88 + 96 broncos, 96 F250
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That yard reminds me of L&L Classic Auto here in southern Idaho. It's full of really old stuff and they charge an arm and a leg for it. Cool pics.Well, I took a walk through my local JY to get a few small bolts and screws and figured I'd take some pictures for you guys since not everyone is blessed with an old Ford heavy local junkyard. You should be able to click to embiggen any of these cromulent pictures.
I still haven't decided to get that one brush guard, but here's a variety I walked past in my recent trip.
That last one is the one I should probably buy, but I'd really prefer to have just the push bars like in this picture:
(but those are on a bullnose)
Here's a few of the Broncos that are in the yard. There are a few 2nd gens, mostly bull nose and a few brick and aero.
Here's what I went there to get:
Except it doesn't fit dentsides currently. I think my brain told me it was on a dentside because that section is mostly older trucks. Anyway, I test fitted it on a 78-79 and it hits the grill shell. I could probably make it fit with custom brackets, but I'm not sure I want to do that, so I put it back on the truck and left it for someone else.
I did come across this cool blue bullnose bug deflector along the way, it only has a couple of scratches and a little crazing from age.
These two Broncos both have rear bumpers, probably with those rare factory bumper brackets, and the little sheet metal piece that goes in between the bumper and body.
Here's a Panorama from the back corner of the Ford area.
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I took the picture from the X. The two red areas are Ford truck/Bronco gold. The one on the right is for 4x4s and is about half or more Ford trucks and Broncos, the area on the left is pretty much all Ford trucks, mostly bump and dent sides with some bullnose and some older.
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And of course through all this because I was rushing to get done, I forgot to check the radius arms on the 2nd gens for those dual shock mounts @simrokkzz is looking for.
I'll keep an eye out. Pretty much every truck I passed had a step bumper. I was looking. Is there a way to modify the Bronco brackets to work? Obviously there are a couple sets of those.If they have a dentside truck with rear bumper brackets for a contour bumper (the same bumper that comes on the Broncos and the same as the ones in your pics) I'd totally buy them. lol. They are longer than the Bronco brackets and no yards ever seem to have them. I'd love to put a rear contour bumper on my F100 and then get a 73-77 front bumper and put it on as it currently has a 78/79 on it for whatever reason. Dang PO's.
I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to check it out again next time I'm there. I hadn't thought of that. They would probably let it go cheap since it's thrashed. Their pricing is generally ok. It can be hit or miss depending on who you get at the register and how they are feeling. I've picked up a tailgate lock cylinder for $5 and a jack handle and tailgate latch for $30. The high end hasn't been too userious, but is high enough that I don't just grab a ton of stuff and try to buy it if I don't need it.Also, call me crazy, but I think that Gen 2 Bronco that has the melted top would be a good candidate as a donor for a custom top. I've seen guys cut them down, clean them up, and put them on to cover all of the mounting points. Looks like the fire already did most of the trimming for it.
You can use Bronco brackets, but they have to be lengthened. I'm not really a fabricator, so it's not much of an option for me. If I took a set to a shop to have them modified I'm pretty sure it'd cost me out the ace because they'd have to have a bumper in hand and take time to get it right. Plus it might just get a big fat N O due to liability. But, yes, I've seen guys on FTE fab their own using Bronco brackets.I'll keep an eye out. Pretty much every truck I passed had a step bumper. I was looking. Is there a way to modify the Bronco brackets to work? Obviously there are a couple sets of those.
I hadn't thought of that. I'll have to check it out again next time I'm there. I hadn't thought of that. They would probably let it go cheap since it's thrashed. Their pricing is generally ok. It can be hit or miss depending on who you get at the register and how they are feeling. I've picked up a tailgate lock cylinder for $5 and a jack handle and tailgate latch for $30. The high end hasn't been too userious, but is high enough that I don't just grab a ton of stuff and try to buy it if I don't need it.
The tall block is factory. The lower one looks maybe aftermarket. Though the rust pattern on both is the same so? My 08 F250 has a 4" block from the factory.Went to yard this morning to get a couple of small things. Saw this train wreck before I made it back to my usual spot. Looks like maybe a dodge? No idea, but it had a unit bearing, 4 link, 8 lug front axle that had been on fire. But those stacked blocks....
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That is most certainly a zf S5-47! 96 and 97 only I believe.
Yeah, but look at it this way... All those fasteners will have been loosened previously, so removal should be easier. The danged crossmember bolts are what always slows me down. Once, i'd forgotten my saw, and couldnt get the crossmember off. After some coercing of the trans tunnel, I dropped it out in front of the crossmember. I really enjoyed the time I pulled one from a truck with a body lift! So much more room to workA little more incentive to pull it now, I guess.