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by lca'73
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Replacement Carpet
Replies: 5
Views: 7100

So the sample looks nothing like the image they posted on the website. It has a black "thread" in it, which gives the overall color more of a taupe look than cream or parchment. The material is very playable and would probably work ok, but the look doesn't cut it for me. Oh well...back to the drawin...
by lca'73
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Replacement Carpet
Replies: 5
Views: 7100

I just installed carpet in an 'other than Bronco' from these guys... http://www.stockinteriors.com/items.asp?MakeId=34&ModelId=221&MainCatId=1&Desc= and I must say I was very impressed with the quality, heavy massbacking/rubberized underneath. Shawn. Thanks Shawn. I think I've actually looked at th...
by lca'73
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Replacement Carpet
Replies: 5
Views: 7100

Replacement Carpet

Hello! Been a while since I've been able to do any work on the bronco, but back to it now. Looking at replacement carpet and thinking I'll use marine grade (snap in for the bed/back) and I found something that might interest those who are also working on a restoration and want to keep it looking sto...
by lca'73
Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel Gauge - Before I buy a new one...
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

NM - found the right aftermarket for temp fix.
by lca'73
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Thanks, OWH!! I appreciate that more than you know. This is a big challenge for me, having zero knowledge or experience and more often than not, I worry that I'm just making a mess of things. Thanks goodness I have the help of you guys and a patient mechanic to run to when I'm in over my head. Too b...
by lca'73
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel Gauge - Before I buy a new one...
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

So, this is awesome! I ordered a replacement gauge from Tom's and they called back 15 minutes later and said they don't actually have any and have no idea when they might get any.

What are my options? Can I use an aftermarket like sunpro and just temporarily mount it?
by lca'73
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

What about bad gas? Paul Could be, but we haven't had problems with my husband's '84 F150 and we get his gas at the same station. I checked the oil and vac lines. Everything looked and smelled ok. Not sure how to check the timing advance mech, so any suggestions are appreciated. BUT, I did put new ...
by lca'73
Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

... the syndrome is kinda pointing at the fuel pump... but first, check the oil... you would be looking for gasoline.. the fuel punp diaphrams,some times go out in the weirdest ways . .. causing the pump to pump gas into the crank case. also i would look at the vac line to the trans . if the modula...
by lca'73
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Yep, that special little disaster of a truck in the picture is mine. Just one tank and the vent lines go to a canister, I guess? They lead to a panel behind the driver's seat. Is that what I'm looking for? I have not checked that line, but will. Actually, I think I might just take it back to the sho...
by lca'73
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:18 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Problem Child

I'm really starting to feel like the problem child here. Sorry if you're seeing my name and thinking...oh great, here we go again. :oops: BUT, I'm still having problems with starting/running. One day it will run just fine and then next it's a rattling disaster. We have: rewired, replaced the gas tan...
by lca'73
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel Gauge - Before I buy a new one...
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

Where would the ground be reversed with this kind of issue? I checked it at the actual gauge, since my wiring buddy did that wiring and it's correct. The ground into the sending unit pigtail is directional...meaning that you can only plug it in one way. It just seems to me that if the gauge was brok...
by lca'73
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Fuel Gauge - Before I buy a new one...
Replies: 4
Views: 4487

Fuel Gauge - Before I buy a new one...

Hi guys, Since I've restored the gauge cluster and rewired the truck the fuel gauge won't work. Last weekend we put in a new tank, new sending unit and new pigtail. I cleaned the grounding area very well and scuffed it to make sure I was getting a good ground. None of that fixed it. When I couldn't ...
by lca'73
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Fuel Tank Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 6645

Looks great, doesn't it! :thumbup:
by lca'73
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Fuel Tank Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 6645

We were able to straighten it. Got the old one out in record slow time. Gas was nasty dark brown. Glad we're getting this done!!
by lca'73
Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Fuel Tank Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 6645

Thanks guys. We're going to try to straighten it today. If we can do that without compromising the weld or the tank in general, we'll use it. If not...it goes back and we'll try again next weekend. I got it from LMC because I also needed a steering wheel part that nobody else had. They're great abou...
by lca'73
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Fuel Tank Trouble
Replies: 6
Views: 6645

Fuel Tank Trouble

Hi Guys, I've gotten my new fuel tank today, but when I got it out of the box I noticed that the fuel filler is at a pretty significant angle facing down. It doesn't look like the old one on the truck does this (though its a little hard to tell since it's still on the truck) and it seems that it mig...
by lca'73
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Ha! Thanks Jack. I'm starting to show my age too, so I guess I should be a bit more understanding. :D

Tom, thanks for the input! I'll double check it.

Looks like, no matter what, the rusty tank is an issue and will get replaced.
by lca'73
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Thanks for the advice. It's worth more than .02 :) Do you think the time/cost of having it cleaned and sealed is a better option than simply replacing it? And yes...I'm quite happy that the chances of it burning to the ground are, at least, less likely. I'll keep a fire extinguisher on board just in...
by lca'73
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Well the wiring is finished. We used...or should I say they used...an EZ Wire harness. They use them frequently so I didn't ask for/suggest anything different because I felt they could teach me best with a harness they were already familiar with. As far as quality, I have no previous experience to m...
by lca'73
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wireless Door Contacts
Replies: 22
Views: 17340

Wiring is DONE!!!

I really like the door straps! On Thursdays several guys come out to the shop for lunch and today one of them walked by and said "How are you going to run your wires from the door to the inside of the truck?" not knowing they were already done. Works perfectly.
by lca'73
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

http://www.hwev.com/ Oregon based company. I asked my husband and he said they had Sutphen trucks. I know nothing about fire trucks and manufacturing, but you may know who/what he's talking about. I will check out that brilliant article on re-wiring!! :thumbup: A few more days to go and we'll be ba...
by lca'73
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

I've wires Fire Trucks for going on 15 years What kind of fire trucks? Wonder if my husband drove any of the trucks you wired? He was at two stations in GA. As far as the wiring argument goes...well, I've always been a bit of a troublemaker. :roll: The debate on crimping vs soldering ended quickly ...
by lca'73
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Procar Classic Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Thanks Pat! Sent you a pm.
by lca'73
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Ha!! I Prob-a-bly Did! Though I figure with this being the first time I've ever done it, it'll all fall apart before long anyway. :D Then I'll do my SECOND wiring job.
by lca'73
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Not sure if I need to start a new thread, but since we were talking about wiring here..... What are the opinions of correct/best methods of wire splicing? Meaning, do you prefer crimp or solder with sleeves or crimp and solder with sleeves .... or some other method that I currently know absolutely n...
by lca'73
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Procar Classic Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

...if they're just sending you the frame and padding so you can have a local upholstery shop do it up the way you want. If that's what they mean anyway. That's what they're offering. You can't see a pic of them, but they're offered as an option in their catalog on the site. Kinda hoping I like the ...
by lca'73
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Stuck in Boring, OR
Replies: 54
Views: 37742

I laughed so hard reading those. All I have to say is, for a new member with little knowledge, I've gotten off sooooo easy with you guys. Maybe I'll just leave my old poop brown color with 'natural polka dots' of peeling paint and call it a day. :D Thanks for an evening of entertainment!
by lca'73
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Procar Classic Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Thanks, Paul I actually emailed procar and they were extremely nice and offered to send me a fabric sample. After all the positive comments on the seats, both from you and Brandon and info from other forums/threads I feel comfortable going with those. It's the color I'm not sure about at this point,...
by lca'73
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Procar Classic Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Re: Procar Classic Seats

For a daily the classics or even the rallys look to be a wise choice 8) Funny you mention that because I'm trying to decide if I might want to make this a daily driver. I really like the look of the seats and I'm glad to hear they're good quality. Love even more that they're lowered for a better se...
by lca'73
Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Procar Classic Seats
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Procar Classic Seats

Any chance that anybody has put in the beige procar classic seats .... and might possibly have a couple of pictures?
by lca'73
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: looking for advice
Replies: 20
Views: 16850

Paul your story is too funny!! Just glad you walked away laughing! Really appreciate all the input. Thanks, Don for the comparison. Helps to hear that. Stock 68...you are SOOOO right about the power steering! My husband loves to laugh at me when we first get going and I'm using all of my weight to g...
by lca'73
Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wireless Door Contacts
Replies: 22
Views: 17340

I got my new 'wire ready' door straps today! It's amazing what a little velcro can do to make life easier. Thanks Paul! Might be ordering some new seats from you for Christmas....well, my super smart husband will be. :D We're going with 4x6 speakers in the door with some water protection. They'll go...
by lca'73
Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: looking for advice
Replies: 20
Views: 16850

there was just that uneasy feeling they were going to pull to one side or the other when I hit them hard. With the discs it stops straight everytime. Oh there's definitely no hard stopping in this truck. I've learned to stay way behind any car in front of me and simply take my foot off the gas to s...
by lca'73
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: looking for advice
Replies: 20
Views: 16850

One reason to do one first then the other is to just keep it simple and not have the Bronco down for longer than necessary. That's a good point. While I do plan on putting some modern conveniences on the truck, like power doors and locks, I can still get in and drive it if those break. The brakes a...
by lca'73
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wireless Door Contacts
Replies: 22
Views: 17340

...here in Oregon we have many days where it is nice to run around topless and without drawers I mean doors... Well, here in TN we love running around topless too, but I usually like to keep my drawers, I mean doors on. :lol: Have you found the wireless ones yet? Several manufacturers make them, in...
by lca'73
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wireless Door Contacts
Replies: 22
Views: 17340

Great info and ideas!! Thanks everybody! This is why I love this forum. I searched for this stuff for a couple of days and none of these 'fixes' showed up in my search. So, Tom I know how you feel. O2bnmud, do have a picture by chance of your setup?? Paul I do love the door straps, especially since ...
by lca'73
Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wireless Door Contacts
Replies: 22
Views: 17340

I've never installed the "wireless connectors " - but seems to be just another source for potential problems - especially in a Bronco door jamb. That's kind of what I was expecting. I did finally find somebody on CB who installed them, but they didn't say how it turned out. I guess tubing will be t...
by lca'73
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Wireless Door Contacts
Replies: 22
Views: 17340

Wireless Door Contacts

Does anybody have experience with contact wireless connectors for the door jambs? I'm wondering how well they work. I'm putting speakers in the door and thought this might be a good wiring option. If this is already discussed somewhere in the forum, please direct me. My search didn't produce any res...
by lca'73
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: looking for advice
Replies: 20
Views: 16850

...I prefer doing the discs first, then power if you need it. So after a new wire harness, brakes will be next on my list. I definitely plan on going disc (will most likely buy a kit) and was originally planning on doing power also, but I'm seeing here that you suggest disc first and power later. A...
by lca'73
Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Not starting...Not sure why
Replies: 42
Views: 31958

Thanks Brandon!! I had actually read your thread last night and you had already made me feel better about it. I appreciate the post here. I got the old harness out today. I'll work on a few upgrades with the gauge cluster until the new harness gets here. We had thought the new one would be here Thur...