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Ive seen on here a few times of people getting a history about what their bronco came with originally and the history about it when it was originally made and all that. Ive got a 1983 that ive only owned for a few months, and since its had several owners and a lot of things have been changed/done to it, id like to know where yall go to get that info! Thanks :D
 

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See this:


Miesk5 said:
Helms charges $17.00 for a "Basic" Sheet and $48.00 for a "Deluxe" sheet. Helms is Ford's Official Publisher for Ford EVTMs, Owner Manuals, Wiring Diagrams, etc. Here is their site http://www.shopfordgear.com/find.asp?session=0E29C068FEEA429583F7248A2A460846&search_type=by_dept&dept_id=16&d=16&c=48652YHNOREJJK4&s=

Basic Build Sheet
Item# 39415
Vehicle build sheets are available for 1967 and newer cars and trucks up to F550 and 2002 and newer F650-750. Using Ford Motor Company internal databases, each build sheet is personalized and drafted on Ford stationery signed by Ms. Elena Ford. These letters are a great addition to any car enthusiast's collection.
A basic build sheet will detail your vehicle's "as built" options:
•Model year
•Manufacturing plant name and location
•Body style
•Build date
•Engine size
•Consecutive unit serial number
•Transmission description
•Rear axle ratio and description (locking or non-locking)
•Tire size
•Exterior paint color and code
•Interior trim color and code
•Interior options
•Any other option information available
You must enter in the VIN number of the vehicle you want a build sheet for on the next screen.
Requests for vehicles older than 1990 may take up to 6 weeks.
Price: $17.00


Deluxe Build Sheet
Item# 39416
Vehicle build sheets are available for 1967 and newer cars and trucks up to F550 and 2002 and newer F650-750. Using Ford Motor Company internal databases, each build sheet is personalized and drafted on Ford stationery signed by Ms. Elena Ford. These letters are a great addition to any car enthusiast's collection. In addition to the basic build sheet, the deluxe build sheet will include all available production figures.
You must enter in the VIN number of the vehicle you want a build sheet for on the next screen.
Requests for vehicles older than 1990 may take up to 6 weeks.
Price: $46.00
Item is shipped from manufacturer and may take additional time for delivery. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
I got mine for both my Bronco and my F150 before they did this so they were free but now you gotta pay..
 

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yo.

Thanks for posting that jfB!

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Build Sheet Location Synopsis; Locations vary because it depended upon who threw it in the Bronco on the production line vs. those who took time to place it same place for 18 years: "...under the driver's or passenger side carpet, in the fiberglass top hidden behind the rear trim piece, driver's side in a 79 by Ziggy; under my carpet on the right side in the back in a 92 by M. Cardholder; under the carpet directly behind the front passenger seat, Under the cardboard spacer sheet/heat shield in an 88 by Dustball; under the drivers side of your front seat between the seat springs and the cushion in an 86 F 150 by Hoxviii; underneath the carpet under the drivers seat and another in the back end underneath the carpet in an 88 by Xris; Ive found them in the back seat front seat Passenger floor Board and head liner...Gently feel your back seat for paper under the vinyl...Same with the back and then under the seats...Possibly under passenger carpeting rubber mat in a 78 by F1rocco; under my rear deck carpet and padding, taped to the bed in an 89 by Buckin' 89Bronco...";
Source: by members at FSB

Build Sheet Locations 2nd Disussion
Source: by members at FSB


Build Sheet pic in an 88
Source: by Dustin S (Dustball, Mellow Yellow, Mr. Laser Boy) at ylobronc.users.superford.org


this is what Helm would send;
Build Sheet Information (Ford 999 Report) in an 85

Source: by equivalent (Beetlejuice) at SuperMotors.net

See his Build Sheet pic too

VIN Decoder Chart for 81-86 & 87-96 Bronco & Ford Trucks BEST!
Source: by lmctruck.com

LMC is having issues today, so ck Monday



Identification Based on VIN, Door Jamb Label, Build Sheet (Ford 999 Report), Paint Color Code, VECI Label, Transmission/Differential Pan & Gasket Sizes/Shapes, etc.; "... made a mistake 15 years ago by telling someone to use the Driver's side label to ID their Rear Differential (axle, pumpkin type, etc.); turned out that a previous owner had swapped a Dana 60 in place of the stock 8.8..." READ MORE
Source: by miesk5 at FSB



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mine was under the rear carpet in the rear cargo area on my 88, atached to the metal floor under the metal(silver) mat that make the floor flat

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here what mine looked like


wish someone had a decoder for it
 

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wish someone had a decoder for it
yo,
I agree. I've written and talked w/Ford Customer Service a few times asking for a Decoder/Legend, but got no info and with letters/e mails, no response.
Some itmes can be looked-up such as your H5 rear Axle Code;

Bronco, Rear from 85 & 90 Owner's Manuals; Note, I'll add that the axle code for some years (Maybe all ) adds a 2 after the limited slip code if the front is also limited slip. So the code "H9" is a 3.55:1 limited slip rear axle only. "H92" would be a 3.55:1 limited slip on both axles. by ElKabong (Ken, El Kabong)
Source: by Ford & Helm via Keith L (TTB Blows, Bling-Bling) at homestead.com via web.archive.org
Now go get your owner's manual, it usually comes w/the truck and says "Owner's Manual" or similar in english on the cover. Damnit, I already hear your whining, "I lost my owner's manual. . . " Stop. Helm Publishing will be happy to sell you a new one, and even if you're an experienced gearhead the owner's manual makes good bedtime reading. It'll tell you stuff like fluid capacities, towing capacities (ever wonder exactly how much tongue weight that stock step bumper is rated at??), and all sorts of other cool stuff. So stop the whining and click
http://www.helminc.com/.
Now, here's the combined codes from '85 and '90 Bronco owner's manuals; this should cover most if not all codes out there:
REGULAR: (Regular means "open" diff in this context)
13 4.11
14 3.00
16 3.50
18 3.08
19 3.55


LIMITED SLIP:
H3 4.11
H4 3.00
H5 4.10
H6 3.50
H8 3.08
H9 3.55

If you have 3 digits on your axle code the first two digits are the rear axle code. Thus, looking at my pics above and cross-referencing the chart above my '90 came from the factory w/3.55's and Ford's sorry excuse for a limited slip differential, the Crap-Lok, er I mean Trak-Lok.
Now, to know if the front diff is open or limited slip I'm ass-uming you have to look for a tag on the diff, as there is no "front axle code" on the door jamb sticker.



Also,
"...Ford typically builds 4WD trucks with a slightly faster/numerically lower front gear ratio than the rear so that off-road steering is enhanced. So a truck built with 3.55 rear gears will have 3.54 front; 3.08 rear - 3.07 front; 4.11 rear - 4.10 front, etc..." Following was in my MS WORD Notes and the source, Randy's Ring & Pinion has removed it from their current web site; The gear ratio in the front of a four wheel drive has to be different from the front so the front wheels will pull more. There have been many different ratio combinations used in four-wheel drive vehicles, but not so that the front will pull more. Gear manufactures use different ratios for many different reasons. Some of those reasons are: strength, gear life, noise (or lack of it), geometric constraints, or simply because of the tooling they have available. I have seen Ford use a 3.50 ratio in the rear with a 3.54 in the front, or a 4.11 in the rear with a 4.09 in the front. As long as the front and rear ratios are within 1%, the vehicle works just fine on the road, and can even be as different as 2% for off-road use with no side effects. point difference in ratio is equal to 1%. To find the percentage difference in ratios it is necessary to divide, not subtract. In order to find the difference, divide one ratio by the other and look at the numbers to the right of the decimal point to see how far they vary from 1.00. For example: 3.54 ÷ 3.50 = 1.01, or 1%, not 4% different. And likewise 4.11 ÷ 4.09 = 1.005, or only a 1/2% difference. These differences are about the same as a 1/3" variation in front to rear tire height, which probably happens more often than we realize. A difference in the ratio will damage the transfer case. Any extreme difference in front and rear ratios or front and rear tire height will put undue force on the drive train. However, any difference will put strain on all parts of the drivetrain. The forces generated from the difference have to travel through the axle assemblies and the driveshafts to get to the transfer case. These excessive forces can just as easily break a front u-joint or rear spider gear as well as parts in the transfer case.
Source: by miesk5 at Ford Bronco Zone Forums
 
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