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Early Bronco Dilemma

'84 Bronco II

El Chingón
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NM
I am glad to see they completely stripped the liner down to metal. If it were me and they just patched the bad areas I would feel pretty uneasy about the rest of it holding up long-term.
 

Maquet24

Ma Deuce Off-Road
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Colorado Springs, USA
I am glad to see they completely stripped the liner down to metal. If it were me and they just patched the bad areas I would feel pretty uneasy about the rest of it holding up long-term.

I'm glad they stripped it down too, seems to be holding up good so far.

Started putting stuff back on. Brakes and pedals are done. Gotta build an air box next and mount the PS cooler, and about a million other things. Got a mid May deadline for Moab so I need to get after it.

Parking brake added with a ball valve. Also, the universal heater/AC unit I got off Ebay is too big. Hopefully I can get a smaller one...

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cagcig

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Brentwood CA
That’s a lot cheaper than the Mico. Curious how it works as I need some sort of brake also
 

Maquet24

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That’s a lot cheaper than the Mico. Curious how it works as I need some sort of brake also

It's a simple line lock. You press in the brake pedal and close the valve. Then it holds the brake caliper closed.

I've used electronic line locks for years with success for front and rear burns with a twin stick transfer case. I just never leave them on for an extended period of time with the engine off because I didn't want it to drain the battery. This valve should solve that.
 

Maquet24

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Set full bump using the old front fender, built bump pads, mounted the coilovers and bumps, finish welded the links, and welded on the reservoir mounts.

Spent a couple days getting the universal seat sliders to work with the corbeau's and mounted to the cage and body.

Filled in the original shifter hole for the dana 20 in the center console and added a small tray.

Slow going but I still think I'm on pace to be ready for Moab in June.

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cagcig

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What length are the coil overs? What springs did you go with? Do you have an idea of the weight?” Doing a great job
 

Maquet24

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So I bought the coilovers used. Guy I got them from had them on an early bronco.
The coilovers are 12" travel. I think the lowers are 350lb? Not sure on the uppers, and I have no idea what the weight is? Sorry. Thanks!
 

Maquet24

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Just got back from Texas vacation, yes I've been working on it every day since then. Unfortunately it's a lot of little stuff so no real big updates.

Got fenders, dash, and radiator support back from paint. Should have everything by the first of June.
Built a mount for the winch control box.
Finished up the bump pads.

Going to start electrical soon. Also, just ordered all the stereo stuff and made all the cutouts in the center console.

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'84 Bronco II

El Chingón
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Location
NM
You're making some solid progress! Still thinking you are going to meet your mid May deadline?
 

Maquet24

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Thanks, I'm trying. Actually I have until mid June, time will tell though.
I could definitely have it running and driving before then I'm just trying not to cut corners and have to redo things later.
Seems like everything I work on takes twice as long as it should. I've never built anything that I cared for the aesthetics so much!
 
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