Got my Bronco registered today so itís time to start the thread. In January I picked up a 1 owner 02 4x4 Tahoe that needed a new brake caliper and a tune up from a friendís family friend for an amazing deal of $1k. After getting it home and fixed, new wipers, air filter, and oil change, I was about $1300 in it. Listed it on Craigslist for sale or trade for a Bronco. Fella messaged me in the next few days wanting to trade for an 89 Bronco. So after driving an hour to check it out I went from this (only pic I have of the Tahoe)
1989 Eddie Bauer
Fresh black paint
4Ē pro comp lift
4.56 Yukon gears/LS in rear
35x12.5x15 General Grabber AT2
15x10 MT black steelies
It needed lockouts as it had the old plastic ford ones that were toast. Due to that the PO has never locked it in 4wd and couldnít tell me for sure if the front gears were matched to the rear 4.56s. I assumed they werenít and was correct. Anyways, I had a set of warm premium lockouts that I put in and 4wd started rippin.
Brought it home on a Saturday and checked it out, then took it on a trail ride at the lake Sunday. It did great and had no issues, even with the mismatched gears(I only locked it in when necessary to cross mud). Here we are at the lake
Gave it a bath, took the fender flares off and started ordering parts and tinkering. Yukon 4.56 front gears, husky floor mats, Window seals, thermostat, upper radiator hose, coolant flush, fixed rear window dash switch and tightened the interior up with new clips and missing screws. Fixed a no start on cold start and fuel sending into problem. Daily drove it for 2.5 and owned it for about 4. This is Bronco number 3 and Iím happy to have this one.
Without fender flares
The plan for this truck is to go back to the original Eddie Bauer paint scheme and finish out the interior as its missing a few things like headliner, tilt steering column and cruise control wheel, some of the interior top and headliner trim, and the original EB driver seat. This truck will continue to be modded, driven, and wheeled. I live near a big lake in North MS and with my rigs and the roommates we get a lot of calls to recover stuck people and college kids (Ole Miss). This is one of the jobs I will be building this truck for. The other will be cruising around Oxford and going to Cruisin the Coast, Super bronco celebration, and whatnot.
With a direction in mind and being on Craigslist lat at night, I found a clean looking 1990 ED bronco roller chassis about 4 hours away. A few emails the next day and it was mine. It arrived on Sunday and boy am I happy. I will be able to finish my interior completely and anything else I could want. This thing also has rear lift springs instead of blocks, a tan top, tire carrier, and aluminum wheels. Canít wait to start swapping parts on them this weekend.
So far weíre up to date. Iíll keep yíall posted as the build progresses.