BigfootOne· Premium Member
Well that's a more difficult question to answer than you may imagine! Considering I spend about 95% of my time in the Washington D.C. metro area, with about half of that time inside the concrete jungle of WDC itself, there aren't many places to go wheeling. I would like to get away from here a few times a year and go wheeling, maybe with FSB group rides and meet & greets, I just learned about Rausch Creek, and I'd like to see Tellico. I know there is a Mud Bog Circuit here too, and I'd like to try that someday just for fun, as well as hit Maryland International Raceway for Test & Tune one time just to say I did it. I'm not into rocks so I won't be doing any rock crawling specific mods but plan on eventually adding roll over protection, a reciever winch, and appropriate tools and off road necessities.I dont think I've ever seen you're bronco before. Is it gonna be a mall terrain unit or a trail rig? Cant wait to see more progress...
Yeah, she's still pretty bad. The truck was supposedly restored in the 90's sometime, but as you can see it wasn't done right. The fender patches are rusting through, and it looks like the frame hasn't EVER been cleaned or rust treated. The cab has no floor boards, and I am really concerned about fixing the cab roof right and stopping that rust, but just don't know how I'm gonna do it with it being double skinned and all.It doesn't look as bad as some resto projects floating about, but it also looks like it'll be challenging enough. Have fun and keep us updated.
I wanted to go 545. My engine builder convinced me I was going too big... I actually had settled on a 514/521 and am now down to 502. I think it all will boil down to time and money. And pump gas lol.502..... why not go for the augusto and make it a 545CID
I'd love to find a better tub. Not much to choose from in the tri-state area. The chassis and drive train will take me a while to complete, i'll be looking for a better tub in the meantime.Right below the top door hinge about 3" in is a bolt that goes into the fender. 1/2" wrench to take it out.
On a more serious note I have sent better Bronco tubs to the junkyard than what you are starting with. My hats off to you if you continue on with that body. She is very badly rusted especially the roof rails.
True that.To bad shipping would kill the deal.
To rebuild this body, or combine this tub and the other one I have, using the best parts of each tub to make one good one, will only cost me labor and welding wire. Unfortunately this is just the way Broncos in the northeast look. To ship one from south or west would be cost prohibitive.Brother you'd be way ahead of the game to get a rust free bronco from the southwest and ship it home. Good luck
Not with those Cage radius arms. I have seen front axle wrap on leaf sprung, big tire trucks but that is not an issue that will affect me in the least.Axle wrap and wheel hop on a front axle? opc1:
and theseThe Frame Dept said:5077-R-SC RIGHT FRONT CAB MOUNT BRACKET 65.00 EA.
5077-L-SC LEFT FRONT CAN MOUNT BRACKET 65.00 EA.
Thanks for the warning. I will keep shopping around in hopes of finding good used or new mounts, but will keep them in the back of my mind in case I have no luck.Do some research on the 73-79fordtrucks website before you buy anything from them. I've heard nothing but horror stories from people who have bought from them. From what I've heard, I would never buy anything from them, but that's just me.