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#1 Broncobill78


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Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:46 PM

There seem to have been a lot of questions lately about the 78/79 double cardan driveshafts so I figured it would probably be a good time to fire up the scanner and grab the factory manuals. Here's everything that Ford has to say about the double cardan type U-joint driveshaft in the F150, F250 & Bronco.

Sorry the scans are so large, the first time I scanned the manual it didn't come out very well and the illustrations were blurred so I threw file-size out the window and went for resolution instead figuring if anyone wanted to *actually* work off these or needed ALL the info that's there the higher resolution would be what they needed. Since I had to scan all of the pages 2 or 3 times each to get something I was *sure* everyone could work from I just didn't have the patience to convert them into .PDF's after fighting with the scanner & trying to make sure my ancient, brittle & yellowing manuals didn't fall apart in the process.

I hope these help to answer a few questions and if nothing else maybe a few of you will want to save the files for future refrence, once again, sorry the freaking things are so huge.

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84 Mustang GT (Great car to lose your license with, I recommend it for those trying to do so)
74 Ranchero (429, c6, Currie enterprises 9" w/Mickey Thompson cheater slicks, 1970 Torino shaker hood scoop)
82 Bronco (Canadian truck, kilometer speedo, dual batteries, hi-output heater, dual factory block heaters/etc)
78 Bronco (400, 33" Fun Countries, fastback softtop)
79 Bronco (460, 36" Ground Hawgs, frame-off rebuild)
84 Bronco (bone-stock beater)
73 Bronco (I only had it 2 wks before flipping & crushing it.)
76 F-350 (390, 40" Super Swampers, ugly ugly ugly fire-engine green/yellow cab w/faded purple bed)
78 Bronco (460, 38.5" Ground Hawgs, Dana 60's, boxed frame, frame-off rebuild)
86 Bronco (only truck I've ever had fall thru the ice & just plain disappear. no end of hassles from the ins. co.)
91 Bronco (25th anniversary edition, red w/grey leather everything interior, 31x11.5's)
88 Bronco (33x12.5's)
79 Bronco (Current project, 4" lift w/weenie little pizza cutters)

Looking for 78/79 parts, please let me know if you have one you're parting out.

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