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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-17-2018, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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New to me 1988 Bronco project - where do I start

I just joined the Bronco owners family...I acquired a 1988 fullsize 5spd bronco (probably a MAJOR project) from a buddy. The truck is in pieces right now because he had a guy fixing the rust and painting the frame/underbody....but then they quit. Most of the hard work/welding and sanding was done but now i am left with a mess to put back together...motor is out, all body panels and doors/hood/tailgate removed. I have all the original pieces/bolts/trim but would like some advice on where to start putting it back together. Im not looking to go back completely original - I really just want to get it painted white, get the motor back in, and put body back together. Im thinking about building more of a "beach" truck and keeping the top off, getting a bikini top with roll cage, and maybe half doors. The motor going back in is a built 302 with a Trick Flow "mustang" top end kit.... I didn't build the motor so I'm not really sure what I have (im a Chevy 350 guy in the past). My real question is, should i go ahead and get the truck body painted now before i start putting pieces and motor back together? Should I put motor back in and front clip and see how it drives? Thanks for the help!

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