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Old 06/20/15, 07:28 PM   #31
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Well, last week was pretty productive. I removed the gas/break/clutch pedals, disassembled the old doors and shipped them to OK. Removed the upper floor pans, painted the frame and dropped the new pan in w/ bushings to see how it fit. Surprisingly, I have not manipulated that pan and it almost fits perfectly! What a time saver! Hopefully next week we'll have the floor pan assembly and uppers tacked in place and I'll be moving on to the cowel area!
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Old 06/20/15, 08:01 PM   #32
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Ok, so this build is pretty much a rolling resto and I think it will be the most unique one on here since I'm basically trying to salvage a bucket of rust.
You are doing a great job and this quote made me chuckle a little. Many a bronco on here would be considered unique by this criteria. I know I had to replace almost every panel on my bronco or cut out rust and weld in patches. Keep up the great work. Can't wait to see it done.

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http://classicbroncos.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=187354 My build thread.
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Old 06/21/15, 09:27 AM   #33
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Ha, very true! I guess the saying about skinning a cat applies to bronco builds, there is more than one way to do it!
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Old 06/25/15, 09:04 PM   #34
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Little advice here

Ok so I have my floor pans in but I'm not super happy, they look ok but there's a few spots where the seams just don't quite line up. There's about 1/8" gap on the top where the original trans tunnel meets the new floor pan. The original lip where it was spot welded is hitting the floor support channel causing this minor gap. The only other spot that quite doesn't line up is the upper left corner on the upper portion of the floor pan. There aren't any gaps per say but I feel like if I trimmed that lip on the original tunnel, this floor pan might fit better. My dilemma is do I unscrew everything and try to redo it? Or say the hell with it and weld it in and slap some seam sealer on it because the gap or tolerances are not that bad. I've included a photo let me know, am I being picky or is this normal ?
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Old 06/25/15, 09:08 PM   #35
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One more photo

This shows how that upper pan sits! It's flush every where else but here!
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Old 06/26/15, 12:11 AM   #36
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Take the two body mounts out under the front floor pans and line it up. I had to do the same thing on mine. I lined mine up to the same fittment my old trans tunnel was, burned it in then reinstalled the body mounts and all my gaps were perfect. This area has load on it from the firewall and without it being welded is unsprung, hence the small gap. I think if I would have left the little gap in while welding I would probably would of had to shim the body mounts to make my door gap alignment happy. Not sure if this helps but it is what worked for me.

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Old 06/27/15, 08:34 AM   #37
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Awesome, I will give that a try! Thanks!
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Old 06/30/15, 12:21 PM   #38
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Ok so I tried pulling out the bushings and lining things up but I was getting to much of a gap at the bottom. Soooo, we decided to trim a little bit of the original tunnel and the pan fit like a gem! I just think the new pan had the floor channel support welded to close and it was hitting the original upper tunnel causing that gap! But were sitting pretty and flush and gap is corrected on the upper pan!
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Old 07/01/15, 08:11 AM   #39
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Looks great!
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Lol, time and money is all it takes I hear, so if I got this figured out:
time+money = bronco and we all know that time = money so money +money = LOTS OF MONEY ....gotchya!
Math on a Bronco forum, it is anarchy! Looks great, I keep checking in on your thread, it brings back memories...

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Old 08/26/15, 03:18 PM   #41
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Update

It's been awhile since I've posted an update here but don't worry I haven't been neglecting the project! I'll have some photos up later as my phone only allows me to load one picture per post! Ok, so new floor pans are tacked in, front core is removed and will be blasted and patched where according, inner fenders and tubs are scraped, passenger side kick panel and upper cowel along with any rust has been removed, just need to make a few replacement pieces and get the new cowel in place along with kick panel. Then I plan on fixing the driver side area and then removing the old steering box and clean/paint the rest of the frame. Then hopefully get my inner fenders and core back on and then get my door post/fenders hung and then tackle the pick up bed! Wish me luck! Lol
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Old 08/26/15, 03:28 PM   #42
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Here's another picture diff angle
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Old 08/27/15, 09:22 PM   #43
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Most of the rust is cut out, just need to fix that support channel that runs under the cowel, and fix a few spots on the fire wall. Should have that done next week! I also threw in the photo of the duck blind I fabbed up, gotta have other hobbies to keep sane!
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I'd like to see some updates on this project. If for nothing more than some motivation to keep me working hard on mine!
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I'd like to see some updates on this project. If for nothing more than some motivation to keep me working hard on mine!
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