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Old 04/23/16, 06:49 AM   #1
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The Village Idiot's Build - It takes a Village to build this Idiot's Bronco

Yellow bronco is being worked hard and I am getting a lot of help. I also have photos in at least three different threads. I figured I should consolidate the photos into one thread to capture the build better. The links to the other threads follow if you really are bored and want to read through them.

Finding and acquiring the target: http://classicbroncos.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=222803

Wrenching weekend: http://classicbroncos.com/forums/sho...08#post2843308

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Old 04/23/16, 06:53 AM   #2
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When I went to pick up the truck and cleaning years of crap out off it!
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Old 04/23/16, 06:58 AM   #3
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1. Love the skinny Swampers (i know why they are gone)
2. who is the handsome devil on the right of page 2 pic 1? looks like he knows his stuff!!
3. i think i may have another bikini top

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Old 04/23/16, 07:01 AM   #4
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1. Love the skinny Swampers (i know why they are gone)
2. who is the handsome devil on the right of page 2 pic 1? looks like he knows his stuff!!
3. i think i may have another bikini top
1. Yeah I so wanted to keep them but the tires were loosing air through the dry rot!

2. I believe that is someone looking at all the carnage behind the yellow truck. I believe there was a pile of destroyed parts all EB related.

3. I am going to need one if you have one. I do still have the black one but it will need some stitching.

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Old 04/23/16, 07:05 AM   #5
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will try and dig it out....let me know if you need anything else as i MAY have found a barn full!

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Old 04/23/16, 09:33 AM   #6
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Who "inflated" that roll bar I wanna know?
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Old 04/23/16, 11:10 AM   #7
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Funny, but not really true-cameras aren't idiotproof...............although close

I love the way the two Brians are peeping over the back of the truck like that guy peering over the fence in "Home Improvement" !
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Old 04/23/16, 07:22 PM   #8
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Kept going, lots of welding to do on the rock skis. Never really burned this much wire all at once. Lots of little projects but I really like it! Fit in the drivers floor too, the pan is from Bronco Hut and it is a two piece unit. I had not planned on using the top, but I really need the lower lip on it and the edges are tender. If you look closely, you can see the line I planned to cut it on. I decided to keep it hole and I will use 3M panel adhesive to hold in place. There is a whole other pan under it, I know not cool but this will be going in the woods eventually. The other pan and the pside pan will be welded in. It is currently just sitting there.
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Old 04/24/16, 04:05 AM   #9
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looks great Pete....keep after it

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Floors are welded in and I made some room for the new rims and tires that will be going on!
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Old 04/25/16, 05:07 PM   #13
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It is a monster but this one should look a bit better.
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Old 04/25/16, 08:27 PM   #14
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Pete, Bronco's coming along nicely and I commend you on the work thus far.
Sorry I couldn't help assist this past week as I had prommised as I have been battling a nasty stomach flue. Doing better now so let me know when you'll be out working on her again.

On another note, I got the radio fired up and semi working. It's abit down on transmitter power, has a couple of LED segments out on the channel display and she seems to want to kick into oscillation after warming up a bit. I'll do a clean, peak and tune on her (if she'll let me) and go from there. Let you know how it makes out. Unfortunately for what they're worth today she's not far from the scrap bin. Should have kept the half a dozen clean rigs I got rid of a couple years ago just to hand out to whomever needed one.
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So if guns kill people, I guess pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk, and spoons make people fat!
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Old 04/26/16, 05:29 AM   #15
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Pete, Bronco's coming along nicely and I commend you on the work thus far.
Sorry I couldn't help assist this past week as I had prommised as I have been battling a nasty stomach flue. Doing better now so let me know when you'll be out working on her again.

On another note, I got the radio fired up and semi working. It's abit down on transmitter power, has a couple of LED segments out on the channel display and she seems to want to kick into oscillation after warming up a bit. I'll do a clean, peak and tune on her (if she'll let me) and go from there. Let you know how it makes out. Unfortunately for what they're worth today she's not far from the scrap bin. Should have kept the half a dozen clean rigs I got rid of a couple years ago just to hand out to whomever needed one.
Glad to hear you are feeling better Dave. Don't sweat the radio, just a novelty from its 80's vintage feel.

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