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post #41 of 180 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 11:45 PM
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So ill come back to the bronco in December.


It's December btw...
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It's December btw...
It's a Super Slow rebuild, maybe he meant December 2017

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Id be working on it now, except for the DD/Beater Build. Ill get back to it, once that one is on the road.


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I'm as equally excited to see where this goes as the DD/Beater Build. What are you using for a sand blaster? I want to get one eventually but aside from the harbor freight specials or renting one I wouldn't know which one to get. Do you like yours?
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The one I used is an ancient Craftsman Sand Blaster. Looks like 5 gallon bucket with a screen on it. Its not a pressurized pot like HF sells, it siphons the sand out of the bottom. It works well, but requires a TON of air. My 3HP 220v compressor can only maintain ~85 PSI when running it, which isn't really enough air to blast efficiently (have to start/stop). My dad has a 10HP compressor, and the sand blaster runs amazingly well with that. So really, its all about the volume of air you can provide. Also, good media! I used silica quartz as opposed to sand. Sharper and uniform in size. Doesn't clog, doesn't get affected by moisture nearly as bad as sand, etc. And you can reuse it til its pretty much just a powder, but you have to wear a respirator cuz its basically glass. Bad for the lungs.

I am excited to get back to work on this thing; ive had it forever and while it works well, a lot of stuff was done 10ish years ago now, and it shows. So this time around stuff will be done a bit better I hope. Of course its going to take longer, but that's ok with me. Ive had it 16 years now; if it takes me another year or two to get it done, its not really a big deal.
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not to detract... but I/we had a long thread on the Harbor Freight blaster cab setup, if you're interested.
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/...g-cabinet.html
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Then I need to chop up the donor truck's frame.
Not my place to make suggestions and for all I know the donor frame is FUBAR, or you prolly want the space and to keep the mess overflow to a minimum, but maybe someone around here or on one of the other ford sites might be willing to take that frame off your hands. Even after your remove the brackets you need, if the frame isn't too bad, it might have value to someone else....maybe even put a few extra rubles in your wallet.


To steal and paraphrase an old Mark Twain quote, "Save an FSB frame, they're not making anymore"

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If I could've given it away I would have, but frames just don't move in this area, I see it on CL all the time. Moot point as it was chopped up and tossed a couple months ago. It was in pretty decent shape too.


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If I could've given it away I would have, but frames just don't move in this area, I see it on CL all the time. Moot point as it was chopped up and tossed a couple months ago. It was in pretty decent shape too.
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Id be working on it now, except for the DD/Beater Build. I'll get back to it, once that one is on the road.
The DD/Beater is on the road now...

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I was waiting for someone to reply

So here's where im at.



Ive got a laundry room in pieces. 600 sq ft of flooring that needs to be put down in the 1st floor, after some repairs are made. A hood for my diesel, in primer, in the garage, to replace the one that got smacked up by a tree branch. And my newborn copilot currently in the living room. Dawn is currently out on maternity leave, but goes back to work at the end of august, which means the days of 10-20 hours/week of wrenching are over. That said I am still planning on resuming this build, but its gonna be pretty slow.

It was buried in boxes and parts from rebuilding the beater bronco, but I actually just cleaned it all out last week, in prep to resume working on it. I was looking at relocating the York because it interferes with the stock intake system, but I dont have a solution yet.

Right now my priority is getting the floor in the house done, and getting the hood for the diesel done. Once those are done, this project will resume. I promise! Im actually putting other projects on hold so that I can go back to this thing.


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Woah, an update?!


So a buddy found a Warn M12000 for sale on FB. Missing electronics, but at $500 still too good of a deal to pass up, so i ended up buying it last week.

This thing is massive, it dwarfs my 8000Xi





The M12000 is supposed to come with 3/8" cable, this one came with 7/16", which is what Warn used on the M15000 (15k winch)


Did some digging. Turns out this winch came off of a Dodge Powerwagon. It uses the 7/16" cable that the 15k winch uses, and the cable spools off the top of the drum instead of the bottom like the regualr 12k. Also, it uses the same planetary & all internal components of the 15k winch, which means that for all intents & purposes, this is a 15k winch

Once i get the front clip all done and back on, ill have to build some kind of beefy bumper to carry this thing.
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So ive been thinking about the OBA. When i first put the 460 in, i put the York where the factory a/c compressor used to go. While this worked well, it caused problems with the factory air intake. I figured while the front clip is off, is the perfect time to come up with a better solution.


Looking at it, there is definitely some room down where the smog pump used to be


Problem is, it would require a ton of work to the bracket to get it in there. As it sits in that pic, its laying on the frame. I considered putting it where the alt was, and moving that down as it would be easier to do


I rejected this idea as well, because i dont like having the alt down that low. So i pretty much had no choice but to see if i could build my own accessory drive bracket. So, here we go!

With the stock bracket gone, there is a ton of room


York mounting plate


Make some spacers




Main plate, roughly cut to size






York hung, plenty of clearance to frame now


threading some bar stock


Designing the alt mount. Reusing the bushing from the OEM alt mount


Reusing the OEM tensioner bracket


CAD (cardboard aided design) for the 2nd half of the alt mount




Welding it all up


final fit on the motor





...and all done & painted!





Final install on engine










Its a tight fit, but it looks like its going to work well. This took me a while as the little guy consumes most of my free time these days, but it worked out well because it gave me time to stand back, take it slow and make sure nothing interferes with anything else. It goes together pretty easily, no bolts in awkward places or anything like that. Hopefully it works well, but the motor wont be running any time soon, so i guess we'll have to wait until later to see it in action
Still sorting out the belt length; guessed wrong and got one this morning that ended up too short by an inch or so, gotta return it and get one a little longer sometime during the week.


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I was just looking at this thread the other day, and wondering what was new. Nice progress man!

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well... at least you make it worth the wait.
nicely done man. hope it works out as well as it should.
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Thanks guys Its slow going these days, but itll get done, i promise

I think my next step is going to be doing some repairs to the floor, but its gonna have to wait a little bit. Once the leaves finish falling, ive got a pretty big project to tackle on the diesel, and then ill be back to this.


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One project at a time! I'm just now getting back on my 78 after multiple projects on my 69 half cab (finally "finished" and sold!), my 84 (now finished to a point and sent up to CO!), several projects on my early Bronco trail rig/crawler (Painless harness, hydro asset steering . . .) and last week some maintenance items on my wife's 74 Ranger (oil leak, gas leak).
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Man, i hear ya. 3 trucks, and im still remodeling the house Itll all get done, but it takes a while.


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Wow man great job on the oba bracket you built. Before you know it the co-pilot will be going into high school.

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