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The what did I get myself into 1971 Restomod - BUILD THREAD

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Had a local glass shop cut me a custom windshield and glue it in like a modern car to give me a flush mount windshield without the ugly gasket.

Came out great.

Simple process if you can find a glass shop to do it.

Measure, cut, black prime edges, lay thick bead of glue to bring it out flush and then stick it in.
 

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Added some interior LEDs and rock light LEDs. Can change colors from white to other colors, but my kids like them red.

Mounted 3 under the dash, 3 under the rear seat and then 2 rock lights in each fenderwell.
 

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Finally figured out the stereo and had a buddy come out and help me.

I was worried it was going to be weak and underpowered, but boy was I wrong. It turned out Awesome and way more powerful than I need or was expecting.


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Pioneer head unit
Pioneer 4 channel amp (100amps x 4)
2 Focal 130 5-1/4" front speakers (mounted in fiberglass door panels from Jason Gamroth)
2 Polk MM1 6.5" round marine speakers for front of rear quarter panels
2 Power Bass 8" self powered down firing Subwoofers ( I bought 2 because I was afraid one would not be enough since they are only 150watts...I was wrong)

I mounted the amp to a piece of black ABS so that I could slide it under the WH storage cubby on the passenger side, but still pull it out to access it if I needed to.

Ran all the wires and got it all ready for carpet, then I can do the final install and lay it all put purty.
 

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I got the itch to install the front bumper and since the grill is already buffed out I could get away with it.

Its starting to look like something!

Lights work and winch is installed but I need to figure out a custom mounting solution on the frame for the winch control box since there is no room for it to fit in the bumper.

Also added a front camera for shits and giggles since my head unit has a separate plug for it, and the cameras are only $35.
 

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The windshield looks great! What is the name of the glass place? I might have to go this route with mine when I get to the glass replacement.
 

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Yeah, that's slick. Been wanting to go that way on multiple old vehicles I have. One is easy since I don't want the chrome trim, but I've been wanting bright trim on a Bronco since the seventies, so not going to give up that dream without a fight.
I wonder if there is some way to attach existing Bronco trim to it without the gasket/seal in place? Love the smooth look more, but have had the dream too long to give up yet.

Also want to do the same treatment to the hard top side and back windows as well.

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By the way, did they need any kind of a hard spacer under the glass to get it up to level with the metal? Or was it just a thicker bead of silicone that did it?
Or maybe it does not need anything special in the first place, being about the right depth to begin with?

I know we've had these discussions before in other threads as other members have done the same over the years. But it's nice to update the information to help remember, and get any new angles on it.

Thanks

paul
 
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By the way, did they need any kind of a hard spacer under the glass to get it up to level with the metal? Or was it just a thicker bead of silicone that did it?
Or maybe it does not need anything special in the first place, being about the right depth to begin with?

I know we've had these discussions before in other threads as other members have done the same over the years. But it's nice to update the information to help remember, and get any new angles on it.

Thanks

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No spacer needed. just a thicker bead.
 

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It was fast glass in Reno.
Thanks Audifan, I will keep them in mind. They have done all of my other windshields over the years, never thought to ask them about the flush mount for the bronco.
 

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I got the itch to install the front bumper and since the grill is already buffed out I could get away with it.

Its starting to look like something!

Lights work and winch is installed but I need to figure out a custom mounting solution on the frame for the winch control box since there is no room for it to fit in the bumper.

Also added a front camera for shits and giggles since my head unit has a separate plug for it, and the cameras are only $35.

Never know what you might catch on that camera Long as it ain't a rock or tree :)
 
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Found some thin Aluminum rear quarter panels on ebay and decided to give them a try. I'm being generous to say they fit OK out of the box. I had to trim 3/8" of an inch off the top and shave the bottoms quite a bit to get them to sit nice...and I'm sure once we install the carpet and jute we will have to trim them some more before we cover them. But the good news is they are thin, strong and easy to cut.

I cut out my courtesy light holes, speaker holes and a slot for a USB/12v charger, then applied sound deadening.
 

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Finally got shocks on her...even though they are not the shocks I wanted. I wanted 7100's but WH and everyone else was out of the longer travel ones I needed for the front and were not expecting them till may. Then I settled for 5165's...and they had 3 of the 4 I needed, but could not find the 4th one anywhere else. So I would up settling for some Rancho RS9000XL's, just so I could have some shocks. Not what I wanted, but at least they are adjustable so I can see if that makes them worth while.

Also rigged up a mount for the winch control pack since the factory mounts do not work with my upside down mounting position.
 

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