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Old 05-28-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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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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We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded......

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Old 05-28-2015, 09:09 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:11 AM   #3
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That thing is sweet
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:12 AM   #4
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nice find, I love that body style on the old broncos.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:15 AM   #5
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Awesome find! In for the body work pics and write up.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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And here we go again with another epic thread from the master
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:21 AM   #7
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I'm in!
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:22 AM   #8
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In, good to see you posting. These are the threads I like to see.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:44 AM   #9
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Would you be interested in selling the Spitfire?
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:47 AM   #10
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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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Old 05-28-2015, 09:49 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:55 AM   #12
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Looks better already!
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:09 AM   #13
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Good lookin bronco can't wait to see it finished
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:11 AM   #14
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It is NOT weathered...it's RUSTIC
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:18 AM   #15
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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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Old 05-28-2015, 10:20 AM   #16
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The....RUSTIC....seats...had to go!

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Got some SmittyBilt seats for it.

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Old 05-28-2015, 11:19 AM   #17
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Looking good. That's my favorite bronco body style.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:21 AM   #18
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Lookin good so far
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:22 AM   #19
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Looking good dude. It will be a sweet ride
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:25 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:48 PM   #21
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Chicken Hawk is doin fine. Probly gonna sell it.

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Old 05-28-2015, 02:04 PM   #22
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Good times to be had in that Bronco!
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:39 PM   #23
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Had a '72 with a 302 in it. Positrack front and back, it would climb a tree ! Looking forward to seeing the finished product !
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:10 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:54 PM   #25
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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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:44 PM   #26
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Man it looks good already. I am certain the finished product will be impressive!
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:50 PM   #27
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I got the complete lift from Toms. Relocated the pan hard mount. New bushings, shocks...everthing.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:05 PM   #28
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bitchin' Keep up the great work!
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:41 PM   #29
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My dad had a 72 Bronco with the 302 and 3 on the tree. Loved that thing!
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:42 PM   #30
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Awesome, I've got a 77 I'll re-do when I can get some time. Last year for the true Bronco.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:16 PM   #31
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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.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:18 PM   #32
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Got a 76 in the barn

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Old 05-28-2015, 09:32 PM   #33
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Man I'm in on this one. I had a 75 model with a 289 in it in high school.

I miss that Bronco.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:43 PM   #34
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Man id love to have one of those. In on this
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:38 AM   #35
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Oh now it's on!!!!!!!! Good to see ya postin Joey! Show these boys how it's done. HAND!!!!
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:53 AM   #36
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Nice work, I have a 1969 model that I am tearing into.
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Old 05-29-2015, 06:56 AM   #37
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I love old bronco's my favorite vehicle ever
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:16 AM   #38
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It's not for sale just to **** people off
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:40 AM   #39
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In for this fixer!!!
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Bad ar$e, brother!
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Lookin good, hand!


Are them drums on the front?
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:47 AM   #42
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In for this one. Lovin' it!
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:49 AM   #43
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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!!!
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:16 PM   #44
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Still has drum brakes until I find a Dana 44.

They stop it.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:32 PM   #45
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This is Sweet. I am documenting my Jeep Wrangler YJ build so I can deliver a write up soon.

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Old 05-29-2015, 01:35 PM   #46
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Trade you a 97 Chevy for it
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:49 PM   #47
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Sweet rig Joey
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:50 PM   #48
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Nice ride!
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:51 PM   #49
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In for the outcome. Cool looking ride.
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Sweet ride...wish I hadn't sold my 75'!
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