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Old 11-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #1
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Here is what I currently use to go wheeling. It does fairly well considering its not much more than a lightened Bronco on 35's with stock gearing. It has a 300ci inline 6, C6 trans, and NP208 t-case.




In the very near future:
-Softer, Longer Coil Springs
-Heim'd, Extended Radius Arms
-Welded D50 Center Section Swap w/ Stub Shaft (4.10s)
-Lincoln Lock the rear and swap in 4.10s
-Remove overload spring from leaf spring packs
-F-250 Shock mount mod with longer shocks


I would say I have 70% of the parts to do the listed modification, the only thing I am really missing is time.

This is the Bronco when I picked it up for $500


Pulled the motor to replace rear main seal and upgrade to the EFI dual exhaust manifolds. Also took some time to clean it up and give it a new look.
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Built a set of half doors for it



Gutted the interior and moved all my electronics inside


Shakedown off-road run


The old college try

Fail


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Old 11-08-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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That is one of the coolest looking 300's I have ever seen. I'm guessing that's bed liner on the valve cover,pullys, etc..?
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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Its actually wrinkle spray paint they sell at Autozone. I enhance the effect by setting it in the sun then baking it in the oven when it has reached the desired wrinkle.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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Nice! I like what you did with my motor.

Overall, its really cool..I love that gen Bronco.
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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Just awesome, makes me want a bronco haha
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Went out for a little more wheeling today. Only got a couple of shots and a video that I will put up later.

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Ran out of memory just as it gets to the good part. Click on picture for video.
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