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That is a good looking truck. Hope you have plans to fix and maintain it as well. :)

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Thanks for the compliment. But if you look a bit closer, you'll see why I call it 'rusty red'. There are NO panels on that truck that aren't dented or have rust holes. I bought it for $500 because the previous owner was told that it needed a new frame. One spring bucket was shot, and about a month after fixing it, the other went also. I've replaced the back with some leaves from an F250, which might explain why the back isn't squatting too badly in that picture. The 5.8 is destined for the bronco, hopefully this spring/summer.
 

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Geech! How are ya, man?! Long time, no see!
Hey buddy! Been good — doing the family thing. Kids are (kinda) old enough to let me have a hobby again so I’ve pulled the Bronco out of the weeds and am slowly getting it back road worthy after 4-5 years.
 

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Made a catback exhaust. Single 3” with 12” glasspack. Figured I’d try something different and have it exit in front of the rear tire.

Fired it up and noticed that the odo wasn’t working. #8 fuse was blown. It’s a 15 amp. I installed a 20 amp and it immediately blew. Went to disconnect negative battery cable and the terminal fell apart in my hand.

Soo.... Bronco still doesn’t run.
Installed a new battery terminal. Replaced #8 fuse. It blew immediately. I heard a click in the middle of the dash just before that so I wonder if it’s the radio. I might have forgotten to disconnect the battery before I welded the muffler hanger. Oops.

Drove the Bronco a few miles anyway. Speedo and odo and dome lights don’t work. Exhaust is louder than I thought it would be but I’ll get used to that. At least I don’t smell funes through the open windows now. Success!!
 

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Got my new 300 running for the first time after chasing fuel and electrical issues for over a week.


:rockon:rockon:rockon
 

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Got my 300 running for the first time after chasing fuel and electrical issues for over a week.


<img src="http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/images/smilies/rockon.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/images/smilies/rockon.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/images/smilies/rockon.gif" border="0" alt="" title="" class="inlineimg" />
Awesome :thumbup
 

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Finally tracked down my front end squeak. I had a loose lower fender bolt. I tightened that up and it tightened up the fender. Now I have a noticeable bulge on the door hinge line. I'll work on that down the line.
 

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Installed a new battery terminal. Replaced #8 fuse. It blew immediately. I heard a click in the middle of the dash just before that so I wonder if it’s the radio. I might have forgotten to disconnect the battery before I welded the muffler hanger. Oops.
Removed the radio, popped a fuse. Removed the overhead console, popped a fuse.
Removed the dome light, popped a fuse.
Disconnected the RKE module. Fuse is still good!

Yaay — I have a speedo and odometer again!!! Dome and door lights still don’t work. Not quite sure why. Not really sure that the door lights worked before, now that I think about it :scratchhe.
 

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Joined the ricer and squatted crowd today and installed wheel spacers. My 15x8’s with 4”BS hit my ‘79 radius arms when turned too sharp. Maybe these will fix that. It’s been raining too hard to test drive tonight.
 

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Got the call from the shop saying he just had to bleed the brakes some more and it should be ready to pick up tomorrow. Had the front end completely rebuilt, True Tracs installed front and rear, rear axle bearings and seals, rear wheel cylinders and a couple other things.
Lookin' forward to gettin' Ol' Faithful back!:ford
 

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Started my tire carrier resto. Got everything torn down, sanded, primed and painted. Gotta order some bushings for the mounts now and try to bring the old tire cover back to life. It’s pretty weather beaten, but should be able to get some more life out of it.


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Dude, I am doing the same thing right now. You will be my hero if you can link the bushings you are ordering. I was leaving mine in so I wouldn't destroy them.

Please post the link!!

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Drilled, tapped and installed a 1/4-20 helicoil in the fuel rail mounting boss on the lower intake cleaned up the timing cover and removed the old front main seal. Realized that I installed my GT40 heads backwards, with the open thermactor ports facing the front... and I didn't work on anything today because it was too windy and I don't have a garage...

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Passenger side header had a crack near the collector, so I wound up replacing my 13 y/o BBKs with a new set. Same exact kind BBK-35110, stainless steel ceramic coated. That passenger side header bolt is the biggest b**ch, about an hour into it I remembered I had a special hex tool for the back header bolt :doh0715:..

Everything is buttoned up now I'll retorque after a couple of heat cycles. still sounds like I have a leak somewhere..not sure if it's where the ball seals at the collector or the exhaust pipe itself which is relatively new..it's always something..



 

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Bought a pair of rancho RS9000's to go with my new front springs. If they work as good as they say they do I'll order two more for the back.
 

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Thanks for the compliment. But if you look a bit closer, you'll see why I call it 'rusty red'. There are NO panels on that truck that aren't dented or have rust holes. I bought it for $500 because the previous owner was told that it needed a new frame. One spring bucket was shot, and about a month after fixing it, the other went also. I've replaced the back with some leaves from an F250, which might explain why the back isn't squatting too badly in that picture. The 5.8 is destined for the bronco, hopefully this spring/summer.
I saw the "issues" you speak of, but still looks good and looks like it has lots of potential. Hate to hear it isn't going to survive forever, but what does.

Good luck.
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Dude, I am doing the same thing right now. You will be my hero if you can link the bushings you are ordering. I was leaving mine in so I wouldn't destroy them.



Please post the link!!



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I ordered these oil embedded brass bushings from McMaster Carr. (4 total)

https://www.mcmaster.com/oil-impregnated-bushings

Part #6659K32

Supposed to be an upgrade from the plastic factory style bushings. We’ll see.

As for the tire carrier tailgate striker bushing, am I supposed to cut it to put it around the tire carrier? Can’t see any other way to install it really.
 

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As for the tire carrier tailgate striker bushing, am I supposed to cut it to put it around the tire carrier? Can’t see any other way to install it really.
If this is the part you're talking about, the one I just bought from JBG is split so it fits over the tube just fine. The picture doesn't show the split, but it is. If you bought one from someplace else, then cut it.




https://shop.broncograveyard.com/Tire-Rack-Striker-Sleeve-Bushing-87-96/productinfo/35306/
 
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