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Ginger Snaps
04-19-2007, 12:27 AM
Well i see all these project threads and i wanted to be cool like everyone else so here it is..

many of you have seen the bronco befor but for those who havnt

-Reabuild hpd44 rabuild kit will be in tomorrow just have to pick up gears and carrier on weekend:party0010:
-edelbrock performer 400 intake manifold-back orderd 3 weeks
-edelbrock thunder series 4x4 650cfm carb- back orderd 3 weeks
-weld rear
-3'' body lift * i know many dislike*
-new doors,rear patch pannels,new front quarters go on
-I know paint isnt a but the discounts at work are to good ups brown[36]
and other minor stuff

ill keep posted. But there will not be many pics due to no cam

04-19-2007, 07:58 AM
done yet?

why brown.. sorry gotta ask...

Ginger Snaps
04-19-2007, 07:17 PM
tired of black and iv always liked brown hopefully if everything goes well be done by late june early july

04-19-2007, 07:30 PM
gimme a call if you need any help, always helps having two idoits poking around trying to look useful

Ginger Snaps
04-19-2007, 07:38 PM
yup for sure man grabing the other diff this weekend cleaning it and painting come by and have a few..

04-19-2007, 09:12 PM
matt ur dana 44 is not a Reverese Cut (high pinion). It's just a regular dana 44. And body lifts are gay as shit. You should get some body spacers made from solid stock drilled out and weld cross bars to each body spacer to tie it all in together and make it stronger if you go that route.

04-19-2007, 09:24 PM
It should be a high pinion, its a 79 bko.

Ginger Snaps
04-19-2007, 09:25 PM
dude its a hp the pinion is above the axle ceneterline..bitch

go on bronco graveyard in there d44 section for there 78/79 bronco all reverse cut...

04-19-2007, 11:14 PM
saw-zall the fenders....body lifts are gay.
I put 36" swampers on a stock Bronco with no lift.

Ginger Snaps
04-19-2007, 11:35 PM
haha have you seen my fenders... i know alot of you guys dont like them but im also not a fan of cut up bodys...that just me

04-20-2007, 01:39 AM
hey you cant have a brown bronco!!! only I can!!!

LOL :)

04-20-2007, 02:14 AM
Man That broncos a buti ive got the same setup i run 38.5 boggers just trim fenders hell ova lot easeir than body lift for the reasone youl probably stripe or twist of the heads and youll be scread ..... So basically cut the fenders their a dime a dozen enyways just my two cents

Ginger Snaps
04-20-2007, 07:58 PM
lol has no one seen the pic the fenders are hacked.....

04-21-2007, 09:15 AM
Can't wait! Hury up eh.

Ginger Snaps
04-21-2007, 08:59 PM
chill out old man

hope you dont sell the hulk Rod whos going to pull me out now :(

Ginger Snaps
05-12-2007, 07:18 PM
Ok UPDATE just took the rest of the diff apart and started paint all my axle parts are here sometime this week it will be built heres some pics sorry had to use my phone...


Cleaned and primerd

Finished with black

and a pic of the bronco just because

05-12-2007, 08:19 PM
what axle are you swapping in? another D44?

Ginger Snaps
05-12-2007, 08:28 PM
yeah another 44 d60 swap isnt in the budget just yet

05-12-2007, 08:41 PM
Fair enough. I'm gonna save my cash and do my SAS right, D60 front and Sterling rear. :)

Ginger Snaps
05-12-2007, 09:30 PM
nothing wrong with a 44 if built properly

05-12-2007, 09:58 PM
well, I seem to have a skill for breaking parts, so I'd rather overbuild than spend my money and break it anyway.

Ginger Snaps
05-12-2007, 10:42 PM
all about how you drive my friend.....

FU Toolbag
05-12-2007, 11:16 PM
is that a cat or dog in the painted pic.

05-12-2007, 11:27 PM
looks good nice work

05-13-2007, 01:36 AM
Yep. I just happen to have a heavy right foot before I get everything ready for a heavy-right-foot driving style.

05-13-2007, 02:20 AM
I agree with maelthra why buld it twice just save up and do it right from the start!! none the less you got a cool truck and your not running major HP numbers so it might withstand some abuse.
hey if you need help let me know!!!

Ginger Snaps
05-13-2007, 03:32 AM
Okor that would be my dog...

and the whole dana44 thing is i had a spare why not use it then spend 1200 on hp60 then another 2000+ building it.. iv only spent about 400ish on gears carrier rebuild kit and all the shit for carrier housing.. i have an extra set of shafts incase they do snap im not worried about it what so ever like i said when its time a 60 will go in but as of right now the 44 will do just fine.
but do look for a sterling swap soon maybe around christmas with a 8lug swap front

oh and for sure mark ill let you know i got a new phone so ill pm you my new #

hows your build going by the way?

05-13-2007, 12:52 PM
Its all cool Matt, it looks like its gonna be a fun build. What shafts are you using, anyway? Stock or Alloys?

Ginger Snaps
05-13-2007, 01:37 PM
stockers till they snap no need to upgrade if they aint broke

05-14-2007, 01:21 PM
havent had a chance to do a dam thing worken 60hours a week :(

Ginger Snaps
05-14-2007, 09:00 PM
you should just give me all your parts so i can build a kickass bronco eh budday:confused0006: ;) i might be buying another 400 so i might need some help with some engine mods

05-15-2007, 12:11 AM
no to giving you all my parts LOL:) but yes to helping you with mods to your motor!!!

Ginger Snaps
05-15-2007, 12:13 AM

05-15-2007, 11:52 AM
done yet?

why brown.. sorry gotta ask...

Response #1:
That way it always looks the color he painted it (even when muddy)

Response #2:
It's a Ford, and brown IS the color of POO, right?

Ginger Snaps
05-15-2007, 08:00 PM
yup cause ford is poo thats why its being painted brown..

05-15-2007, 08:50 PM
keep going, one of us needs a big truck. If you need any help, i got thurs/friday off and the wed. the 23rd til the 25th off.

Ginger Snaps
05-15-2007, 09:43 PM
for sure man im not stopinf everything is going smooth so far

Ginger Snaps
05-27-2007, 05:26 PM
update #2


carb and air cleaner!!! intake and everything else is at work waiting to be put on

05-27-2007, 05:29 PM
Nice, it matches my 302 now. [36]

Ginger Snaps
05-27-2007, 05:33 PM
i switched to the performer carb mopac bent me over so i told em where to go 600cfm should be good for the 400 just need 2 more parts fuel line kit and air cleaner spacer

05-28-2007, 12:49 AM
:dontknow: I havn't had any problems with my 600cfm Preformer yet, other than its a bitch to get the Choke idle set right.


06-03-2007, 01:22 AM

06-04-2007, 08:28 AM
awesome buddy, gonna get an aftermarket disty too?

Ginger Snaps
06-04-2007, 07:30 PM
sooner or later right now no diff is allmost done just gotta put the hubs and rotors and and swap it in fawk does it look sexa

Ginger Snaps
06-05-2007, 09:26 PM
Truck goes in thursday for motor work

Ginger Snaps
06-17-2007, 11:01 PM
Diffs in and im ready to wheel!!! just tieing up a few things up after work tomorrow

06-17-2007, 11:53 PM
Sweet deal. Can't wait to see it, you coming out to the bronco rally in august?

Ginger Snaps
06-18-2007, 12:25 AM
nope not this year maybe next year i got some more plans for the bronco rally next year going big bear this year

06-18-2007, 01:23 AM
hey whats big bear??? and whens the bronco rally next year??

Ginger Snaps
06-26-2007, 08:01 PM
Motor is done no more...build is on hold till iv built a new one which wont be for awhile but some bigger plans will be made and hopefully will be done asap

06-26-2007, 08:24 PM
what did you break?

Ginger Snaps
06-26-2007, 08:25 PM
bottom end is toast

06-26-2007, 08:27 PM
ouch. 460 time?

Ginger Snaps
06-26-2007, 08:32 PM
nope not going to a big block sticking to my 351ms and 400s thank you very much

06-26-2007, 08:50 PM
haha, fair enough. Good luck buddy.. [cheers]

Ginger Snaps
06-26-2007, 08:55 PM
thanks im going to need it haha[16]

06-26-2007, 08:59 PM
buy a chevy[36] [36] [36] [36]

Ginger Snaps
06-26-2007, 09:06 PM
no chance in hell ill stick with my fords even though im in a little rough patch just wait and see when its done..

06-26-2007, 09:21 PM
ya i could see what you mean,shit i drive a toyota[cheers] be nicer if it was a chevy powered toy though

06-29-2007, 02:09 AM
dude that sucks ass!! you can come and help me this comming week on mine :)

Ginger Snaps
06-29-2007, 06:46 PM
for sure dude i think you got my new # give me a holler ill drive to your house then we can go in your dodge!!!!!

06-29-2007, 06:47 PM
for sure dude i think you got my new # give me a holler ill drive to your house then we can go in your dodge!!!!!

is that a date?

Ginger Snaps
06-29-2007, 06:52 PM
yup wanna make it a threesum?

06-29-2007, 06:53 PM

Ginger Snaps
06-29-2007, 06:55 PM
:party0010: oh dean your such a party poooper:p

07-06-2007, 02:13 AM
ya dean come help me put the dana 60 under my bronco