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Well was not looking for a new truck, but just kinda fell into this one.

It is a 1995 Ford Bronco. It has the 5.0L motor and an auto trans. It needs a little work, but for the money is WAY worth it! I have to say, It has been a wile, but it is GREAT to have a truck agean!!:) :)


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Soooo... How much did ya steal it for??:D Looks nice. What does it need as far as "fixing up"?
 

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Nice looking ride Paul :thumbsup: Got any tweaking plans for it? :D ;)
Oh ya lots of plans.

The radius arm bushings, whatch I did today[check]

the front shocks I have [Procomp es3000's] but have to install

the auto hubs are going bye bye. HATE them!!! Manuals will be going on SOON

REALY want to get a shift kit on the trans. Hate those "Buick shifts"

Front stering stablizer. I have it, just have to fab a bracket, and mount it.

Thats is for now, and you all can expect a detailed post on each mod.:) :)
 

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Thanks SJ ya I realy like it. Not as refined as the newer "suv's' but I kinda like it that way. Always liked a truck that was, well you know Truckish.:D
 

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Some mods the truck has already.

A Flowmaster cat back system.

a K&N cold air intake

31x10.5 tires.


The best is I knew the truck. My boss has had it for the last 5 years or so, so knew all the problems going in to it. And all the for only 2k:D :) :driving: :driving:
 

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Originally posted by Ingersoll444

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The best is I knew the truck. My boss has had it for the last 5 years or so, so knew all the problems going in to it. And all the for only 2k:D :) :driving: :driving:
Those are the best kind to buy, Paul. Sounds like quite a the deal. :thumbsup:
 

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For 2K, you got a good deal. I don't see any rust, and I'm guessing less than 100,000 miles?
 

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Originally posted by Ingersoll444
Not as refined as the newer "suv's' but I kinda like it that way. Always liked a truck that was, well you know Truckish.:D

i think an SUV should be truckish... not a pansy assed luxury ride... i would not want to drive through the woods with a new SUV.. cause they are too nice i would not want to scratch it...
the older ones are the way to go...



the big bronco and the old jeep grand cherokees are sort of the parents of all SUVs..

the suburban too but ive never really cared for the style of the suburban.. too long...

good luck with it..

of course if it were me.. id have to get a new one due to the fact that i am mechanically challenged.. but thats me.. :furious:
 

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Originally posted by bontai Joe
For 2K, you got a good deal. I don't see any rust, and I'm guessing less than 100,000 miles?
125k, and a little rust. Just a little that will be taken care of in spring.
 

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I LOVE BRONCOS:D :D I'm looking for a 78 or 79 full sized myself. They got the straight front axle right? Why dont you like the automatice hubs?
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Ya the 78/79 do have the soild front axle. I am REALY a fan of the pre '77 Broncos, but they are tough to find cheap enough, or in nice enough condition.


The auto hubs, well were do I start..........

First the failure rate is high on them. Just not as strong as a manual hub

Uncertin relece, and lock. Mine keeps locking up on me waven when it is not in 4wd, and have had one not lock, leaving me with just 2wd

Manual hubs gives me the option of a 2wd low range. Just put her in 4low, with the hubs unlocked, and you got 2wd low. Good for times you need the low range, but have a lot of tight turns to make, and dont realy need the extra tracton of 4wd.

And lastly I just like having control. Give me knobs, and levers, over swithces anyday!!


BTW eaven the owners manual says "auto hubs are only for light duty use off road. For HD use, use optinal manual hubs"
 

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Well got to do a little work on the truck this weekend. Got the new front shocks on[four on this truck] and the tires rotated. Had a chance to check some of the truck. Found some more stuff to fix, so did some shopping, and I have a busy weekend planed.

Front pads are gone, and need to be replaced

and the left front UJoint is toast so that needs to be done.

So I will be replacing the pads, repacking the wheel bearings, changing the Left front Ujoint, adn best of all, got me a nice set of manuail hubs, so I will be replacing those cheap auto ones. Looks like I have a busy weekend coming:D
 

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depends on what kind of Jeep. Most of the new ones dont have any locking hubs, just an axle disconect.
 

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Originally posted by AlbanyBob
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Never knew that about manual hubs. So Paul you are saying I could change my auto hubs on the Jeep to manual and be able to use 2wd low range for tight areas.

Please let me know and explain it to me.

:worthy: Bob :driving:
Bob,
When I used to do a fair bit of trail riding in Ky (Dan'l Boone NF) we'd come to some pretty tight spots that unless you were in a Sammy or CJ-5, you'd either have to 'back & fill' or crank the wheel real hard & pray you didn't bust a u-joint. So I learned to hop out & unlock just one hub (no locker in the front) to be able to make real tight turns. Or even better, make the passenger do it if I had a ride-along buddy. With auto-locking hubs you just don't have that option (that, and they always seem to unlock or shear the dogs at the worst time). Also, with auto-locking hubs you don't get full compression braking in 4WD on downhills (they'll disengage pretty much every time).

As long as your Jeep isn't a central axle disconnect model, you should be able to find Warn or Milemarker hubs to fit it.

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Oh I hope so Mark. Getting cold and rainy now, hop it does not change to the white stuff yet.
 

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Well I got the truck in the garage last night, and had a little time to start working on it after I got my little girl to bed. [OMG if anyone says to you life with a two year old is easy, slap them in the face.] Got the first auto hub off, and pulled the breaks, rotor, and hub off. Auto hub was NASTY. Seemed to be missing some parts, and just shot. Glan I got the new manual ones. The rotor, that looked good, is SHOT. The inner serfice is just GONE. Grooved REAL bad. I was going to just clean them up a little and reuse, but to far gone. Started to take the spindle off, but the ABS sensor is stuck, so decided that was a good time to call it a night. So off to the store, to get rotors. Was realy hoping not to right now, but oh well, what can you do? Hears hoping I have no more things come up........
 
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