story, but here's the Bucking Bronco on the tailgate. Notice how the pinholes (and they only happened on the tailgate) look like dirt the horse is kicking up! That's my spin on it anyway!

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So, after dropping a little too much coin on much needed repairs, I was hoping for a break from high-cost fixes. But, now that the engine was running well and much more quietly, I could now hear lots of other things going on. The rear end was howling like crazy, and there was a nasty vibration above 40 mph. I replaced a rear U-joint thinking that would do it, but no dice. One of my boys wanted to help that day.




The rear axle was a 3.55 open diff with bad pinion bearings and wheel bearings (I think). I really wanted
a limited slip rear diff. SO, I began searching the yards, but wasn't really finding what I wanted for a decent price. Then a fellow member here stepped up and helped me out with a full rear axle assembly, 3.55 LS, and had it shipped to me. Thanks - you know who you are!


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In with the new--






Then the howl was gone, but the vibration was still there. It was time to bite the bullet and get the driveshaft balanced. After three new u-joints, a CV ball rebuild, and a balancing (and paint lol), it was done.




So, then, she drove like a dream. So quiet. I could actually hear the droning of the tire tread on the pavement. So nice. Well, at this point it was almost Christmas time, and the Bronco did get some cool presents. I'll save that for the next post, though!


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One of my boys wanted to help that day.
Cute kid!
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How to take pics for you? Sometimes just need to turn from road somewhere under:-)))) Nice place was recognition around small river and how will can't to show-off? :-)))

Horse in stable? Or just hide from eyes?





Concrete hills? - ok!







Nice river bank









Mud and puddles - sure!!! We like it!








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1993, FSB, 5.0, XLT, E4OD, White Mare.
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I should also mention, anyone planning on doing a shackle flip, be prepared to modify your exhaust. In my case, I had two tailpipes that ended up in the springs.



I really didn't want to spend any more money, so I cut the tailpipes at the bend, straightened them as best I could, and welded them back together. They're not perfect, but they''ll have to live that way for now.




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