Progress Pictures (Updated with New Paintjob)

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Progress Pictures (Updated with New Paintjob)

Post by wcdeod » Thu Jun 05, 2003 4:13 pm

After 3 years of work, this is where I am at right now. Let me know what you think. Here is what I did:

tore down to the frame. Sanded and painted frame with chassis black.
New JBG 3 1/2 suspension. National leafs in rear.
77 Dana 44 with disks
351W crate engine from Ford
Switched to C4 from 77
Power steering
Waiting on BC to deliver rear disk setup
sanded body to metal, cut out rockers, POR-15 underneath
PU steering setup
WH body bushings with 1" lift
All nuts and bolts are new, stainless where possible, grade 8 where necessary.

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Post by broncobsession » Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:00 am

WOW...looks great and has about the same stats as my future build-up. did you do most of it yourself? again, looks great
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Post by sean29732 » Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:34 am

Hey that looks familiar
Where did you get the exhaust and what type of shorty headers are you using?
Any clearence probs w/ H pipe?
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Post by wcdeod » Fri Jun 06, 2003 3:51 am

Most of the work was done myself, had the roll cage made for me.

Exhaust headders are Hedman Elite, alot cheaper than the Bronco houses, fit real well on my 351W (may be trouble if you have manual trans shift linkage), cost about $200 at Jegs.
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Post by malcolmzilla » Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:16 am

Right on, proof that it CAN be done! :D
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Post by Green75 » Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:42 pm

Where did you get the exhaust (not headders) or did you bend them yourself? Sweet looking rig!!!

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Post by raleigh_bronco » Sun Jun 29, 2003 7:53 am

You do really nice work.

1. Where do you plan on having it painted?
2. Do you mind saying how much $ that custom cage ran.
3. Do you have any nice chrome bumpers in your parts supply that are for sale?

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Post by wcdeod » Sun Jun 29, 2003 9:23 am

Bronco-Raliegh,

Thanks. I have no idea where to get it painted yet, saving a little $$$ to get it done. I would like to get a good base-coat/clear-coat job done so it will last for a while (like a new car)

Roll cage was $450.00 in 2000. (total for roll cage, procar seats and kayline fastrack top was 1,200 back then) I think I got a good deal.

I don't have the chrome bumpers anymore. Sorry.

Noticing from your log-on, are you local? I am in Angier, NC just south of you. Interested in getting together to talk Broncos and take a look at each others work. That is the best way I get ideas for mine.

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Post by raleigh_bronco » Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:03 pm

wcdeod,

I am the guy in raleigh that sent you a few emails regarding the purchase of your mtr's (without the welds). I really like the custom cage. I would be interested in talking to your fab. guy if he would offer a decent price.

My eb is getting close to finished. I've got a guy doing some work and is supposed to be finished in mid july. At that point I'll be in the market for a new paint job... probably of the Maaco variety.

I would also be interested in getting together this summer to talk shop. There are a few more of them around Raleigh... it would be nice to organize a local roundup. Maybe in August???
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Post by wcdeod » Sat Jul 12, 2003 6:50 pm

More updates:

Finished the rear disk brake conversion (BC Broncos)
Installed the door inserts (great quality from Broncitis)

Waiting on the Proto Fab front winch bumper an then am packing everything up to move to Kansas for 10 months and hopefully back to NC.
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Post by wcdeod » Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:15 am

Here are some more updates since I moved to Kansas:

Painted the Bronco using spray cans (base and Clear coats). Got tired of the primer look and was worried about rust starting again.

Installed new Painless Wiring Harness (it is truely painless) and MSD.

Smoothed, painted and installed dash. Rebuilt and painted gauges.

Installed, headlights, tail lights, side markers, trim.

Still to do:

Radiator (in on the Griffen mass buy)

Carb

Front and rear driveshafts.

Fenderflares

Power Brake booster (from Master Power Brakes, same as new JBG Ultimate setup but over $100 cheaper - I believe they are the supplier)

Let me know what you think.
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Post by wcdeod » Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:17 am

Some more pics

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Post by john » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:58 pm

That's lookin' good Bill...one of these days i'll start tearing mine down to do the same. in the meantime I'll keep looking at all the great stuff I'm seeing around this board.
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Post by ebv73 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 2:49 pm

looking good, some day i will be it too a rebuild also. right now i am just goping for new wire and install disk brakes.

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Post by DirtDonk » Sun Sep 14, 2003 6:51 pm

That's SICK!! But of course I mean that in a good way. Just jealous.
Is that the new Painless harness? With or without the Weather-Pack connecters?
Nice work.

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Post by wcdeod » Mon Sep 15, 2003 4:12 am

It is the new Painless harness. The connectors are weatherpack and the fusebox is waterproofed. Pretty awesome. Hooked right up to my GFM tilt column too with no mods. Has alot of extra wires for use later that are built in like lights, electric fan plus switch, stereo, etc.
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Post by SpawnBag » Sun Sep 21, 2003 7:46 pm

Hi i did not raed any threads in this post but i did look at the pic's
that bronc looks great i happends to be the same color i want to do mine in.cool

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Nice looking rig

Post by d9h » Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:36 am

You've got the color I've been looking for. What kind of paint do you have on her? What brand paint and where did you get it. Who did your prep work and who painted it?
Mine's in primer and desparately needs some paint.
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Post by wcdeod » Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:32 pm

Believe it or not, I rattle can painted it myself. After moving and still trying to get it running, I decided that a few grand for a paint job was not something in the budget right now but I needed to get it out of primer (primer absorbs moisture) So I sanded her down one last time and painted with:

Dupli-Color Truck, Van & SUV paint (cheap base coat clear coat)
Color is T183 Gray (M) and then with a clear coat.

I put down about 3-4 coats of color and 3-4 coats of clear. It turns out real nice without any streaking or runs but it coats real thin. Could use another 3-4 coats of clear to thicken it up. Paint goes on real smooth though. Used about 8 cans of color and 8 cans of clear.

You can find it at any Autoparts store. I got mine at O'Reilly's and Autozone. Had to buy two cans at a time as that is all each store stocked at a time :roll: :D
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Thanks for the rattlecan info

Post by d9h » Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:10 am

Thanks for the rattlecan info. That's about all my budget will allow right now. She's currently sitting in high primer from PO and is in need of some protection.
Thanks again.
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Post by wcdeod » Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:31 pm

UPDATE:

Installed the Gorilla Warflares. Fairly easy install and they made a huge difference in space in the wheelwells and made my crappy rattle-can paintjob look alot better.

Installed the Tuffy glovebox.

Finished up alot of engine compartment stuff. Finished the wiring, installed the aluminum radiator and hooked up the tranny cooler lines, MSD to Duraspark connections, installed my carb (Road Demon - gift) and hooked up the elec choke. Still have acouple small items to do before I start it up and break the crate motor in.

Then I will finish the power booster and driveshafts and drive it to the muffler shop for a custom exhaust, breath a sigh of relief and start enjoying being actually able to drive the truck after almost 4 years.

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Post by bhoffman » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:06 pm

Would you mind taking a picture of the Tuffy glovebox showing it open? Is this just a door, or does it slide in to the opening as well? Secondly, is that a Lokar automatic shifter? Are you using a C4?

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Post by bhoffman » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:08 pm

Would you mind taking a picture of the Tuffy glovebox showing it open? Is this just a door, or does it slide in to the opening as well? Secondly, is that a Lokar automatic shifter? Are you using a C4?

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Post by wcdeod » Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:04 pm

Here is a pic of the glovebox open. The glovebox is a complete unit that slides into the current opening. It is secured by a mounting strap that is placed above the box inside the dash and bolted to the box passing through holes that are already there. The backet is shaped like an upside down U. Very secure and you can't get at the mount without opening the glovebox. HTH

I am running a 77 Bronco C-4 and that is a Lokar shifter, 18" handle that I had to slightly bend to clear the dash.
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