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Old 08/09/12, 09:37 PM   #1
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Grin Stutsmo's 67 build.

I started thinking….. Now I have a problem, and it is a Bronco addict’s worst nightmare. That freakin Dave Ramsey……. EVERYTHING he teaches in financial peace university is a blatant disregard of a Bronco addict’s way of thinking and living. What does he mean? ”save money”……“plan for your financial future.” …….“Every dollar has a name so Tell your money where to go and what to do before it’s even in the Bank.” This leads me to my problem….It’s time for me to part with my Bronco addict tendencies. The wife and I agreed that we get to keep 1 Bronco until we can achieve baby step 7. Some of you already know what I am talking about (Baby steps) because you have been through it. I encourage those of you that struggle with finances to at least check out what he has to say.
So here’s what is happening. Every Bronco part I don’t need for my “Junko” build must be sold. I have a bunch of parts and some are worth some money but most aren’t. Whatever money I get out of my spare parts is what I have to finish up the “Junko” build. So since a lot of my parts are not desirable any longer like 3 speed Trans, Dana 44 with drum brakes, frame but no title, etc….. I think (and this is what gets me in trouble) that a complete running Bronco would net me more cash than trying to sell the parts by themselves. I wasn’t going to do a build thread on this but I decided to because when I look back on some of my previous threads they have helped me figure out what the heck I was thinking at the time I did it! It will also serve as a diary of sorts for me, and the new owner when the Bronco is completed. So enough of the background of why I am building it and on with the build….. Here are some pics to get it started.
The first 3 pics are of the frame and front axle, and stock suspension before I disassembled media blasted and painted them. The rest of the pics are of the painted parts and some bushings which I sold some other parts to pay for.
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Old 08/09/12, 09:51 PM   #2
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here are some more pics of the cleaning/painting process. Last pic is a 4x4x2 box. I sold some parts and bought it from a member on this board. It has been blasted and painted since I took this pic.
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Old 08/09/12, 10:07 PM   #3
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My build thread has helped me remember exactly what i did and what part numbers i used. If this site ever goes down and i lose my build thread im screwed! Good luck! The documentation of a build is important for future fixes and for others.

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Old 08/09/12, 10:53 PM   #4
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this will be interesting!!

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Old 08/09/12, 11:38 PM   #5
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Cool idea. It's funny to think there could be a complete bronco in all of our spare parts piles

'When my Bronco is finished' is only a hypothetical statement.
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Old 08/10/12, 04:11 AM   #6
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I am also keeping a detailed spread sheet of parts used along with this thread the new owner will know exactly what he/she is buying……Yea this has been More challenging and a little more slow going than I expected I have been working on it a month and still don’t have a body on the frame yet. I’ll post up some more pics after work.

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Hey Stutsmo, What are you painting the frame/axles with? It looks great so far.

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I'm with ya on the Dave Ramsey thing. One guy I know got his living expenses to $2400/month including mortgage, college loans, baby stuff, virtually all expenses. I just figured ours, and it is MUCH higher....

So, props to ya for digging out of debt. We are about there and it feels great! If you need some parts for your project, post up and I'll see if I can send anything your way. Most of us do have enough to build a spare truck with, it seems. Most of my 'extra' stuff is now gone, but I'd be happy to help a brother out if I can.

My advice is to get it running and driving. Maybe get a cheap Maaco paint job, if you can do the prep work. A lot of the nice 'add on' stuff and a good paint job will break the bank!

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Old 08/10/12, 12:48 PM   #9
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And, yes the racing thing goes completely against anything Ramsey would say, in case you were wondering

Gotta have some fun, right?

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Stick with the Financial Peace, it's excellent.

Also, in addition to the 4x4x2 box, what else do you need to put PS in an early Bronco?
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2 groove pulleys, ps brackets and pump, hoses, and maybe modify the steering shaft a touch. For the 4x4x2 box, it doesn't bolt up to the frame nicely. It takes a fair bit of work to get it to fit. I bought a BC kit to do it. If you don't have a plasma (makes life a lot easier) or a welder, you'll need to get someone to do that for you. Personally, I don't see the allure to the 4x4x2 box. Broken several sector shafts in them on the racer. I think the stock EB box is about as strong (my opinion only).

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Old 08/10/12, 02:17 PM   #12
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Hey Stutsmo, What are you painting the frame/axles with? It looks great so far.
I used rust seal from KBS coatings found on this site…. Thanks for reminding me I need to go order some more!


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I'm with ya on the Dave Ramsey thing. One guy I know got his living expenses to $2400/month including mortgage, college loans, baby stuff, virtually all expenses. I just figured ours, and it is MUCH higher....

So, props to ya for digging out of debt. We are about there and it feels great! If you need some parts for your project, post up and I'll see if I can send anything your way. Most of us do have enough to build a spare truck with, it seems. Most of my 'extra' stuff is now gone, but I'd be happy to help a brother out if I can.

My advice is to get it running and driving. Maybe get a cheap Maaco paint job, if you can do the prep work. A lot of the nice 'add on' stuff and a good paint job will break the bank!

Thanks! I know I don’t have everything it will take to complete it so I’ll probably be posting up on this thread when something is needed. Way cool of you to offer though! My plan is to have it running and drive it a bunch wile I am trying to sell it. Working out as many of the bugs as I can for the next guy. I already have paint for it (single stage) and I plan on attempting the body/ paint myself, I have never painted before but I have always wanted to try it.

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Absolutely! I totally understand, I am not ever going to totally give up my hobby (ANYTHING Broncos!) but I am going to scale back a bunch and Man up and make sure the family is taken care of first! But you are right We GOTTA HAVE SOME FUN!

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Old 08/10/12, 02:22 PM   #13
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Stick with the Financial Peace, it's excellent.

Also, in addition to the 4x4x2 box, what else do you need to put PS in an early Bronco?
Financial peace is now a way of life for my family there is no doubt we are going to stick with it.

The power steering I am putting on is detailed completely on B.C. Broncos web site just click on steering and you will know everything you will need to do a conversion. I love that site!

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2 groove pulleys, ps brackets and pump, hoses, and maybe modify the steering shaft a touch. For the 4x4x2 box, it doesn't bolt up to the frame nicely. It takes a fair bit of work to get it to fit. I bought a BC kit to do it. If you don't have a plasma (makes life a lot easier) or a welder, you'll need to get someone to do that for you. Personally, I don't see the allure to the 4x4x2 box. Broken several sector shafts in them on the racer. I think the stock EB box is about as strong (my opinion only).
Yea my experience installing the box will be documented….I actually just got my part of the install finished. Now I am just waiting on my welder friend who shall remain nameless to get off his butt and weld the reinforcing plate on!! This will be my first completed 4x4x2 conversion so I am not sure how the Bronco is going to drive yet.

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I have thought about building one on the ultra cheap, just have too many other projects..... Good luck on yours!

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