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Yesterday 10:06 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by tazerproof View Post
What did I do? Bought it!

My new to me 96 XL. 5.0l, 5 speed with 97k miles. Not sure what my plans are besides tires and getting rid of the running boards.
Congrats @tazerproof love that color. Is the interior green or grey?
Yesterday 10:02 PM
82mnbronco Last time I drove my Bronco to work was 1999. Used it as my daily driver today for the first time in 20 years (had been my daily driver 1988 to 1999).
Yesterday 10:01 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
A VERY light once-over with wet 1200 grit - I didn't want to break through. Honestly, so long as I get the major surfaces, it'll look pretty good. I don't think I'll have anyone standing on the hood looking down at it and trying to see themselves in the finish lol.
1200? Did that even mark it @MS88Bronc ? and no i doubt anyone will do that unless we meet in real life... I might... Just so i could bust ur chops on it : seriously tho. I think, if it bothered u, u could go over it with some wet 220 and not bust thru but still get rid of the orange peel... Just me, but something like that on the exterior that sees a lot of abuse I woulda done 4 coats. Sanded after 2, sanded again before clear coat then do 2 coats of clear... But I'm also a firm believer in overkill
Seriously tho... It looks nice. U better put it on the rig after all this.
Yesterday 09:29 PM
MS88Bronc
What did you do to your bronco today?

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Originally Posted by tazerproof View Post
What did I do? Bought it!



My new to me 96 XL. 5.0l, 5 speed with 97k miles. Not sure what my plans are besides tires and getting rid of the running boards.

Looks good. What color is that? The sun/shadow light play makes it hard to tell. It almost looks like my color down by the headlight.
Yesterday 09:24 PM
tazerproof
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Originally Posted by cobrajoe View Post
Congrats and welcome aboard! Now 86 the tiny sneakers!
Thanks. The plan is to register it tomorrow and then do some tire shopping. Keeping the wheels, but moving up to 33s.
Yesterday 09:09 PM
cobrajoe
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Originally Posted by tazerproof View Post
What did I do? Bought it!

My new to me 96 XL. 5.0l, 5 speed with 97k miles. Not sure what my plans are besides tires and getting rid of the running boards.
Congrats and welcome aboard! Now 86 the tiny sneakers!
Yesterday 08:25 PM
Desert Bronco Bought a transmission and power steering cooler off a early 2000s van for my '78. In very good condition.
Yesterday 05:52 PM
jspray93 Pulled harmonic balancer and sent it out for rebuild. And just received new transmission cooler.


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Yesterday 05:49 PM
tazerproof What did I do? Bought it!

My new to me 96 XL. 5.0l, 5 speed with 97k miles. Not sure what my plans are besides tires and getting rid of the running boards.
Yesterday 02:34 PM
MS88Bronc
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Originally Posted by BroncMom View Post
That looks nice @MS88Bronc did u wet sand between the last color coat and the first clear coat?
A VERY light once-over with wet 1200 grit - I didn't want to break through. Honestly, so long as I get the major surfaces, it'll look pretty good. I don't think I'll have anyone standing on the hood looking down at it and trying to see themselves in the finish lol.
Yesterday 02:14 PM
BroncMom That looks nice @MS88Bronc did u wet sand between the last color coat and the first clear coat?
Yesterday 02:14 PM
BroncMom That looks nice @MS88Bronc did u wet sand between the last color coat and the first clear coat?
Yesterday 09:49 AM
MS88Bronc
What did you do to your bronco today?

Well, I think the paint turned out pretty nice. Two coats of Duplicolor perfect match for paint code PS (Pacific Green Metallic) and two coats of clear. There’s a little orange peel, but not terrible - maybe a light wet sanding and polishing would do it. These pics are after a day of drying time.

Yesterday 06:32 AM
Mangonesailor
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Originally Posted by Handy_andy_cv64 View Post
...depending on outside temps before installing the mirror.
I've found myself needing to make sure either I do a reglue of the rearview mirror either in a warm garage or make sure it's spring/fall outside. When I've put them on in the summer, they pop right back off in the winter, and vice versa. But I'm using the kind of "super glue" like kits that gives you a bluish wipe to prep the glass and a little squeeze tube for the glue.
Yesterday 01:45 AM
Handy_andy_cv64
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Originally Posted by Frank Lanzisera View Post
I used the hardware that is already glued to the window.
BroncMom: It always comes down to prep. I'll have to snap a pic of the inside of my dad's rig windshield, where I had done the best glue job I've ever done, because Dad went to adjust the mirror, and the glass itself came off the inside, button, mirror and all!
Essentially, clean the glass and button with brake clean, abrade the glass and button with crocus cloth and reclean, then apply the adhesive, put in place, hold for at least one minute, then allow to cure 1-2 days, depending on outside temps before installing the mirror.
10-15-2019 05:47 AM
thequietman
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Originally Posted by BroncMom View Post
What adhesive did u use on the rear view @Frank Lanzisera ?
I walked out to mine Sunday and the mirror was hanging by the wires. I used Permatex Extreme. It was all the local shop had. It seems to be working.
10-15-2019 12:59 AM
goingcrazy Paid the storage fee on my bronco. That's all I have done to it for the last year. I have picked up a few parts but nothing has gone on it yet.
10-13-2019 09:17 PM
Frank Lanzisera I used the hardware that is already glued to the window. Slid the old mirror off and the new one on the old window hardware.
10-13-2019 09:06 PM
BroncMom
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Originally Posted by MS88Bronc View Post
Sanded, wiped clean with mineral spirits, and primer. Still thinking about this....we’ll see.
I think it would look great. I would love to put a baseball cap or cab lights on my 82 but i don't plan on putting in a headliner and i want to do his n hers sun roofs.
10-13-2019 08:24 PM
MS88Bronc Sanded, wiped clean with mineral spirits, and primer. Still thinking about this....we’ll see.
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