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General Information

Year
1988
Make
Ford
Model
Bronco
Color
Battleship Grey
Packages
XLT
History
This is the first vehicle I have ever owned. I got it in high school and have kept it running ever since. Original motor was a 5.0L 302 AOD trany. Twin I Beam dana 44 with 8.8 rear. This truck has been on a lot of wheeling trips and has been reliable. I have tipped it on its side once, got it stuck many times, got hit (by a supercharged pontiac bonneville) in a high speed chase. Decided to swap in a 7.5L 460 from a 1995 F350 and all of its drivetrain. In hind sight I would have shopped for a 91 F350 as I learned retro fitting wiring looms from miss match years was a bit trouble some. It continues to change as I keep working on it. I enjoy learning how these trucks work and having a vehicle to try out new ideas on. I kept it street legal so I can still drive the family around to and from the trails, local canyons (winter), and groceries lol.
1988 Ford Bronco (Battleship Grey)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Donor swap from a 1995 F350 7.5L 460, E4OD transmission (with OD), donor wiring harness, Vortec supercharger S trim with about 5-7lbs of boost, K&N air filter, MSD Ignition module, MSD coil, dual optima batteries red (dedicated) yellow (auxiliary), battery isolator with bussman breakers, L&L stainless Headers, 3" Dynomax exhaust w cat, york air compressor & mount for OBA, warn 2.5 gal air tank, overhead LED hood lighting. In the process of a 134A vs. R12 AC retro fit.
Interior
Steering assembly from the 95 F350 donor, Grant steering wheel, center console out of a 2010 F-150 fully functional (center shift), 110 Power outlet (inverter), 3 additional USB power points, custom console with carling Locker switches, light switch's panel / gauges, dual LED voltage gauge's for each battery, Summit Racing seats, JBG Sport roll cage, Bed liner tub, vinyl flooring up front, upper console (explorer w/temp / compass), A-pilar auto meter 2 gauge pod (trany temp & boost / vacuum gauge). Keyless entry.
Exterior
Battleship Grey paint, Custom ARB front bumper (retro fitted from a land cruiser had to add bumper clevis points), LED Lights (flood & fog), HID lights (center), Warn 12K winch (with wireles remote), air coupler front / rear, fab fours rear super duty bumper, rear parking sensors, rear camera, LED tail lighting, LED back up lights, custom tire swing carrier (with 60" Hi-Lift mount), custom head lights (LED halo) with LED bulbs (not sure if I like these yet may go back to original???), Functional hood scoop, bushwacker cut out flares, Unity 6" spot lights, Custom rock sliders, all trims have been coated in bed liner including the top.
Audio
JBL speakers, in dash DVD w/rear view camera, bluetooth integration, and navigation. Lowrance VHF Radio, Cobra CB Radio.
Suspension
Stock f350 leafs w/ revers shackles, 6" procomp rear leaf pack, leaf SAS Dana 60 up front w/ yukon 5.13 gears & ARB air locker, Warn 35 spline premium out hubs, rear 10.5 Sterling w/ yukon 5.13 gears & ARB air locker, rear disc brake conversion w/parking brake. PSC Hydraulic assist ram w/original ported gear box, BW1356 T case w/ slip yoke eliminator, stainless extended brake lines, Bilstein 7300 front shocks, rear rancho 5000's.
Wheel and Tire
8 on 6.5 17x10 Diamo wheels -24m offset, 40x13.50x17 Goodyear MTR Kevlars

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