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About diymirage

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    trying to get this junker 87 bronco with a cobbled up 85 351 to run like a decent truck

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  1. hey guys, i picked up a second top for my bronco yesterday once i determine which one has the best seals, i will knock the glass out of the other one and make it a "summer top" i also want to cut a hole in the roof, and then make a custom "tonneau cover" in case i get caught in the rain so, anything i need to know before i start this project?
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    clunk clunk clunk

    thanks, will do
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    clunk clunk clunk

    thanks Miesk, but the noise is coming from way down low, by the front wheel in fact, its the inside wheel (doesnt matter which way i turn)
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    installing rear wheelstuds

    hey guys i had a bit of adverse luck with my bronco today and i need some advice i lost a wheel, snapped off one stud and galled up the other four i going to replace them all BUT i do not want to pull the axleshaft out (it a rear one) now, there is enough room there with the backing plate still installed that i can feed the studs in from the back normally i would use a press or a BFH to seat them, but i cant do that with the axle still in can i put a few washers down and just use a lugnut to draw it in? or do you guys have a different trick ?
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    clunk clunk clunk

    thats how the front end sounds when i turn slowly oh, and add some scraping to that as well now, i know this is a very broad description, but does it sound familiar to anyone?
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    tires rubbing the radius arms

    never mind , one of my mopar buddies pointed out there are steering stops in the knuckles, so i just adjusted those out
  7. hey guys, here is an issue ive been dealing with since i bought the bronco, which is an 87 before i reach full turn, the tires rub the radius arms i have no idea how much interference there is, and this is where you guys comes in the tires are 295/75-16s on rims with 4 inches of backspacing now, since i dont know what "should" fit, i dont know if i need rims with more backspacing, or if i can slap a 3/16th space behind there? or should i get some of those bolt on 2 inch spacers? that would fix it for sure, but i dont know if i trust them or not
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    upper radiator hose

    So what your saying is...i started a trend? I think that 5/8 hose actually has 2 different I D s, so keep an eye on it
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    upper radiator hose

    Yup, did that too Still leaking, so I bought an o ring water neck Should be here by Friday
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    upper radiator hose

    thanks SKitter, i went throught all the steps to get it right blocked the neck and the intake side to make sure nothing was warped mocked it up without washers to make sure the bolts werent bottoming out lines up the gasket with the intake, then filpped it over and lined it up with the waterneck to find out the bypass hose nipple was off by a bit, enough to leave hardly any meat for the gasket to seal on switched it our for a carquest version and everything seemed good for a few days went for a little ride yesterday, and found more water on top of the timing cover i will double check everything is tight, but it if is, im putting on a water neck with O rings
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    3rd row options

    got the third row in if it ever stop raining ill toss up some pics i decided to use square U bolts instead of door strikers, because it was one less thing to buy it all went pretty easy once i dropped the gas tank to get at the nuts in the back
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    upper radiator hose

    Not quite, the Water neck is leaking Not pouring, about a drip every 2 seconds at idle I guess I'll tear it apart tomorrow and only use rtv instead of a papergasket with a thin coat of rtv like I did this time
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    3rd row options

    in this video you can clearly see how the stock mounts are almost flush with the floor i understand it is nice to have a flat loading area, but it just isnt a concern for me, so i think the strikers are the way to go (in my application) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVKDqmEvUoI
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    3rd row options

    Considered doing that, 2 reasons I don't want to First of, cost. It seems the going rate for a set of brackets is 50 dollars, and I need 2 of them More importantly, they would not be a direct bolt on On the tahoes, these brackets lay across a pocket, and the latch of the seats Goss in that pocket, so if I want to use the stock brackets I would need to either raise them up, or build those pockets into the floor Either way, it would require more work then going with door strikers (Not to mention, I used to work for a company that makes these for GM, so I think I can get 24 matched ones for a good price)
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    upper radiator hose

    Looks like I got this figured out