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Old 11/14/17, 06:39 PM   #1
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Got Me a New Seven-2

Guess the wife was tired of seeing me mope around, being without my '66 since March, or maybe she's tired of seeing me troll the classifieds

I headed north yesterday to look at this Bronco and ended up buying it. First words out of the father-in-law's mouth "I don't know a whole lot about it, but I know he had to get another frame for it" oh crap here we go. Scrubbed and scrubbed that frame until enough of the VIN was visible to convince me...guy never heard of the frame VIN deal, been working on cars all his life. Told him I only knew from what I've learned from this forum.

Long story short here are pics, think I got a really good deal, I saw an unpainted tub sell for more than I paid just last week, best of all I'm back in the V8 world!! though I do love my luber six...thanks for reading

PS amateur paint job, and does anyone else think these are Chevy wheels?
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Old 11/14/17, 06:51 PM   #2
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Congratulations good find.

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Old 11/14/17, 06:55 PM   #3
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1966 LUBR, 170 3spd, 2.5" SL, 1" BL, 31's Tonko

1972 U15, 302 3spd, 3.5" SL, 1" BL, 35's Frankie
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Old 11/14/17, 07:28 PM   #4
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Thanks half cab

it's got lots of new suspension parts but is there any way to tell how much suspension lift it has?

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Old 11/14/17, 07:34 PM   #5
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Thanks half cab

it's got lots of new suspension parts but is there any way to tell how much suspension lift it has?
Yes, measure from the top of the front axle tube to the bottom of the frame rail directly above it. Stock is a little over 7" so take what you have and subtract that from it.

Congratulations on your find!

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Old 11/14/17, 07:39 PM   #6
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looks like a great find

Tried True Ford Blue RIP my brother Mstark
74 Bronco with Mustang 5.0 EFI w/painless harness, C4, 4.56 gears, D20 twin stick, 35's, 3 1/2" SL, long arms, 3" BL, rear spool, Grizzly front locker D44, full cage, 5pt harness. bla bla
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Old 11/14/17, 07:46 PM   #7
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Looks like its got alot of potential, very cool!
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Old 11/14/17, 07:51 PM   #8
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Hey good score!!! Now get to work!!!

It's only money, I hope the government sends me more tomorrow!!!
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Old 11/14/17, 08:25 PM   #9
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Yes, measure from the top of the front axle tube to the bottom of the frame rail directly above it. Stock is a little over 7" so take what you have and subtract that from it.

Congratulations on your find!
Thanks all!

Hey Jimmy I went out and measured, it was 10" on the passenger side and 9.5" on the driver side...I should probably mention this rig has NO shocks, rear leafs look pretty standard actually on 6 leaves? then i saw these body mounts...shouldn't they have bolts through them? lol
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Old 11/14/17, 09:50 PM   #10
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Cool, congrats!

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it was 10" on the passenger side and 9.5" on the driver side...I should probably mention this rig has NO shocks, rear leafs look pretty standard actually on 6 leaves?
Yes, standard style springs. Looks like the driver's side should be taller just looking at the gap between the end of the overload-leaf and the next one up.
Stock springs were either 5-packs or 6-packs depending on the package.
The bottom "overload" leaves are normally separated by a noticeable gap when unloaded. Only when the truck is loaded down with weight, or the suspension is being flexed are they supposed to contact. Otherwise when a spring wears out, the main leaves will settle down on to the overloads. Makes for a wicked stiff ride with that big thick spring always in use.

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then i saw these body mounts...shouldn't they have bolts through them? lol
Yes. Yes they should...
Factory setups had the thread of the bolts showing out the bottom, but no nuts visible.
Aftermarket setups like these polyurethane models on yours would have a simple setup of a steel inner sleeve, a full length bolt and a nut with washer.
Looks like none of that is present on yours.
I hope there are only a couple like that! The rest do have the nuts-n-bolts showing, correct?

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If that was the one on Craigslist in Ohio, you got great deal! I'm about two weeks out from having the money to go Bronco shopping or I would have been trying to beat you there. LOL
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i saw these body mounts...shouldn't they have bolts through them? lol[/QUOTE]


No, removing the bolts helps with frame flex...

Nice find.
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Thanks all!

Hey Jimmy I went out and measured, it was 10" on the passenger side and 9.5" on the driver side...I should probably mention this rig has NO shocks, rear leafs look pretty standard actually on 6 leaves? then i saw these body mounts...shouldn't they have bolts through them? lol
That's to help the chassis flex!

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No, removing the bolts helps with frame flex...

Nice find.
DOH! You beat me to it.

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