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Old 12/12/17, 04:32 PM   #136
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Not that you need another project... But hydroboost is way better.

You can use a Astro van booster, with the replacement bell crank assembly that they sell on EBay. That way you can keep the factory off-set bracket

Just a thought...

By the way Nice work Sir.

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Old 12/12/17, 04:49 PM   #137
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Glad she runs smoother...
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Not that you need another project... But hydroboost is way better.
By the way Nice work Sir.
Thanks!

To be honest, since the vehicle hadn't been driven in a few months and the pads/rotors were new, we'll see if the brakes get better as they bed in. Hydroboost would be far in the future.

The trucks pretty well sorted. I need to start back on the cosmetics. While I love the original paint, it does have a lot of wear.

Plus my wife keeps asking when it'll quit looking like a bucket of bolts...

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Old 12/12/17, 07:42 PM   #138
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Plus my wife keeps asking when it'll quit looking like a bucket of bolts...
Mine said the same, until my 71 was done...

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Old 02/08/18, 11:28 PM   #139
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Gotta update every now and then. Although I think most of my stuff can go into the 'what did you do to your bronco' thread...

Replaced front springs with moog 812 (stock height, progressive) springs. Ride is *much* improved over the previous springs which had no compression whatsoever.

Also replaced the rear radius arm bushings. Something I thought would be pretty easy with the springs out...but was a pain in the ass trying to get the arms out of the holes.

Currently replacing the rear springs with stock type rears. At this time I think it'll make little difference in how the rear rides. Quit a bit of work though. Lots of grunting and rolling around on the ground.

Eh, broke the little lens on my phone's camera...
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Old 02/09/18, 12:02 AM   #140
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A couple of more photos.

Installed the rear quarter interior panels. Stock panels are a bit wavy from time.

I've owned the bronco for over two years now, and have never gotten a chance to give the underside a good clean. Oddly enough what I thought was rust was mostly dirt. It'll be interesting to see how the frame comes out after a good cleaning. Frame paint is original.

Eh, rear spring replacement...
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Old 02/09/18, 06:48 AM   #141
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Eh, rear spring replacement...
Good luck.. I have the same to do once I acquire some new rear springs ($$$)

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Let's see....still doing mechanical work...

New tank from Aerotank. Tank was pretty clean inside, but I sloshed acetone inside it and dumped it out. After installing the tank I installed a clear inline filter, which is in addition to the one screwed into the carburetor. The carburetor filter is simply a plastic mesh.

Glad I installed the extra filter, still a lot of sand/sediment in the tank even though the tank seemed pretty clean. Picture is from underneath the filter.
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Old 11/06/18, 11:22 AM   #143
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I didn't realize owning a Bronco was like owning a house or a boat...I've done loads of things, but don't really feel like documenting it all, lol.

Cleaned my heater box and replaced the heater core. I ultimately ended up with a Spectra Aluminum one. As with most Bronco things, I had to buy it twice. (actually three times, I bought a TBP copper one that I did not use).

The first spectra was shipped in a box by itself, I wasn't impressed with how the tubes fitted so I got a replacement. The replacement, same part number, was double boxed.

Pictures are of the first Spectra, the second one, then the cleaned heater box and the inner firewall location for the heater box.
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