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Old 08-07-2016, 11:58 PM   #1
Gummi Bear
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Default Another Early Bronco thread

With all the great builds and interest in Early Bronco here lately, I figured I might chronicle my build.

I have owned this 1976 rig since 1996, it was my daily driver for years, then it became a weekend fun toy.

9 years ago, I tore it down with the intention of building up a really amazing trail machine. I got it torn down, and while I was buying parts and drawing up a plan, all my buddies sold their rigs, so I abandoned mine in the shop. It became a sad "catch all" and a bit of an eyesore. Recently, Mrs and I have decided that it is time to accelerate our plans to buy a small ranch, so I am building this back up with the intention of selling it.

I don't have any pictures of when I brought it home, but this is what it looked like when I drove it every day:

Then it bgot a little bigger, and beefier:

Then bigger, and beefier still:

Then, I tore it down.

The plan was to 4-link the rear, and build a really great cage. Money and interest dried up about the time all my wheeling buddies retired.

This weekend, Twerpasaurus went out and helped me get it back up on all 4's. The first time in years it has been off jackstands.

Next trip we will get the drive lines buttoned up, and new fuel lines plumbed. Then I will get it started back up.

Once it is running, I will sort out the cosmetics.

This is a project that will take weeks to get done, it is 130 miles from home, so I can only work on it on the weekends.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately - Thoreau
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