Below are pictures of the rebuild and the way it looked
before the Illinois Dept. of Transportation said park it or loose it. They
stated that it was too tall. At the time it had a 4 inch suspension 3 inch body
lift with a set of 38 inch Mudders. Power came from a 351 Cobra Jet engine, 5:13
gears, and a locker in the rear, and a whole lot of other goodies.
My Wife and I joke a lot about memorable incidents with it . Primarily
One morning when she went to drive it,
I told her how to start the engine (bad idea on my part LOL), she said "I
know how to start it " then proceeded to smash the gas pedal to the floor
and hit the key......Oops she forgot to depress the clutch pedal. The result's ......the Bronco lunged forward resting
the bumper on top of the trunk lid of our car. Thank goodness it wasn't in first gear
or it might have put the front tires in the trunk. OH..Well, she said she
wanted a new car... LOL.
Over the years we have done about
everything there is to do with a 4x4. We've taken it to numerous shows, even won
a few first and second places, mudded, hill climbed, pulled, had a snow plow on
for several years. In fact the snow plow paid for the truck. As time allows I
will post selected pictures of past events.
We are currently doing a frame off
restoration/customization. This is the 4th time we have made major modifications
to the truck, this being the biggest. Some of the modifications include
replacing the current lift with a new 4 inch Superlift suspension lift ,
39.5x15 Iroc's on 15x10 wheels, A 550+hp
Big Block. with goodies such as a gear drive,
Trick Flow heads and intake, L&L Headers, and a whole lot more. The transmission
is a custom built c-6 by
Bronco City using TCI Components and shift kit
with a 2600speed stall converter . A
Detroit locker in the 9in rear,
loc-rite in the Dana 44 up front with 5:13 Richmond gears in both . The frame has been
sand blasted and panted to match the body with key mount's accented in dark
purple. All bushing were replaced with color matched polyurethane. Many other
goodies have been or will go into our family toy.... I'm currently recovering
from a 14month battle with cancer and hopefully soon I will post
pictures of the restoration and finished project
Son Josh and Daughter Ashlee gave me 5 new wheels for my truck for Christmas
Josh gave me a complete
transmission rebuild kit. Josh built this trans to handle the Big Block.
The mural that will
go on the tailgate.
toy and work and play
Custom fabricated body mounts
Specialy trussed 9in custom built spring perches 5:13 gears and
Getting ready for body work
Custom built C-6 by Bronco City with a 2250 stall convertor all TCI
parts capable of handliing the 466 with 500+ plus hp.