Been a while since I have posted anything in this thread, so I thought I would do an update.
I have been accumulating parts and re stocking my tool box for some time now, and I am finely ready to get started. This weekend will be the first time I have put wrench to Bronco in nearly 16 years!
Since it had been sitting for so long in the weather, many things have corroded, so I have decided to do much more than just put the new engine in.
Here is a list of what I am going to do;
Engine Rebuild (See post number 3 for more details)
All New Engine Related Components (cooling system, electrical, ignition, carburetor, etc)
Transmission (with wide ratio kit)
Completely Replace Brake System (everything – master, booster, all brake lines, proportioning valve, etc)
New Axle Seals and Repack Wheel Bearings
Replace Gas Tank and Fuel Lines
All New suspension Bushings
New Body Mounts
Paint Undercarriage (black – white shocks – red coils, boots, bushings, body mounts, etc)
Paint Front Bumper
Change Differential Fluid
The transfer case is in good shape and the drive shafts were new when I stopped driving it and have been in my garage since I pulled the engine, so I do not think I need to replace those.
I have enough of the needed parts to get a good start, so I am going to start striping stuff down this week end. I got tired of it looking abandoned, so I washed it up and did a quick wax job. It cleaned up ok except for the body rot. Not enough wax in the world to polish that up.
Here are some pictures from after waxing.