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Old 02/19/17, 01:29 PM   #1
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Berg Build

As I've mentioned in other post, I'm a long term lurker, and now, a bronco owner. Figured I'd introduce myself as well as my project.

Me... Grew up as a military brat, moved a dozen of times, finally ended up in Swansboro, NC. Went to college at UNCW, moved to Charlotte, NC for work. Been in CLT for the past 9 years. I have owned ford trucks in the past, never owned a bronco till now. Very excited to say the least.

Truck... 1976 Bronco. Preferred finding a fiberglass body, so I randomly met a guy who was selling 2 Terra Comp bodies and 1 kentrol body. Scheduled time to go meet him. Pull up to a very nice house and a 40x100 shop. Met the guy with the broncos and got a tour of his shop, personal bronco, and all the parts/bodies he has. About 15 minutes into the conversation, I realize he was related to a nascar driver.. Jeff Gordon. Come to find out JG's dad has built, bought, and sold countless broncos over the year. He had quite the collection of broncos and parts and was really kind of in shock over it all. So after a week or so of negotiations and etc, I bought one from him. Specs are as follows:

Body: New TerraComp tub and hood. New metal fenders, front clip, grill, windshield, and tailgate. '68 doors.

Drivetrain: 302 (needs to be rebuilt), new c4, new transfer. Axles are D44, 4.56, lockers, and completely rebuilt. 4 wheel disk breaks. Steering components made by the PO.

Frame: 3.5 lift, shock hoops, spring rear (no blocks). 2" body lift

Wheels/Tires: NEW 35", Custom aluminum wheels made my JG's dad (1 of 3 sets made).

Interior: Gave me a stock dash, will go custom dash route, Rebuilt seats with new covers (white).

Various: lots of other new parts to complete project.

Plans: Bought this to build with my son. Going to take it nice and slow. Plans for this year will be to finalize the rolling chassis. Next year I'll focus on the engine and possible start body work. Year after, finalize the truck. Any ways, I'm sure I'll have questions as I go through this, so I appreciate your patience, and look forward to the process.
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Old 02/19/17, 02:46 PM   #2
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Looks great. Lots of potential

1966 mall crawler-1970 all purpose rig-1972 half cab
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Old 02/19/17, 07:17 PM   #3
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Congrats and be sure to post pics of your progress.
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Old 02/19/17, 08:14 PM   #4
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Looks sweet! Keep us updated.

'74 Explorer 408W/C4/Atlas 3.0/35 spline rear/discs & Grizzly's front & rear/Duff Monster 3.5" with 4-Link Rear/2" BL/Painless...

My build thread.
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Old 02/19/17, 08:30 PM   #5
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Congratulations! I'll defer this to others but I'm not sure your first Bronco should have such a cool story behind it and custom wheels to boot! Way to go!

1976 Bronco 351W EFI Serpentine setup, ZF5 speed, Behemoth doubler, Twin sticked NP205, 3 linked Dana 60, 4.88 w/ARB, 35 spline inner and outer chrome moly axles, shaves 14 bolt w/Yukon grizzly locker, beadlocks w/ 39.5 TSL tires.
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Old 02/19/17, 09:09 PM   #6
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Thanks! Seller is a fantastic guy. Couldn't say enough good thing about him. I'll post a pic of the wheels later. Pretty simple, yet sweet.
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Old 02/20/17, 07:21 AM   #7
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Nice set up.. congrats. Be nice when it's done

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Old 02/20/17, 09:25 AM   #8
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very nice....glad to hear you made the deal. Take lots of pics, you will be glad you did when it's done.

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Old 02/20/17, 02:03 PM   #9
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Hey now! You better do a good job on it with a build name like that!


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Old 02/22/17, 07:07 AM   #10
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Berg Brcono... Sorry for the infringement on the name. haha. Just my families last name and went with it. If you're a berg as well... You must be an outstanding individual.

Also, I've attached a picture of the wheels. I like.
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Old 05/09/17, 11:58 AM   #11
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Been busy, slowly working on my truck. PO had new covers, hardware, and seats, so I went ahead and attempted the seat install. Not great, but good enough for me to abuse down the road.

Got some goodies in the mail too... Steering stabilizer, 2" body lift and new bushings, and a 23 efi tank! Going to pull the body off soon and finish the chassis by running lines and tightening her down.

Still need an engine....
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Well I got an engine. Bought a 351w that dunked at 410hp, 430tq. It has a ProFlo 2 efi system that inplan on selling and going carb.

Had some clearance issues on the firewall. Had to play around with body mounts to get it to clear. Any other ideas?
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Old 07/15/17, 09:21 PM   #13
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Well I got an engine. Bought a 351w that dunked at 410hp, 430tq. It has a ProFlo 2 efi system that inplan on selling and going carb.

Had some clearance issues on the firewall. Had to play around with body mounts to get it to clear. Any other ideas?
I had to loosen the slotted bolts on the transfer case cross member ends & the motor mounts & pull it forward with a ratchet strap on each side to get my 351 to clear. Still not a lot of room on the drivers side head/firewall but it's in there.

Hope that helps.

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Old 07/16/17, 01:40 PM   #15
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