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Goodbye project super cheap, hello new Bronco

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by affekonig, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I don't know if anybody remembers project Super Cheap Plow Truck (http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=68039&highlight=project+super+cheap), but I decided to undo everything I did to it and put it on this beauty I just picked up. It was above 40 all weekend and I got the truck Friday night, so I figured I get as much done as I could. I ended up getting EVERYTHING off the F150 and onto the Bronco. I also replaced the front rotors and pads and switched over the brand new hubs from the pickup. All of this work was done in the driveway...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107891785/" title="DSC01140 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/3107891785_f764397987.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01140" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3108726894/" title="DSC01142 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3028/3108726894_34a831f0d8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01142" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107895043/" title="DSC01139 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/3107895043_0a9312c9aa.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01139" /></a>
     
  2. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Yes, this is my "shop".

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107894781/" title="DSC01137 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/3107894781_49c7d7e021.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01137" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3108725760/" title="DSC01136 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/3108725760_091ff09801.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="DSC01136" /></a>

    Notice another new toy in there? I'll get details on that one soon...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3108724848/" title="DSC01143 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/3108724848_1f5effe9cd.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01143" /></a>
     
  3. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107891489/" title="DSC01146 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/3107891489_f2bce1d12b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01146" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107893599/" title="DSC01151 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/3107893599_f6b2d7096d.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01151" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107895781/" title="DSC01152 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/3107895781_e8b7bfa9be.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01152" /></a>

    And one of the motor just for fun. No, it isn't a 5.8, but yes, it is out of a 92 Mustang.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3108725448/" title="DSC01149 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3253/3108725448_355771a7c1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01149" /></a>
     
  4. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Well if you got the tools parts and good weather you can do anything besides it a FORD Great job Look Sweet love the red w/blk look:salute:
     
  5. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    That Bronco is sweet! Must be a really early '80's model, unscripted grille is a clue. Can't find anything like that here in salt country. Had a '75 Blazer from out west and loved it. Had the soft top on it as well, did you get the hard top as well? Even if you didn't should be easy enough to find, aside from the glass it is the only part that doesn't rust!
     
  6. Eyesell

    Eyesell 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,101

    What did you do with the old Pick Up ??
     
  7. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I'd been watching this Bronco on craigslist for months, but couldn't get myself to buy it with gas prices and and my complete lack of need for it. I hadn't seen it on in a while until the other day when it popped back up and I figured it was a sign, so I had to buy it. It's an 81, so you're right about it being early 80s and it was originally from CA. It has had body work done, but I have pics of it before, during and after as the former owner is a body man. It looks good though. I didn't get a hard top with it, but they're easy to come by. There was one on craigslist a while ago for free. I should check that...

    I still have the pickup, but it's for sale. I'll keep it around for parts if it doesn't sell, but I'd rather get rid of it and not have to look at it. I also don't want to park it, well, anywhere near my house. It's already looking redneck enough around here.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Nice Bronco. Those bfg m/t's look good on there.

    Are you our ps Oj with all the bronco's?
     
  9. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    They're BFG MTs alright. Not the best tire for plowing (at all), but they'll have to do. I don't know how much time this truck will really see, but I had the stuff and nothing to do, so...

    It's looking like I might be the PS OJ, huh? I don't know what it is about Broncos, but this is my 8th one if I'm counting right.
     
  10. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Looks like the truck'll be getting it's first test tonight. I got the plow on, but haven't even had a chance to change the oil yet. Oh well, no time.
     
  11. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Nice bronco
     
  12. randym99

    randym99 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    Hey,nice rig.I bet you'll love the short wheel base that has for the tight spots.I plow with my old tahoe and love how it turns on a dime for getting around my yard.Good luck,have fun,-stay safe.
     
  13. greenred

    greenred Member
    Messages: 30

    that looks sweet, I love those old broncos
     
  14. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    It looks like the stock Mustand alternator was left on the motor when it was swapped in, which makes it a 75 amp. Other than the truck dying from time to time and needing a jump, it worked fine. I didn't drive it, but that's what I heard.
     
  15. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I haven't gotten pics of it yet, but I replaced the alternator and goofy wiring with a harness I made myself. It's now running nicely with a 130 amp alt from a 95 Mustang. My friend and the driver of this truck mentioned something about the brakes and a bunch of rust on the side of the truck. I had already done the passenger side because I looked in the wheel and saw a brake pad resting in the bottom. Upon further inspection, I found the outside surface of the rotor paper thin where it wasn't missing chunks. Ok, replaced all that. Don't know why I didn't check the driver's side, but here's what I found last night:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3154161646/" title="1230081845 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/3154161646_6bd0b940d6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="1230081845" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3153325199/" title="1230081845a by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/3153325199_a0fcbe2ab8.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="1230081845a" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3154161786/" title="1230081927 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3085/3154161786_940968547a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="1230081927" /></a>

    It's hard to see, but the rotor is in two pieces, and if you're familiar with Ford rotors, they shouldn't look like that. Oh well.
     
  16. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Well sorry to here about that but lessons learned best thing I have figured out have plenty of spare parts on hand. with 4 broncos I only need to keep one of each spare for all of them.Rotors are cheap but I would do a complete break job on the front and inspect the rear.
     
  17. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Yep, I had the parts in the truck and he drove it all night with no real problems, so I guess nothing was lost. I'm the same way with Fords and I always have extras laying around.
     
  18. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3147740759/" title="DSC01158 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/3147740759_165ae70a4a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01158" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/3107895781/" title="DSC01152 by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/3107895781_e8b7bfa9be.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="DSC01152" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/papa-bear/2977696969/" title="two trucks by affekonig2000, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2977696969_c51364b4a6.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="two trucks" /></a>
     
  19. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    SWEET Love the white, some of mine

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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2008
  20. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    Anybody interested in this one? I just picked up a pickup and I think I have too many vehicles right now... $3500?