I went to Hub Cap Annie's today and picked these up for $20 + tax for ALL 4! I thought that was a pretty good deal.
All are in very good shape. On eBay they were going anywhere from $10 to $50 (for NOS).
Then I went to the local pick-a-part and got 4 stock steelie rims for $10 each plus core plus tax and it ended up being around $60 for all 4. Again I thought that was a pretty good deal for stock wheels with minimal surface rust. They should clean up very nicely.
You have to use your imagination a little, but try to picture the rims bright red!
I powerwashed the wheels yestereday and I'm painting them today. Did I say red? I meant BRIGHT red!
This is just proof of concept to see if I really like red steelies with dog dish hubcaps. So I just hit them with a wire wheel to clean off the surface rust, and primed and painted. The back sides will remain black with only the fronts painted red.
After the paint dries some more I may put on the hub caps to see what it looks like.
LOL. I'm not sure it's my style either! I can always change them out later if I don't like them. I went thru the entire 80-96 "Post a Pic of Your Bronco" thread and only saw 1 FSB with dog dish hubcaps (over 1000 posts). I guess that should be telling me something!
My plan is to take the wheels with new(er) tires up to CO next time I go back up. And then just switch them out. Hopefully with some brake work, a rebuilt carb and a new battery it will be drivable back to TX. Then I can clean it up and start on the body work.
I left my Bronco in Oregon 17 years ago when I joined the U.S. Navy. The last time I started it was 1 year later when I was home on leave. Now that I'm in a better place in my life its time to bring it back to life. Join me on this trip. I'm currently doing youtube videos covering this but I...
So I finally decided to commit and do the swap. This is my story.
Disclaimer: this original post is not yet complete. I'm still adding to it little by little as this build progresses.
Wot 'n tarnation?
Yes it's long, no one likes scrolling through walls of text, and I'm sorry...
EDIT: There is a huge gap in time between this post and the next. I lost several photos and will likely not put them back. But that is ok, its like a TV show this way, where all the sudden its done ( well they are never done but further )
The truck went from being a cheap $1200...
alright, so i have meant to start this for a while but have been busy. i bought this in late january in tucson, az. it was nearly exactly what i wanted, which was a nearly stock 1996 with gray interior, 351, and manual windows & 4x4. and, most importantly, it was in my very modest budget. so...
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