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Old 03-14-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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Picked up this 88 bronco ll dirt cheap. Runs everything works new tires but inspe tion went out in 2014. Just looking for ideas for funtional mods. Im going to do the bumpers in tubing with hitches on front and back. Carpet out rhino line in. And a rattle can paint job. Any other ideas?
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:22 PM   #2
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My dad had same year model when I was in high school. I can't tell you what to do, but I'll let you one thing NOT to do and that's add lift.

Those things can be really top heavy and I had my old mans up on two wheels once...and it scary how easy that happened.

But it was super tight turning and had plenty of power since it was so light.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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I had a cousin get paralyzed by flipping one in the early 90s but he wasnt being very smart. Drinking speeding etc. But good thing is it will just put around now.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:43 PM   #4
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I had a cousin get paralyzed by flipping one in the early 90s but he wasnt being very smart. Drinking speeding etc. But good thing is it will just put around now.
I wasn't being dumb...but I won't say I was being smart either.

Sorry about your cousin...looks like a fine little putt-mobile!
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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I would throw some mud grips on it , bumpers if you want thats about all I would do.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:58 PM   #6
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Sweet I wouldn't put a lift for reasons mentioned. I had a buddy that had one and it went places I don't think a Polaris would go. Good luck should be fun.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:10 PM   #7
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My brother sent me this. Could be cool since we do alot of wheat field shooting and predator calling

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Old 04-25-2016, 12:07 PM   #8
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Put on heavy duty bumper and hitch recievers. Painted black going to start working on accesories and winch

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Old 04-27-2016, 09:02 AM   #9
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That looks sweet. I love the flat black. My buddy that had one mounted a road feeder to the spare tire mount and he never had to take it off. It worked out well. Keep the pics coming.
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:32 AM   #10
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I've got a 86 and with a level kit on the front 31's fit
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:18 PM   #11
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get wheel spacers and a lift help with the top heavy problem.
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Old 04-27-2016, 02:00 PM   #12
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Wire it so you can use a cradle mounted winch on either end. Then keep the winch inside so folks don't know you have one, and make it a point to go some place to get stuck..."hey dwa has a winch, so we are good".
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:26 AM   #13
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Lol
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Old 04-28-2016, 10:44 AM   #14
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Roll cage. Exoskeleton type.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:05 PM   #15
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well looks like you have done all the damage you can do with those 5,000 lb bumpers. that will put a deer airborn for at least 100 yards.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:26 PM   #16
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42-52" lightbar on either hte bumper or hood. Worth EVERY penny, esp. around the lease!
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Old 04-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #17
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A hay spear on the front would be fun.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:57 AM   #18
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After using it for a while decided bumpers were too heavy. Put new ones on and built a frame for the road feeder and a cargo basket which still need to be fitted to look right. Slow going right now lot of coals on the fire going to put in a hatch in the roof and hunting chairs mouted in the rear.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:03 AM   #19
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That thing looks good for being 28 years old
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Old 07-26-2016, 09:44 PM   #20
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Update mounted high rack
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #21
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Paint done.
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Old 08-06-2016, 01:52 PM   #22
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:31 PM   #23
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I would have left it as is and put my $ elsewhere.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:47 AM   #24
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Nah. Got it to do excactly this with it leave it at the lease to be a sendero cruiser.
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:13 AM   #25
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Looks good
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:45 PM   #26
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That thing is sweet. That would be my everyday driver.
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Old 11-28-2016, 09:37 AM   #27
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Broke her in good this past weekend



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Old 11-28-2016, 09:41 AM   #28
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color me jealous!
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Old 11-28-2016, 08:00 PM   #29
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Thanks we hauled alot of meat out this weekend. Im glad she held up on the maiden voyage
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Old 11-28-2016, 11:33 PM   #30
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Awesome!
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Old 12-02-2016, 05:37 PM   #31
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that paint job is sick love the olive green
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Old 12-03-2016, 08:00 AM   #32
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Wondering about the 2" square tubes sticking out the back. What are they for?
They look like the ultimate knee knockers and/or shin smackers.
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:27 AM   #33
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Wondering about the 2" square tubes sticking out the back. What are they for?
They look like the ultimate knee knockers and/or shin smackers.
receiver hitches
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:38 AM   #34
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Can you tell us more on how you did the high rack? We want to add one to a jeep Cherokee after deer season, so looking for ideas.
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:49 AM   #35
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Nice build. Glad it's serving your purposes. As far as auxiliary lighting, you can find 7" LEDs fairly cheap on eBay and mount them at corners or facing different directions...versus one huge light bar that costs a ton, and I'd you smack one with a limb or rock and destroy it you won't be sick to your stomach.
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:51 AM   #36
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That's a clean looking little bronco. I'd buy something else for the woods and drive that sucker!
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Old 12-04-2016, 09:07 PM   #37
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Looks good! How much do old broncos like this usually cost?


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Old 12-08-2016, 04:15 PM   #38
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I traded a rifle for it
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:44 PM   #39
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That thing turned out really slick. Nice work.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:25 PM   #40
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Well little update the high rack wouldn't fit in the horse trailer so it had to go. Spent a couple years at the lease in Sonora got it back to address some issues. Starter was going out needed a new battery and replace the heater core. The main reason I brought her back. You could not shoot at animals quick enough while riding around! So I decided to give her a new look. Got all the prefit stuff done today. Next week will be welding water proof it and hopefully some bodywork.

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Old 04-30-2018, 10:51 PM   #41
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Very cool
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:19 PM   #42
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I Like It A lot
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #43
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That is totally cool! You should fab-up an adapter for that modification and sell it as a kit.

You'll make bank.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:07 AM   #44
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Got welded up yesterday started waterproofing the top and sides. Still have to figure out the gap where bed and hatch meet. Needing bondo and rhino line the entire thing.

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:12 AM   #45
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That's a clean looking little bronco. I'd buy something else for the woods and drive that sucker!
No kidding that thing was slick!
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:38 PM   #46
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I like that a lot!
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Old 09-24-2018, 06:40 PM   #47
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Here’s my ‘84 with a DIY 2 inch lift. That thing will climb a wall.




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