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Early Bronco Makeover 
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Post Early Bronco Makeover
So after years of an on and off again (literally, sometimes it would turn on sometimes it wouldn't) relationship it is time for some major updates to the Bronco.

You can find the current stats of the bronco here: http://liorclub.org/Members/jakem.html

Like anything else there is a long term, never ending plan for the bronco but i am going to be tackling everything from the B pillar back first. The main reason for this is to 4 link and stretch the rear. Current wheelbase is less than 92". With the engine mostly in front of the front axles the truck tends to lift the rear tires on just about anything. Although a front stretch would probably help more I've decided to work from back to front.


Here is the Plan for Phase 1:
-Dovetail the rear quarter panels
-Install a 4link Rear suspension
-Stretch wheelbase rearward about 10"
-Fabricate a new cage from the main hoop back including tie-ins.
-install Coilovers or airshocks
-Make room and mount everything that was in the bed back in (Fuel cell, Tools, Spares, etc.)
-Figure out where the spare is going to go
-replace quarters and wheel wells sheet metal. (Spray paint quality body work)

Overall i would like to get the truck as low as possible and accommodate at least 37" tires in the future.

Step one clear out the bed...
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Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:25 pm
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step - Laozi (c 604 bc - c 531 bc)

also:

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:mrgreen:

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Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:52 pm
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
So apparently I thought completely fiberglassing the interior including up the sides was a good idea 12 years ago, not so much. Boy am I itchy....
Thanks to the help of steve491 I got one side mocked up. I may end up pinching it in more...Image
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72 bronco http://nova4x4.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=909
98 xj
12 Ram 6cyl,4doors,6wheels
67 Fairlane
63 chevy II crew cab
a wife, a dog, baby Laney
and one sweet lance camper


Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:45 am
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
Who's this Steve491 guy? He sounds cool.

I'm ready for another sawzall session when you are.

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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
A little Brown Santa inspiration came so i started to cut the axle out!!


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72 bronco http://nova4x4.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=909
98 xj
12 Ram 6cyl,4doors,6wheels
67 Fairlane
63 chevy II crew cab
a wife, a dog, baby Laney
and one sweet lance camper
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:15 pm
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
Axle out!!ImageImageImage

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72 bronco http://nova4x4.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=909
98 xj
12 Ram 6cyl,4doors,6wheels
67 Fairlane
63 chevy II crew cab
a wife, a dog, baby Laney
and one sweet lance camper


Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:23 pm
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
Prepped the right side dovetail. Big thanks to Steve!!!Image

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98 xj
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67 Fairlane
63 chevy II crew cab
a wife, a dog, baby Laney
and one sweet lance camper


Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:23 pm
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
Lookin good!

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Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:57 pm
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Post Re: Early Bronco Makeover
Can't wait to see it when it's finished! Or at least trail ready! As you stated earlier, "never really finished"!! Lol

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Axle stripped

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72 bronco http://nova4x4.org/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=909
98 xj
12 Ram 6cyl,4doors,6wheels
67 Fairlane
63 chevy II crew cab
a wife, a dog, baby Laney
and one sweet lance camper


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