shit like this makes me hate some of you emmeffers that live where salt isn't so heavily used :laughing::laughing::laughing:Not too much for updates, works keeping me pretty busy. I ended up having clearance issues with the front cv and the trans oil pan, so I had to move the T-Case back 3". To do that I had to pull the tranny and T-case and tear the c6 apart and put a 3" longer tail-shaft in it. So now I have the c6 just about finished up and ready to go back in. From there i'll have to make new T-case mounts since they've been relocated 3" back on the frame, aswell as re-shorten the rear driveshaft 3". I'll have to get some pictures up when I get a chance.
I ran across this on Craigslist and ended up buying it to drive around until this Bronco's 1-ton swap is done. 1979 Bronco, T-bird 429/c6/205 d44 and it had a 14 bolt rear when I got it. I swapped my old 9" in it so I have a matching bolt pattern again and can use the mtr's. It has no cancer, dual batterys, electric fans, Tom Woods high-angle driveline, 6" lift, blah blah blah... got it for $700
Ain't that the truth, I stopped looking. I got ahold of a 84 F150 cab and thought I bet that will fit on my 79 Bronco frame. Some people solid axle swap their 80+ Broncos, I solid cab swapped my 79.....shit like this makes me hate some of you emmeffers that live where salt isn't so heavily used :laughing::laughing::laughing:
couldn't find a clean 78/79 bronco for under $3k in the last two months when i was looking, let alone one in that shape with some decent mods. lucky bastards :flipoff2:
There are days that I walk into the shop and wish the rat was a bit more diciplined about how he leaves the place but I can assure you he and his older brother are solid young men and have been a pleasure to raise, work and play with. That they share my passion for all things with a motor is just an added blessing.I played around with the shackle angle on my bronco a lot. My train of thought was this: full droop would be a " neutral point". I wanted to balance mine between stuff and droop evenly. So 90* at droop, and 45* at ride height, and 180* at max stuff would be in the middle. Anyway, it worked out well enough for me. 3" is what I'm saying. I just want to tell you that for a high school kid you have a lot of skill. I commend you for taking that path, instead of the one that too many kids take these days. I also want to tell you to thank your dad for being such a good father and mentor. I am just building my first rig at 35. Your head start is a direct result of your father. Mine was no mechanic, yet I turned out to be one. Just goes to show that you're born with it, but if you're dad is born with it too, you're really lucky. You have an awesome shop at your disposal, and you're a lucky kid. I don't speak to my father anymore, and it suck's. Merry Christmas, and enjoy having a good family! My ex wife's son is gonna be 17 in January and is constantly in juvenile hall or on house arrest. Unfortunately, he has no positive role model (like you do) and lives in a city where he is surrounded by mostly undesirable people that were imported from another country. Not that that is an excuse, but it makes it easier to make the wrong choice. Enjoy your truck, and your dad.
Hey, I've gotten better :laughing:There are days that I walk into the shop and wish the rat was a bit more diciplined about how he leaves the place
I'm going to try to utilize as many factory components as I can, I wont always have this shop at my disposal so it'll make it easier on me down the road to be able to pull parts right off the shelf for this.I've always used chevy ends but my axles are usually chopped down. Never had the luxury of being able to run the stock stuff. I drill and tap 1.25x.220 wall Dom for 7/8-18 right and left hand. Just curious I'm sure it will look good.
Thanks! Jim is actually a long-time family friend, and more recently, my brothers Father-In-Law. He's been awesome throughout the process and I would recomend him to anybody looking to go this route.Dude this thing looks great. Stay focused on your goals on the Bronco and at basic training. Call Jim I know he can help you with the steering questions. Just FYI Jim is the one who designed the long arm kit at Duff, then he was at Cage Offroad before they had to close up, he is now at Bloody Knuckle Garage selling the suspension kits. Good luck on your build I can't wait to see you finish it.
Those baby heims were left over from my Dad's days in the Air Force... unfortunantly the prop planes he was working on are long fazed-out, so finding them nowadays may prove to be difficult :laughing:Where did you get the cute little baby heims? Those are pimp! :grinpimp: