Discussion in 'Bronco II' started by 410Fortune, June 6, 2006.
oh baby! thanks for sharing
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I am wondering if any one had thought of taking the 90's front clip and puting on the older B2s
If I remember right, the body lines won't match up. I have a '92 Ex parts truck and I think I looked once to see if the front clip would work on my '86 B2. I think I read that the 1st gen Ex front clip is the same as the clip on the later B2s (89 and 90?), but when I looked, it was clear that the body lines were different on the fenders and into the doors. You should be able to easily see the difference just by looking at pictures of each.
I have seen it done before as well.
An 89-90 B2 front clip will work on a 1st gen B2 fine. You'll have to change out the rad/core support. Everythine else will bolt on. Bumbers will need some bracket fabrication.
The only EX parts that you could use are the grill, lights, hood and bumper with a bit of bracket fab.
yes, the easiest way to swap the front is -
you do need the core support. The inner fenders are attached to the core and spot welded to the firewall. It is easier to just drill the spot welds on the firewall and replace the entire front end. It can be done, but it does take some time - if you look over at Pirate4x4 WhiteRhino has done the swap
I found out my '84 is a XL thru the VIN. There are no "XL" marking on it. It has the lift up rear glass and the swinging tire carrier. How rare are they?
I'm looking at buying an 85 Bronco, that I think came with a 351, but has been fitted with an injected 5.0. All the engines mentioned in this thread are V6s, i take it, so did you guys get a V8 option in Bronco? In Oz, V8 was the ONLY option, AFAIK.
Here's a pic of the one I'm looking at:
You're looking at a full size Bronco, derived from the F150. The only thing in common with a Bronco II is the name.
you are looking at a FULL SIZE bronco, this thread is for Bronco II's which are Ranger based vehicles.
No V8 option in the BII, its a do it yourself type job LOL
Thanks for that - we never got the BII in Oz, hence my ignorance. It just shows that you learn something new every day!
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Mazda Navajo less than 12,000 built!
Jeff - :navajo:
less then 12,000 really? geesh my guess is 11,500 are here in CO I still see them all the time!!
Love the Navajo!!! the ex sport and navajo are like the BII's kids
BWHAHAHAHHAA! I just pee'd myself, that funny at hell!
Jeff - :navajo:
is a 89 bronco 2 2.9L v6 8.8 rear end gear
so wait your telling me that when i owned my 1988 bronco 2 2.9L fuel injected 4x4 that had the swing away tire and pop up back window and bucket seats that is was not mass pro
swing away tire carrier and pop up back window I have never seen together on the same truck from the factory personally, but I have seen them online and claimed to be factory... it would not be difficult to add the swing out carrier to a pop up window tailgate however.
The rear bucket seats were very rare also, I have only seen one, they were called "capitains chairs"
89 Bronco II 2.9L will still have the 7.5" rear, HOWEVER I have personally seen a 1989 truck with a 8.8 from the factory, it also had a D35 ttb..... so your guess is as good as mine! the BII rear 8.8 would still be a 28 spline unit with drum brakes (from the ranger).
Apparently there were also some 90 Bronco II's that had the 4.0L, the D35, the 8.8 and were possibly called explorer's, I have never seen one, only pictures.
hmmmm ive never seen a any b2 w/ an 8.8 from factory, ranger yes, bii no...
now from what i understood that D35 was an option in 89, and standard in 90 but still have 7.5 in the rear ...
4.0L was never introduced to a BII (thats a myth)..
my 1984 has a swing out spare tire, rear buckets and swing up back glass
I've seen alot of 84-85's with pop up glass and carriers. Ive had two.
Yeah the 1987 XLT I had, which is still in my area, had the pop hatch & factory swing out carrier....not an add on, factory. Will try to snag a close up photo next time I see it running around.
Fools were bad about not closing the hatch window and swinging the tire carrier shut and braking the safety glass into a million pieces thank a Ford Engineer, Also it is hard to see pass the spare out the rear view mirror. Has anybody seen how to get rid of the dummy case and put a driveshaft from a ranger? I swore I saw how to do it on somebodys web site.Then I can put headers and duals out the back and maybe get about 25 miles to the gallon on the hiway.Mine is 2wd and I love the way she gets in and out of traffic, but stuff, she gets mighty thirsty, with a 27 gal tank, thanks.
We reversed the bracket holding our spare onto the tubular steel. Dropped the tire a good 6" but still kept the license plate visible. Made all the difference in the world, and I wish I could do the same with my wife's 2012 RAV4. I like the full-size spare but the visibility sacrifice is pretty huge.
As to the dummy case, I don't know if the RWD auto Ranger (A4LD) had the dummy case, but the 4-cyl mustang had the A4LD, so wondering if it could stand up to the torque from a 2.9? Was the same transmission used in the 1st-gen Explorers, and if so did it have the dummy case? Food for thought...