04 Wrangler Unlimited, 67 F100
This will be awesome!
I agree somewhat with what you say, but you can see there are variances in the pics and of the bronco in the museum as well- so it didn't seem there was a defacto race trim.Love early broncos and own a 75 and 77. Hate to burst any bubbles, but don't see how the bronco you just received and the race bronco in the pictures can possibly be the same vehicle? The dash in the race vehicle would have been cut to pieces for gauges, the cage to pass through and so on.
As earlier poster stated, highly unlikely anyone would take a used up racer and attempt to restore it to factory and the pictures you've posted support the likelyhood that they aren't the same vehicle.
So what, have fun restoring it and have even more fun using it!
Sounds to me like you can do whatever you want with it.Uncle Bob said:My race Bronco and the one that used KC lites for the first time in a race sits in the Galpin Ford Museum in Sepulveda, Ca. The only other Chrome Yellow Bronco I owned was a ’68 that was used for pre running for a short time. It was not a race car when I had it.
Cut down a HP Dana 44 and Caddy calipers bring the suck find a way to do a Explorer rear disc swap and you'll be a lot happier.Pulled the engine harness and picked it up for the first time to check under it's skirt.
She's got a little work needed underneath. Nothing serious, really.
It's got a Dana 30
Talked to my pops more and we came to conclusion we're going to modernize it.
As much as I want to keep it "old skool", the truck will be sucky to drive as it is.
Dana 44 w/ discs.
Currently looking for a D44 if you know anyone selling one.
Gear change. Unsure what it's got in it now. Really, I'm thinking with the 5 speed trans, 32 or 33" tires and 4.11's or 4.56's will make this useful up to about 75mph.
According to Grim's gear calculator, 70mph in 5th will be a respectable 2373 RPM, with plenty of gear choices below that for hills and typical driving.
9" rear discs. Parking brake needs to be integrated. Caddy calipers I'm assuming I'll be using.
NV3550 5 speed swap. Need the whole shibang to swap over.
Power steering. Was looking into a 4 turn box.
Up in the air if a booster with the turn-out box is going to be used, or hydro boost from what I'm reading works well from an F250SD.
We're gonna keep the dual shocks and coils, but put some progressive springs like some Wild Horses, and some decent valved shocks, painted black.
Remove the airbags, not needed.
Seats- thinking Corbeau with harnesses that can be run with just lap belts.
The driver's seat is broken, so seats are on the list anyways.
Cage- pull the bolt in/yuck welded cage and get something in it that follows the typical lines it currently has, but will be useful in an event it's needed. Possibly tie into frame.
Electric wipers (doesn't have anything right now)
Pops' want's it to be a driver.
Ok, we'll make it a driver.
I have cheap freight. Strap to a pallet, gimmie zip and residential/commerical, and if lift gate needed.Whats your location bud? I've got one but I'm probably too far east
EDIT: just remembered Texass :flipoff2: shipping probably wouldn't be worth it