Awwww man I’m so sorry to hear! Loved having another Cummins swapper here but it’s not worth your health. I’m sure with the way 78/79s are selling nowadays you’ll get your money back in the very least. Wishing you the best man, you always made it look so easy!Alright folks, I have come to the determination that I have to throw in the towel with this project. I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis in 2013 and it has been steadily getting worse and worse. In light of that, this Bronco is going to require WAY too much energy out of me. I will still be doing some stuff but I have to start cutting back on my projects.
That being said, is this truck worth anything to anyone or should I just part out the top and Dana 44?
If this does happen, I have a C6 on the cheap, but definitely rooting for the keeping option.Sorry to hear you're having troubles. It looks like you've been doing great work. You might want to hold off on getting rid of it, & give yourself some more time to be sure.
I've hesitated to post this. I hate to be that guy, but if you decide that sending it on is the plan, I've been looking for a 78/79 offroad project for awhile & might be interested. Not knowing anything about diesels, I'd be more interested in anything left that could be used to keep it as a gas burner. I think you've already sold off the 351m & tranny. I have a spare 400 long block & t-case from a 78, but no trans. That would leave you in a place to sell off the diesel stuff separately, if you'd be willing to do so.
So, the hope from here is with some time you'll be able to work it out & keep it. If not, give me a shout & I might be half of the solution.
Dude, I am glad you are feeling inspired to weld. It really isn't that hard to get stuff to stick together, doing it pretty is the hard part. Grab some gas and grab a MIG welder and get after it!Same. Sorry to hear that bud, hope things get better. I have a fond heart for the green trucks! I think we even swapped some parts. Good luck with it and just know that you inspired me to consider starting to learn to weld - so thanks.
He is a good man. We got talking about all sorts of things. When things go nuts, he is a good guy to know. That much I can tell.It was a good little run while it lasted. I'm envious you got to shake "Mr. Kabong's" hand... social distance blah, blah.
I stuck around while I was driving a damn V6 AT Yota, ffs. You're good. ?
Not to get too far off-topic here but I just recently purchased a Hobart 210 MVP (mvp = 110 or 220) and installed a 220 plug for it off my box in the shop. There's a thread on it if you care. I haven't used it a lot... but so far, I've welded 1/4" braces over my plow mounts a-frame where it was cracking, then turned around and used it to rebuild some thin gauge metal on the Bronco tailgate skin. Versatile as hell with a range like that, portable as it can still use 110 easily in a pinch and for another $100 you can get a line attachment for Aluminum work. Purchased through CyberWeld.com and got a hood included. I also picked up a 10 ft. HD extension cord through them. With a cheap Harbor Freight weld cart, I'm set for most anything I'll ever need. (knock on wood)Glad to see it go to good owner. I'm looking at cutters/welders right now.
I only have 110v right now. Will the plasma cutter work on rusty floorpans on 110v or do I need 220 for that?