View Full Version : My new project rig

08-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Well I picked up my new project a very clean garage kept 1971 ford bronco that is 90*rust free the 302 has 110,000 original miles and runs mint interior is near mint all thanks to this rig coming from Santa Barbra California [36]
Big plans to come...

08-16-2013, 08:46 PM
Awesome [cheers]

08-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Looks great , whats the plans ?

08-16-2013, 09:33 PM

08-16-2013, 09:53 PM
Thanks Guys[cheers]
Well the plans
3.5" suspension lift
2" body lift
four wheel discs with power break setup
power steering
eliminate the three on the tree and install floor shifter
twin stick the dana 20
cut the fenders and install the flares
35" tires
six point family cage
the interior will be sprayed with line X
exterior will be re painter in hot rod matt black
new front and back seats
freshen up the 302
etc etc....

08-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Why body lift? Can u get away with a 1" body lift? We put a 1" in the cj so that we could tuck the skid plates up as high as possible, quadratech makes a sweet body lift/mount in one

08-16-2013, 10:46 PM
When's its for sale ???

Evan the Blue
08-16-2013, 11:05 PM
Nice find [5]

08-17-2013, 12:13 AM
dont body lift it !!!!!!!!!

08-17-2013, 12:30 AM
Do every thing you can to remove the salt
the cars from California are rust free because its dry
But any of the cars that spent life near the ocean are full of salt residue
From the air
Buddy bought a mint original paint hurst olds one of the mid 80s ones with the lightening rods shifter
He daily drove it within a year it was blistering
In three years it wasn't save able never seen anything like it
Looked like it was from back east all its life.
Sad thing was he is so anal about his cars it was always washed and waxed
And still sits in his carport washed once a month and its not drivable
And don't body lift it please
Worst thing I did to my 71

08-17-2013, 09:03 AM
Not a body lift guy ,but that what they do to get zf in . Had to mod the tunnel a little for the m50d . Not using the 3 speed ?

08-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Hay guys I know body lifts suck!! and I won't be installing it if the suspension lift and new body bushings with cut fenders gives me enough clearance for the 35's

As for the salt issue this bronco has been in New Westminster since 1991 so shouldn't be an issue.

As for the three speed I don't want to keep it, I want to swap in a auto but will see not a priority as of yet.

08-17-2013, 12:21 PM
If you have not seen it

08-17-2013, 02:53 PM
Thanks Pat great info on there[cheers]

If you have not seen it

dirka dave
08-17-2013, 04:31 PM
Nice to see you back on the forum.

Cool rig.

Dirka dirka.

08-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Nice find man bueaty rig , once I have my own place and a bigger shop I will have one of these for sure [cheers]

Keep us posted on the build

08-17-2013, 07:14 PM
Well started to tear into the bronco today so removed the interior and found the extent to the rust in the floor pans and as I expected the driver and passenger pans will need to be replaced but that's no big deal will remove them tomorrow, another problem that I see is the excessive amount of carpet glue witch I will have to remove before the Line X goes in any suggestions on how to remove it would be great.

Also can anyone tell me what the bottle behind the drivers seat tucked in the quarter panel with the 4 lines going to it is, and is for.

Thanks Chad[cheers]

08-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Well got some work done today removed the passenger floor pan, very happy with the condition of the cross members and the body mount was about to cut into the drivers side but need to remove the second gas tank first.

08-18-2013, 09:40 PM
Do your self a favour don't cut it all apart fix one side at a time
And do it in sections do the toe board first then the flat part of the floor
If you cut to much away at once the body can twist
and put the doors back on or build a brace from the hinge to the latch
Welding floor pans in can cause the door gap to close up on top
Hard to fix when it's all welded in with the doors on and lined up
You can check it as you go
As for the glue on the floors honestly think paint stripper would be easiest
Just tape any seams so the stripper doesn't get into seams you can't get it outa
Wire wheel just gums up and smears it lacquer thinner
turns it into A gooey mess
just recently had to do same thing with a fiberglass canope
Tried everything but paint stripper they all sucked and didn't really remove it

08-19-2013, 11:32 AM
when you get suspsension stuff, go to wildhorses 4x4.

I have tried others, they have the best springs.

08-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Well parts showed up so got some time to work on the rig, passenger side floor pan is all butt end up and got the drivers side floor pan cut out.

08-29-2013, 03:27 PM
poly stripper for the glue?

08-29-2013, 03:35 PM
Thanks I'll try it.

poly stripper for the glue?

09-07-2013, 06:06 PM
Well had some time to work on the bronco finished the install of the drivers side floor pan and started the glue removal which sucks ass but it will not beet me also got a bunch of parts in from Toms Bronco front disc and power break kit,3.5" lift, fender flairs, floor shifter, twin stick, body bushing kit and more...

10-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Well finally removed all the carpet glue and striped the interior down to bair steel and coted it in primer also removed the front clip little more metal repair and then the fun starts...[cheers]

10-01-2013, 04:03 PM
what ended up working to remove the glue?

10-01-2013, 04:27 PM
what ended up working to remove the glue?
Four mini grinder wire wheels and time....

10-01-2013, 10:07 PM
Love the old broncos. Not sure how I missed this build thread. Look forward to the progress.

10-02-2013, 12:27 AM
Awsome build chad

10-06-2013, 07:00 PM
Well had a couple hours to work on the bronco today so attacked the only other rust spots, little more welding and grinding and on to the fun stuff...

10-06-2013, 07:54 PM
Looking good