Oh stop it. :toothless That poor Bronco has been sitting around the yard at my brother's since....2012? I gotta get it back though, another tree limb fell on it. Second time since it's been at his house. :duh
Took advantage of the 4 Wheel Parts Memorial Day sale and picked up the new wheels for the bronco for a steal! They paid sales tax, and free shipping. Was into the wheels roughly $550 dollars to my door. 15x12" Mickey Classic 3's... -73 offset.
Also built a quick and dirty crossmember and got the ZF5 mounted into the truck. Gotta hang the t-case and get some measurements for new driveshafts, then its on to interior work! The crossmember isn't perfect, but if (when) the truck gets a solid axle, I'll likely rebuild for radius arms..
There was a great line from the character Chief O'Brien in Star Trek: Deep Space 9, where he and a bunch of other Starfleet personnel are prepping to go into battle; after he hands out the phaser rifles, he looks at the others and says, "I'm alive, and I intend to stay that way.":thumbup
There was a great line from the character Chief O'Brien in Star Trek: Deep Space 9, where he and a bunch of other Starfleet personnel are prepping to go into battle; after he hands out the phaser rifles, he looks at the others and says, "I'm alive, and I intend to stay that way."
Lets talk about how life changes. Bronco progress slowed after I lost my mom. Things were hectic for a while.
In September I found out I was going to be a dad. November 8th I closed on my new house... 2500 sq ft all refinished sitting on a hair over 10 acres. Big shop coming soon.
I finally mounted the wheels and tires on the bronco... 35x13.5" Toyo MT on a 15x12" Mickey classic 3... the thing looks dope. ZF5 swap is in and driving, with a few odds and ends to finish, along with the interior needing restored.
Put my '03 Silverado on 22x14's because I like to party.
Feb 19th my baby boy decided to show up early. Carson Lee was born at 31 weeks, 4 days and weighed 4lbs 4oz. Momma and baby are both healthy, but we're expecting a decently lengthy stay at the NICU. Hes been doing amazing this past week, is currrently off of the CPAP, breathing on his own, and no longer connected to IV's. The kid is absolutely perfect.
I turn 30 tomorrow. Crazy to think I've been around this forum since I was like 13. But figured I would stop in and update.
Hopefully theres some bronco progress by summer. My goal to have it registered and driving when the weather breaks.
Always appreciated your kind words and advice Pepe. The last year basically has been a whirlwind of mostly bad with some good. But my little boy is perfect..
The house will get a shop in due time. I still have a 60x40 heated shop I rent some property for the time being.
The Chevy won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I ran on a standard 17x9 wheel forever. It needed a set of tires and I found these wheels and tires for a steal. They’re wider than originally intended, but hell. It’s a 400-ish whp street truck that sees the garage more than anything. Kinda fun to play around with.
HA! I posted that 11 months ago........aaaaand..... should have the Bronco on the road in a few weeks. Haha. Maybe for real this time?
Last year my brother got everything cleaned up and running, drove it and realized the rear end was shot. I reminded him that I had told him the rear end was howling like a Coyote. SO...anyhow. The rear end is back in it. It runs. Then he discovered it needed a PS pump.
That's what happens when you let stuff sit. It starts falling apart. Like me.
Not sure if any of y'all might have these but... HarborFreight Recalls Jack Stands That Could Suddenly Collapse
A recent thread made me think of this.
Post a random pic.
Anything you want.
Just keep it work and kid safe.
Here is mine.
My Chevrolete, 72 C-10
The Bronco bleeding tranny fluid everwhere
Now, post yours.
Anything you want.
@schwim has played a game with me whenever I posted a picture of something and if it contained a VW,(or something that may have remotely resembled a VW??) he would post a new picture w/a VW and claim that it was now a Volkswagen thread. Seemed like a pretty cool idea, so I figured why not start...
So my wife and I along with my daughter were out walking the woods two weekends ago looking for moose sheds. Yessss it really is a thing. The snow on the ridges etc was mostly gone and the low areas was less than 3 feet so it was prime time for looking. We found this bad boy laying about 15...
Hopefully at this long you guys are all pretty much bunkered down as much as possible. We've been under shelter at home for a couple days now with no definitive end in sight.
I hope maybe you guys might post up some pictures of what you're up to here. I don't think it has to even be a...