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This paper that came factory:



I took off and replaced with plastic and seal around it with water proof tape


This will not help with the tailgate rust, that would be your Weatherstripping . But it will help with a little water getting to the back of the Bronco. But again that should not happen with good Weatherstripping .

Tailgate Weatherstripping kit you can get from RockAuto for $26 than at our 5% discount. http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3385614&cc=1105861
 

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Cool, I was planning on getting the complete weather strip kit from Jeff's, I need to replace all of it! How bout the assist spring or am I just smoking crack?
You have a few options.


Also you could check into something like this:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1257783-princevaliums-upgrade-thread.html#post13376265
 

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Yeah buddy there is a torsion bar type spring that should be in the tailgate. It ends in a piece of rod that comes out and slides up and down through that loop. ;)
 

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I made some good progress today, All the seat bases are in, probably another night worth of welding on them but they are all in! Need to get a section of hinge for the passengers front seat to make it flip forward. I have set a goal of having the body off by next Sunday!
 

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Fabrication

Go to the shop late tonight. Had some fun thou!







Got to mock up the biggest and easiest part of the Center Consol tonight! Put it right were I wanted it! I plan to build it from sheet metal and wood. Don't know when but at least I got a good start on the mock up of it!
 

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Good progress, are you planning on carrying the center console back as well, or building a separate center console for the back two seats? I like the idea of four separate buckets, and I think the two separate centers would be pretty neat.

Cheers,
Mike
 

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Rich,

No as of right now they do not pivot but I have full intentions on making the passenger seat pivot just like it did in the beginning!

Mike,

I was thinking of extending the front consol all the way into the rear but both seats would need to pivot then so no I plan to have a separate consol in the rear for those seats. I am going to use the original center latch mount bolt holes to hold it down that is why I did not cover them when I welded in the filler panel for the hole that was there!

The front consol will go all the way to the front under the ash tray, this is just the first part of it! I thought it was funny how it looks almost exactly like the drawing I sketched up, that is not always the case.
 

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Center Consol Mock Up












Made it to the shop late again tonight, Got the rest of the center consol mocked up, going to need some tweeking when I put it in sheet metal but overall I am happy with it's shape and position in the tub! Its going to be the main control for the hole truck! loving it!
 

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Not sure I like this. Maybe not so bad when you paint or cover it with leather. The rest of it looks killer. If you run it right through to the back seats, it will be cool. Maybe not too high back there because you got to get over it to sit behind the driver.
 

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Not sure I like this. Maybe not so bad when you paint or cover it with leather. The rest of it looks killer. If you run it right through to the back seats, it will be cool. Maybe not too high back there because you got to get over it to sit behind the driver.
I want the touch screen radio in easy reach of the driver, this is what I came up with so far. Are you talking about the opening for the shifter or the whole front section in general?
 
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