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Old 10-26-2008
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Old Member, new truck (not a Ranger)

Haven't been on as much over the last 6 months or so because I've been pretty busy at home and most of my "on-line" time has been spent at Bronco relate sites to help with my lift on it... Now that it's done, I'm hoping to get back into some off-roading again with people here. There aren't many Bronco people around here that do mild off-roading, it's usually none, or way hard core, usually depending on the shape of the truck.

I sold my old truck to an enlisted guy down in VA beach area. If anyone sees it, let me know.




The new truck as bought - '96 Bronco, w/ 50,000 miles, 351ci:




Now with a 6" lift, and SAS. I'm still working on the rear bumper, but should be on soon.











I don't imagine most of you would want details on the SAS of Bronco, but about 150 pictures are here if you like to look.

Oh, and the other reason I've been spending less time online recently:

Meet Logan:

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nice bronco... cute kid.
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Congrats on the youngin! I like the Bronco, but I really loved the ranger.
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You had one of my favorite Rangers on here. Beautiful baby and wicked new Bronco. How much did you get it for with that kind of miles?


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bronco!!!! sweet. i had one. thank gawd you took the pontoons off. it's a little hard to hit trails when you're ready for the seas. have you taken the top off? i had mine off the whole summer. didn't care about rain. i just used a tarp and some bungees
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Great looking Ranger and Bronco...congrats on the kid! You don't happen to know what kind of rack and mount set up you had on the cap do? I've been looking to do something like that on mine.
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Love the ranger but the bronco is SICK!!! And cute kid.
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Cobgrats on the new one. The Bronco is looking good.
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congrats! you have been busy

bronco looks good too. are those superflex coils?
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i have been lookin on craigslist for me a bronco like that but ill keep an eye out for your ranger in these parts
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hey Don glad to see you are back... congrats on the baby
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I am lusting over your bronco!
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nice bronco, and congrats on the new addition!!
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Hey man, nice to see you over here on Ranger-Forums too. I am 96BlkBeauty on FSB
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Don LOVE the bronco. i was wondering what happened to you the other day i was doing some search's and found old threads of yours. good to see you back man!
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new truck looks good congrats on the kid!
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Nice Bronco and congrats!!
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Thanks for the compliments... The Ranger was a great truck, but in the end, I needed something with room for a baby seat, and something with a little more power for pulling trailers since 90% of the time I use my trucks, I'm pulling a trailer. Other than that, it was just an excuse to get a truck I've always liked and wanted, and it was easier to do an SAS on because it already has the stronger frame setup for coils, and an old style steering gear box. It still was a pretty hard swap, but not as hard as it would have been on a Ranger. And I still get 14 inches of travel front and rear out of it.

As far as the specs on the Bronco, they are Cage 6.5" progressive coils. The top part of the spring pretty much stays compressed unless you unload them. The bottom part of the coil has a higher spring rate, and helps it ride a little stiffer. Still no where near as stiff as stock springs, but makes road manners more acceptable than the Superflex coil springs.

The radius arms are also from Cage, and the buckets, trac bar bracket, and new frame crossmembers and mounts are all custom.

Can't wait to do a trip and meet up with some of the local members.

Don

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Great looking Ranger and Bronco...congrats on the kid! You don't happen to know what kind of rack and mount set up you had on the cap do? I've been looking to do something like that on mine.
The rack is a "Wilderness rack" and uses the univeral mount system. I got it from an on-line place based out of Winchester VA. Pretty cheap if I remember, and good quality. I've used it as a deck for chairs, stacked coolers up there, and it always worked well. The only complaint was it was hard keeping the trac system water tight. I had to pull it apart twice and re-seal it with RTV as the sun tented to shrink or dry it out and rain would get into the cap. Didn't bother me much, but the dog didn't care for the wet floor. :o)

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You had one of my favorite Rangers on here. Beautiful baby and wicked new Bronco. How much did you get it for with that kind of miles?


Chris

I paid pretty dearly for it, new engine with less than 5k miles, 50k miles on the frame, never been modified (except for those ugly steps) and absolutely no rust. But if I was starting a new project, I wanted to know what I was starting with. That said, it ended up being around 10k I think. More than most people would pay, but it was exactly what I wanted, and prestine inside and out. Of course I've put a bit more money into it since I've bought it w/ lockers, OBA, Bumperss, lift components, etc. It's still cheaper than buying something new... At least that's the justification I give to my wife.

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that thing is soooo bad ***, ill keep an eye out for your old ranger and do my best to make sure he dont destroy it
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Good lookin Bronco. Man, Now I really regret selling mine. Everyone's starting to get Bronco's here and, well I'm dee dee dee and sold mine.

Congrats on it though!
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Looks good man, that's quite a bit of travel in the front. Hope we'll be seeing the truck out in Wharton.
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