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post #21 of 216 (permalink) Old 11-04-2017, 08:16 PM
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And a recent pic from a couple hours ago. The driveway.

Hopefully we can hit some trails in a couple weeks..

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First thing I did was remove the bent step and tow and install a Sky shackle flip








The exhaust used to exit out the side, so I had to cut and re-weld them so they could clear the leaf springs when I did my shackle flip.




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While I was at it, I scrapped the step-an-tow bumper, cut the frame rails back and added a Lund Roll Pan from a F150 for a cleaner look.


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This is going to be another awesome turn out for FSOTY can't wait to see what Remco is bringing out to the table as for Quader1 man oh man that thing is always full of surprises. One day I'll be able to do a overlander on a 78 body that's would just awesome !!!!

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When I was about 18 years old I started to restore my F150 my dad gave to me. I worked on it about a year and ended up getting burnt out on it. I guess I just didn’t have the drive to get it done or work on it anymore so I ended up not working on it again and bought a new truck.

That being said I didn’t want to get burnt out on restoring the BKO so I started it backwards then most and after getting the motor in I started on the interior. My intention was to make it super nice and give me motivation as I knew I could get it done and better than new in not too much time.

I started by ripping out the old interior and started a little bit of rust repair, paint, center console, upholstery.
Here are some before and after pics of this transformation:














More on the interior later, but here are some Photos of my BKO just being finished and topless (BKO porn):








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I burnt off the old coil spring buckets and Installed new ones with the 6" springs from my '93 w/ air bags ( I need them when I put the plow on) and installed the drop Pittman arm from the 93 also. I wire wheeled everything and Rust Bullet-ed it too






along with JBG's radius arms and drop brackets. (notice my shop seats are Bronco Buckets )





Here it is with the springs in and the 33's that it came with: I had to add the 3" block from my old truck.




I took the Currie 9" out of my '93 w/ Detroit locker and 4:10's and dropped it into the '96.



I put the 37's from the '93 on and found that I still need some more clearance:



So I cut two inches out of the coil buckets and did an add a leaf.







I swapped out the stock master & booster for a 1 ton unit:



....while I was at it, I changed all the brakes lines to stainless steel:






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This is going to be a good one! So far I'm leaning toward @Quader1 . I love the Bronco and he's an AZ boy!

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I figured I may have gone a little too much, so I figured I'd see if my old 44's filled the wheel well up a little better.....

and all of a sudden the 37's looked tiny:





I pulled the tone ring off the transfer case on the '93 now that I put the 8.8 back in that: (





I did have to go to the zero rate block to move the rear 1 1/2" back as you can see by these pics. I also had to go to a 2" block after the zero rate added an inch




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Well, as you see, I went high enough to cause my drive shaft to bind, so I had to drop my transmission and transfer case to get a better angle. I was fortunate enough to have a good friend who builds boat towers help me fab up a drop mount. Here some pics of what we did. I gained almost 4" of drop in the end.
















That worked out so well that I now had to drop my radius arms at least another 4" to make things work. So, we fabbed up some new drop brackets:










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And then I did some engine work to fix oil leaks. Refreshed a lot of stuff and added stuff like longtube headers and a cam.

Also did true dual exhaust at the time.
Next I bought my soft top..

I think they stopped selling this kind of soft top around 2008. I want to have a shop make me a few eventually..
And a few pics off-road back then. This was on an old friends private property.





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I started by ripping out the interior to actually see what I was working with, ended up not too bad. Just 1 spot under a leaking heater core did I have to replace some metal on the floor. Lot’s of surface rust but nothing that couldn’t be sanded off and treated before paint.

Here is what it looked like before tear down:












And then the teardown begins Had to patch a few holes in the dash from a hand choke and a vacuum gauge the OP installed:











And the patch repair I had to weld in from a piece from LMC








Next up on the interior was a LOT of sanding, priming, sanding but more on that later


Here are a few Pics of how the BKO looks now:

















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While I was at it, I swapped the IFS from the '93 over as it had RCV axles in it already. I also plated and added some small gussets for the time being, but with this much lift, I need to be looking for a set of cut n' turn housings.






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I also pulled the tranny out of the '93 so I could reuse the Billet Machined Torque Converter that I had installed last year in the '96.



Then I pulled the '96 out and swapped the converters:



While I had the tranny/transfer case out I worked on the underside. First thing I did was address the rusted heat shields:



I plan on adding a body lift, so figured the added space and airflow would work in my favor and allow me to remove these rusted out panels and clean up and protect the newly exposed sheet metal. I grabbed a 3/16" bit and drilled out all the rivets holding them in place:



After a few minutes I had a nice pile of rusted crap on the floor:



I won't bore you with a lot of details, but I have been meaning to work on this rusted out brace on the driver's side quarter panel and figured now was the time:



I hit it with a grinder and and a wire wheel to prep the area and cut out a pice of 14 gauge i had in the shop:



I tacked it in place:



...and then finish welding it...



Same with the other side:





I fabbed up a lower piece and tacked that in:



I opted to leave it off the bottom of the quarter panel, not sure if it's a good idea, but I did and welded it all up:

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I won’t bore you with all the sanding on the interior, but I sanded and primed and sanded again the DTM primer and painted the interior.











I then sound deadened the entire interior. I put this stuff everywhere I could.



















After finishing the BKO and a couple shakedown runs, I had lockers installed (I didn’t want to mess with it myself as they are very expensive). This was right before my trip to Moab so me and @itwasFREE!!!! Went out to test the Lockers @ the White Tank Mountains. This is west of the valley just a few minutes. Here are a few pics of the Locker test run.




















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We all know how Pic's and videos don't really tell the whole story on how difficult something looks, it's usually way worse in person. Here is a video of me when I went to Moab in March 2016. It's from Kane Creek Canyon trail and at that time it was only like the 3rd or 4th time I had ever been wheeling.

So at the time I thought this was some serious */it. Now when I think back about it, it was actually easy stuff compared to what I am running over now. (I was still sweating the whole time and being in a stick shift doesn't help with that)

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Im gonna go generally random I think. Was really hoping to see @remco at some point showing himself going over that monstrosity he called a bridge. Anyway more random ones I like from a Windrock trip earlier this year










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I grabbed a red scuff pad and attacked all the sheet metal I could:



I then wire brushed any of the rusty areas I came across:



I've used 3 M Body Schutzin the past with really good results, it's a little pricey, but hopefully you get what you pay for.

Before:



...and after:



Some more:







This is the same stuff ( just a different type, (that was Rocker Schultz) that they used to use on the rocker panels and the door bottom of Lincolns and high end Ford's years ago) and can be painted over to match body color or what ever you want.

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I can't imagine living in a place that salts. I can't imagine living in a place where it snows more than once a year. Most of my underside has no coating and, if I spray off the mud, looks like it did in 88
Our bi-annual snowfall total thats gone the next day:

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I can't imagine living in a place that salts. I can't imagine living in a place where it snows more than once a year. Most of my underside has no coating and, if I spray off the mud, looks like it did in 88
Our bi-annual snowfall total thats gone the next day:
Massachusetts annual snowfall:

1. 2014-2015: 110.6 inches
2. 1995-1996: 107.6 inches
3. 1993-1994: 96.3 inches
4. 1947-1948: 89.2 inches
5. 2004-2005: 86.6 inches
6. 1977-1978: 85.1 inches
7. 1992-1993: 83.9 inches
8. 2010-2011: 81.0 inches
9. 1915-1916: 79.2 inches
10. 1919-1920: 73.4 inches

The past decade was the snowiest 10-year stretch ever recorded in Boston.

A total of 533 inches of snow — or 53.3 inches per season on average — fell in Boston between the winter of 2005-2006 and the winter of 2014-2015, more than in any 10-year period since records began being kept in the late 1800s.

Last winter’s record-setting snowfall certainly helped to boost those numbers, but the winters of 2004-2005 and 2010-2011 were also unusually snowy. The 10-year period that ended with the winter of 2013-2014 was the second-snowiest on record.


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On with the interior
After getting it all painted up and deadened I threw in the carpet I got from LMC. Got it in and then used a Steamer I had from HF and it worked great. I didn’t want to lay it out and wait for the wrinkles.









And after the steamer, the steamer made quick work of flattening the carpet,










More on the interior later,

Just before the trip to Moab after getting all the bugs worked out after the restore, it was time to take it a little further away from home. So we drove it 1-1/2 hours north to Sedona and spent the night to hit the trails in the morning.
One of the trails we hit was Broken Arrow. So here are some pics of my restored BKO on 33” tires:














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