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Hey guys. I'm new to FSB and to the 4x4 scene actually. I picked up my first bronco for only $400. When I bought it the previous owner wrapped the chassis harness around the front drive shaft. :doh0715:I figured this would be an easy fix. The bronco came with a 2 inch body lift and a set of 33x12.50x15's. Not a bad start I thought. After getting her into a shop I pulled out the spark plugs and checked for water, luckily there was no water. Then I checked the oil, and I almost freaked out. There was only a trace of oil on the dip stick and some dirt. After seeing that I pulled off the intake system to see if there was and traces of dirt in the throttle body. I didn't see anything but just to be safe we pulled off the Plenum and checked the intake manifold and didn’t find anything but carbon build up. There are no front seats but the rear bench was just lying in the back. So far this has what’s been accomplished.

-front and read drive shafts have been dropped.
-removed transfer case
-started stripping interior
-bought new chassis harness from Pick-n-Pull.
-transfer case has been torn down and awaiting over haul kit.

Me and a couple of my buddies have started running the wiring harness that we pulled from another bronco. So far we just have the taillights, license plate lights and fuel pump hooked up. This coming weekend we will be getting back to business installing the rest of the wiring harness.

To do list this weekend.
-finish chassis harness
-install throttle body, plenum, and new oil pan gaskets
-clean oil pan and install new oil pump.
-pressure wash chassis and engine bay.

Last weekend I pulled a 6 inch skyjacker lift off of an 89 bronco from the Pick-N-Pull, all together it came out to around $50. But we were unable to get the axel drop brackets because they were welded to the frame. But we will be heading back to try and cut thru the welds with some cutting wheels I got from sears. Does anyone know another way we could try and cut the welds? Keep in mind we don’t have access to air or power...also does any one know where I can find a DIY guide to over hauling a 13-56 transfer case?

I will post pics of all the progress after this weekend. My computer crashed a few days ago and I just got it up and running :banghead
 

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Cool project. Sounds like fun. Someone will chime in with the t-case rebuild.
As far as cutting the welds, I dont know, cordless angle grinder maybe?
 

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I am rebuilding my 1356 also, I have a Guide from Shopkey, I'll see what I can do about Taking Pictures of them and putting them up. As Far as pick and pull goes, your best bet is probably to get one of the guys from the back to bring out the oxy-acetylene torch, if you can anyway.
 

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small update

thanks for the overhaul guild. much appreciated. I went to sears and bought 4 cutting disks, We totally destroyed one with in munuets. But after 2 hours for grinding cutting and banging, my buddy finally got there with a salzaw (sp) and it took roughly 15mins to cut through the welds.

But now i got the complete lift kit.
-Coil Springs
-Pitman Arm Drop Brackets
-Axle Drop Brackets
-Longer Stearing Arm (Don't know what its called)
-Stearing Stabilizer Brackets
-Blocks and U-Bolts.

Roughly got all this for $50. Just need to order some longer shocks and then it will be good to go. I'll post the pics tonight when I get off work. As for the transfer case. I'm waiting for the overhaul kit to come in. Thanks for all the input guys really appreciate it. Will update soon and often.
 

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Now thats a kick ass way to get a lift and save a whole lotta $$ you can
spend on tires.
 
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