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View Poll Results: Who will be your January 2018 F.O.T.M. ???
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after the frame was done, it was time to tackle the body supporting sheet metal so I could get it back on the frame..









The rear tailgate support was completely shot. I replaced it with a 2x3 as well as a 1x2 square tube. My intent was the added support with that extra metal in the middle. Came out pretty nice and definetally stiffened up the rear of the body panels.




the seams from the rear inner fenders where rotted through. I replaced both sides with LMC replacement panels and patched in 16 guage sheet metal to beef up the areas and strengthen the seat belt attachments.

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Good morning and Happy New Year everyone. I just got back in town from spending the holidays with our boys up in ND. With that, please accept my apologies for the late start here. I want to thank everyone for allowing me to participate and a special thanks to @whitedragon for the nomination. There are some awesome rigs owned by members of this site and the one's currently competing do not appear to be lacking in any way. Congrats to them as well for their nominations. Upon getting home yesterday, I jumped in the truck and headed down to the shop where my 89' is having some work done to it. I had hoped to get it back by middle of next week, but now it's looking more like near the end of the month. I fear this may hinder my participation in this months running, but I'll do the best I can with what little I have.

Intro: My name is Jack. I'm a 43yo small business owner, husband, father of two young men currently serving our nation in the USAF, new grandfather, Patriot, gun owner, hunter, fisher, and proud owner of an 89' Eddie Bauer I'm currently having a love affair with...so my wife thinks. I had been wheelin' a 56' Willys CJ6 for the past 15 years. It hasn't had the tarp off of it since I bought this Bronco!

History: I do not have much history on the truck. I bought it from a customer of mine for $5000. He bought it in AZ and kept it stored at his river house, using only to launch his boats. With the exception of some clear coat peeling on roof & hood and a small ding by left rear tail light, this truck was clean and straight. No rust! He brought it home here in CA sometime in 2015 with intent of setting it up for wheelin'. He put an E-Locker up front on the TTB, a trussed 9" with Detroit Locker in the rear, winch bumper up front, spare/cooler carrier bumper on rear, RatPack sliding tool chest in bed, and new 35" Good Year's all the way around. He took it out once to Ocotillo and then changed direction...he bought a jeep. I noticed it a few times in his company's yard before finding out he was selling it. With the intent of giving it to my boys to drive around hunting and fishing while stationed in ND...I bought it. All it took was the 45 minute drive home from his yard to squash that idea. I pulled in the driveway, showed it to the wife, and said we're keeping it! Here it is the day I brought it home. Sorry if photo quality sucks. I can't seem to figure out how to make photos full size.

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post #24 of 161 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 04:23 PM
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I truly envy all you guy's who have the welding and fab skills to do all of your own custom work to your rigs and I love looking at all the build photos on this site. I'm trying to learn as I go...maybe I'll get there someday.

First week I had the Bronco I could not wait to see how it did off road. Performed an oil change, installed a winch, loaded up, and headed out to Calico for a weekend camping trip and rock crawling. I had heard so much, from so many, about how the TTB was crap and would snap like a twig in the rocks. Aired down to 10 lbs, I punished that thing in the rocks with the locker on, and I must say that I was impressed. It suffered everything that I put it through. It definitely was different than wheeling with a straight axle however. With 4:11's, the C6, & BW, the crawl ratio is not nearly where I'd like it to be. Upgrades soon... Here's a couple pics of that trip.



Upgrades: The first 3 weeks after getting the bronco home was a full service on everything. Replaced all sensors, belt, oils, fluids, filters, plugs, wires, checked vacuum, etc... Then I went to go buy a winch. It had that HUGE donkey knocker of a bumper up front, which looked like it belonged on the front of a locomotive, so I went with the WARN 1200. Figured big bumper, big truck, big winch. Then I ordered a soft top from SofTopper and did the install. Next I ordered (5) Allied 15x10 steel beadlock rims and had the GY's mounted and balanced on them. Ordered some Husky heavy duty floor mats, installed a HAMM radio, did the F350 brake mc upgrade I found on this site, new pads and resurface front brakes, and a good bath inside and out. Here's during softopper install and after all the above completed.




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Tracking down a coolant leak


We started out with the thermostat as it noticeably had a leak coming from it with dried coolant surrounding the seal, so we replace it and take the truck out for a drive. Checked on it today, after it has sat for 3 days and it looks like the puddle persists.
Looking deeper, not sure if the chicken or the egg came first but the timing cover seal is soaked and leaking. Itís a pretty bad leak so it needs to be addressed but right now we are packing for our trip, so it is going to wait. Joy. 



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Day 6

Here is the last of my bumper build photos. I probably get more comments on this bumper than anything else I’ve ever built. The idea I had was to pay tribute to the 70’s trucks that I still love so much. By the way if you are looking for 70’s tailgate emblems…. Don’t bother looking in Northern Arizona junkyards, they are all in my garage!

So I started with this piece of trim:



I tacked together a box for it out of angle I had laying around:




Then I finally had a project to test out my new plasma cutter:




Fully welded…. I wasn’t worried about adding any additional strength to the bumper but at this point it is incredibly solid.



And test fitting:





The trim piece is a friction fit. By the time all the welds cooled it was actually tighter than I intended. I had to tap it in place with a piece of 2x4 and if I ever wanted to get it out again I would destroy it.

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Some shots from our President's Day trip to Death Valley 2017. We call it it "Roll Camping". Load up on food, water, beer, tents, spare parts, and firewood. Wheel all day, site see, and camp on the trail. Not a bad way to spend 3 days. No better incentive to keep your rig running tip top either, I haven't seen a burro out there yet that could turn a wrench! These are the climb from valley floor up to Stone Cabin, Mengel Pass, and one of our camp sites on valley floor.





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wow a lot of nice rigs this month
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Well I'm feeling lazy today because my wife brought home a nasty cold Thursday and now we are both pretty pitiful.

This video is super cheesy and no major wheeling but this was an early date with my now wife and she wanted a video to share. She was all excited to drive the Bronco but also nervous. As uneventful as the video is, for someone who's never been out on the slick rock at a place like Sedona she thought this was hardcore wheeling! lol.

I'll use my 'sick day' today to prepare better updates for the coming week.



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^^^^ great song. Perfect really lol.
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speaking of cheesy video. This is the company I got my tint from..


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Awesome...nothing better than having a woman thatís just as into it as you are! Iíve seen some rigs destroy relationships...literally. Like that saying...ĒShe said if I go wheeliní one more time sheís gonna leave me. Iím gonna miss herĒ! Love that rear bumper too.
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Awesome...nothing better than having a woman thatís just as into it as you are! Iíve seen some rigs destroy relationships...literally. Like that saying...ĒShe said if I go wheeliní one more time sheís gonna leave me. Iím gonna miss herĒ! Love that rear bumper too.
Thanks! I wouldn't exactly say she is super into it, but she is very supportive. The Truth is we are at a stalemate, she gets as many horses as I get Broncos and vice versa. We both want more but neither is willing to flinch in our standoff!


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Thanks! I wouldn't exactly say she is super into it, but she is very supportive. The Truth is we are at a stalemate, she gets as many horses as I get Broncos and vice versa. We both want more but neither is willing to flinch in our standoff!


mine out smarted me, the 96 is registered in her name so shes the boss of what happens to it

The 74 is all mine and gets started this spring

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after all the rust was removed and everything was sealed up I rhino lined the hole bottom of the tub..


primed and painted the firewall since it was way easier then when the motor and frame are in the way.


so after the frame was done, suspension lift installed and drivetrain back in. I don't seem to have any pics of this motor being rebuilt, time to drop the body back on.

Notice how theres never anyone in my pics other then one with my wife. Lol I really need to get some friends to start helping.

new quarters on both sides, and I removed all the spare tire bracketry.


stumbled on more rust..




then the fun began. first up was eastwood 2 part epoxy primer..


I ended up using a new tailgate from LMC. was just easier then trying to clean the rust out of the bottom. One of my doors is off an 89 which just had a slighty different key lock hole and the bottom had a style line in it that I filled over.

after the epoxy prime, the inside got hit with two gallons of some brush on sound deadner forget the name. and then spray on liner on top of that to help with wear under the carpet. as you can see I even had the windshield out to make sure paint got everywhere!

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only feels right to put a couple pics of my bud up..

This was back in 2002 with my 96 EB (the one that I let get away)..




this was very early spring 2017. I had three buldged discs from catching the bronco tub when it was falling during put it back on the frame.
Jade apparently thought she need to nap as well.



RIP buddy. you will always be with us


sorry that was my one semi off topic post. But seemed fitting since she is why we choose "jaded" green as the color. Coolest part is she loved ridding in that bronco back them and towards the end of her life she got to take a few rides in my current bronco.

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Went up for a quick drive in the mountains.


Came across this majestic guy.


I sure do love living here in Godís Big Sky Country. And so does my BKO.
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