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Old 05/21/20, 05:17 PM   #1
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PO Surprises

I have to admit, PO surprises are not my favourite thing to find. So after my boy and I have started tearing down the 74, we find this... 1/16" steel inner fenders. Now I know the previous owner was a millwright, and they look kinda well made, but what a PITA these are going to be!
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-75 Bronco - presently a rolling frame with motor mounted.... and glove box door.
-74 Bronco - multiple shades of blue and rust. 302/4 speed... deciding what direction to take it.
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Old 05/21/20, 06:39 PM   #2
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Woo Hoo! It's like Christmas every time you pull back another layer!!! I know what you mean and it can be a pain. Good luck.

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Old 05/22/20, 06:26 AM   #3
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Ah yes, PO options. Love it!

You never know what you might find with a newly acquired Bronco.

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I've been replacing floors on a 66 u15 off and on over the last couple of weeks. Where a PO put the 3sp on the floor, they built an extension off of the tunnel to surround the shifter area. It's made with enough angle iron to sink the Bismark. The rear floor had a sheet of plywood bolted to it at some point, rusted out the floor underneath, and was also surrounded with a angle iron frame.......lol

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I've been replacing floors on a 66 u15 off and on over the last couple of weeks. Where a PO put the 3sp on the floor, they built an extension off of the tunnel to surround the shifter area. It's made with enough angle iron to sink the Bismark. The rear floor had a sheet of plywood bolted to it at some point, rusted out the floor underneath, and was also surrounded with a angle iron frame.......lol
Ah yes, plywood.... I did manage to pull some of that off the floor too, held down with wood screws to the wooden brace on the underside.... needless to say I think a full floor pan replacement is now going to happen.

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Ah yes, plywood.... I did manage to pull some of that off the floor too, held down with wood screws to the wooden brace on the underside.... needless to say I think a full floor pan replacement is now going to happen.
At the time, that dang piece of plywood probably cost a dollar, and is going to cost an entire rear floor and two wheel houses now. Rest of the body is great, solid and door fit is perfect still.

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I have to admit, PO surprises are not my favourite thing to find. So after my boy and I have started tearing down the 74, we find this... 1/16" steel inner fenders. Now I know the previous owner was a millwright, and they look kinda well made, but what a PITA these are going to be!
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Ah yes, PO options. Love it!

You never know what you might find with a newly acquired Bronco.
that's for damn sure these days.. lol

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