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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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  3. Dopler174

    Dopler174 Official Welcome Committe Moderator Emeritus

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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.
     
  5. 410Fortune

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    heck yes more pictures please!
    Looks nicely executed
     
  6. 04sd

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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.
     
  9. 04sd

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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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    rookieshooter Moderator Emeritus

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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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    X~FACTOR Name is Ray

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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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    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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