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Old 04-06-2005, 03:38 PM   #176 (permalink)
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I WAS using airshocks, but fearing that they wouldn't carry the weight, I've moved to Sway-A-Way Coilovers ~ emulsion in back, remotes in front ~ 16" travel on both.

I don't offer buckets and such since I don't know what people are going to use for their springs (airshocks, coils, coil-overs, etc).
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:25 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Brandon, watch for a 1978-79 Bronco at pick and pull. I just got the buckets, cups, and retainers off one and they are going to work perfect. A PIA to remove (motor mounts in the way), but they are bolted instead of riveted.

Edit: These have nice shock mounts too. The drivers side also has a built in mount for the panhard bar.

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Old 04-06-2005, 04:54 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Brandon, watch for a 1978-79 Bronco at pick and pull. I just got the buckets, cups, and retainers off one and they are going to work perfect. A PIA to remove (motor mounts in the way), but they are bolted instead of riveted.

Edit: These have nice shock mounts too. The drivers side also has a built in mount for the panhard bar.

Your going coil at all 4's?

That would be a big bronco right, what coils are you going to use?
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:16 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Yes, all 4.

Yes, Fullsize Bronco.

I don't think there are too many options for coils. I'll probably use Early Bronco coils (same OD at approx. 5"). Fullsize Bronco springs would be too stiff. TJ springs are too wide. Any ideas?
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Old 04-06-2005, 05:40 PM   #180 (permalink)
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EB would be pretty darn close, I really haven't looked into it much. Whatever I do I want it to be stable on the road - since I want to be able to cruise in it with my two kids on trips or even just a sunday drive..
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:29 PM   #181 (permalink)
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I think EB springs with a sway bar would be plenty stable.
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:51 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I don't know how cheap you are, but I kinda like these fuse holders.
http://www.kansaswindpower.net/break...er_centers.htm
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http://www.kansaswindpower.net/ATC%2...Holder%20a.jpg

If you are too cheap for even those, I have used female spade terminals with fuses and wrap the terms with electrical tape for a makeshift fuse holder.
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Old 04-09-2005, 07:51 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Well, after a crappy week I decided I needed some 'Scout Therapy' so I went in and did crap.

First thing to be done was to drop off the Terra next door for window tinting

Next, was Rusty's turn. Here's where I left off

After setting up the front axle's passenger-side link mounts ~ I figured I'd do some gusseting.




That should hold it

Next I started finishing up the cab area. I wanted to stay longer but the sun staying up into the evening really threw me off and I probably wasted a bit too much time on the tube stuff.

First was to add the final 'boat-side' bar ~


Then I put in the battery box and misc smaller tubes I was too lazy to do last time.
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:16 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Earlier this week I messed with putting in the wiring harness (which showed up on Friday) and started to mount the gauge panel.




Then I realized something. I don't like the way the replacment ABS plastic dash 'pad' looked ~ or fit. In fact, I didn't want to put it back on. So I stood back and took another look.


I realized with a bit of extention upwards (2.5" or so) and a bend, I can make the dash panel extend all the way up to the screw holes by the windshield...

Then, to take it further, I realized that with a bit of material I could extend it from the gauges all the way to the passenger side of the dash ~ ending just above the glovebox. So, to make a long story longer, I removed the whole dash and took it to my machinist and asked if he could make a panel that covered the entire upper part of the dash ~ he took a look and said "yeah, sure..."

He's going to get with me on Monday about price and time frame ~ hopefully I can get it back for next weekend. This will be sweet! A Scout II flat-dash conversion. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll see if I can have him put another in the 'fire' while he's at it. In short it'll be my standard dash panel but it'll cover everything that the stock dash pad as well
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:05 PM   #185 (permalink)
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More scout therapy this weekend. I was supposed to be wheeling, but after installing a RS kit on the Terra my front drive shaft was WAY too short. Oh well, the therapy session proved to be pretty useful. I stole the rear links and set up the frame mounts on the front. Here's what the front 3-link will end up looking like.



Also got the wiring in ~ can't wait to hook it up, the battery cut-off switch is in, just need to get off my hiney and go pick it up

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Old 04-16-2005, 10:28 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Well, after that, I started getting crazy with some tape and an old friend.


The goal was to make the main tube structure stand out a bit...do you think it worked?



Then I was able to install the fuel cell

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Old 04-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #187 (permalink)
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the one thing that keeps buggin me is that my cockpit is SO close to being finished, I just need to do the final little stuff and get it done ~ so I started finishing it up. Last weekend I had placed the battery box and stuff, this week I'd finally mount the passenger seat!




Gotta love having a plasma cutter and bench grinder.



Weld and paint and install seat

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Old 04-16-2005, 10:47 PM   #188 (permalink)
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After a trip to pick up the 'lil guy' and a trip to the store for more duplicolor, it was time to get busy on the cockpit.


Then I installed the passenger seat again, and got Matthew to test it out!


Then it was my turn.


That's all the Scout therapy for today.
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Looks like it's coming along pretty good.
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it's comming along man!

I've gotta get some breakfast in me and get some of my own scout therapy done.....
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Old 04-17-2005, 06:23 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Looks good. I like the link mounts on the diff. How did you mount the rear of the top link?
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Old 04-18-2005, 12:25 PM   #192 (permalink)
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I sleave the fame and stick a bolt all the way through..
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After this, I use an axle mount on the inside of the frame (welded to the frame) ~ then a LONG 1/2" bolt goes all the way through the frame, through the hieim (which sits in the bracket).

Pretty strong setup.
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I see. Looks strong. Would you change anything with your 3-link for a daily driver? Maybe run more forgiving joints than Heims?
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Old 04-18-2005, 05:59 PM   #196 (permalink)
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Exactly, I'd run johnies at the frame, bushings at the axle. Trackbar would also be johnies.
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Old 04-25-2005, 12:05 AM   #197 (permalink)
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This weeks therapy...

Put both seats in.


Then it was time to finally take off the rest of the rockers. Got sawzall?



Turned out pretty good!

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Old 04-25-2005, 12:23 AM   #198 (permalink)
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Lower links are mounted, axle is prep'd ~ Its time to finish the front suspension. Track-bar first.

Gotta clean and sleave the frame, some weld and paint.




Upper link mounts next.

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Looks nice. Pics are too small.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:06 AM   #200 (permalink)
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