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I have seen a couple of members here building broncos. I thought it woul dbe cool to get everyone in a single thread talking about their builds, upgrades, issues, rides, etc.

Post it all up:

I just bought a 1994 in July. Bought some 35's and a Heimed radius arm setup and just got it finished this week.Put some 35's on it and I can start enjoying it a little.

I think next up will be gears. Should I go 4:56 or 4:88 with 35's? Everyone keeps telling me 4:56so it's still enjoyable on the street, I really dont care about gas mileage. what does everyone think for gears?


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Nice makes me miss my old Bronco! 4:56 gets my vote.
 

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I have seen a couple of members here building broncos. I thought it woul dbe cool to get everyone in a single thread talking about their builds, upgrades, issues, rides, etc.

Post it all up:

I just bought a 1994 in July. Bought some 35's and a Heimed radius arm setup and just got it finished this week.Put some 35's on it and I can start enjoying it a little.

I think next up will be gears. Should I go 4:56 or 4:88 with 35's? Everyone keeps telling me 4:56so it's still enjoyable on the street, I really dont care about gas mileage. what does everyone think for gears?


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Nice ride. My buddy has that exact same bronco in Washington. He bought a tan soft top for it this summer and the rig looks 1000% better without that red top on it. Cool ride, thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice makes me miss my old Bronco! 4:56 gets my vote.
10-4, the thing actually surprised me with how fast it was in stock form. The 35's took away some of that.... we will get back there again.
 

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Nice ride. My buddy has that exact same bronco in Washington. He bought a tan soft top for it this summer and the rig looks 1000% better without that red top on it. Cool ride, thanks for sharing!
I'm a long ways out, but i would like to do the eddie bauer tan strip and paint the top to match some day.
 

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Nice ride! I threw 95% of my bronco during my build. In 1995 I had my first white Bronco XLT. I loved that truck and after selling it I always wanted another but on steroids.

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My mom is building this little grocery getter to cart the grand babies around in the dirt.

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Hey all.

Heres my new-to-me '90. Was built about 20 or so years ago to chase dirt bike racing teams down in Baja. Was originally a 5.0/AOD 4speed truck but now has a 5.8/C6 3speed and 4.88's. Horribly slow on the highway and cannot wait to go down to at least 4:10's so I can keep up with the 18 wheelers lol. Full cage, Kings all around, 2-link in addition to Deaver J40's. First thing id like to change is swapping out the rubber pivots on beams and radius arms for uniballs. Great thread idea!

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A friend of mine in Hood River has been dabbling in these for awhile. He has a 7.3 Conversion listed on EBay if anyone is interested.
 

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Those are some badass rides, I hope everyone posts up their tricks and tips with these trucks. Looks like there is a lot of good experience here.

I have some Clunking noise going on when I go from a complete stop and when shifting from park/neutral to a forward or reverse gear.

I also noticed a whine from the rear end while underway.

Had it at a friends and took a look at trans/motor mounts. Didn’t find any play in any mounts. Also had him underneath to watch the power train and drive shaft while I shifted from neutral to forward and reverse. No visible driveline or driveline part play either.


Any chance the whine and clunk sound are related?
 

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Those are some badass rides, I hope everyone posts up their tricks and tips with these trucks. Looks like there is a lot of good experience here.

I have some Clunking noise going on when I go from a complete stop and when shifting from park/neutral to a forward or reverse gear.

I also noticed a whine from the rear end while underway.

Had it at a friends and took a look at trans/motor mounts. Didn’t find any play in any mounts. Also had him underneath to watch the power train and drive shaft while I shifted from neutral to forward and reverse. No visible driveline or driveline part play either.


Any chance the whine and clunk sound are related?
I don't know too much about these things yet, but it sounds like two separate issues to me. the rear end whining could be too much meshing on the gears and prob just needs a simple rebuild by someone who knows diffs real well.

The other one may be a separate transmission issue, especially if there are no visible movements in the driveline visually. Maybe even a u-joint? Not sure...
 

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The red bronco is our current one. She is a sleeper. Minty was our first family bronco. Both were all built by me. Red bronco has all desolate suspension on it and minty has camburg suspension.
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The red bronco is our current one. She is a sleeper. Minty was our first family bronco. Both were all built by me. Red bronco has all desolate suspension on it and minty has camburg suspension.
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Wow that red bronco's interior is awesome. Did you do the door panels and console also?
 

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Wow that red bronco's interior is awesome. Did you do the door panels and console also?
Thanks! Yes I repainted all the interior plastic pieces including the dash with duplicolor interior paint. Then I went through and recovered the factory headliner and installed the new carpet.


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The red bronco is our current one. She is a sleeper. Minty was our first family bronco. Both were all built by me. Red bronco has all desolate suspension on it and minty has camburg suspension.


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I really dig that tire swing bumper. My plan is to fab up a twin swing one just like that for my Bronc. Very nice.
 

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Wife doesn't know she wants one. Should arrive around her Birthday:
Lol. My wife said she wants one. I bought a spot just in case we can move forward. Really want to hold out for the svt raptor version as you know they are going to build one.
 
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Most of the older Broncos, including the full sizes have been climbing in value in the last decade. I wonder if the advent of the new Bronco will send values of them into the stratosphere? 🤔
 

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Thanks! Yes I repainted all the interior plastic pieces including the dash with duplicolor interior paint. Then I went through and recovered the factory headliner and installed the new carpet.


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That turned out great.

Is that a custom console or did you pull it from a different car?
 

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Lol. My wife said she wants one. I bought a spot just in case we can move forward. Really want to hold out for the svt raptor version as you know they are going to build one.
I think we're reservation number one million twenty eight.
 

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I think we're reservation number one million twenty eight.
I’m 474,193 and was told there’s only 80k planned for the first year production. I’m not holding my breath for a 21!


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Current state of my 69 build... Bought it 20+ years ago from the original owner and spiraled from a " I'm just going to upgrade a few things" to full frame off "replace/upgrade everything in the entire vehicle" build.
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