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Tim's Bronco II

Postby BigTim55 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:31 am

My new project truck. Needs some TLC.


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First thing is to get it running. It needs an ignition switch and possibly a starter.

Other than that, I plan to swap in an explorer 8.8 and some explorer leaf springs in the rear, flipped front to back to stretch the wheelbase out to 99". I might fill in the spring pack with a leaf or two from the Bronco II leaf pack to net a two inch or so lift.
Depending upon which spring perches are on the 8.8 I get, I may use the forward hole to get an additional inch of wheel base.

Thinking I'll be just swapping in explorer drivetrain stuff (Dana 35 TTB/8.8") since you all have it laying around.

Either way, I'd go with some two or three inch drop brackets for the TTB arms. Cut the fenders.

Also, it's currently a manual. I'll probably swap that out for an automatic. Luckily, it has a manual shift transfer case already.

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Re: Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:38 pm

Hope your not dropping that one at TAG as well..lol. Nice what's first?


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Re: Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:55 pm

Send me the VIN when I'm back at work and I can run it and see when, where and who it was last registered to.
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Re: Plan B, Part III

Postby BigTim55 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:42 pm

Looks like fun. When did you pick it up?

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Re: Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:43 pm

I picked it up for you this morning.
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Re: Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:59 pm

What time frame have you set up to get this rolling? And does it have a name?
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Re: Plan B, Part III

Postby nice59fordf100 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:34 am

Let me know if you need to me to look at the electrical to get it running
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Plan B, Part III

Postby Kris Guilbeaux » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:40 am

This thing doesn't look like a budget build... :confused
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:44 am

nice59fordf100 wrote:Let me know if you need to me to look at the electrical to get it running


What are you up to next weekend? :lol

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Why not? :)
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby nice59fordf100 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:51 am

Im Off all next weekend.
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby Kris Guilbeaux » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:55 am

Complete suspension and motor and trans swaps do not sound like a budget build. LOL
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:56 am

Depends on what your budget for the project is, no? All a budget build means is that you are adhering to a final number. Unlike my black truck, for example...
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:19 am

I consider the trac a budget build lol. The limit though is set really high hahaha.

You should post the parts you need/want and see if any of the items group members have that could donate or sell.


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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am

Off of the top of my head:

Explorer 8.8
4 door explorer leaf packs
Bronco II C5 transmission, bellhousing, torque converter, flex plate
TTB Drop brackets

Either:
Explorer Dana 35 TTB
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:59 am

Well I got you covered on the 8.8, just gotta talk to David lol.


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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby Kris Guilbeaux » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:07 am

I dunno any spare 4.10 Dana 35s I know mike m. Has a 4.56 front and Justin had a 4.56 front both are Dana 35
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:39 am

Who is Justin? Wasn't mikes bad?


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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:07 am

4.56's are probably more preferable, and if you have to regear one side or the other, might as well go with the lower gears.
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:36 am

Well my 8.8 is geared at 4.10 but does have the locker.


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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:48 am

Justin does indeed have a D35 4.56 center section available. Anyone have the rest of the D35?
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby reapereviltwin » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:13 pm

Triple E wrote:Justin does indeed have a D35 4.56 center section available. Anyone have the rest of the D35?


I do believe I have the part your are looking for.
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby KF5ZXT » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:10 am

Sweet. :thumbup
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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:17 pm

reapereviltwin wrote:
Triple E wrote:Justin does indeed have a D35 4.56 center section available. Anyone have the rest of the D35?


I do believe I have the part your are looking for.

Believe? Lol


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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby reapereviltwin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:50 pm

TxPlates wrote:
reapereviltwin wrote:
Triple E wrote:Justin does indeed have a D35 4.56 center section available. Anyone have the rest of the D35?


I do believe I have the part your are looking for.

Believe? Lol


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Re: Ranger Dick, or Plan B, Part III

Postby TxPlates » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:37 am

Is it? Where?


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