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Finally put my junkyard evap/blower motor housing in. Now I can drive it without the 200 deg + heat coming in through the fire walls.
 

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Took some poser-shots..

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And made an introductory video for the thing for my YouTube channel..

 

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Strange that does not even look like a 1984-1990 Bronco anymore. That's a lot of modifications

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Strange that does not even look like a 1984-1990 Bronco anymore. That's a lot of modifications

Dennis

A little putty and paint makes it what it ain't!
 

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Today was continuation of an on going fuel system saga. Engine quits but starts back up until next time. I traced it to a bad in tank fuel pump. Cut an access hole in the floor and swapped in a new unit. Problem solved. But now I get a little whiff of gas when I get out after a drive. I determined my tank was leaking. Removed it ( after cutting a hole in the floor to replace the pump 🤦🏻‍♂️). Inspection found 3 pin holes on top edges. Looks like rubbing and rusting. Tank is 12 years old. Cleaned her up. JB weld is my friend. Leaks all sealed up nicely. No leaks. Cleaning up to reinstall and found the skid plate front mount has significant rust damage. Break out the grinder, wire brushes and the welder. I’m goin in.
I’ll try to post results tomorrow
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Replaced the 32 year old ignition key cylinder.

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I dribbled sweat on the engine bay and I liked it. :giggle: oh! And I found out my BII will crank without a key. 🤫
 

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Today was continuation of an on going fuel system saga. Engine quits but starts back up until next time. I traced it to a bad in tank fuel pump. Cut an access hole in the floor and swapped in a new unit. Problem solved. But now I get a little whiff of gas when I get out after a drive. I determined my tank was leaking. Removed it ( after cutting a hole in the floor to replace the pump 🤦🏻‍♂️). Inspection found 3 pin holes on top edges. Looks like rubbing and rusting. Tank is 12 years old. Cleaned her up. JB weld is my friend. Leaks all sealed up nicely. No leaks. Cleaning up to reinstall and found the skid plate front mount has significant rust damage. Break out the grinder, wire brushes and the welder. I’m goin in.
I’ll try to post results tomorrow View attachment 16196View attachment 16197
How did it turn out? Doesn't look good in pics
 

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How did it turn out? Doesn't look good in pics
Back in service. Found an old c channel scrap steel and cut some patches. Cleaned up as best I could and welded them up.
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Tryin to determine front drive shaft length. I gotta 85 BII that I have swapped in a Dana 35. I still have the BW 1350 with the splined slip shaft front. The Dana 35 is a bit closer to the t case than the old 28 but there is also 6” of lift to consider. I find the shorter front shaft from the FM145 trans set up fits but has very little space before bottoming out. Maybe 1/2” to 3/4 “. I don’t get much difference from that on my stock setups on the other Broncos in the corral. I guess I should get out the floor jack and jack stand and flex her out to see if I bottom out.
Any thoughts or pointers out there?
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Correcting issues with my lift. Today we play with the front sway bar end links. Skyjacker recommended drop brackets at the frame mounts of which I purchased and installed with the lift. The results are less than desirable. Way too close to the steering at static hight, I couldn’t imagine at droop. I had an extra set of rear links( much longer). Cleaned em up installed the new bushing and here they are. Much better.
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So tell us what you did to your Bronco today... if it involves getting it upside down or any kind of fire... pictures are required.
This is what I did to my '88 Brll in May😖
 

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Yikes. Hope all involved are okay.
 

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Yikes. Hope all involved are okay.
Yeah we were fine but we had to use our shirts to beat out the grass fire so our arms were sore but other than that we stayed safe🙏
 

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Installed my homemade winch bumper on my ol girl Alice. . I’ve had it on the truck before but it was for fitment as it still needed cleaned and a few adjustments but it’s been a minute. So it’s trimmed and the freshly painted. I was asked previously how much sag I got at the springs because she is a beast. Estimate at 125lbs. I measured before at the front axle@ 31 5/8”. After with winch and goodies on it 31 3/8”. So about 1/4”. I believe the springs to be factory but wouldn’t be surprised if they were leveling springs.
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Holy crap @89RanBrII

I need to be careful what I ask for huh?

Glad everyone is good.

I kinda feel like we need the whole story...
 

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I'm putting a bit of work in the Ranger lately. New springs... shocks... refreshing the brakes... torsion bars... some electrical...

So I've spent some time using the back of my Bronco II for a work bench and parts storage.

I hope to get back on it in a couple weeks
 

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89RanBril

Glad everyone is ok.

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(Sorry for taking so long)

It all started last fall when I bought this rust bucket, '88 BrII that had been sitting for 8 yrs.

It did not run of course, so I pulled the fuel tank, cleaned out the inch of rust and sludge, replaced the sending unit, replaced the fuel filter, replaced the broken starter and cleaned the spark plugs.

After I did all this it sorta ran... Meaning it started and drove but would idle right down to the ground. That night it got cold and the next morning it wouldn't start.

I gave up on it for a little while until one day I was fiddling around with it and discovered the distributor was loose so I tried timing it, but that didn't fix so I got busy doing other things and didn't get back to it till May when I had a friend out.

I decided the injectors needed cleaned so we took off the intake, cleaned the injectors, cleaned out the pre-valve intake manifold for good measure and put it all back together.👨‍🔧

We got it to fire right after this, so we timed it again, then it firing even better so we cleaned the spark plugs and heated them up, and... It started!🙌 ✌

After that we just had to take it for a spin🙄

We aired up the bald tires, and went for a drive (we have a big ranch) we went up the hill on our driveway and it didn't have much power but it would still drive up the hill🤨

At the top of the hill we switched so my friend was driving, then we went back down and across our river, (we were going to go along the other side of the river for a little while till we got to another crossing then go back home) as we were driving along we were commenting on the smooth ride(That day is the only day I have driven/ rode in a BrII) and thoroughly enjoying ourselves.

However, when we got to the other crossing it was to muddy to cross with our bald tires, so he backed out of the river bed and went to turn around. When he started to pull back onto the road, he killed it. After he had started it again he felt heat on his arm, he looked out and yelled "John, we're on fire" I jumped out, he pulled off the fire and I started stomping. We quickly realized that stomping (the grass fire) would not work, so we ran down to the river and dunked our shirts in the river and started wacking the fire with them.

While my friend was beating the fire, I started pulling my stuff out of the BrII, all my tools and manuals and extra stuff. (The fire, evidently had caught on a gas leak🤦‍♀️ and there was no stopping it.)

We had tried calling for help but we did not have any service there, so after we had caught up to it a little, my friend ran to where he had service, (I kept hitting the fire) but because he had not had service, our home # was not saved in his phone so he tried calling his brother and his sister but they didn't have service either so he called his mom, who called my sister, who got my older brother and came looking for us. The problem was that the wind was blowing so hard that the smoke was not showing over trees. They found us though, about the time we had the grass fire out so they went back to grab the fire truck while we watched the BrII burn😭
 

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