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'72 Ford Bronco Build;)

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Dne007, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Aug 5, 2021
    Fly Navy

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    They're not complicated at all... to be honest I've started up engines with them sitting on a truck tire(y)... so they can be as simple or extravagant as you like.

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    Fireball

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    These are the longitudinal front suspension arms holding the axle in the frame.

    His prices all seem very reasonable.
     
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  3. Aug 5, 2021
    Dne007

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    I could do that! that looks easy! Thank you for the pic;)



     
  4. Aug 5, 2021
    Dne007

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    Thank you!!!!!

     
  5. Aug 5, 2021
    Dne007

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    Got the frame all level to see what's up.

    Whoever welded the crap on the front didn't even weld it on straight! There are frame ends available, but not this long~ so I may have to buy some 10gauge plate and make my own frame horns:(
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    This is really going to test my fabrication skills!
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    This is the rear~ I cut the old bumper off, you can still see where the original bumper ends were. Luckily there are frame ends available.
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    I'll finish the rest of the days just putting tools away and make the shop nice n clean for whenever I get back out there~ kids are coming soon, so I really need to spend some time in the house;)
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  6. Aug 5, 2021
    Framer Mike P

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    I have always wanted an early Bronco and look forward to seeing you work your magic on this one. I believe the Bronco switched from a front dana 30 to a dana 44 in 1971. If you have a dana 44 in yours it would be a down grade to switch over to a dana 30 just to get disc brakes (unlike an early cj5 in which a dana 30 is an upgrade). If the dana 30 disc brakes will switch over to your 44 then that might be worthwhile. Carry on.
     
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  7. Aug 5, 2021
    Dne007

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    Thanks Mike~ I think I'll be ok with upgrade/downgrade~ I will never use the front axle for a four wheel drive, so that I'm not concerned, I'd just soon it be a 2 WD. As long as it will roll well and even look good will be fine. I'll keep the original axle for a while, but it's pretty well worn out judging by the pinion bearing slop and worn out axle u-joints.
    dne' ;)

     
  8. Aug 5, 2021
    ITLKSEZ

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    o_O Switching a ‘72 to a D30 is blasphemy!
     
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    Fireball

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    Agreed. The disks from the 30 should fit on the 44.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2021
    Dne007

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    Fireball

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    I can't guarantee that but the parts are generally compatible for Dana 30 and Dana 44 outers. You may need to move the whole knuckles over or the just the brake parts.
     
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  12. Aug 6, 2021
    Dne007

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    Heading to Mississippi to get the parts below (the guys says he'll throw so more parts into it ~ 8 hour drive one way, should be nice to get away for a little bit. Kind of bit my purse at 4500, but it's all pretty good stuff, and of course the Dana 30 will just be for brake parts and whatever I can get off of it. I'll be back!

    Dual Exhaust with Flowmasters - SPF
    Hedman Long Tube Headers (fit 302w/ C4) - SPF
    Bronco Steering System with Rancho stabilizer - SPF
    100 Stock Radius Arms - Pair - SPF

    Power Brake Booster, Master Cycl, & Bracket - SPF
    2" Suspension Lift with 2x Coils, 2x Leafs, Track Bar, 8xShocks, 2xTower brackets, U bolts, c Bushings, poly body bushings. SPF

    Stainless Steel Shifter mount SPF
    C4 Tranny w/mild shift kit & D20 (Shifted great!) SPF
    D30 Axle Assembly with DISC brakes, Mile Marker Hubs, SS brake Lines, Prop Valve and misc hard lines' SPF
    Holley Truck Avenger - Like New around 500 miles - Used briefly, then upgraded to a 670. SPF
    302 Roller Engine, Edelbrock Performer 289 Intake & Valve Covers, Keith Black

    and a set of tires/wheels, 5 in all.
     
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  13. Aug 9, 2021
    Dne007

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    Hi gang, after the two day journey to Mississippi this past weekend, an 8-9 hour drive, my husband and I had the honor to meet Tim (Salashhavoc) which had a boatload of parts for sale on the ClassicBronco forum. It all started with just looking for a C4 transmission, but he wound up having a lot of parts which should help me greatly!

    But I'd just like to say what I super guy he is! and his family, his wife, kids, omg, what I wonderful family!!! We were greeted like good friends and had a wonderful evening prior (his wife even invited to a steak dinner of which she is an incredibly hostess and super person) to even actually buying the parts the next morning.
    There's too much to list, but one can get the idea from the pictures~ I originally was just looking for a C4 transmission, but wound up with a boatload of parts which should help greatly in my journey[​IMG]

    There's many more parts in the back of my truck(suspension, driveshaft, new holley carb,etc)
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    I pulled the intake manifold as I wanted to clean it, but wanted to inspect what's under it and quite surprised to how clean it is.
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    So, I'm going to head back out there and just clean up, I'll be back!!
    dne'
     
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  14. Aug 9, 2021
    Dne007

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    I have a question regarding Torque converters please? I know what they are, but not a authority on em. The fella that I bought the parts from said that the engine had a flat spot upon hard take offs. He tried several different things, but he said always seemed to be there, mainly under hard accelerations as I said. He was forthcoming about this, so he came to conclusion that he may have a bad torque converter or the wrong torque converter. He says it has a mild to moderate shift kit and does shift very well. So, I believe he says it has an 1800 stall speed converter, so does it make sense that only an 1800 may not offer much in the take off, especially with 33" tires? I don't plan to have this C4 overhauled as he says it's not that old and was shifting fine until he pulled it out, but I don't mind spending money on something that may improve take off. I don't ever take off quickly anyway except in my '67 mustang! lol So what do you guys say?;)

    This is what's in the engine as I had put down earlier:
    302 Roller Engine, Edelbrock Performer 289 Intake & Valve Covers, Keith Black Hypereutectic 4.030 pistons, Comp Custom Grind .537 IN, .520 Exh, Lobe separation 111 degrees, RPM 800-3500, Duration at .050 206 IN 212 EXH, COMP CAM Hydraulic Roller Lifter, Retro Fit, Steel Spider, COMP Cams Aluminum Roller Rocker Arms - Rocker Arms, Stud Mount, Full Roller, Aluminum, 1.6 Ratio, Fits 7/16 in. Stud, COMP Cams®. High Energy Push Rods; 16 pc.; 5/16 in. Dia.; 6.400 in. Length, Edelbrock Gear Drive, Accu-Drive, Dual Idler,COMP Cams Valve Springs, Valve Springs, Dual, 1.430 in. Outside Diameter, 322 lbs./in. Rate, 1.150 in. Coil Bind Height, COMP Cams Steel Valve Spring Retainers, Steel, 10 Degree, 1.500 in. Outside Diameter, .690 in. Inside Diameter - INCLUDES 2nd CAM - COMP Cams Magnum Hydraulic Roller Camshaft and Lifter Kit, Ford 289-302 1963-95 Retro-Fit, Lift .533, Duration 284 Degrees, lobe Seperation Angle 110 Degrees, RPM Rnage 2500-6000
     
  15. Aug 9, 2021
    SFaulken

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    If the cam that is in it, is building power from 800-3500 RPM, an 1800 RPM stall converter is too tall for my tastes. I'd honestly be looking at something more like 1000-1200 Stall.

    It's not surprising in the least that it's got a "flat spot" on hard takeoffs with that cam/converter combination. It starts building torque off-idle, and keeps building it up through 1800, where the converter stalls, and launches. That's just a very odd combination to me, and not one I would run.

    Honestly, a stock replacement converter for something like an F100(Or Bronco) would be more compatible with that camshaft.
     
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    Dne007

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    Thanks Faulken, that's what I needed to hear!!

     
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    SFaulken

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    I mean, if you wanted to get fancy, and it's not a bad option, TCI makes a pretty nice "heavy duty" towing converter for the C4 I think. But in something the size and weight of a Bronco, I'd think it's overkill.
     
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    Twin2

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    just because I saw it :D today
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    and auto
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    Dne007

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    Dne007

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    Yes, I just want one to do the job~ I'll check into it, no hurry at this point as there is plenty going on;)

     
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