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Old 02/06/12, 11:28 AM   #46
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Thank you SOOOOO much for putting that vision into my brain. I owe you for that one...
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Old 02/06/12, 11:34 AM   #47
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I removed the top from the 70 yesterday, most likely for the first time since Ford put it on. what a joy it is when every nut and bolt comes undone with a turn of the wrench and you can then just unscrew then with your fingers. also, note how clean the wiper assembly is.
Very nice...!!! One of these days we'll have a stocker here...

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Old 02/09/12, 09:25 PM   #48
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great looking NH broncos.... keep us all posted with the details for "LIZ" as she is known. feel free to change her name though...
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well... since she seems to get her name from the previous owner.....I guess we could start calling her "Pete".
Does that make the topless images any better?
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Old 02/09/12, 09:37 PM   #49
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I have one you could copy. Thought you might have the necessary gear at the shop for sheetmetal work. Not ready to get rid of it yet but certainly willing to loan it out.
Thanks! I will probably take you up on that if I decide to make a new bottom section. the lower corners are rotted off so I don't know exactly where they end.
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Old 02/09/12, 10:46 PM   #50
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Looks great topless and with the half cab
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Old 02/09/12, 11:09 PM   #51
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Thanks! I will probably take you up on that if I decide to make a new bottom section. the lower corners are rotted off so I don't know exactly where they end.
I have 2 half cabs at home too. Should be able to get something going!

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Old 02/09/12, 11:10 PM   #52
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well... since she seems to get her name from the previous owner.....I guess we could start calling her "Pete".
Does that make the topless images any better?
Stick with Liz, there is a lot more there than just the PO!

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Old 02/10/12, 05:50 AM   #53
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well... since she seems to get her name from the previous owner.....I guess we could start calling her "Pete".
Does that make the topless images any better?
actually, compared to what we saw? yes.....

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Old 02/15/12, 09:21 PM   #54
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Well, its been a little while but no real Bronco work to report. mostly just been spending some time trying to find places to put all these Bronco parts. I did order some parts so I can get to work on the minimal rust repair required. I did discover a small hidden surprise, the passenger side rocker has a good amount of filler in it. I don't think it is rusted, I think someone probably hit something and caved it in a bit. I will know more once I remove the filler and decide if I can fix it or if I have to replace it. the good thing about it is that it's the same side as the striker post with rust issues. so, two birds............

the other thing is, the more time I spend crawling over, sliding under, or just plain looking at her I'm starting to realize that I don't want to modify anything and that she should be restored to and kept all original. even the paint color is really starting to grow on me. one question I have concerns the manual steering. right now I'm thinking I want to keep it that way because that's how it came from the factory, but what if it was converted to power for sake of making it more drivable? any opinions on this helping or hurting the value? once the Bronco is finished I don't think I will be driving it daily and it most likely won't see any trails.
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Old 02/16/12, 05:24 AM   #55
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That is the issue I had with the truck as well. My thought was to only put on "bolt on" items like original power steering or even d-44 with disc. YOu could even put a mild lift on it. I was going to keep all the "original" parts I took off so that it could be returned to original at any time. Ultimately it would be a great base for a completely original restoration.

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Old 02/16/12, 04:34 PM   #56
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nothing wrong with manual steering.... i have it on my subaru brat and the feel of the road is much better.... drive it with the manual steering before you upgrade. Smaller size tires and manual is fine. trail driving with manual steering is another story.
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Old 02/16/12, 08:32 PM   #57
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yeah, that's what I've been thinking if I keep it stock. I've driven it around the neighborhood and it didn't bother me that much. the only car I've driven quite a bit with manual steering is my old VW Beetle, but I don't think that should count given that there's no weight on the front end.
it's just tuff being spoiled nowadays......even my lawn mower has power steering.
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the bike doesn't though!

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Old 02/16/12, 08:38 PM   #59
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thats why I lean!
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Put in some time on it today. so, that rocker that I suspected to be dented? well, yeah, it had a little filler in it. knocked it right off with the air chisel to reveal the extent. well I guess the rocker is coming of...........
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