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Old 01/21/15, 01:59 PM   #1
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Rick's 69 Build

Just picked her up a couple weeks ago. 1969 U15. Tub and sheet metal pretty solid, no major rust in any typical area. Some slight bubbling on lower tailgate and right front fender. Has original 302, but was rebuilt and modded in early 90's with a different cam (still mild), Edelbrock intake and Holley 650. Has original 3-speed changed to floor shift and original Dana 20 T-Shift.

Front steering linkage has been hacked up by PO, so it all needs replacing. Will probably replace existing lift kit as well, think it's 2.5" but quite old. Still has what looks to be factory springs in rear with blocks under them.

It has been upgraded with a 76 Dana 44 with discs up front, original 9" small bearing in rear with drums. Going to replace brakes all the way around along with brake lines and upgrade to power brakes. Need to upgrade to power steering as well.

Don't really care for the bumpers either, so those will go eventually.

Over all a nice rig and I'm looking forward to getting her done!
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Old 01/21/15, 02:03 PM   #2
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Congrats, looks like a nice Bronco but please do not drive it with that steering.

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Old 01/21/15, 02:05 PM   #3
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Those bumpers would make great air tanks for on board air!! Good luck with the build.
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Old 01/21/15, 02:19 PM   #4
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You found a good one - Good luck with the build!

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Old 01/21/15, 02:27 PM   #5
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the rear tire carrier looks like from a 80s cheby blazer ...
very rare item and very desirable w. the military blazer and suburban guys !!
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Old 01/21/15, 03:13 PM   #6
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Looks like a nice rig!! Congrats!!!

The PO probably had problems fittin the steering of a 69' up to the 76' D44.
The 44 disc knuckles are different from non disc. Check with WH on the steering parts.
Good Luck!! And have fun!!!

It's only money, I hope the government sends me more tomorrow!!!
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Old 01/21/15, 04:28 PM   #7
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Congrats, looks like a nice Bronco but please do not drive it with that steering.
No worries, not a chance! It's all coming off and sending both front and rear housings out for new seals/bearings/gears, etc.

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Those bumpers would make great air tanks for on board air!! Good luck with the build.
Ha! Had not thought of that. Let me know if you know of anyone interested.

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the rear tire carrier looks like from a 80s cheby blazer ...
very rare item and very desirable w. the military blazer and suburban guys !!
Interesting. If anyone knows of someone that needs it, let me know.

Thanks for the comments guys. I've already disassembled the rear drums and will be removing all the steering linkage, suspension and axle housings this weekend.

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Old 01/22/15, 10:04 AM   #8
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looks like a good find, once you get rid of the PO's crap. Engine looks good. Also looks like it had the RT side tire carrier latch at once time. keep the updates coming, be interesting to see what other PO gem's you find.
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Old 01/22/15, 11:19 AM   #9
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Axle housings and steering linkages all coming out this weekend. While the housings are off getting rebuilt, will replace all the brake lines and add power brakes, then new steering linkages when axles return.

One thing that I have noticed is no PO has ever replaced a wire in this thing. They've added wires to add items or replace a bad connection, but they didn't necessarily remove the old wiring. There are wires everywhere! I'll definitely need to put in a Centech/Painless harness before long.

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Old 01/22/15, 11:48 AM   #10
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I like the soft doors. I think the PO had the snaps on the windshield channel and front lower section added. There are small parts that hold these in place that are much more aesthetically pleasing than those. However they look to be in decent shape.

Great find, keep us updated on your build!

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Old 01/24/15, 06:15 PM   #11
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Started removing the front axle housing today. Got front drive shaft off, brake line off, shocks disconnected, and radius arms loosened. The ball joint holding the drag link to the pitman arm was broken, so the nut just turned. Had to remove the entire pitman arm. That took a bit of effort, but it finally came off.

One thing I did notice, was the were no nuts on any of the body mount bolts . The previous owner was driving it this way, crazy!!
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Old 01/25/15, 09:32 AM   #12
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Wow! Better check the entire rig with a fine tooth comb! Glad to see your sorting it all out, keep it up!
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Ordered a complete power brake package today, booster, hard lines, flex stainless steel lines, proportioning valve, almost everything needed to make the braking system new. Looking forward to putting things on this rig vs taking them off!

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Old 01/30/15, 06:05 PM   #14
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The washer is the nut for the stock body mount. Their are threads inside the washer.
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Old 01/31/15, 08:15 AM   #15
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The washer is the nut for the stock body mount. Their are threads inside the washer.
Well that's reassuring. Thanks savage.

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