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Old 03-24-2010
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Newbie with a Bronco II

This is my feeler post to this site. I don't know how accepted I will be here but heck I will give it a shot. I am the proud owner of a Bronco II... I know Bronco II, not a Ranger but hey it is Ranger based right? I have done a few things to it including my latest mod. The Ranger 4.0L engine. I am a member of TheRangerStation but am curious if this site is any better. I am always looking for tune up suggestions or any input on my truck. I also like to trade parts so hopefully this site will be helpful. Well that is the short and sweet of it.
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Welcome to R/F John!
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yea, most of us like the b2 and some members have one. welcome to the site. i see your from MI. we have a meet in june at silver lake. there is a thread about it in the meets and greets section.

oh yea. post pics if you can and make a sig s we kno what we are dealing with.
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Welcome, we need some pics of this thing. I can say probably most of us if not all of us on here like a BII.
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You're right the Bronco II is Ranger based and actually went down the same assembly line at LAP.
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Welcome! Pics of said B2!
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welcome....i've always liked the bronco II, i have an 85 xlt ranger myself and there pretty close in looks
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You drive a Ranger Based Vehicle so you're welcome here. On that note... Welcome!
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Welcome welcome welcome! I too own a BII , but it is used as a rough truck/mud truck. Lets see some pictures of this machine of yours!
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Welcome! What year is the BII?
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welcome to R-F, John!
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Welcome to RF! I had a Bronco II and that thing was a work horse I tell ya! You're more than welcome to be here and I'm sure you'll like us MORE than TRS! hehe
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yea, most of us like the b2 and some members have one. welcome to the site. i see your from MI. we have a meet in june at silver lake. there is a thread about it in the meets and greets section.

oh yea. post pics if you can and make a sig s we kno what we are dealing with.
Thanks for the invite. Silver Lake is my little Heaven on earth. I just may be there. Pics will be coming soon.
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Here are some pics of my truck from when I purchased it. I have not taken many since then due to the fact that it is still my work in progress. My goal is to make it one of the cleanest Bronco II's out there.

Some facts on my truck:
1985 Bronco II Eddie Bauer Eddition
Not one spot of rust! Interior is original and spotless.
Used to have the 2.8L but now has a 4.0L from a 94 Navajo. Is not running yet but will be this weekend after I run a high press. fuel line. I have completely rebuilt the 4.0 before I slipped it in the truck. Mods on the engine are as follows:
Comp Cams 422 Camshaft
Dual valve springs
Original Heads reworked with 3 angle valve seats and a port and polish job.
K&N cold air intake off of a 2001 5.0 Explorer
Pacesetter headers (I would advise against pacesetter with my limited experience on them. I had to port the intake on the headers just so I wouldn't get restriction on the exhaust. The fit was very lacking. I had to modify the Y collection on them so they were not interfering with my transmission or the frame.) I have done Edelbrock in the past and loved them. They are worth the price.
Electric Fan with adjustable stat switch.
M50D-R1 trans with the original BW 1350 manual transfercase. (Modification was needed for the shift linkage to my transfercase)
185 deg thermostat

More is to come but here it is!













The last one is the old 2.8L. I am going to miss it... Wait... not really.
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welcome....i've always liked the bronco II, i have an 85 xlt ranger myself and there pretty close in looks
Almost identical except for the bed in the back. Ha. I have a few parts from my 2.8 I am getting rid of if you are interested. Edelbrock headers, Reworked heads, Mallory Distributer with ignition module. The distributer is listed on ebay but if you are interested I will give you the link. I am sure it will go for a killer price.
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Man that's a clean b2! Love it man!
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Man that's a clean b2! Love it man!
Thank you. I appreciate it. Wait till its done. Don't hold you breath tho.
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I've been saying that for almost 3 years, however, it'll never be "done" just further along the path of debt haha
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Good looking truck
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nice, where are thr front shots. why does your eddie bauer not have beige on the outside?
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Don't have front shots yet. I do need to get them tho. Front is just as clean as the rest of the truck. The beige pinstripe is worn off from the sun and the beige on the rockers is painted over by the flat black. It was a Nevada truck so the sun as done some work on aging the paint. I like the Black rockers tho. I am going to repaint the truck soon. Same colors but am still up in the air about putting a black pinstripe down or not. Any thoughts?
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i wouldn't do the black lower. it's an eddie, it should be tan. sorry, thats just my ocd comming through.
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Very nice b2! I've had the urge to find one here lately!
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Love the BII
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WOW is that thing clean! I'm jealous. I always wanted a Bronco II. Great looking truck man!!
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