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Old 08-07-2019, 06:17 AM
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So the 9" Ford rear end I found...it was missing quiet a few parts...thank GOD for the internet...found most everything I needed at Toms Bronco Barn on the West coast...

some of the stuff fit...some of it didnt...



I cant blame Toms...when I bought the rear end out of the junk pile, I asked the fellow "So when I go the store to buy parts for this...what make model and year is it???"...he hemmed and hawed....scratched his chin a little and says...."...tell them it is a 1970 Bronco"...so that is what I used as a base line when purchasing parts....as far as the 9" Ford I am a total newbie...I am use to Camaro and S10 rear ends...live and learn...



these parts you wont need...thinking about giving the folks at Lokar a shout to see what they can do for me....



Rock Auto to the rescue...

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Old 08-07-2019, 06:31 AM
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I had to show some of the "Hodge Podge Engineering" that went on back in the day....



the right rear suspension as I bought it....



lower shock mount...



this one I get...from what I was told from the folks over at the HAMB...this was to keep the steering box from pulling out of the frame mount....



this is the back side of the steering box mount....



I tried to repair that area....I think it came out ok...this frame is so bent and twisted...not a straight part on it...oh well...once a Jalopy always a Jalopy...my goal is to keep that flavor alive with this rebuild...

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Old 08-07-2019, 09:14 AM
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:29 PM
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Had the grandkids for a week...so worked came to a halt...before they got here I did my best "Hodge Podge" engineering on they old heap....someone at some time swapped of did something to the steering mount or the steering box base or something...I cant tell which got cobbled up but I just put back all the stuff like it was before...sorta...steering column was several inches off from the original mounting holes...

this is what we had before...bolted to a piece of angle iron...

offset shown above...

so I started the hodge podge again....

a little bit of this a little bit of that...1 bolt to hold it to the dash and 2 to hold the column...just like what those earlier folks would do...



good as new...

not sure what happened here...but as the folks of yesteryear would do...looks good from here...



Hey at least the old heap has steering...first time in 3 months...thought we would never get all those parts to work together...

then onto the running boards...I really wanted to put some decent running board covers on this heap...but I was only going to have to cut them up when I got them mounted...so Lowes to the rescue...
Bought a 6 foot section for 30 bucks shipped to my house...



look at this...



and back on the old heap...



Just like new...I even kept the winkles in the running...

From what I have gathered...this old Jalopy was not a front runner back on the day but more of an "also ran" or maybe even a "back marker"...there is no real damage on the front of the car...the rear is like a bag of walnuts...the drivers side has some racing damage on it too...so it was either in the way or was getting pushed out of the way...

Passenger side next up....

baby steps they are....

cant wait to get it done....

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Old 08-17-2019, 10:58 AM
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Enjoying following along Mike. Keep them photos coming.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:24 PM
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Old 08-17-2019, 01:03 PM
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Lotsa work. I'm glad you're sticking to it.
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:22 PM
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So it has been a little while I guess...been struggling to keep this one going...my ADD or ADHD or whatever I have in my head...it kicks in and I get wandering eyes again...I loved this Jalopy in May June and July...but August...I am not all that enthused about it any more...



got the drivers side running board back on...and then...



passenger side too...

I tried to save the original front end that came on it...but it was not meant to be...got one side apart..the other side not so good...





I have come to the conclusion that I like to put stuff together...NOT hit and bang and cut and chop stuff...it seems like such a waste of time...

I am a "Righty Tighty" kinda guy as opposed to the "Lefty Loosey"...I use to know guys that love ripping stuff apart...not me...I think I would rather buy a bunch of parts in a basket that I can assemble rather than take hours upon hours trying to get stuff apart that really does not wanna come apart...

next step is off to the roll cage shop so they can replicate the cage that was in it excepting the fact all the welds will be functional...



How about this beauty above???

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Old 08-23-2019, 05:54 PM
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:57 AM
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neato, love the old stock car look.


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My kind of project, where you can be messing around and knock something off and it's an improvement....

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