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Hey Guys!!!

Here is what I finally could work out!
It was a Wimbledon white car once a day, now it needs a new interior for sure (I will order this with the seller in NC - he is close to NPD).
It has a 400 engine from stock, a c6 trans, seemingly not leaking. I have a small vid of the engine starting and idling....
The price was good compared to a lot of high price-weak condition or just very high price cars in the market!
The decision was surely supported by the rust condition, there is just some in the floor pan, and this may more or less be surface rust.

First things to be done will be:
recover seats, install doorcards, install carpet and get rid of the small rust spots in the floor pans, install new bench cover install new front chrome bumper and for sure mirrors.
remove that ugly window tint

Then I would try to get historic plates and take care of mechanics (I received a weakness list from Steve :))


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tailgate = no rust, window working
b pillars - you mean the area where door sits to? lower area good, even though it may need new seaming "glue".
 

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Looks like a nice find.

The "B" pillar is the section/post after the door; the "A" pillar is the post at the windshield.

 

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Yo simrokkzz,
Looks good, congratulations!
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That Bronco is in amazing shape..The body is way better than my '92..Congrats on the score!!
 

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Looking forward to following this one! Congrats!!
 

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I as well, be sure to keep us up to date on the progress!
 

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I will keep you update.

as the seller is organizing new interior to go with the car I will add front and rear bumpers and some sheathed stripping for front doors and front quarter windows.

all the rest will take some time, as I now have to get shipping organized.
Arrival to EU is planned to be in 4-6 weeks plus some days customs clearance and transport to my home.

so do not get it wrong if it will become silent for some weeks in this thread...

if you have recommendations what to take care of first, let me know.

i plan to change all fluids, to get a rough overview of there are Metall pieces in any of the drivetrain parts...
 

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so do not get it wrong if it will become silent for some weeks in this thread...
if you have recommendations what to take care of first, let me know.
Read, read, search, read, read, search, read, read, search, question, read, search, read, read, question... wash, rinse, repeat.
 

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I would suggest giving it a once over for anything blatantly wrong, but I don't see anything in the pictures.

Then, drive it. Listen. It'll tell you what it needs.
 

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preparing arrival, even its not shipped yet, but most likely will during this week.

what size optima yellow top I can install in the standard location:

Optima YT U 4,2 YellowTop 55Ah
254 x 175 x 200 mm

Will this fit?
 

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And another one:
seemingly I need a wiper switch, as its missing, just a hole in the dash.


and here the switch is much more expensive, or at least there is nothing to choose from.


Shall I go with the WH stuff? (switch, nut + knob) ?


be prepared that I am going to ask a lot. :)
 

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preparing arrival, even its not shipped yet, but most likely will during this week.

what size optima yellow top I can install in the standard location:

Optima YT U 4,2 YellowTop 55Ah
254 x 175 x 200 mm

Will this fit?
I have that battery in my 78. It fits, but the posts are on the wrong sides compared to a standard battery, so you'll have to reroute your cables and will probably have to make them longer. I had new cables made since I wanted thicker cables anyway. It's not the prettiest setup. I wanted dual terminals and a deep-cycle battery which is why I went with that one.


 

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And another one:
seemingly I need a wiper switch, as its missing, just a hole in the dash.


and here the switch is much more expensive, or at least there is nothing to choose from.


Shall I go with the WH stuff? (switch, nut + knob) ?


be prepared that I am going to ask a lot. :)

It depends on whether or not you need a 2-speed wiper switch or an intermittent wiper switch. Mine came with regular 2-speed wipers (high and low), but it broke when I was off road and bouncing around. I went to the junk yard and pulled an intermittent wiper switch from an 80's F-series truck and put it in, they are "plug and play". Now I can set a delay and it slows the wipers down a lot for when it's only raining a little.

You can put an intermittent wiper switch in your Bronco and it'll work fine as a 2-speed, but if you don't have the little black box it needs, then you won't get the intermittent wipers.

I don't know what kind of parts stores your have in Germany, but you'd need a switch like this if you have 2-speed wipers. The intermittent wiper switch has its own ground wire attached to it and that's an easy way to tell them apart.



My wiper switch when it broke. You can see all of the corrosion on the contacts inside the switch.






Here are two intermittent switches I pulled from the junk yard. They have black boxes that control how long the delay is between wiper swipes. I still have one that needs to go into my truck. I already put one in my Bronco.






Here's the difference between the two switches. The top one is for intermittent wipers. The bottom is for regular 2-speed wipers.


 

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I like that Yellow Top setup you have there!!
I was told to make better ground cables anyhow, so doing some new cables around battery will not be a problem. I guess I can take 35mm².
plus 2 new terminals etc...

Thanks

for the wipers I will wait until the car arrived so that I can find out, if there is anything left from the original installation.
 

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First off all - HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!

update:
The car was shipped to Charleston Harbor and will be put into a container shortly.

Unfortuanely I have no further pictures of this, lets see as soon as the car arrives.

For Christmas I received some BRONCO stickers and I already bought an Optima yellow top....
 
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