So itís finally time to start this slow project. Getting more trucks and a house slows things down.. But Iím hoping to get a lot of this bronco done over the winter.
First was getting it started. I donít want to use this drivetrain but wanted to get it started to make sure the electrical was fine. This was a while ago, but I built new battery cables and threw in a new starter. After I put in a better battery it fired right up. Ran good but wouldnít move, thereís definitely something wrong with the transmission.
Iíve been slowly accumulating some of the parts for this one. Found a mint front bronco bench from a 96. Also some Chevy 8 lug outers. Need pics of that stuff. Stock front seats and console are for sale.
I need to grab a pic of the bare metal floor. Very clean compared to my 89, with only surface rust. Rear carpet is salvageable but I threw out the front.
I have a parts truck that Iíve been cutting up. Using this sterling and Dana 50 parts in the bronco.
Also Iím putting the fuel injected 460 and trans into this bronco from another parts truck. The plan is a stock fuel injected 460. Even gonna keep emissions on this one probably. The 460 was originally for the big bronco but itís staying 302 powered for now.
Starting a fresh scrap pile after I cut the exhaust out of the bronco.
The rustiest areas on the bronco are the rear fenders and rockers. I have new rockers and better front fenders. But while moving around a bunch of non running fords in the driveway I hooked this fender with the new parts truck. A little worse now.
I was going to do everything myself but the bodywork, but now am thinking about fiberglass fenders for the rear for multiple reasons. I saw desolate is about to start selling stock bulge rear fiberglass fenders and that fits my plans well.
For a $500 bronco with body rust the frame really surprises me. Almost no rust.
Iím wondering if the mud and fluids helped protect things underneath. This bronco currently leaks every fluid..
But within the next few weeks I should have the 351 and e4od out and for sale. The plan for this build is 460, the axles mentioned, leveling kit, 35s, etc. I donít want this one to be huge but I canít leave anything stock.