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Bronco II - What in the heck?

Discussion in 'Bronco II' started by 410Fortune, June 6, 2006.

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    1. Truckjunkie

      Truckjunkie New Member

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      Hi all;
      Truckjunkie here,you can call me Truck;I went by "Speed" on other forums but it told me that name's already occupied here. Please forgive me if I forget and sign with that.
      My '84 came with the inside spare,one piece hatch/window and I don't remember what back seat(s),they've ALWAYS been folded down and covered with milk crates of chains,come-alongs,tools,jacks,jugs of oil,antifreeze,hydraulic fluid and gear oil. I changed it over to the opening rear glass because I can't get a set of hatch struts to last more than a couple of months. Easier to just pop the window open to get stuff out. I've installed a locker in the rear axle,just put in a new clutch a couple of years ago,added a beefy front bumper and a custom built rear bumper/hitch,it also is a tank for my on-board air I built at a cost of under $20.00;the oil for the compressor was the biggest expense. I also built a shifter for the 5 speed after the second stocker broke. (One broke the tower,other one broke the stick at the pivot point.) I added a split bench seat from an Explorer,and a tilt column from an '86 or so. I named it the "BroncWorth" because IT thinks it's a Kenworth. So far it's heaviest tow has been 11 miles to the scrap yard with 11,200 pounds of steel and car trailer. Not FAST,but it got there and back without any damage. It's apart now for a starter and ring gear,some exhaust work and a deluxe de-smog. While the motor's out I'll adjust the valves,and maybe try to get some cable lube into the throttle cable. It's been my daily driver/work truck for these past 9 years. Now I have a rolled but operable '81 Toyota 4WD truck to use so I can keep the BroncWorth off the road and do some needed work on it.
      I'm not sure what all I can remove in the way of wiring and vacuum lines on this truck-anyone out there that can help me out? We don't have smog testing here and don't have any plans for it in the future so I'm not worried about that.
      Thanks for any help you can offer.
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    3. 97expV8

      97expV8 Elite Explorer

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      once upon a time I had a B2....which led me into gettin an Exploder....just sayin!
       
    4. Truckjunkie

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      Maybe-for really short people.
       
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      I love the 60's Bronco (before the II was conceived)
       
    6. Truckjunkie

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      My Dad had a '68 Bronco as a Company truck for a while-it sounded great,had plenty of power,would run 90 plus all day long on the highway and got really good mileage,but was nearly worthless in the mountains. the 3 speed column shift transmission and tall gearing,and its tendency to jump out of low gear when climbing on rough ground made getting to some microwave sites a real adventure. For what he was doing the 4WD '69 K-10 Suburban the Co. gave him next was MUCH better,and it had Posi in BOTH axles,with 4.10 gears and a 4 speed.
      I like the early Bronco,too,especially if it's not necessary to stick to "stock". lower ring-n-pinion gears and a 4 speed (and GOOD shocks to control wheel hop) make a world of difference in making it an excellent truck.
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