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 Chexmix's 1989 Ford Bronco Build Up 
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Hey, so I followed Dan over here from Full Size Bronco. I'm planning on rolling out to Hollister this friday or saturday and hopefully meeting up with some of you guys.

I've hung out with another club in the past but those guys are all getting maried and having kids. Wheeling seems to be taking a back seat :cry:

So for now this is my baby:
1989 Ford Bronco XLT Black
Ford I6 300 motor
Mazda 5 Speed (with over drive)
4" Rancho Suspension lift w/ add a leaf and RX9000's all around

The rest is stock for now and will appear to say that way but underneath there is a long list of upgrades:
- Currently I only have my DD tires, 33" BFG AT's but another set of 35" swampers are on my list.
- I have both a NP203 and a NP205 that I will be having an adapter fabbed to sport a Doubler with 3 sticks and a 4:1 ratio! :P
- I have electric fans lying around and a 3G to replace my 2G
- Need a new full exaust to fix my busted and leaking one I have now
- Rock Sliders for the Rubicon this summer
- Maybe a SAS and more...

So I hope to see you guys in the mud pit, I'll have my tow strap with me ;)

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February 28th, 2007, 8:16 pm
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whats up dude, glad to see you here. Im stoked to hear your gonna join us, were probably gonna head down saturday morning. I tottaly understand the "old and married" thing. If youve read through the site at all you realize that aint us. I think our average age is probably about 22 so marriage and kids are still a ways a way. If your interested in becoming a bonafied member of the club then the first thing you have to do is go on a trip with us which it looks like your about to do. Anyways good to have you hear and I hope we see you this weekend.

I have to take a step back...we have one married couple with a kid in the group and Im happy to have them and Im happy for them.

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March 1st, 2007, 8:35 pm
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OK so an update to my rig... I have a hole list of upgrades I want but a SAS might come sooner then later now.

So everyone that was at Hollister probably remembers the trouble I had with my steering / bearings and wheel.

I took her down to the alignment shop for have the tire rebalanced / re-seated (it was flat again) and to have the alignment done. First call, you didn't just blow a bead you ripped the bead, you need a new tire, it's $150 on top of the other work. Then he call me back and says they can't align it because the steering linkage is stripped and is not safe. Also that there is too much play in my passenger front bearings (since I just did that it means the spindle is hosed.)

So I was thinking it seems like allot of work to the front end... maybe I should do a SAS???

I really I like the ride height of my truck so I don't want to raise it much more as I also use it as a normal truck for hauling and towing.

Money is an issue right now because I'm flying to Italy to pickup my girl friend so until then I have the motorcycle and I grabbed my old Escort GT I'll try to get running.

I'll post as to my progress. :D

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March 8th, 2007, 12:32 pm
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like I said you can use the 4" rancho springs i have and it would give you about 5-6" of lift. Take the truck down for a while and do it right get rid of the wacky noodle suspension.

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March 8th, 2007, 11:24 pm
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Screw it ...

step 1 : take the suspension down to stock
step 2: paint your rig yellow
step 3: 13" body lift
step 4: dont listen to anything i have to say on this subject...

MUD SLUT NEED TO GET UP AND RUNNING...SHE'S TOO CLEAN...well except for all that brown stuff under the body...what is that stuff? does anybody else have brown clumps under their rigs? if so please let know what this crazy stuff is..

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March 27th, 2007, 6:52 pm
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Its this odd compound that arises when you mix your typical every day dirt and some form of moisture. In most cases the moisture comes in the form of precipiation (AKA rain) falling from the sky. Given enough dirt, precipitation, and time thus brown compound you speak of forms on land especially at recesses in the land. I have a theory that when we drive through these recesses in the ground at hollister this brown compound some how kicks up and sticks to our vehicles.

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April 1st, 2007, 2:08 pm
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Yeah I took the first layer off my truck. Shat all over my lawn! This is is some of it after I hit it with the mower (bad idea!)
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April 1st, 2007, 6:46 pm
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that is the only part i hate about off-roading, the clean up afterwards its always a bitch

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April 1st, 2007, 10:10 pm
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Thats it I can't stand seeing her siting in the street like that! It's SAS time! Dan: You and me are going to have words!

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April 7th, 2007, 12:40 pm
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well we have had words, and the axle is gone. Congratulations, lets build this bitch! Nolan and Brendan have said they would love to come help you out for a day so give us some notice and the 3 of us will come up and help you tear into that bitch. Now that hard part...more money for parts. So now you need to tell us the plan. Gear ratio, lockers, tire size, lift height, spring/shock choices, etc. whats your evil plan?

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April 8th, 2007, 3:35 pm
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So the story continues! I purchased the D44 from Dan and realized it was how Borat say "a no good." The housing was damaged before he bought it, mucho dinero to fix. :( Fast forward to Saturday, I make a road trip to Sac, Rocklin, and Rancho PnP yards. 3 and 0 for a D44 axle. I decide to go to Fairfield to pull TTB spindles to get my truck rolling again. Low and behold I dam near miss it! A SAS Ford van in the yard!!! Got to remember to check all vans! This custom job had a defenient Dana 44 and I could tell it was a custom job as it reused the stock 2x4 TTB coils and perches. I pulled what I could, stripped the hubs and spindles and grabbed the shafts. The hubs where an 8 lug so I left them and vowed to return for the housing! Today I went back this evening after work. Even with all of my wrenching power, I couldn't pull it fast enough and got kicked out!!!

So I had to leave early from work, and I can't do that normally cuz it's a new job so i'll have to wait till this weekend to grab it now. If it's still there...

But on the up side I did found a Smittybilt bump just chilling!

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April 23rd, 2007, 7:12 pm
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DUDE that sucks, I hope for you that its still there. And nice score on the bumper, smittybilts outa business and there products are getting pretty desirable, and anythings better than the stock chrome thing.

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OK So I thought I would revise this thread. First off the SAS is taking a back seat while I'm looking for a decent 76-77 D44 from a F100 or F150. They have complete tubes from pumpkin to knuckle so it should be stronger and hopefully worth the wait. Plus the bearings seem to holding for now...

I also fixed the rear pinion seal leak (cake), the bolt was really loose so I torqued it to the minimum 160Lbs when I was gone with the seal.

I also picked up some new meats! Who doesn't love big meat :D

35x15.50-15LT Super Swamper TSL / SX mounted! You would cry if I told you how much
:lol: :shock: :twisted:

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chexmix wrote:
OK So I thought I would revise this thread. First off the SAS is taking a back seat while I'm looking for a decent 76-77 D44 from a F100 or F150. The have complete tubes from pumpkin to knuckle so it should be stronger and hopefully worth the wait. Plus the bears seem to holding for now...

I also fixed the rear pinion seal leak (cake), the bolt was really loose so I torqued it to the minimum 160Lbs when I was gone with the seal.

I also picked up some new meats! Who doesn't love big meat :D

35x15.50-15LT Super Swamper TSL / SX mounted! You would cry if I told you how much
:lol: :shock: :twisted:


I have a driver drop D44 housing, no knuckles or anything, but you could pick all of that stuff up from a PnP, I am not sure on the year, but I am sure its a complete tube from diff to knuckle....

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chexmix wrote:
I also picked up some new meats! Who doesn't love big meat :D

35x15.50-15LT Super Swamper TSL / SX mounted! You would cry if I told you how much
:lol: :shock: :twisted:


Do those big bitches fit? too bad you didn't have those for pismo.

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