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MoabB2 1989 Bronco II XLT 4x4

Discussion in 'Bronco II Registry' started by MoabB2, September 9, 2008.

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    1. Dannyboy

      Dannyboy Other Make & Models Mod Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      All I can say is WOW, I'm glad I took the time to look at this thread, I would have probably wheeled with you in Moab and never even taken a good close look to all the hard work that has gone into this thing.

      Very nice build. Looking forward to seeing it in person next weekend.
       
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    3. MoabB2

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      Thanks guys. I should have a good update for this thread next week some time. Just got back from Moab, and headed back to Moab this weekend.
       
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      Time for an update. Here are a few things we've done this year. Many trips to Moab, even a family trip up to Yellowstone! Daily driver now, 35 miles a day to work and back, I love this truck.

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    5. MoabB2

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      This little sucker snuck up on me on Behind the Rocks.....
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      Truck wound up looking like this.....
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    6. MoabB2

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      Then we took off to Yellowstone, 1500 miles. Loaded her up with a weeks worth of gear, wife and 2 kids. 20 mpg.

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      Before this last trip to Moab in September, got a new flare with customer bed liner. (almost crunched the new one already....its got the rock rash to proove it) Also bedlined the rocker panels and inner kick panels. Looks really good, this is the best pic I have though. Should have snapped some pics tonight, got her all washed and waxed...finally got all that red dust off. Maybe tomorrow.
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      Man, you have a clean B2! I'm jealous!
       
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      Thanks man.
       
    9. CopyKat

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      Those cut out flares were not the best idea.
       
    10. MoabB2

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      Why is that? They are cheap and easy to replace. The last one ripped off just like I would have wanted, no damage to the body at all. They opened the wheel wells enough to clear my 35s with minimal lift, and make it street legal by covering the width of my tires.

      They are weak, but I don't know of an alternative. Since they are hollow I'd like to run some tubing through the inside of them and have a sort of invisible exo cage tied to the frame. Maybe that can happen when I finally get a roll cage.
       
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      Ah yes tire coverage laws

      My tires stick out like 3-4" past the body, its a PITA, mud and snow all over the side of the truck, windows, etc
       
    12. CopyKat

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      Fiberglass my friend. I clear 35's no prob, Tires are fully covered out back. They stick out about 1/2" more per side on the fronts. Opens up more room for a tube structure under them if your worried about it.

      I've been thinking of making steel pockets over the rear fenders. this way I can make some storage bins for my offroad gear.
       
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      Still looking great Josh! Coming from a guy who has crunched his fiberglass and is now the proud owner of a set of 35x13.5 Krawlers, I'm going back to the drawing board to make them fit.
       
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      Well, a couple of weeks ago the 4r70w toasted itself. :(

      I back out of the garage just fine, then drop it into drive, and nothing! I was pretty bummed. So reverse is there, but no forward gears. I haven't opened it up yet, but I'm anticipating a full rebuild is necessary. This is quite a surprise because I only have about 85000 miles on it, and the thing runs cool...super cool. So, not sure what happened. I'm wondering if my SCT tune had anything to do with it since we firmed up the shifts.

      So, anybody have experience with aftermarket parts for the 4r70w? Are there any parts I should upgrade once I get it opened up? Anybody have experience with the Baumman valve body kit?
       
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      James Duff front and Rear bumpers are up for sale, anybody want them?? They've been modded to fit 37" tires, front has been trimmed, and rear tire carrier fits a 37. Front also has a winch mount.

      Hope to have an update here shortly with some new pics. Working on a full cage, some more body trimming, new flares and bumpers. :)
       
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      Look forward to the updates. Always liked this BII, very clean.

      Have these become collectors items lately? I was at a car show lately and there was a BII there for sale for $12,500:eek:. Don't remember what year it was but mostly stock, 4x4 with no lift, teardrop Explorer wheels on 31" street tires.
      Seems like there was a time when you could hardly give them away.
       

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