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Joey~AP 05-28-2015 09:04 AM

70 Bronco ~ FrankenFord
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Decided to fix up our 1970 Bronco.

Not doing a frame off, restore or custom....just fixin er up.

Picked this Bronco up cheap at the prison farm, cause it didnt have a title. Previous owner got it from a guy in Alabama. Alabama vehicles were not titled until 1984. This one never had one. I went to DMV and the ladies told me what I needed to do to get a Texas title. I did some research and had it titled within a month. It wasnt easy.

Bronco is solid, except for the floor boards and the hood. It has a strong 302 with a 3 on the tree. Didnt have any type of roof. Seats were tore up. I guess you could say it was weathered.

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Stan R 05-28-2015 09:09 AM

I had one of those in the early 70's 6 cylinder 3 speed with NO AC in Florida.

Loved that thing

In for the redo.

frazee3200 05-28-2015 09:11 AM

That thing is sweet

Mike Fangman 05-28-2015 09:12 AM

nice find, I love that body style on the old broncos.

Pedernal 05-28-2015 09:15 AM

Awesome find! In for the body work pics and write up.

mboltm 05-28-2015 09:18 AM

And here we go again with another epic thread from the master ;)b;)b

UncleBubba 05-28-2015 09:21 AM

I'm in!

Bullydog 05-28-2015 09:22 AM

In, good to see you posting. These are the threads I like to see. ;)b

Abilenehogman1 05-28-2015 09:44 AM

Would you be interested in selling the Spitfire?

Joey~AP 05-28-2015 09:47 AM

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I dont like things to stay "stock" for very long, so I ordered a 3" suspension lift from Tom's Broncos to allow for some 10x15 wheels and 33" Cooper's.

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Joey~AP 05-28-2015 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by Abilenehogman1 (Post 10104772)
Would you be interested in selling the Spitfire?

The Spitfire doesnt belong to me.

If it did....it would be a gasser with a 327 SBC in it. :D

PBUCKSHOT 05-28-2015 09:55 AM

Looks better already!;)b

rednecktbrizz7 05-28-2015 10:09 AM

Good lookin bronco can't wait to see it finished

bwssr 05-28-2015 10:11 AM

It is NOT weathered...it's RUSTIC

Joey~AP 05-28-2015 10:18 AM

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Did a favor for a friend. He had an extra hardtop layin around and he donated it to the cause. It serves a purpose....but i like the bikini top better.

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Joey~AP 05-28-2015 10:20 AM

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The....RUSTIC....seats...had to go!

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Got some SmittyBilt seats for it.

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TxHunter06 05-28-2015 11:19 AM

Looking good. That's my favorite bronco body style.

hoythitman 05-28-2015 11:21 AM

Lookin good so far

onetondodge 05-28-2015 11:22 AM

Looking good dude. It will be a sweet ride

Tmag 05-28-2015 01:25 PM

First and foremost, you don't know how good my old heart felt to see you post up old hand! Been a long time, and you have been sorely missed. Secondly, thanks for the little teaser pic of the "Chicken Hawk" sitting back there behind the Jeep. I still think about her a lot.
The Bronco is a hoss, can't wait to see the finished product. As always you will have this looking mighty fine. ;)b

Joey~AP 05-28-2015 01:48 PM

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Chicken Hawk is doin fine. Probly gonna sell it.

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PoohDaddy 05-28-2015 02:04 PM

Good times to be had in that Bronco!

Drycreek3189 05-28-2015 02:39 PM

Had a '72 with a 302 in it. Positrack front and back, it would climb a tree ! Looking forward to seeing the finished product ! ;)b

Tmag 05-28-2015 03:10 PM


Originally Posted by Joey~AP (Post 10105801)
Chicken Hawk is doin fine. Probly gonna sell it.

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She looks plumb pretty now. You need to post up a video of you riding the Hawk before she leaves. Heck, I'd buy it from you but I've grown too used to sleeping by Patty at night. ;) :D

Gummi Bear 05-28-2015 04:54 PM

Starting to look good!

I bought my first EB in 1996, been fooling with them ever since.

Did you get the full kit from Toms? I've spent truckloads with them over the years, mighty good folks.

If not, you're going to want new "C" bushings to correct the caster, else you'll have steering wander..

You may also need to take a look at the relationship between the panhard bar (track bar) and the drag link. They need to be similar in length, and move in the same plane or you'll get wonky handling.

myway 05-28-2015 05:44 PM

Man it looks good already. I am certain the finished product will be impressive!

Joey~AP 05-28-2015 05:50 PM

I got the complete lift from Toms. Relocated the pan hard mount. New bushings, shocks...everthing.

Aggiehunter08 05-28-2015 06:05 PM

bitchin';)b Keep up the great work!

WyoBull 05-28-2015 06:41 PM

My dad had a 72 Bronco with the 302 and 3 on the tree. Loved that thing!

MikeConner 05-28-2015 07:42 PM

Awesome, I've got a 77 I'll re-do when I can get some time. Last year for the true Bronco.

Gummi Bear 05-28-2015 09:16 PM

70 Bronco

Originally Posted by Joey~AP (Post 10106636)
I got the complete lift from Toms. Relocated the pan hard mount. New bushings, shocks...everthing.

The weld on panhard drop bracket?

If so, make sure it is welded securely, it is all that keeps the front axle centered up there! LOL. (I've seen more than one tear off. The new bracket is thicker than the frame material )

When you lay on your tummy, and look at the front of your rig, the drag link should hide the panhard. If they are not perfect in line with one another, you will get bump steer.

If they are parallel, it will handle pretty well on the street, but can do some funny stuff when it twists up on the trail.

Some people use a drop pitman arm to achieve this, and it can introduce other handling issues, as well as occasional funny steering behavior.

This does not always happen. And as weird as it sounds, every rig is different. I've done at least a dozen EB lifts, and every one is unique.

BTLowry 05-28-2015 09:18 PM

Got a 76 in the barn

Watching this

Mike D 05-28-2015 09:32 PM

Man I'm in on this one. I had a 75 model with a 289 in it in high school.

I miss that Bronco. :(

super_dave 05-28-2015 09:43 PM

Man id love to have one of those. In on this

Goldeneagle 05-29-2015 06:38 AM

Oh now it's on!!!!!!!! Good to see ya postin Joey! Show these boys how it's done. HAND!!!!;)b

bfree 05-29-2015 06:53 AM

Nice work, I have a 1969 model that I am tearing into.

Bama 05-29-2015 06:56 AM

I love old bronco's my favorite vehicle ever

Lynn21 05-29-2015 07:16 AM

It's not for sale just to **** people off

Bigyummy77 05-29-2015 07:40 AM

In for this fixer!!!

Devil1 05-29-2015 08:12 AM

Bad ar$e, brother!

Dale Moser 05-29-2015 08:47 AM

Lookin good, hand!

Are them drums on the front?

TexasLongball 05-29-2015 08:47 AM

In for this one. Lovin' it!

Double L 05-29-2015 08:49 AM

Good to see you posting again hand....been way too long.

Have always enjoyed your builds as you have some mad skills! Looking forward to seeing the completion of this one!!! ;)b

Joey~AP 05-29-2015 01:16 PM

Still has drum brakes until I find a Dana 44.

They stop it.

LWR2 05-29-2015 01:32 PM

This is Sweet. I am documenting my Jeep Wrangler YJ build so I can deliver a write up soon.


frazee3200 05-29-2015 01:35 PM

Trade you a 97 Chevy for it :D

bboswell 05-29-2015 01:49 PM

Sweet rig Joey

Outlaw_6 05-29-2015 01:50 PM

Nice ride!

bobc 05-29-2015 01:51 PM

In for the outcome. Cool looking ride.

Sasquatch Ag 95 05-29-2015 02:56 PM

Sweet ride...wish I hadn't sold my 75'!

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