Following the rollover of the demon truck, I was on the hunt for a new ride. Went through about 4 different vehicles before finding an add for an 88 Bronco II with 45,xxx original miles. 'A real grandpa car,' was the tag line. Too good to be true? It was in my price range so I decided to check it out. It was exactly as advertised, to my surprise. Some rust and faded paint but otherwise car ran and drove great (as good as a BII can). The interior looked barely used, other than the drivers seat. Bought it and the guy delivered it to me the next week. The previous owner was the second owner. He had a paper trail as big as a phone book of EVERY thing that was done to the truck. The A4LD was rebuilt less than 5,000 miles ago. I've since taken over record keeping duties and maintaining the trail. Cleaned it up, threw some manual hubs on and hit the beach. The Touch Drive worked flawlessly! I grew to love the little mule. I named him Buddy after the previous owner, a war veteran. Then the fun started. I kept losing power and the truck would stall and run like absolute crap. My mechanic replaced the TBPS and that seemed to fix it. Then I felt confident enough to take it on a trip out to Freeland to visit some fellow forum members. The whole way there and back I rode the right lane with flashers due to unpredictable power loss. Made it home alright. Some $$ and time later my mechanic figured out it was an upstream 02 sensor. Fixed it like new. Fixed some other minor things like the dented drivers fender, rear hatch rattle. At this point the paint was 3 different shades of red and the rocker panels were rusted. Cue some bondo and rattle cans. Pulled tape and left the next day for Lewistown, PA. Halfway through my ride I noticed a wicked front end wiggle. It was too horrible to just be my slightly out of round tires. Possibly a wheel bearing? Skunk diagnosed a shot ball joint in the hotel parking lot. Followed him and Spas home where they replaced the ball joint for me. (All this after a long weekend of partying and debauchery. I can't thank you guys enough!) I'll find some more pics since my phone ate them all.