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by dan's73
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: More project
Replies: 2
Views: 2431

Pics are never boring! The more the better, IMO...
by dan's73
Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Wife Surprised me today
Replies: 13
Views: 7353

I guess that my extended absences make me one of those "occasional dumb asses"...sorry for that.

To the topic: GREAT wife! Mine gave me diet/exercise book for Christmas. Only thing that gift inspired me to do was rethink my marriage! LOL
by dan's73
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Questions about front end swap
Replies: 8
Views: 6189

I know there are differences between the steering linkages, too, with the '76 & '77 Broncos vs. the earlier years, so you'll want to make sure that you've got that covered if you do a swap. For example: the track bar bracket on the '76/'77 is different (more outboard) than earlier years, and the lin...
by dan's73
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: What Transmission?
Replies: 7
Views: 5693

I assume you're wanting a 5 speed for the overdrive? Have you looked into the NV3550? The vendors sell kits but I've read posts where guys have found good deals on the trans & only had to buy the adapter. That might give you your 5 speed with minimal additional mods. Of course, many will argue that ...
by dan's73
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Wood-grain dash
Replies: 14
Views: 8524

I've seen pics of veneer used over the stock dash in a few vehicles, EB's included. Of course I can't find any of them if I saved 'em. Veneer would likely be the way to go as it's cheaper than solid wood, adds minimal thickness, can be finished in a variety of ways, and can be removed later if/when ...
by dan's73
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Roll Cage Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 4249

I put in a CRAB cage and the front legs sit far enough back that I can use the e-brake & open the gb door about 2/3 (enough to replace fuses, get paperwork). I didn't order the cage but was told that it's their "standard" family cage design.....
by dan's73
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Headers for a 73 eb with original 302
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

I've got Duff's coated long tubes and have never had any real issues with them....been on 6 years and they still look/work great. I did have to use some small headed mounting bolts at the heads because it was REALLY tight next to some of the tubes but I think they've fixed that issue since I got mine.
by dan's73
Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: Bronco Sport Trim
Replies: 20
Views: 16994

Sorry for the delayed response....just came across this thread again. As it turns out, the PS WAS from the factory. PB was definitely added, complete with the "dealer certified" smashing-in of the DS wheel tub. The quick-disconnect rear driveshaft was added b/c the guy towed it behind his RV, so goo...
by dan's73
Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: new and old
Replies: 19
Views: 6087

A burned out roller and some spare parts and I had my first "ground-up" project.
by dan's73
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: AXLE UPGRADE ?
Replies: 22
Views: 7304

I've heard good things about the Yukons too. Price is good and several people I know have had no issues with them.
by dan's73
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Bronco Parts: Buy, Sell, Trade, Mass Buy
Topic: '90 5.0HO + Rebuilt AOD for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1230

'90 5.0HO + Rebuilt AOD for sale

I picked this up last January thinking I would drop the AOD into my '73 but have decided to go a different direction. I've got a 5.0 & AOD out of a '90 Mustang GT. The AOD is what I wanted, was rebuilt in late '05, so it had about 12 months on the rebuild when I bought it. Tracked down the shop that...
by dan's73
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Re-Paint Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2247

Here's a quick shot of the booth I made to paint mine several years ago. As mentioned, the costs were over $800, but that included all of the "booth" materials, all of the prep materials, sandable primer, epoxy primer/sealer, and a custom matched gallon of paint. I made the booth from 1x2"s, plastic...
by dan's73
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Advice Request: How far should I go with resto for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 3739

I tried to, but couldn't read through every word of the posted replies (a touch of A.D.D. today, sorry) so excuse me if this has been addressed already. One thing to consider, especially after seeing the EB's that've sold at Barrett Jackson so far, would be taking it to Maaco or Earl Scheib. Figure ...
by dan's73
Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 1690

A belated introduction merits a belated Welcome! This forum may not move as quickly as some, but there are a lot of good people here.
by dan's73
Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: 500 miles so far
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

The most I've put on my '73 the last 5 years was about 8K miles in '03; that was largely due to the fact that I'd sold my other truck & couldn't decide on another. I love driving it, but the summers in PHX are brutal; now that cooler temps are coming I'll be driving it a lot more, but likely not muc...
by dan's73
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Electrical and Auxiliary equipment
Topic: starters
Replies: 4
Views: 2642

In my experience one of them has built-in shims that place the starter gear the proper distance from the flywheel for engagement. I think the manual starters sit in a bit further while the auto starters are out slightly further. As I recall (assuming I don't have them mixed up), the manual starter w...
by dan's73
Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: No BS answer about carb question...
Replies: 11
Views: 5215

I agree about the stock 2bbl carbs. They're easy & cheap to rebuild and easy to tune. Though I've "upgraded" my last 2 EB's to four barrel setups, my first EB with the 2bbl got the best mileage and ran almost flawlessly for 2 decades before rust did her in.
by dan's73
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Fiberglass grilles
Replies: 7
Views: 3584

I agree: go with steel. I think Dennis Carpenter is selling new steel grills made from the original Ford tooling that are supposed to be excellent. With 'glass you'll have a lot of finishing and, if I'm not mistaken, you have to cut all of the openings out yourself. The time involved in that alone (...
by dan's73
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Leaks from drip rails
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

I had a similar problem on my first EB, but it was along the front seam of the hard top across the top of the windshield. I chased leaks forever until I finally was able to look down on my truck & saw a gap between the drip rail & the metal of the top. It was relatively small, but when I put a new b...
by dan's73
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: MC Brake lines
Replies: 4
Views: 3325

Yup, that's what I did too: bent my own hard lines & ran them tight to the inner fender. I made sure to use some insulated clamps to eliminate metal to metal contact. Have done it this way on 3 EBs with no problems at all.
by dan's73
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: My girl
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Beautiful on all fronts!
by dan's73
Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Soft brakes, long stopping time
Replies: 8
Views: 4937

Don't be afraid to take it to a shop. Sure, most of us can do most of the work as it's not that difficult, but there's something to be said about letting someone with all the right tools & experience "helping out". I had a '75 in college that I totally rebuilt, replacing almost the entire brake syst...
by dan's73
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: holley or edelbrock
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

My motor isn't really stock: 302, bored .030", Edelbrock Performer Pkg: cam, heads, intake, timing set, Comp lifters & roller rockers, Duff long tubes, etc. etc. The Performer pkg came withe a 600 cfm Performer carb that I installed the "offroad" kit in. I may have had a bad carb to begin with, but ...
by dan's73
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Almost there!
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

very nice!
by dan's73
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Almost there!
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

very nice!
by dan's73
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Original NVB members
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

I still have an old K Bar S catalog....I remember reading about their EB with the "5 shifters": tranny shifter, twin stick'd TC, overdrive, and another that slips my mind (maybe the "under" side of the OD?). I thought that was pretty trick...along with the "NASCAR" racing engine the article mentione...
by dan's73
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Original NVB members
Replies: 6
Views: 1901

I still have an old K Bar S catalog....I remember reading about their EB with the "5 shifters": tranny shifter, twin stick'd TC, overdrive, and another that slips my mind (maybe the "under" side of the OD?). I thought that was pretty trick...along with the "NASCAR" racing engine the article mentione...
by dan's73
Tue May 29, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Steering, Brakes, Wheels and Tires
Topic: Master Cylinder
Replies: 6
Views: 5400

I got the conversion kit w/the prop valve as well, several years ago. Installed everything but the prop valve and, after bleeding a few times & making sure everything was working OK, the breaks were awesome. Still haven't gotten around to installing the prop valve and doubt I ever will.
by dan's73
Tue May 29, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: 5 yrs bfixin, divorce, beautiful woman, and I'm back!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3245

Welcome back to the board, Buck. Sometimes it gets a little slow around here, but the members are still top-notch!
by dan's73
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Burned Out bronco
Replies: 39
Views: 8539

bwahahaha....I wondered how many would pick up on the referrence!
by dan's73
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Shootin' the Breeze
Topic: Burned Out bronco
Replies: 39
Views: 8539

Unless you need the cash I wouldn't sell it. I can understand being broken-hearted and feeling somewhat defeated with a setback like this, but what doesn't kill us only makes us stronger, right? Resurrect it from the ashes; build it better, stronger, and faster than before! If you must sell it, I'm ...
by dan's73
Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Can I chuck my charcoal canister?
Replies: 15
Views: 11224

I don't know about WA, but in AZ they look for mine every year when I have to get it through an emissions test. They don't pop the hood & check for EGR or anything else, just visually check the VIN, gas caps, charcoal cannister, and put the sniffer on the exhaust. If you have to go through any sort ...
by dan's73
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Specialty Tops
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

There was some discussion about this over at ClassicBroncos.com recently and I think they're undergoing a major transition. At best, from what I recall, they're going to have new ownership; at worst they're no longer in business. I don't remember exactly what the situation was, but it didn't sound g...
by dan's73
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Infant seats in EB
Replies: 8
Views: 4032

I'm looking into this as well. My ultimate plan is to get a true family cage that will have the "latch" points on an integral frame that the rear seat will mount to. For the time-being I fab'd up a piece that mounts in the rear seatbelt holes that I can hook the carseat to. I don't have any pics to ...
by dan's73
Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: How much is a good paint job average on an early bronco
Replies: 6
Views: 11154

Here's a pic of the booth I built in my shop when I painted my '73, you can almost see it sitting in there. On the right of the booth I used a stack of airfilters & a fan to feed fresh air in while the ducting on the right went into the exhaust fan in my benchtop spray booth. Had 6 halogen lights ou...
by dan's73
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: How much is a good paint job average on an early bronco
Replies: 6
Views: 11154

A "good" paintjob is subjective and really depends on what you expect. A show-quality paintjob could cost $5K+ while Maaco or Earl Scheib might get you taken care of for well under $1000. A lot of it depends on what you want, what you're willing to live with (small drips/sags, maybe some "orange pee...
by dan's73
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: Tranny coolant lines
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

I seem to remember someone poasting that the forward-most line on the trans is coming from the pump )out) and the rear line is the return. I'm not 100% sure, but it makes sense to me. I bet if you do a search using C4, trans cooler, etc. as your keywords you should find something.
by dan's73
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Drivetrain and Suspension
Topic: HELP !! C4 to AOD conversion - where can I get an AOD??
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

I found a Mustang guy on Craig's list selling his 5.0 & AOD for $400.00. The motor needs rebuilt, but the AOD was rebuilt 1000 miles before he started the teardown (I confirmed this with the shop that did the work). Got everything but the computer, fan, & water pump pulley. You might look there; it ...
by dan's73
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: original floor color?
Replies: 7
Views: 3792

I've only ever seen black vinyl/rubber floor mats from the factory, so I don't know if they came in other colors "stock"....
by dan's73
Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Bodywork, Paint, Cages, Specs, OEM, Dash
Topic: Original Bell Housing, Transmission and Transfer Case Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 3143

My bell housing & C4 on the '73 are plain 'ol aluminum, the TC is black-ish, but I think it was painted by the PO after a rebuild. If memory serves me, the 3 speed & TC in my '75 were unpainted from the factory. I'm sure there are more informed guys that know for certain, but you can't go wrong with...