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Old 01/15/12, 11:45 PM   #1
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migs' build thread - A 1970 Bronco ...an ever evolving project

Well, after much procrastinating I finally got around to starting this little build thread. it all began a couple of months ago when I acquired the 1970 Bronco from fatboy and met some nice folks from this site in the process. so I've joined and I'm ready to start documenting my progress.
I have a general idea of what I'm going to do but I change my mind quite a bit so I'm not going to commit many future plans to writing until they actually happen.
anyhow, the players involved are the 70, a 69 (green one), and a 76 (black one), all of which do run.
I'm sure many of you already know the 70, but for those who don't it's pretty much all original, virtually no rust, 302, 3 speed and power nuttin'.
the 69 I picked up last year, it is mostly original, rusty and dented, straight six, 3 speed. it also has the HD suspension, big bearing rear, and 4.11 gears with limited slips.
the 76 I have had for several years. it is very rusted, has a 302, auto, power steering and power front discs. also dual fuel tanks, 3.50 gears and a big bearing rear axle.
here they are together before things start coming apart.
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Old 01/15/12, 11:50 PM   #2
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I've also been doing some work to the garage, mostly insulation so I can heat it better, so that has kept me from working on the Broncos, but the 70 and 76 are in there now, and I need to pull some things from the 76 before I move it out again and focus on the 70.
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Old 01/16/12, 07:11 AM   #3
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Well, so far it looks like you are going to have a lot of fun and also headaches. These things are lots of fun but can also test your patience.

I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 01/16/12, 07:24 AM   #4
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Looking good migs. Cannot wait to see what you do with these.

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Old 01/16/12, 07:50 AM   #5
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Excellent man!! Nice looking Bunch you got there!

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Old 01/16/12, 08:08 AM   #6
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Nice Fleet of broncos you got there!

66, 289, C4, D44, upgrading as funds allow.
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Old 01/16/12, 09:59 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! Here are some pics showing how nice the 76 is. there are three good body parts left on it, the grill, hood and tail gate. so all I need to do is replace everything in between. I'm thinking I may build this one into a trail rig sometime down the road. right now I just need to grab a few things from it and I want to rid it of the junk top, that way I can at least use it as a rolling stand to hold the top from the 70.
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Old 01/16/12, 10:13 PM   #8
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there are three good body parts left on it, the grill, hood and tail gate. so all I need to do is replace everything in between.
Now that's funny. If you had past miner's skills you could just build all new sheet metal from scratch!

Always looking for the next project.
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Old 01/16/12, 10:22 PM   #9
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The '76 is a true example of an east coast truck.

I'm looking forward to your build(s). Keep the EB porn coming.

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Old 01/17/12, 01:25 PM   #10
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GREAT start! thank God you put all the hubcaps back on Liz too!

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Old 01/17/12, 02:17 PM   #11
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GREAT start! thank God you put all the hubcaps back on Liz too!
Thanks! I even gave her a quick polish, the ole' paint shined up pretty good.......cant wait to sand it all off!
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Old 01/23/12, 10:18 PM   #12
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so I finally had some time on Saturday to start on the tear down of the bad one. so far so good, haven't hit any snags yet. it looks like the top has never been off, though it had been poorly patched with spray foam and fiberglass long ago. all the original seals and bolts were present and surprisingly almost all of them came undone, I only had to cut two. it also appears that the front top seal spared the top of the windshield frame from any rust, but the bottom....well that's another story.
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Old 01/23/12, 10:25 PM   #13
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also had quite the pile of rust on the floor when I was done. maybe if I shake it enough the rest of the body will just disapear saving me a bit of work.

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Old 01/23/12, 10:36 PM   #14
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also found this when I folded the windshield forward. a little piece of history of where she may have been some time ago. says Popes Landing Launching Ramp. I'm assuming in Danvers, MA.
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Old 01/24/12, 06:11 AM   #15
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cool stuff, keep taking the pics. you'll be amazed when you're done.

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