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Discussion in 'Bronco II Registry' started by 04sd, March 12, 2008.

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    1. 04sd

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      It's looks like a squished ranger. I love it!:D
       
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      wow, i was thinking of doing this to my explorer.
      Nice to see how it would turn out if i followed through on the idea.
      really well done.

      im impressed.
       
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      heck yes more pictures please!
      Looks nicely executed
       
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      The only pics I have are in the link of the original post. I still haven't started on the 4.0+ swap yet, to many other projects going on, house, kids, etc. In the last 6 months though I've picked up three '91-2 Explorers for parts. I've got a manual 1354, factory manual hubs, warn hubs, a good 4.0, a good A4LD, axles, plus lots of spare parts.
       
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      the 4.0L in the chopped up BII will be alot of fun! I remember the first time I drove my BII with the 4.0L I as like "finally" the 2.9L is a car engine IMO

      The 4.0L is a natural fit in there, especially easy with the 89-90 BII that shares similar power distribution/wiring and MAS
       
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      Looks good. Nice work. I'm only a few miles from the Pa. border. What town? Be cool to get a pic of my Black one next to your Yellow one.
       
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      I can hardly wait for the 4.0. I was torn between doing a 4.0 or a 5.0/302 but the 4.0 swap is just to easy and a lot less money. I've got the factory wiring schematics for the the 90 BII and the 91 Ex and just about everything is plug and play. I've got a set of these.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-4-0-HIGH-PERFORMANCE-EMBLEMS-SILVER-W-BLUE-DOT-4_W0QQitemZ320141643288QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
      ....collecting dust just waiting.

      I'm quite a ways from WV, Eastern PA near Allentown.
       
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      Just a little to far. Thanks for reply.

      That 4.0 will be fine in your rig. Keep us posted. Love that color.
       
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      I was on board till mention of the A4LD, I would consider an M5OD instead. Very nice looking B2!
       
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      Wow, that looks awesome! I like the rear cover!

      Can we get some close ups on the cutting?
      Thanks
       
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      looks sick dude. I was going to do that with mine when i had it but the tranny went and didn't have money to fix it. Now that i see what it would look like i think im going to gte and old one achop it and make it my mud trunk
       
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      I know a lot of guys don't like the A4LD but that's what I've got and given my use I think it'll be fine. This is not my daily driver and I don't really offroad it. I bought a '92 Ranger (SC, 4x4, 4.0, A4LD) new and drove it every day for 12 years and never had a problem. They're not all junk :)
       
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      I've been kind of busy and I didn't really take any pictures of the conversion but...
      - the 4.0 is in
      - the manual 1354 is in
      - front d35 in with Warn hubs
      - front Explorer coils
      - rear 8.8
      - rear Explore/BroncoII leaves

      Sits about 3/4 higher than before. Rides a little better. The extra power is real nice but I'd seriously consider going with a 5.0 and maybe a 5 speed if I had to do it again. The 4.0 was just to easy and cheap to pass up. With buying, selling some parts, and scrapping 3 first generation Explorers in the last year my total out of pocket is probably about $250, mostly for new belts/hoses/gaskets/etc.

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      Wow. Just wow.
       
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      I think you'd be happy with a 5 speed, mine's fairly quick considering it's on 33s and under-geared,
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vgdIYBm34I
       
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      Not bad at all
       
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      I know this is an old thread but the photos provide the best 'how to' that I've found for doing a BII chop. Thanks to the OP for sharing.
       
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      I actually sold the chopped BII a few years ago and built this Ranger on a two door Explorer chassis. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9970648@N06/sets/72157623357391357/
      My daughter and now son drive it in high school. I have an idea for a full chop on a BII with a removable pickup cab, maybe some day I'll get around to it. Currently working on a flat fender jeep.
       
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      Nice work on Both !! , I'm digging that Rangexplorer lol
       
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      A bob tail Ranger! Very nice. I'm partial to the way you chopped the BII though. It makes it sort of like a cross between a full size Bronco and early Bronco. I had a '66 Bronco but had young kids and no money so it found a new home. I'm just in the planning stages for the BII chop now, have to get my daughters Super Beetle finished up first.
       
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      I am the one that bought the yellow chop top from him and it is still going strong to this day. I recently moved from PA down here to NC and used my trusty steed to tow my Camaro. My wife actually loves the truck so much she pretty much made it hers. We get looks and thumbs up every where we take it and it is certainly a cool conversation piece for sure.
       

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