View Full Version : bronco build up

08-14-2007, 09:35 PM
so here are some pics of my build up they are not in proper order and im missing some so please bare with me. So what ive done is swap in a HP dana 60 and a 14bolt FF and going with 4 wheel disc breaks and a 6" superflex suspension


dana60 befor

C-bushing tabs on after 4hrs of grinding to make them fit

08-14-2007, 10:06 PM
looks awesome......a suggestion:

Ginger Snaps
08-14-2007, 10:35 PM
mark you dink you shoulda called me i wanna come help! if the bronco dont sell we be doing the same to mine when i gernade the diffs!

08-14-2007, 11:43 PM
ok and im sorry matt!! Im just used to doing stuff on my own and thats why my back is so fucked up. And as far as a wristed radius arm not ganna happen Im iether gonna get superflex or cage radius arms or make my own. Oh and I still got the axle stand to set up another front diff on those C-bushings but you will have to do all the grinding

08-14-2007, 11:46 PM
looking good

08-15-2007, 12:47 AM
looks great man

looks like a 86-91' d60?

where'd you get your drop pitman arm

08-15-2007, 02:20 AM
nope 1978 dana 60 and drop pitiam arm came with the kit from JBG. thanks for all the complemnts!!! more pic will come as I work on the truck

m j
08-15-2007, 06:43 AM
how well did the rad arm Cs fit?

08-15-2007, 11:00 AM
looks good Mark now finish the shit and come out and play

08-15-2007, 12:28 PM
nope 1978 dana 60 and drop pitiam arm came with the kit from JBG. thanks for all the complemnts!!! more pic will come as I work on the truck

cool i got the same axle[cheers]

08-15-2007, 01:02 PM
The c-bushing tabs fit real shitty I had to grind a 1/4 inch off all 4 so that the radius arm would fit like stock. If I had to do it over I would use the cage off road parts

Mr. Bob
08-17-2007, 07:23 PM
looks awsome!

Ginger Snaps
08-17-2007, 07:27 PM
haha mark sucker im probably ordering cage arms next friday boooyeah are broncos are gunna be hawt...

08-18-2007, 12:12 AM
nice work [36]

08-18-2007, 02:01 AM
thanks guys!!!

08-18-2007, 11:00 AM
coming along good!

m j
08-31-2007, 01:21 AM
all that grinding pain and all you got to show is the finished product?

I recommend losing the drop pitman arm and going back to a stock one.
the leverage is hard on the frame, I have 2 here that are all spiderweb cracked around the front lower steering box bolt starting from the weld end point at the gap they left between the boxing member in the frame and the crossmember. it is a bitch to fix.
see what the angle will be if you run crossover draglink to the PS knuckle.
I know the draglink length will be longer then the panhard that way.
I tried the drop arm and made a matching drop panhard bar on mine but I am not happy with it.

09-01-2007, 01:05 PM
thanks MJ. I lost the befor and after pics of the grinding :(. and the cross over/high steer that im getting made uses all of the stock draglink and tie rods and stock pitman arm

09-03-2007, 01:23 AM
How much for thos front lift springs

09-04-2007, 12:07 PM
the lift came as a kit. jbg sells them..

m j
09-04-2007, 04:55 PM
lift springs are about $165usd plus shipping
they ship UPS usually so UPS nails you another $50 plus taxes
are those the superflexes or the superlifts, they look like my 9" superlifts

09-06-2007, 01:18 AM

09-06-2007, 01:21 AM
just added more pics

pics of the bare 14FF
heres a pic of the mock up rear disc kit
heres pics of the rear in the truck
and pics of my sagnaw powersteering pump :) (cost 20bucks)

09-06-2007, 04:29 PM
sweet bike is that a Huffy?

09-06-2007, 06:09 PM

09-07-2007, 08:36 AM
thats gonna be one kickass bronco when you're done with it. specs?

whats so special about the saginaw pumps? my chev has one?cause they're not ford PS pumps?

09-07-2007, 12:59 PM
total of 9" lift dana 60 front 14boltff rear C6 with wide ratio kit np205. Soon to have 42" tsl on 17" allied bead locks 4.88 gears and lockers of some sort to. and im building a 466 to replace the one thats in there that should make around 700hp at 6000rpm and 650ftlbs at 3500rpm

m j
09-07-2007, 06:52 PM
so more of a fuel mileage build then?

09-09-2007, 01:06 AM
just wait till you see the induction set up Ive got for this thing! mileage haha

m j
09-09-2007, 10:26 AM
thats gonna be one kickass bronco when you're done with it. specs?

whats so special about the saginaw pumps? my chev has one?cause they're not ford PS pumps?

nothing special
the info to mod them is available online is about the only thing that makes them more desireable

10-03-2007, 05:13 PM
so I got this idea now that I should take the front 6" springs out and put 9" lift springs in it and do a sky shackle flip in the rear.
What are your thoughts on this?? it would make the truck have bout 11-12" of lift then

10-03-2007, 05:25 PM
you would definately need bigger radius arm drop brackets and possibly need to do something with the steering

10-03-2007, 06:35 PM
im not to worried bout the radius arms as im working on making my own and steering I got a set of mudrams high steer arms

Ginger Snaps
10-03-2007, 07:06 PM
dude i cant wait till we start building are new ballen arms yo!

10-03-2007, 10:44 PM

10-04-2007, 12:17 AM
I know yo gonna try and build to different sets

10-04-2007, 12:26 AM
ya so Im not gonna lift it any more then it is now I was not thinking when I posted this morning

10-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Ya its a new ford thats for shure

11-20-2007, 02:05 AM
I dont get what your saying beeker89??:dontknow:

11-28-2007, 03:23 AM
just a befor and after pic of my new gauge cluster havent had much time to tinker on the truck and the weather sucks too


11-28-2007, 08:33 AM
nice gauges yo....

11-28-2007, 10:34 AM
60' and 70's era chevs and fords are some of the best looking trucks.

11-28-2007, 12:02 PM
:s30x: im a ford fan, but i guess some of the chevs are ok too

11-28-2007, 12:38 PM
thanks!!!!!! the empty hole is for the water temp

05-20-2008, 12:21 AM
so ive been doing a little more work did the sky flip in the rear and got the dash all buttioned up now and just waiting for the front springs to arrive so that I can finsh up the rest of the odds and ends heres some pics of the dash at night and the flip

and I moved the shackle bolt to the back hole to make the shackle 90 degrees

05-20-2008, 12:31 AM
like the cluster[cheers]

05-20-2008, 01:18 AM
thanks and it all works too :D

Ginger Snaps
05-20-2008, 09:23 AM
good job buddy soon as my 42s are mounted to the rims will have to see how they fit on yours

05-20-2008, 01:36 PM
that would be cool thanks bud

05-20-2008, 04:08 PM
looks good buddy get it done so you can come wheeling next time :D how long you think?

521 Ford
05-20-2008, 04:32 PM
Awesome build :cool: , I did all the same grinding on my radius arm brackets to make them fit, except I also had to trim the diff housing on the tube because the newer diffs have less room. Those guages look wicked, and I hear really good things about the Cage arms.Can't wait to see the finished product!

05-21-2008, 03:11 AM
yea toooo much grinding a full day and im not sure what im doing yet with the radius arms. and I have to have it drivable by the end of june

05-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Very nice build there...[cheers][cheers][cheers]

05-23-2008, 10:51 PM
Hows the frame???
78 was a bad year (for frames)
What did you end up with for radius arms???
Wristed is nice but extended will do nearly as well and be stronger...

05-24-2008, 09:36 PM
the frame and floor are mint and the arms arnt done yet the truck was put on hold for awhile there all I can tell you is there not wristed

05-24-2008, 10:09 PM
Wow got a real thing against Wristed arms hey???:dontknow:

05-26-2008, 02:36 AM
yup seen a few break and twist just seems un safe

02-13-2009, 12:44 AM
ok well I wasent happy with how I forst the did the front suspension so I took it all off and started over again also went with the stock coil springs as apsoed to the 6" lift ones I also moved the front axle 4.5" forwoard [36] and I also added a superduty hydro boost and I have on board air now as well [36] and the drag in the pics is for MOCK UP ONLY!!!!!!
home made radius arms



hydro boost & bbrackets

on board air comp


and the stock style set up (befor)


m j
02-13-2009, 09:59 AM
fawk yeah.
nicely done.
I definitely wanna see this in person one day

m j
02-13-2009, 10:10 AM
you cant even tell the fenders were worked on, who is the bodyman?
I have no skillz at all in that regard so no way will I be able to do it nice like that. props to ya

02-13-2009, 12:06 PM
thank you mj and I did the fenders. first time ever doing body work other then on my low bike and I could only move the fender opening about 3-3.5 inches forward not the full 4.5"

Explorer guy418
02-13-2009, 12:18 PM
nice work man, she is comin together

02-13-2009, 02:13 PM
lookin good mark get that thing finished....by the time your done , i might have mine back on the road again....maybe:)

02-14-2009, 12:19 AM
and in the rear I did a sky shackle flip kit with super flexx 6" lift springs I will post pics this week of the stuff done to the rear and i moved the rear end back 2" so i now have a 110" wheel base

02-15-2009, 12:07 AM
lookin good mark get that thing finished....by the time your done , i might have mine back on the road again....maybe:)

thanks troy [cheers] and yea mybe one day it will done :) :dontknow:

02-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Question????? Why are you running coils up front instead of putting leafs up front?? What made you stay with the coils?
But its looking good man. Very nice!

02-15-2009, 05:57 PM
well I like the ride of coils and I dident want to regress in time!!! coils flex better, ride better and it was just as much work as making leaf spring stuff and I wanted to move the diff forward and you cant do that with leafs and the factory setup was coils and its not as hard as you think to do a coil set up