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and as the day progressed it got better and worse.

looks pretty good still...then again maybe not

drivers side lookes good too

and it is good!

its totally gutted and a whole lot better lookin than it was to begin with.
 

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and the project marches on
6 inch lift minus trac bar still gotta find one

the valve covers to the 429 still to be built ..i like these old ones

also have a complete body mount kit,new fuel sender,and other assorted parts

and last but not least a teaser of the direction i think im heading with the ol girl
 

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Looks like a good days start and a nice project. That white and flat black scheme might look pretty good. Keep us updated.
 

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finally got to do some more work to the ol girl today started pulling the body off the frame to cleaan it up and redo the body mounts.

this is how she looked by the time i remembered to start takin pics

body half jacked up

good space and u can see how trashed my body mounts are

removed the front clip and finished lifting the body

front clip and yeller

and by thge end of the day i gots my rednek 4x4 body lift installed just needs to be trimmed to fit :toothless
no im not leaving it this way but the 4x4 are going to become the saw horses so i can roll the frame out from under the body to clean up the frame,replace all the body mounts,fix the sending unit in the gas tank and install the lift while im fixing the body
 

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Looks like you've got a hell of a project ahead of you brother, good luck to ya!

Oh and I have to thank you, I've been contemplating how to get the body off my '79 without a lift and you've just solved my problem. :beer
 

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plans are 38's and i might have already scored a set!

hey any time we got the body unbolted and used a bottle jack and a bumper jack to lift the body enough to slide the 4x4s through then to jack up the 4x4s and put sawhorse style legs under it where i can roll the frame out .
 

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You have a long road ahead of you man. But, looks like you're off to a good start. Just keep telling yourself, it could always be worse...

... it could be raining! :thumbup

Just kidding. Keep the pics coming man. Good progress.
 

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got even more progress today got the body seperated from the frame and all the body mounts beat out of the frame.

start of the day

body seperate from the frame


about ready to pull the frame out from under the body

how to store your bronco body when not in use hahaha



and the frame

trashed body mounts

all removed and ready to be replaced
 

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That is some good progress man, I like the way you got the body off the frame....I think I may use that method to remove my bed when i replace the gas tank in my 77. Thanks!!
 

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Great thread. I was wondering how a home do it yourselfer would get the body off a Bronco in a simple way. I need to get the body off of mine and do some rust repair.
 

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using a bumper jack on the body to get the 4x4s under it then the jack to lift the 4x4s to put the legs on it one corner at a time...lol
 

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Wow looks good! Sure beats the method I used.. that is get 15 guys together (very hard where I live) and walk thebody off. I would have preferred to have the body up on stands to work on it.

I'll be watching your build. :thumbup

Dave
 

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Wow looks good! Sure beats the method I used.. that is get 15 guys together (very hard where I live) and walk thebody off. I would have preferred to have the body up on stands to work on it.

I'll be watching your build. :thumbup

Dave
:shocked How much do they weigh? I was planning on 6.
 
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