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Hey everyone! I just picked up a 95 Bronco XLT from an old couple. Sat outside and collected rust. The rear tailgate arms,tracks,gears are super rusted. Tried everything I could think of to get this to budge. I've been able to access the panel and got the motor out.

 

If anyone has any tips or ideas please let me know!

 

First post on this forum and bronco owner for about 72 hours now.

 

Thanks!

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Yo Bronco95Modesto,

Welcome to the Zone!

For a good rust penetrant try a  mix of 50 - 50 automatic transmission fluid and acetone.

"...Machinist's Workshop magazine actually tested penetrants for break out torque on rusted nuts. Significant results! They are below, as forwarded by an ex-student and professional machinist, Bud Baker. They arranged a subjective test of all the popular penetrants with the control being the torque required to remove the nut from a "scientifically rusted" environment.

Penetrating oil ..... Average load*
None ..................... 516 pounds
WD-40 .................. 238 pounds
PB Blaster ............. 214 pounds
Liquid Wrench ..... 127 pounds
Kano Kroil ............ 106 pounds
ATF-Acetone mix....53 pounds
 

*Note the "home brew" was better than any commercial product in this one particular test. Our local machinist group mixed up a batch and we all now use it with equally good results. "

 

For TG parts removal & installation with Safety tips, see http://ylobronc.users.superford.org/tailgate.html by Dustin S.

Click pics to enlarge.

 

Also look @ http://www.supermotors.net/registry/2742/12689-2

 

Our sponsor, http://shop.broncograveyard.com/Tailgate-Bronco-83-96/products/82/

Has many tg parts.

Also weatherstripping @ http://shop.broncograveyard.com/WEATHERSTRIPPING/departments/194/

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FYI;

Check with local dealer to see if cruise control, if equipped recall was performed, have VIN ready. "Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE." 

 

1995 Bronco Dealer Brochure by Ford via me @ http://www.supermotors.net/registry/3549/79188

 

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Here are some wiring diagrams (partial, 86 through 96) and Technical Service Bulletins, (80 through 96) @ http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/Wd 

 

Enjoy your Bronco!

Al

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Caution when using Acetone:  Acetone is a carcinogenic and immediately soaks into exposed skin.  If you read the directions on a can of acetone it will warn of getting it in contact with bare skin.  If using the home brew rust buster, you should use gloves.  It always amazes me that women buy it in small bottles for nail polish remover but are not warned of the dangers of using it.

 

Just saying !

 

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Yo,

Fred is correct.  I should have posted that info for the acetone as well as the name brand penetrants.  Will try to post the urls for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

 

acetone @ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://wcam.engr.wisc.edu/Public/Safety/MSDS/Acetone.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwj7u6iLo9bSAhWIJCYKHWwsA7wQFgg9MAM&usg=AFQjCNG7u5tVdRowiouQnc5gvS7IQ7CcVw&sig2=Wee1AwKd4YQnXe7vXEetLA

Excerpts:

"HAZARD CLASSIFICATION Acute Effects  Central  nervous  system  depression is the most common effect, resembling intoxication by ethyl alcohol.  Excitation is followed by impaired motor coordination,  slurred speech,  sensory  disturbances such as double vision and vertigo, flushing of the face, rapid pulse, and sweating.    Nausea  and  vomiting  are  common.  Other symptoms  include dryness of the mouth and throat, headache, sleepiness, dizziness, light-headedness, weakness, and loss of energy.  Very high exposures may cause unconsciousness, coma, or death.  Kidney toxicity may occur but  is  rare following acute exposure.  Post-alcoholic headache and gastritis are common in recovery.   Inhalation  exposure  may  cause lung irritation and cough.  Skin contact may result in redness, irritation, and dermatitis since acetone has a drying effect on the skin.  Contact with eyes can result in  irritation  and eye injury. Chronic Effects  Irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat are the most  common  problems associated with chronic exposure to acetone.  Central nervous system  effects such as dizziness and sleepiness can  occur, as can dryness, irritation, and inflammation of the skin. Carcinogenic Acetone is not considered carcinogenic by OSHA, NIOSH, NTP, IARC or EPA. Potential Adverse Chemical Interactions Acetone may increase the toxicity to the liver and kidney of chemicals such as ethanol, 1, 2-dichloroethylene, and chloroform.  Humans with liver or kidney disease may be at  increased risk due to this potentiation effect. "

 

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WD-40 @ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf/sds/mup/wd-40-multi-use-product-aerosol-sds-us-ghs-7-20-14.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwiDjKTgo9bSAhWBVSYKHa6YDgAQFgglMAE&usg=AFQjCNG_y3-uOcd79a22qi9a38Oe3MsOYQ&sig2=Cc0Qxu4YPF59iXzESQderw

Excerpts:

"Symptoms of Overexposure: Inhalation: High concentrations may cause nasal and respiratory irritation and central nervous system effects such as headache, dizziness and nausea. Intentional abuse may be harmful or fatal. Skin Contact: Prolonged and/or repeated contact may produce mild irritation and defatting with possible dermatitis. Eye Contact: Contact may be irritating to eyes. May cause redness and tearing. Ingestion: This product has low oral toxicity. Swallowing may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This product is an aspiration hazard. If swallowed, can enter the lungs and may cause chemical pneumonitis, severe lung damage and death. Chronic Effects: None expected. Carcinogen Status: None of the components are listed as a carcinogen or suspect carcinogen by IARC, NTP, ACGIH or OSHA. Reproductive Toxicity: None of the components is considered a reproductive hazard. "

...

 

PB Blaster @ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.centralstatesbus.com/MSDS/Blaster%2520PB%2520Penetrating%2520Catalyst.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwin9dugpNbSAhWBbCYKHfsjCw0QFgg_MAM&usg=AFQjCNE4pzJ-3T9UAJIhQWQAh3fesMpUvQ&sig2=wBK7UHgUktT3x7ULo0F3Tw

Excerpts:

"Eyes, skin, inhalation, ingestion Inhalation of spray mist may cause irritation to the respiratory tract. Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause mild irritation and possibly dermatitis. Likely to cause immediate or delayed irritaion. Irritationwill show as redness and/or swelling of the eyes.

Ingestion may cause irritation to the mouth, esophagus and stomach. May aggravate pre-existing skin and respiratory disorders.  Revision Date: 11/15/10 Page 2 of 6 Notice: Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. "

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Liquid Wrench @ https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://liquidwrench.com/assets/pdfs/msds-lubricating-oil.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjfo5HSpNbSAhUI4iYKHQ-RAhQQFgg-MAI&usg=AFQjCNHZ5OSliqH_Tjy2m76y6sfZsZbhBg&sig2=zgeiABuz0oe7-w6SjKpusg

Excerpts:
"Danger:  Flammable.  Harmful or fatal if swallowed.   Eye and skin irritant.  Contents under pressure. Level 3 Aerosol"

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Kano Kroil @ http://www.kanolabs.com/MSDS2015/LUBRICONE%20SDS.pdf

Excerpts:

"DANGER Hazard Statements

Causes skin irritation

Causes serious eye irritation Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child

May cause drowsiness or dizziness

May cause damage to organs (Central Nervous System, Eyes, Respiratory System, Skin, and Peripheral Nervous System),through prolonged or repeated exposure

May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

Extremely flammable aerosolContains gas under pressure; may explode if heated"

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