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Old 02-17-2010
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Bronco II vs 78 f-150

i found me a new mud truck project.. i was planning on keeping my bronco II and building it up with a SAS and a v8 and stuff but a friend of mine has a 78 ford f-150 he is wantin to get rid of for 200 bucks! so this week im strippin all the goodies out of my bronco II and scrapin it. im gonna get my body lift out and all my gauges and lights and switches.. (anything i can use them on my f-150). The f-150 has a 400 modified with a c6 tranny and a D44 front axle with the ford 9" rear... i think it will make me a pretty good mud truck. all the truck needs is some tranny work. but i heard the c6 is a pretty easy tranny to overhaul and to find new ones... what do you all think???
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NICE Pic's plz! :
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dude hands down i would have a 78 f150 over a ranger or bII anyday
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ya im gettin the f-150, but it will be few days before i get the truck. im going to get the body lift out of my bronco II before i scrap it cause i plan on using it on the truck.. hopefully i can have the truck by next week
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Is it a rust bucket or something?
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seeing as how it's only $200, why not keep both?
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seeing as how it's only $200, why not keep both?
He's a jobless high school senior who's broke lol.
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C6 is a good tranny. Better than the C4. Buddy had a Lincoln with a 400M in it. He loved it.
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that is gonna be an even more of a stout truck. pics as soon as you can.
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$200 for a 78 F150?

I'll give him $300
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lol brian is right... im still in high school without a job so thats why i dont have alot of money to keep both trucks. I scraped the bronco today and got $259, and went and bought some 15x10" wheels for my f-150($50) and now monday im going to pick up the actual truck!! i will get pics up when i get the truck i promise!Name:  image001-1.jpg
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finally bought the truck... here are some pics for ya guys..Name:  1266969561.jpg
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Size:  79.9 KB its not rusted too bad. the bed has some rust holes in it but im takin it off anyway.. the drivers floor is rusted out but ill patch that
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NICE cant wait untill your done with it!
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ya i cant wait either.. but i have to wait and save up some money before i can start building it up.. :(
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Awesome truck. Hope you can get to work on it soon.
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Good luck man! looks freaking sweet!!!
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nice, how big are you gonna go?
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alright guys.. i started workin on this truck the other day. I got the rusty bed ripped off, the gas tank out cause it had a hole in it.. and got my other fuel tank mounted up. i got her runnin too. she runs good. the body lift should be going on soon. I got the new rims and tires on. i put some used 33" all terrains on it for now. i want to get 35's but dont got enough money yet. the next step is pullin the tranny and rebuilding it... and i seen someone asked how big i wanna go, and for now all im going is a 3" body lift and 33's.. unless i find 35's for cheap
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love those trucks i just put 4-5 more inches of lift on my 77 F-250
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alright everybody, got the trans and t-case pulled out this week. Getting the trans rebuild kit tomorrow and hopefully I can have it put back in later next week. I can't wait to get this thing done!
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dude hands down i would have a 78 f150 over a ranger or bII anyday
hell ya, 78' f150 is exactly what my old man had for like 15 years lol
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