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by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 29, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Axle ratios....
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Axle Ratios...

Thanks guys, I got it....now it makes better sense. Now one more wrench in the proverbial "gears", he he...howabout the front axles? Why do they have a certain ratio all to their own or is it necessary to match the rears? Does it make sense that, say for example large tires to have say 5.86 in the r...
by RIVRATS
Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Axle ratios....
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

What are lower gears" Is 3.53 lower or higher than 5.86. I want to make sure I don't have it bakards. Thanks.

Mark
by RIVRATS
Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Axle ratios....
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Axle ratios....

Gents, I need a resource so that I can understand why certain ratios are used in the various applications and why. I don't understand them so I need to bone up on them. That is not a metaphor! Any assistance is geatly appreciated....

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Bronco Parts: Buy, Sell, Trade, Mass Buy
Topic: WANTED: Interior quarter panel patterns
Replies: 27
Views: 24890

Rear panel templates...

You guys are a gas, but seriously if you ever get some, I'd like a set also, I want to make my own diamond plate ones, cause ther's a prick on ebay that sells them way too expensive. Just indicate how much you need for shipping whatever, thanks..... Mark Thornton P.O. Box 7 Truth or Consequences, NM...
by RIVRATS
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Shock or prop the new fiberglass hood?
Replies: 5
Views: 3274

Fiberglass Hood Glue....

I would consider "beefing" up the area of mounting with thick fiberflass and resin, smooth out level and then using "Gorilla GLue", you can buy it just about anywhere. It is insane. It will do the trick, read and follow the directions. If in doubt use it on a seperate non-critical project and you'll...
by RIVRATS
Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Screwed by EBAY seller!!!!!!!!!!!!, previously warned ya'll.
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

ThreeStarIndustries Reconciliation....

Just to keep ya'll posted, the money order that was sent to me has not "bounced". I have to give credit to him for making it good. It's unfortunate that his business failed, according to him, because it appeared that he was trying to introduce some quality fiberglass EB parts. Even though it took a ...
by RIVRATS
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Screwed by EBAY seller!!!!!!!!!!!!, previously warned ya'll.
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

Sorry EB vendor on EBAY update...

Well after much threats the threestarindustries guy that was selling the fiberglass body parts for EB's sent me a money order! Now if its good then I will shut up about this but I did want to warn you guys, like they said be careful on EBAY man, use a credit card. Mark Thornton Truth or Consequences...
by RIVRATS
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Screwed by EBAY seller!!!!!!!!!!!!, previously warned ya'll.
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

EBAY Vendor...

Agreed...If I was my oldself next time I visited California, I'd do more than that, I guarantee! I mistakenly listed his email address: it should be www.bottomlessindustries@netzero.com. It is awesome that BroncoFix provides such a forum tht we can warn eachother! THANK YOU BRONCOFIX administrators....
by RIVRATS
Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Screwed by EBAY seller!!!!!!!!!!!!, previously warned ya'll.
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

Screwed by EBAY seller!!!!!!!!!!!!, previously warned ya'll.

Several days ago I warned ya'll about the guy selling EB fiberglass door inserts and whatnot. On 5-25-05 he promised a that he sent a refund, never recieved anything. Some members recommended a Postal Inspector referral, however, you must first file a Police report where the crime was committed, ie ...
by RIVRATS
Sun Jun 05, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Gearing for rear and front ends...
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Gearing...

Thanks, I have a chart for tires, but what about front and rear combinations, must they be matched, how do different gearing ratios for the front affect the 4x4, etc. I am dumb when it comes to that stuff. Thanks for your reply...

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Gearing for rear and front ends...
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Gearing for rear and front ends...

Anyone know a good reading source so that I can get schooled on gearing applications and the reasons for them? TIZ

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Wed May 25, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Tech Corner
Topic: When is a Nut a Sert - Nutserts for your hard top
Replies: 19
Views: 70531

nutserts...

Yeah, how they holding up?
by RIVRATS
Wed May 25, 2005 4:13 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Bedliners...
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Bedliners...

I read yesterday's posts about bedliners....no one mentioned DURABAK. Has anyone used it, how long ago, what do you think?
by RIVRATS
Fri May 13, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Looking for EBAY's that sells fiberglass products for EB's..
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

EBAY Fiberglass products...

Yeah the cashiers check cleared already. I forgot to mention that Tom Maggiore is the seller and endorser on the back of the check. Hopefully my loss will prevent another one. If he makes good on it I will keep ya'll posted, I don't want to badmouth someone that proves himself as delivering the good...
by RIVRATS
Fri May 13, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Looking for EBAY's that sells fiberglass products for EB's..
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

Paypal for EBAY investigation purposes...

No I didn't use it, I used a cashier's check from my bank. The bad thing about EBAY is that you have little recourse, in fact after 60 days you can't even list a a statement against the seller. If in fact I do get taken advantage of I guarantee everyone on this list will know about it, and who knows...
by RIVRATS
Thu May 12, 2005 5:40 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Looking for EBAY's that sells fiberglass products for EB's..
Replies: 6
Views: 2649

Looking for EBAY's that sells fiberglass products for EB's..

Anyone know how to find the guy that is selling fiberglass door inserts and such on EBAY?...threestarindustries or bottomlessindustries or some such name? You know that buyer's remorse feelin' ya' get after you sent someone a $183.00 for something nearly a month ago and ya' haven't received the stuf...
by RIVRATS
Mon Mar 07, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Rain Gutters...
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

Rain Gutters...

Gents, I know this has been discussed before, but you know how it is...What is the best and "permanent" filler for rain gutters? TIA

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Wed Feb 23, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: EB Grill etters...
Replies: 4
Views: 2110

EB Grill etters...

Allright, who knows the answer to this....some grills you see have stamped "FORD" letters and some have removable, "thick" letters; what years came with what? This has been botherin' me for awhile....TIA

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: MANUAL TRANS NEEDED IN NM, TX or OK...
Replies: 0
Views: 824

MANUAL TRANS NEEDED IN NM, TX or OK...

Anyone out there with rebuilt or new manual trans for 76 EB? TIA

Send email with price @ rivrats@zianet.com please provide your telephone number so I can jew you down!

Mark Thornton
by RIVRATS
Fri Nov 26, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 1/2 cab questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

Yeah, I found a couple of sources for those...It just seems that there should be one, maybe I'll just lay down my own, with silicone. Thanks.

Mark
by RIVRATS
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Suspension choices
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Whew, I'm tired and confused after reading all that, aren't you? Just kidding. I too am wanting opinions on going with a 5.5" suspension vs a 3.5" & 2" BL. I already bought the cageoffroad 5.5" springs but would be willing to trade or return for 3.5" & go with a2"BL, whaddyathink?

Mark
by RIVRATS
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 1/2 cab questions...
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

1/2 cab questions...

I am fixin' to install a 1/2 cab on my 76' ranger, which didn't come stock with a 1/2 cab (duh), is there a seal that goes between the bulkhead and cab floor? Any other suggestions on installation would be helpful, TIA

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
rivrats@zianet.com
by RIVRATS
Wed Sep 29, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: sandblasting top...
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

sandblast...

Thanks, thats what makes this such an awesome website! Guess I'll just have to learn to do it the old fashion way,...HIRE SOMEONE! Thanks.

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: sandblasting top...
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

sandblasting top...

Love the new format! I am considering sandblasting my newly acquired 1/2 cab and bulkhead. I have one of the harbor freight tool pressure pots. I have seen on other posts where body panels and such can become warped. Is this true and should I NOT try it? If you have done it what media should I use s...
by RIVRATS
Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Capt. Alan Rowe Donations...
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Capt. Alan Rowe Donations...

I am sending $50.00 today to BC Broncos...an insignicant amount by itself, but I am challenging EVERY BRONCOFIX member to match or beat my donation. As far as YOUR ideas for the money, let the widow determine that and if you are a prayin' man, put his family on your list. Take the time to reflect on...
by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 23, 2004 6:42 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: stainless steel lines
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

SS lines...

Dude, that sucks! I will stay away from JBG. Thanks for the tip! I will wait until after I lift my rig to start in with that project.
Mark Thornton
by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 16, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: stainless steel lines
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

stainless steel lines

Has anyone replaced their old stock rusty ones with these and where did you get them? TIA
Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
rivrats@zianet.com
by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 3.5" vs 5.5" lift...
Replies: 6
Views: 2851

I have the dropped pitman arm, and dropped track bar bracket, is the adjustable track bar compulsory? TIA

Mark
by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 09, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 3.5" vs 5.5" lift...
Replies: 6
Views: 2851

5.5"

Yeah, I too want the ground clearance, and the rig will see crusin' off road trail riding but nothing fast, on the street, however I am concerned about too high of center of gravity, but then again it won't be a freeway commuter. I am also concerned about the axle bearings and too much load on them....
by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:25 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 3.5" vs 5.5" lift...
Replies: 6
Views: 2851

3.5" vs 5.5" lift...

Could anyone that has lifted their eb 5.5" give any second thoughts; what problems did you encounter and if you did it again would you go 3.5" and the reasons why? I am going to lift mine, want it to look bad ass, handle 35" MTR's, handle on the street, but am debating whether to go 3.5 or 5.5, any ...
by RIVRATS
Mon Aug 09, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: door inserts...
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

door inserts...

Could someone please post close up views of the inserts from inside, illustrating the backing plates or other hardware used to install them? Or send them to me off post to rivrats@zianet.com TIA MUCHO!

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Half Cab question...
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Bulkhead and half cab...

Thanks, now I can start shopping for them...

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Half Cab question...
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Half Cab question...

Stupid question here but will a half cab and bulkhead fit my 76' long wagon (U15GLC)? TIA

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Bikini Top...
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Bikini Riser...

Thanks guys, I read the tech write up on fabbing my own, might give that a try, preciate the info though!

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Bikini Top...
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Bikini Top...

I bought one of those "upholsterman" bikini tops off ebay...besides the Bronco parts houses, ie, ... WH, Chuicks, Tom's Etc, cause I checked them, does ANYONE know of a source for the windshield mounting hardware? THe "upholsterman" has NO clue where to obtain them and so far all I got is aF#%*$ $30...
by RIVRATS
Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Bikini Top...
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Bikini Top...

I bought one of those "upholsterman" bikini tops off ebay...besides the Bronco parts houses, ie, ... WH, Chuicks, Tom's Etc, cause I checked them, does ANYONE know of a source for the windshield mounting hardware? THe "upholsterman" has NO clue where to obtain them and so far all I got is aF#%*$ $30...
by RIVRATS
Thu May 27, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Vecro door limiting straps...?
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Vecro door limiting straps...?

Anyone know the source for the velcro door limiter slings or whatever they're called? TIA

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Thu May 27, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Bikini Top Harware...?
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Bikini Top Harware...?

I just bought a bikini top from the Upholsterer man in Medford, OR off Ebay. He doesn't sell the hardware kit. Anyone know where a reasonably priced one can be found? TIA

Mark Thornton
Truth or Consequences, NM
by RIVRATS
Sun May 16, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 351C swap, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

You are right. But this could be helped with choosing a certain cam. As it turns out this is a Windsor motor with the "large" heads. I think I am going to go for it. Thanks for your input.

Mark Thornton
by RIVRATS
Sat May 15, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: 351C swap, anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

351C swap, anyone?

I have an opportunity to install a 351C in my 76 eb. Need to hear from ANYONE that has this upgrade. The digest parse seems to be dedicated to EFI and SEFI problems continuosly and I come from the old school, want to stay with conventional carbureation. Please leave your email address so I can corre...