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#1 EER

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:10 AM

Hello all,

 

I've been a reader for about 4 months. It's been amazing and just want to say thanks to everyone. 

I'm in the Carolina's and use mine for my job. I work in the mining industry. So I want safety, reliability and comfort. I don't mind dents or scratches because for me it's what's under the hood and inside works vs being perty.

 

Here's my 73 and current "To Do" list of things bought, but not installed

 

1.      Add disc brake (front only) and vacuum booster 

2.     all emergency brake cables & associated hard ware it's rigged now to pull only
 on the passenger rear. Install all 3 cables, front and 2 rear, and parts to be correct

3.      install new ignition (pertronix II)

4.     Fix voltage issue (lights pulsate after about 10 secs)...thinking regulator

5.     install new suspension (Bought), springs are shot.

6.     door hinges, see if fixes passenger door, when u lock it, it won’t open when u unlock

7.     clutch needs adjusting

8.     speedometer needs adjusting and install steering coupling assembly.

9.     body bushings

10.  steering box needs some adjustment, may fix speedometer reads +10

11.  reset passenger mirror

12.  Replace all seats” Front buckets with normal 3pt belt, rear bench (folding).

13.  build center console, wire for removable radio and speakers

14.  Build lock box, Lock box under passenger seat, fix or fabricate glove box and add the vin tag

15.  Install spare tire holder.

16.  Install transfer case gaskets and seals

 

^ no particular order, just me trying to remember  

​Again I appreciate and thank all for their informative and many times amusing posts. 

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1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 09:16 AM

Welcome to the Zone.  Quite a list.  If you need assistance with any of those things, please open a new topic for each problem to avoid confusion with responses.  Also, please enter your truck's vitals in your signature, that will often help in getting the best response.

 

Also, if you feel you have something of value to add to an active thread, feel free to jump in and add your comments.

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 12:05 PM

Yo EER,
Welcome and you chose a perfect vehicle for your occupation!
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:21 PM

Hey Al,

 

Just changed sig...hope that's ok I added my "to do/inprogress" list.


1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 05:56 AM

Yo EER,
Excellent job on your signature. BTW, the crew here likes to see in-process build plans, they give them ideas!
Even better, many pics brings applause and beer toasts.
96 XL 5.0 E4OD, Manual BW 1356, manual hubs. See my partially recovered Bronco site. I need to clean up dead links & add many more. Thanks you Mr, Schwim! http://schwimserver5.com/?index=1128
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:25 AM

I'll take pics today. Suspension is off, new one delivered last night. 


1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:06 AM

Welp, decided to rebuild engine and reseal tranny. She'll be all new o rebuilt minus front and rear end. All body bushings in, new suspension in, disc brakes and E bakes all new.

 

pics to come

 

 

 

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Edited by EER, 04 March 2017 - 10:14 AM.

1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.


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Posted 04 March 2017 - 02:10 PM

Yo EER,
GOOD PICS!
New booster is often overlooked so that is a +.

I messaged Dana about the Graveyards 2 % discount for members that you didn't get; will message you when I receive a reply.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:30 AM

Thanks Al,

 

The guy I'm working with is really doing me solid favors as we restore her. The body mounts took a long time to get off...basically 43 yrs old. He's doig a lot of fabrication and modification I can't do myself.

 

Question. Having issue with tailgate hinge and getting the last Bolt into the body to hold the Spare Tire mount...lower bolt next to tailgate. It's hitting the hinge. We all think it'll hold fine without, but wondering if anyone else has had this issue? My 73 never had the spare tire holder so, wondering if there was a slight difference?

 

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1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:12 AM

Meant to add some pics of new suspension when everything was exposed but forgot.

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1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:17 AM

Pulled transfer case....ughhh, needed rebuilt. Bearings gone. More $$.


Edited by EER, 20 March 2017 - 12:17 AM.

1973 Bronco, Dana 44, 302, 3 on the tree, manual hubs, 2.5"lift.

Modifications in process: Front Disc conversion w/powerboster and all Ebrake replacement, points to Pertronix Ignitor II, Replacing suspension, steel fabricated center console, and under passenger seat lock box, replacing all seats and rear, possible lizard skin inside, door hinge replacement, body bushings, adjusting power steering and clutch, adding spare tire swing/holder, replacing transfer case gaskets/seals.




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