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Nice day for a drive.
The views you enjoy leave me in awe. I’ve spent time in MT & WY 🇺🇸 only to fly fish on vacations, but am trying hard to retire in one or the other. After hunting in -17 in ND two weeks ago, I NO LONGER fear the winters.
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One of best parts of wheelin’ for me besides the escape from reality, is the trail shaken beer breaks & camaraderie with the other folks.

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Here’s a short video while on a moderate trail with a few good obstacles. Nothing too crazy...was my mother’s first time out if you know what I mean. She did most of the driving. Happy Friday everyone!!!!!

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found a pic of how my bumper was delivered.

I'll probably be getting another bumper from them for my next project. Really impressed with how easy it was to assemble and weld up.

got the summit cab visor, its sitting on some back seats that I ended up not using.


protfab rear bumper, note the shipping label. bumper i guess is stronger then anything fedex can through at it. lol

I went with rough country flush leds. they are fantastic at throwing a great flood pattern behind me. THey are wired into the 7 ways reverse wire so fully auto turn on and off...


4" lift springs delivered the same way, just slap a label on them and off they go.


went with a full aluminum radiator. so far it seems to be holding up awesome.



There you can see a bunch new stuff. Added a rough country steering stabilizer, no power steering pump and lines, all bushings, tierodds, balljoints, altenator and water pump.

still going through all my pics, but the front and rear I also upgraded to 4:10/11

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F.O.T.M Voting > January 2018 F.O.T.M. Vote here !!!!!

May not be for everyone, but this is definitely one of my favorite additions.







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That is awesome.
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Day 13:

Serious rocks out here either require sliders or require you not to care about your rockers. Because I’ve been so excited to have a solid rust free body I knew I wanted to protect it. FSB has plenty of examples of rock sliders to inspire me and I set off to work.

The main body of the sliders is made of 2x3” tube and the legs are 2”. I wanted a bolt on design ‘just in case’ and am glad I did. I welded the legs onto the tube and then found various ways to position the body while I tacked on the mounting plates.





Here’s what it looked like mounted but before finished welding.



And final weld:



The driver’s side was designed to work around the parking brake brackets and cables:






Then lots of wire wheel and paint. In these next pics I finally have color matching doors. The reason for the delay was that I was waiting to find doors with manual windows and locks. I didn’t want to put time or effort into power doors knowing that I’d be taking them on and off all the time.




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Those are very nice - love your rig!


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Interior work

A while back we did the switch panel for the exterior lights and winch, which took forever to read a diagram of how to wire them. I am no electrician but I know a little about wiring from a r/c car I had as a kid. Picked up the awesome skill of soldering and basics on how to wire from it

Ripping the dash apart to get access



Power and ground were wired in parallel to help tame the mess of wires


This is the start of plugging in each of the lights


The hardest part of getting this panel to work was getting the switch wired in a way that we can have the words be illuminated when you pull the headlights on, then getting the truck to light when the switch is “on”


You can see here right of the starter solenoid each of the relays for our exterior lights

Mess of wires


We started out using a hole right behind the brake booster to get the wires through the firewall but ended up having to drill it out to accommodate the 10 or so wires we had to run through it


You can see here the wire sheath we used to cover the exposed wires


With the lights on


I love the switches after the were installed, they look and function great. The process that led up to it, not so much. We both are always weary about working on electrical stuff just because one wrong wire can really make a headache of repair work. We didn't have anything blow up thankfully.

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Good morning everyone. I've got a few more photos of my baby as she undergoes surgery to share. Here you can see the aluminum body mounts have been installed.



A look at how the cage pontoons are mounted. Once this cage is completed, pretty much all flex in the frame will be gone. Which is exactly what I'm trying to achieve for this crawler/pre-runner hybrid. I was considering having a spine installed as well, but can't make my mind up.





Floor cut to allow for A pillar. This is by drivers left foot I believe.



Behind driver's seat for B pillar.



A view in the bed shows where cage will go through to tie into rear portion of frame.



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Here's the tubing, bent, notched, and ready to begin installation on monday morning.



As it sits, no front shoes, and topless.



How I feel waiting...
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Looking good, and I hear 'ya on the waiting part. My wife always tells me that"I don't wait well".

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Here is the truck with all the lights on the outside, this thing turns night into day!


This was the trail up to a 14,000’ peak in Colorado called Missouri. We had an early start which meant low traffic and allowed us to utilize these lights to the max. I love them, and with the 210 amp alternator we have along with dual batteries, the truck doesn’t care about the draw of each 85w lamp.



Dirty


Coming back down in the afternoon, did not even notice the gorgeous colors


Even had some chances to stuff the tires!


Love having the chance to take it out and drive it offroad, really helps remind you why we do this, that is when we are working on something like a dumb water leak.

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Day 15:

This update is the last before I went 1 ton. I have a few miscellaneous pics and some cage construction shots.

I’ll start here when I first brought the 96 home. At the time my daily driver was an 2004 FX4 pick-up. I was having so much fun working on and driving my ’86 Bronco I got the idea to sell the truck and get a second Bronco to daily drive. Like so many guys I went through this whole explanation about how dumping the truck payment was going to save money but we all know that having a project vehicle costs way more in the end. My girlfriend believed it though and I was off and running trying to build two Broncos at once.




I was ready to try my hand at making a cage and after doing a lot of reading here at FSB had a plan. One thing I highly recommend is to read the tube bending primer over at pirate 4x4. It was the easiest and most simple explanation of the basics of tube bending I’ve found. That said, I still wasted plenty of material on bad bends!

No, this isn’t black magic, I’m not preparing for demon summoning…. Pirate 4x4 has me laying out my design in chalk.








I’d end up beefing this cage up more, but it and the rear bumper ultimately became hand me downs to the 96 Bronco. The eventual dovetailing of my truck will require me to build a new cage and new bumper.

Lastly, here is the foreshadowing of my one ton swap. As per contest rules, I am not posting this truck as a separate project. It was bought for parts in support of my Bronco. When another member on the site here listed his rock crawler for sale, I felt the summation of parts was worth the asking price. So we dragged this home, ran it a few times and tore it apart.




My last home was out in the country but still had an HOA. The rules weren’t too restrictive and I swore I’d never live in an HOA neighborhood but it was the right home at the right time and I had a 3-5 year plan to get outta there. Still though, I was ‘that guy’ in the neighborhood and would get warning letters. Tearing the rockcrawler apart in my driveway must have pissed off my neighbors and I needed to work quickly. I couldn’t get my lazy roommates to help so when it came time to pull the axles, I jacked the truck up on the trailer and built ‘stilts’ out of any old junk I could find. Working under this truck on stilts is maybe the dumbest thing I have ever done. I was terrified the entire time but it helped me to work fast! It is my belief that some of my neighbors assumed this was the last stupid project they’d have to endure and were hoping to see me smooshed!


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found some pics of the move front bumper


all welded up, ground down, self etch primer and spray liner.

mounted and coming together.


I ran all rigid lights.


The fog lights with the wierd lenses are on the outsides are unbelievable. The cut off of and amount of light is ridiculous and i don't blind anyone. I will be putting them on all my cars from now on.
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found some random pics as well. Here was the rigs maiden voyage. To red lobster for my bday. lol. This was pre-proffesional paint.


This is unused and installed for 2 months, straight from rough country. And they did send me replacements.


Installed a D50 center section to get the 4.10s


my new cruising speeds down to North Caronlina with the gears.

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Went exploring on my day off.






This thing handles snow and ice like a champ.
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Dual Batteries

Day 15
Dual Batteries
We have always wanted to do dual batteries in the truck and like I noted in the previous post we finally got the time and money to do so! This project was quite the undertaking because we decided to do the 200 amp alternator, the dual yellow top cells, along with rewiring the entire charging system and the starter solenoid. This is the new alternator:



Pulling out the old battery:


Test fitting the new tray:


And beginning to get the connections for the setup. This was no doubt a hidden cost, these little suckers were around $10 each with the solder plug.


The big 1/0 gauge wire, had we had a chance to go back I might use a higher copper wire count to make it more flexible, this stuff was super stiff and very burly to work with. On the other hand this stuff is more resilient to damage.



The final layout of the wire, and the huge difference between the normal 4 gauge wire to 1/0. I also put shrink wrap on the wire to further insulate it from the weather, and oil and wear it could be induced to, I believe it came out very clean.


Finally getting the new batteries in!

Plugging them in


At first when we first started the truck the battery light was on, probably to be expected. So I went out driving to see if they needed a chance to charge and for the alternator to get a reading of the voltage. After almost 15 minutes of driving I returned to a battery light still on, not knowing that the batteries weren’t charging at all!

After some thinking of what could be wrong, we found out that it was the communication wire for the alternator along with the fuse we used. It wasn’t making proper contact and if we touched it, you could audibility hear it turn on and the battery light disappear. Dumb little thing was hard to track down but as you can see voltage is perfect here

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I have no idea why I even felt the need to swap these 1 ton axles in. The truth is that the Bronco was fine the way it was, the half ton axles were 4.56 with a rear locker and performed beautifully. My wife has accused me of enjoying working on the Bronco and spending money on it far more than I enjoy driving it. Apparently I just always need to have an active project.

Here we go, out with the D44. Another huge regret was selling the half tons… never again.



To get the D60 to work with my radius arm set up I welded on C wedges and built a lower track bar mount out of a Ballistic Fab bracket I had left over.






Everything mocked up with ratchet straps. Working alone all the time you get creative with straps and jacks!



I ran into a problem at this point. The front driveshaft was contacting the transmission cross member at droop.




I wasn’t exactly sure what to do so I kept cutting until it cleared. Some thick pipe was used to put the cross member back together.







With that done, all I needed to do to the rear was to grind off the old shock mounts for clearance. Thick quarter wall shock mounts were added halfway up the tube to keep me off the rocks.




And back on its feet:



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