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Thanks guys I appreciate the info.

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From my recollection, such as it is...
In winter it's more around 1/3 mark and in summer it's near the halfway point and it doesn't go noticeably above that.
I think the ~half way point is where my e-fan kicks in and I think I set that at 195 degrees.
I drove the BII today. It's 60 degrees outside. While driving it stays at the bottom side of the "L". My e-fan kicks on when it hits the top of the "A".
As soon as the BII is moving the engine is cold enough that the e-fan turns off.

I don't think it is hot enough outside to get the engine hot enough to get the thermostat fully open.
 

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It’s not so much what I did to my Bronco today as what I’ll be doing thru the spring and summer. I’ve got an 85 that has been an on going project for several years. I started with a body lift and well it some how grew into a full body off frame restoration. Not one of those fancy rotisserie back to factory restos . A redneck with a barn, a screwdriver and a rusty pair of pliers kind. Her current condition is an arguably 50% done but are we ever truly done?🤔 my goal is to drive her under her own power by the end of summer. Mind you I still have a job working 40 to 60 hours a week. Body is back on, new everything, I even threw a running 2.8 duraspark View attachment 15586back in her till I get to the 5.0 portion of the project. The only brakes are the pedal a new power booster and master cylinder and that’s it. No shocks, rotted tires, no fuel tank, no exhaust past y pipe, and that’s just for starters. I’ve got a back porch full of new parts to get the party started. I’m thinking I should start a build thread To help liven up this joint. Seems it goes weeks in here with no new posts. So what do y’all think.
Yes!!! Do your Build thread! I just bought a 1989 Bronco 2 4x4 yesterday and I’m so excited to get it perfect.
 

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I bought a 1989 Ford Bronco 2 xlt 4x4 yesterday. Here it is :love:. Taking it to mechanic tomorrow to get it checked out but when I bought It I had someone look at it and power steering is leaking bad. I bought this baby for $3,500. What do you all think?
 

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Congrats on the new to you Bronco II @Lira

Looks like a pretty nice truck... and how the market has affected pricing of these trucks... $3500 for a driver is a pretty good deal.

It doesn't look like it's had a "solid axle swap"... but I could be wrong. It really could have one of three front ends. D28... D28 hybrid or if you're lucky a D35. All of those are what we call TTB (Twin Traction Beam) axles. A couple pictures of it would help to identify what you have.

Between your VIN number and the driver door sticker... and a bit of research on the net... you can decipher what your new truck was built with. But as these trucks aged... people did a bunch of swapping of parts so what it was built with may not still be what it has.to suit your needs

Be sure to check out the Tech Library here on the site... it has a bunch of information to help you decipher what you have and also some how to articles to help mod it to suit your needs.

Welcome to BroncoCorral...
 

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Congrats on the new to you Bronco II @Lira

Looks like a pretty nice truck... and how the market has affected pricing of these trucks... $3500 for a driver is a pretty good deal.

It doesn't look like it's had a "solid axle swap"... but I could be wrong. It really could have one of three front ends. D28... D28 hybrid or if you're lucky a D35. All of those are what we call TTB (Twin Traction Beam) axles. A couple pictures of it would help to identify what you have.

Between your VIN number and the driver door sticker... and a bit of research on the net... you can decipher what your new truck was built with. But as these trucks aged... people did a bunch of swapping of parts so what it was built with may not still be what it has.to suit your needs

Be sure to check out the Tech Library here on the site... it has a bunch of information to help you decipher what you have and also some how to articles to help mod it to suit your needs.

Welcome to BroncoCorral...
Awesome! Thanks for the information! I appreciate it, I honestly don’t know but here is the vin # I can upload more photos just let me know what areas to take photos of .
 

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Lira

Nice find.

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How much did you spend? Post details on which you bought please?, looks so great
I gave up keeping track of how much I’ve spent. Project started as a 3” body lift. Rusted through body mount brackets and while I got the body up why not pull the frame out and clean it up a little and 7 years later here we are. I get alot of parts from broncograveyard on line. They have prices listed if you wanna check it out. But I also shop around for pricing.
 

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Awesome! Thanks for the information! I appreciate it, I honestly don’t know but here is the vin # I can upload more photos just let me know what areas to take photos of .
I'm gonna share a link to the sister site to this one... The Ranger Station. This site has a Tech Library although it's not as "complete" as the Library over at TRS. This link will get you started figuring out what you have. There is a world of information on the Rangers there... but much of it is the same as your Bronco II. They share the same platform.

The Ford Safety Compliance Label (Federal Sticker) - The Ranger Station
 

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I gave up keeping track of how much I’ve spent. Project started as a 3” body lift. Rusted through body mount brackets and while I got the body up why not pull the frame out and clean it up a little and 7 years later here we are. I get alot of parts from broncograveyard on line. They have prices listed if you wanna check it out. But I also shop around for pricing.
Glad to see you're still around...

Any updates on the project... or still too busy to get any garage time?

I'm headed up to Kalkaska on Monday for a week at deer camp. Looks like they got a bunch of snow...
 

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Glad to see you're still around...

Any updates on the project... or still too busy to get any garage time?

I'm headed up to Kalkaska on Monday for a week at deer camp. Looks like they got a bunch of snow...
Some progress. Brakes are done. New fuel tank and straps. Got the driveshaft on and the truck now moves and stops on her own. Been pushing her around for 7 years. She’s in the barn stall for the winter. Tires shocks and new floor covering are next. Hope to drive her to town next year. Maybe some ice cream. 🤔
 

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