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Old 02-02-2014, 04:54 PM   #11
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Small update:

I continued stripping things to get everything wired and installed, including my emergency lighting, so the whole interior is a mess! I also started mocking up the snorkel to figure out the best way to mount it...



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Old 02-15-2014, 01:08 PM   #12
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Made some more progress on the Bronco the other day, first of all, no more TFI! Got the ECM and wiring harness ripped out, and it looks soooo much cleaner under the hood! Still waiting on the carb to go with it, but all the duraspark in on, and it runs! Just not well, because the carb is junk...






Got the CB installed and a lot of my emergency lighting too...



Before the night was finished, we decided to install the lift blocks in the rear. Even just 2 inches makes a BIG difference in appearance and clearance, I didn't lift the front yet, so the difference is readily visible. The rear was super simple, just dropped the axle, put the blocks in and bolted it all back up.




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Old 02-24-2014, 09:50 PM   #13
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More progress!

Got the front end lifted using 2.5" spacers, and of course we now have a caster/camber issue on our hands...



In the process of pulling the front end apart, we realized that the front shocks were toast, so they were replaced with a set of Monrow Extreme Duty shocks for a 1999 Crown Vic, fit like a glove, with more travel to boot!



We got the roof rack partially built before we ran out of argon for the welder. Even just partially finished, it looks pretty good up there!




We then moved on to the ball mount for the CB, got that installed and the coax ran, then fitted the 102" whip .




We also plumbed the air line from under the hood to the back and lucked out, there was already an access hole underneath the rear seat, so no holes had to be drilled!


My vision is slowly taking shape!



Finally, I came to the realization that wheeling in the summer without A/C might become pretty miserable, so I installed a $15 school bus style fan! It's a pretty good little fan for the money, the 'high' setting will damn near blow you outta the truck!



Welp, that's all for now, I'll have more for y'all next weekend!
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #14
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No updates from last weekend, got snowed out! The Vic doesn't do so hot in any type of snow, so I didn't go to the shop. I did get some more parts ordered, so I can get back on it this coming weekend!
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:47 PM   #15
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Reviving this thread, here is a pic from about 2 years ago.



In the shop right now for a few of the things on the original list lol. This is the never ending project!

I think it'll be getting 32's next with new wheels, I think I can squeeze them in without trimming the fenders. Opinions?
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Moving forward!

The D35 and 8.8 have been retrieved! Next will be the 4.56 gears and lockers with full rebuild kits!


Snorkel has been installed, winch bumper built and installed. Alternator has been upgraded to 100amp from a 1984 Grand Marquis to support the extra electrical draw.



Next will be the axle swap, 32's, and possibly a little more lift.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:06 PM   #17
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Rear axle is done and ready to go in!

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