BUILD Mustang replacement....1971 Bronco

quikturbo

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I'm about 90% complete on the body, only things left to weld up are the inner wheel tubs and core support, but I'm going to wait until I have the frame powder coated since it'll be easier to pull out with that long travel suspension. I need to make a body stand with some 4x4's and 2x8's to be able to pull the frame and then also can prep, prime and seam seal the underneath.
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I'll order up front and rear disc brake conversion kits, powercoat the 9" and Dana44, rebuild kits and a new 3rd member with a 4.56 gear.
So much to do but pretty happy with how quick I made work of the new body/tub.
 

FESTER665

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I just saw your post :) the timing cover I have on the way already and they machine a couple of spots for their bracket setup.
I need the control pack for an Auto though :( otherwise I'd be interested!
No worries. I machined the cover for mine, it was a piece of cake with a die grinder and some aluminum tap magic....
 
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quikturbo

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Damn I missed a couple of updates - some really solid progress here.
At this rate you'll be driving that sucker next year!
Thanks, definitely moving along with this, trying to order things upfront to avoid any out of stock situations.

I got the front Dana 44 all completed with a Yukon open carrier, 4.56 gears, new chromoly axles and disc brake conversion with new manual lock hubs.

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Still waiting on CPC to finish blasting/pc'ing the frame, hopefully it'll be done this week. I did all new seals and yokes on the Dana20, installed the Advance Adapter kit to mate it to the 6r80.
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EFI fuel tanks finally came off backorder so got that and putting my list of fittings needed
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Cleaned and replaced a bunch of things on the motor (gaskets, plugs, etc.) along with had the fuel injectors cleaned so it's lookin pretty fresh. Then put the PBH engine harness on, Tom's bronco swap headers and motor mounts.
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Trying to figure out if I want to stick with the factory Boxwood Green, or do something with some metallic in it, pretty torn on this part of the build.
Sample of an idea my painter thought may look good. Thoughts? or stick with Boxwood Green
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