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by silver dollar
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

With not wit
by silver dollar
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

It would have been a whole lot easier and faster wit a quality part.
Thanks
Ralph
by silver dollar
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

Quarter panel

OK, with a lot of hammering I got the error down to an 1/8". The one thing that saved the day, was the fact that the lower panel is set a 1/4" in under the top panel. And after seam fill is applied, the straight edge of the top panel will hide any imperfections. I have a pic if I can figure out how ...
by silver dollar
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

The passenger quarter panel is the bad one. It was not damaged in shipment, it was bad when it came out of the press. I guess this is more of a heads up to other members in the mokan area. The drivers side looks a lot better. Thanks for your response Paul. At this point I will try and make it what I...
by silver dollar
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Body panel quality
Replies: 9
Views: 4075

Body panel quality

I live close enough to LMC truck to pick up parts.. The front fenders were good. I bought lower 1/4 panels. They looked good when I picked them up, but when I went to install them I found out how bad they were. The top edge that is supposed to be straight had an "s" shape to it. A full quarter inch....
by silver dollar
Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: 1974 bronco turn signals
Replies: 3
Views: 3624

Do your brake lights still work? If not it is probably your turn signal switch.
Have you replaced the flasher? That would be the first thing to check.
by silver dollar
Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Radius arm bracket hole size
Replies: 7
Views: 5622

Thanks Paul
I will check the old ones out when I get ready to change to the stock brackets.
I may have to cut all brackets off and weld in new ones. It's good to know the correct size before I get everything tore up.
Thanks for the info.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Radius arm bracket hole size
Replies: 7
Views: 5622

That would be great. The radius arms are still in the drop brackets and the I can't get a good measurement on the stock ones. It looks like the stock holes are 1 7/16" the new bushings are 1 3/8". This sounds like too much clearance to me. I just want to be sure before I tear everything apart. Thank...
by silver dollar
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Radius arm bracket hole size
Replies: 7
Views: 5622

Thanks for responding. Friday or later will be good as I won't be ready to tackle that problem yet. The original brackets are still there with drop brackets welded to them. I am wanting to cut most of the drop bracket away. I will need to drill or ream out the original hole since the PO welded throu...
by silver dollar
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Radius arm bracket hole size
Replies: 7
Views: 5622

Radius arm bracket hole size

Can someone measure the diameter of the hole in the radius arm bracket?
I am getting ready to take off a 5 1/2" lift and get closer to stock height. I
Thanks
Ralph
by silver dollar
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Motor Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 4868

Use a floor jack, and a block of wood under the oil pan. Apply light pressure from the jack and see if the motor mount separates.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Customizing the knobs
Replies: 14
Views: 9572

Tom
What type of engraving machine do you have?
I reverse engraved some panels for a friend to use on his m38-a1 jeep. The panels were back painted with one of the colors that he used and then engraved through.
That is a good idea to engrave the knobs.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Wed May 29, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: VIN and Info Decode
Replies: 1
Views: 3630

U15 full top model
G 302 V8
L Michigan truck
M88142 serial number
092 wheelbase
1 paint and trim code
u151 HD package
34 Indianapolis district
C 3 speed trans
B9 3.50 lock axle
Info taken from bronco graveyard catalog and LMC truck catalog.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Oil pans
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Thanks for the responce Paul.
The explorer pan is the aluminum one. I am not too worried about a smack with the differential, because my bronco will not see any serious off roading.
Thanks
Ralph
by silver dollar
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Oil pans
Replies: 2
Views: 3202

Oil pans

Iam planning to pull out the 351w from my 73 bronco and relacing it with a 5.0 from an explorer. The original 302 oil pan that was in the bronco from the factory, is rusted from setting outside by PO. My question is, since the explorer pan is also a rear sump pan, will it work in the bronco. Other t...
by silver dollar
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Shackle Flip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8326

Ok, Just looking at the pic I thought there might be a problem.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Shackle Flip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8326

I may be totally wrong on this but here is what I think could happen. With the setup that you now have, when the spring compresses it looks like it might push against the shackle and bracket. This would put alot of stress on the bracket and frame. Another senario would be if the spring and shackle w...
by silver dollar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Shackle Flip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8326

Forget the comment about Fipping left to right. I just went out to the garage and looked at the bracket and it is symetrical. They just welded the brackets in upside down.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Shackle Flip?
Replies: 8
Views: 8326

You are correct that someone welded the brackets upside down.They may have flipped left to right on the brackets. There should be someone in KC that you could check spacing to make them right.
you could look at mine, but I am about 110 miles from leawood.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Color code search
Replies: 6
Views: 36669

I have checked all years of early broncos. There are no turquise colors with a K code. Maybe the PO changed the ID tag. If you go to autocolorlibrary.com, and go to fordtrucks and look at all the years, you will see all the color charts with the codes. The charts are ditzler/ppg. Your color will be ...
by silver dollar
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 68 color codes
Replies: 6
Views: 8793

Try autocolorlibrary.com
look for ford trucks. They should have the paint codes and color charts.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Tue May 31, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: paint code needed, Gold metallic
Replies: 1
Views: 3028

google auto color library. They have the old colors in several types of paint.
Ralph
by silver dollar
Mon May 16, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: gas mileage
Replies: 31
Views: 34526

Thanks for all the answers and suggestions. I just purchased a pair of 3:50 axles from a 75. I doubt that the carb is jetted too rich since I bought the Bronco in Denver and I live in mid Missouri that has an altitude of about 800 ft. I will try the gear changes first along with checking timing, vac...
by silver dollar
Fri May 06, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: gas mileage
Replies: 31
Views: 34526

Stan Highway and town, 65 to 70 max speed. Hardtop with stock bumpers and unloaded. The speedo/odometer has not been recalibrated yet. Mileage was based on known distances and GPS. I don't do any serious wheelin' anymore. ahanson It seems to me that my stock 1970 with 302 and 4:11 gears got 15 -16 M...
by silver dollar
Fri May 06, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: gas mileage
Replies: 31
Views: 34526

gas mileage

Hi Guys I have owned my current Bronco for 1 year. It is a 73 with automatic, power steering. It has 4:11 gears and 33 x11.5 x 15 tires. 351 windsor with a carter AFB. It gets 10 - 11 mpg. I have owned several early Broncos in the past, the last one was sold in the late 80's It was a very stock 1970...