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Old 12-26-2017, 02:51 PM   #11
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Love the name. No bullshit, I’ve been wanting that color on my ranger.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:49 PM   #12
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Ok, I got the motor pretty much wrapped up now. Went thru the heads yesterday and now the longblock is finished. Just a stock rebuild with fresh bearings,rings, Melling HV oil pump, ARP shaft,double roller chain set,stock cam and stock E7 heads.




I had this done by lunch time today then for the first time pushed the bronco inside.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:03 AM   #14
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So after lunch today a buddy and his kid stopped over and from 2pm till 7pm we went from a complete untouched truck to a gutted interior,pulled off running boards,removed the hood,bumper,exhaust,skidplate and motor. Every nut,bolt and screw fought us and i broke 3 T50 bits just trying to remove the back seats.

Cleaned up one side of panels of all the cat fur and God knows what else.


And the rust hole in the floor pan was a little worse than I thought but still no biggy.


Tomorrow the trans and case will be out and Ill start stripping out the engine compartment and drop out all the front end crap.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:02 AM   #15
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:58 PM   #16
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Todays progress was dropping out the trans and tcase,pulling wire harness out and the huge heater box.

Did a little more odds and ends on motor.




I also started pulling the dash apart and took the stupid wood grain instrument bezel out to figure out the new lay out. Im using textured ABS black plastic over top of it with my switch panel mounted to it and 3 Speedhut gauges. My buddy took it all back to his shop to do the lay out then will cut it all out on his CNC. Here is how we laid it out.

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That dash will look great
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Picked up the dash bezel today. Just need to pick up some black socket head screws, black out the original bezel,install the turn signal and brights indicators and hopefully any day now get my Speedhut tach.


I also modded a non a/c heater box for valve cover clearance and got it installed.


I got everything cut off the frame rails and now have the Duff coil buckets and shock mounts on.



Then my buddy and I sanded and prepped the roof,cowl and hood for paint. We laid down 2 coats of epoxy primer and will wet sand then shoot some satin black over it on monday. Im digging the look with the original paint on the sides. The patina is to nice to cover the rest




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