Bronco ewww

Rat Rods Rule

Help Support Rat Rods Rule:

This site may earn a commission from merchant affiliate links, including eBay, Amazon, and others.

lowbudget50

Creators of all things awesome
Joined
Sep 23, 2012
Messages
5,772
So I was convinced by a customer to build his bronco 2 for him. Now I know, that sounds silly. But a 350 HP 302 and a 4r70w along with early bronco solid axle swap. It could be fun!

So lets start!!
 

Attachments

  • 0728221552b_HDR.jpg
    0728221552b_HDR.jpg
    138.5 KB · Views: 49
  • 0728221611a.jpg
    0728221611a.jpg
    158.2 KB · Views: 44
  • 0726221747_HDR.jpg
    0726221747_HDR.jpg
    158.7 KB · Views: 46
Thanks blueprint! Shes a beut!
 

Attachments

  • 0612221120b_HDR.jpg
    0612221120b_HDR.jpg
    129.1 KB · Views: 49
  • 0612221120_HDR.jpg
    0612221120_HDR.jpg
    120.8 KB · Views: 44
Its different for sure hahaha. My girls and I are driving 3 hours this morning to go pick up the front end
 
Making some more progress. Unboxed all my l&l products parts. Headers motor mounts oil relocation kit. I could have built motor mounts but it was easier since these are already engineered. I had to buy their headers anyway. Getting it tore down so we can get it cleaned up and start test fitting
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220809_182827905_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220809_182827905_HDR.jpg
    150 KB · Views: 25
  • IMG_20220809_182833300_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220809_182833300_HDR.jpg
    149.4 KB · Views: 27
  • IMG_20220809_182840835_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220809_182840835_HDR.jpg
    154.4 KB · Views: 25
Nice power upgrade!![cl
Will you keep the stock suspension and just mount the solid axle to it, or will it get a lift kit?? [P[P

Oh yeah, just a little mo powa!

Getting a 2.5" lift and all new mounting hardware. It will get new mounting brackets that are the the same as the first generation broncos
 
Lots done around the shop today. Started last night by degreasing and pressure washing the bronco. Then this morning I tested the engine. After that I decided to start getting the front suspension out of my way
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220825_171032347_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220825_171032347_HDR.jpg
    148.5 KB · Views: 23
  • IMG_20220825_173531941_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220825_173531941_HDR.jpg
    176.8 KB · Views: 21
  • IMG_20220825_192118385_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220825_192118385_HDR.jpg
    148.9 KB · Views: 22
  • IMG_20220826_053808583_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220826_053808583_HDR.jpg
    139.7 KB · Views: 22
  • IMG_20220826_055318134_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220826_055318134_HDR.jpg
    169.2 KB · Views: 21
  • IMG_20220826_154029095_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220826_154029095_HDR.jpg
    159.3 KB · Views: 23
  • IMG_20220826_154036174_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220826_154036174_HDR.jpg
    134.7 KB · Views: 24
  • IMG_20220826_154043688_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220826_154043688_HDR.jpg
    158.2 KB · Views: 24
Well an update on everyone's least favorite project hahaha. This morning I got up and got out in the shop and tried the bolt the motor in. What a mess that was. We bought a kit from a company that was supposed to be a drop an engine swap kit for a 289 302 into a ranger or bronco 2. Nowhere did it say that it would not work with an AC truck, or that you had notch the frame to make their custom headers fit. So after pulling the engine back out a couple times I got it to go in where it's going to work. I had to notch the AC box, I will fiberglass in a new piece at a later date. I also got the headers slid into place. Like I said had to do some trimming and massaging.
I then took a trip down to TeePee Auto wrecking and picked up and 8.8 disc brake rear end out of a V8 mountaineer, and both rear window sheet metal to replace the rusty bits on the bronco in the shop
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220923_121645103_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_121645103_HDR.jpg
    217.9 KB · Views: 24
  • IMG_20220923_125622614_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_125622614_HDR.jpg
    125 KB · Views: 25
  • IMG_20220923_121429089_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_121429089_HDR.jpg
    151 KB · Views: 23
  • IMG_20220923_131301094_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_131301094_HDR.jpg
    219 KB · Views: 22
  • IMG_20220923_140456080_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_140456080_HDR.jpg
    158.6 KB · Views: 24
  • IMG_20220923_084306276_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_084306276_HDR.jpg
    166.1 KB · Views: 25
  • IMG_20220923_084259354_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_084259354_HDR.jpg
    110.6 KB · Views: 24
  • IMG_20220923_085053785_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220923_085053785_HDR.jpg
    72.7 KB · Views: 25
  • IMG_20220923_085103911.jpg
    IMG_20220923_085103911.jpg
    79.6 KB · Views: 27
What?? A ready made kit that doesn't fit without mods?? :D
Fortunately you have the skills and vision to see past the problems and get 'er done. If it just fell into place, you'd probably get bored :rolleyes:
 
What?? A ready made kit that doesn't fit without mods?? :D
Fortunately you have the skills and vision to see past the problems and get 'er done. If it just fell into place, you'd probably get bored :rolleyes:

Hahaha, I know. Just frustrating!
 
Got some shop time last night. I cut all the axle brackets off the 8.8 we are using. Then welded up all the little imperfections in the axle housing, some of them might cause the torch. Then I ground it all smooth. Today I will get the spring purchase put on it and then back under the bronco
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220929_180307090_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220929_180307090_HDR.jpg
    216.1 KB · Views: 14
  • IMG_20220929_181932162_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220929_181932162_HDR.jpg
    217.5 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20220929_184531649_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220929_184531649_HDR.jpg
    164 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_20220929_184537807_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220929_184537807_HDR.jpg
    125.3 KB · Views: 14
  • IMG_20220929_193614_01.jpg
    IMG_20220929_193614_01.jpg
    138.7 KB · Views: 14
More fun toda
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20220930_095704841.jpg
    IMG_20220930_095704841.jpg
    82.8 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20220930_095716795_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_095716795_HDR.jpg
    62.5 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_20220930_105311050_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_105311050_HDR.jpg
    96.5 KB · Views: 15
  • IMG_20220930_133236002_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_133236002_HDR.jpg
    84.7 KB · Views: 14
  • IMG_20220930_133240814_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_133240814_HDR.jpg
    94.4 KB · Views: 13
  • IMG_20220930_133249419_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_133249419_HDR.jpg
    127.4 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_20220930_140527558_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_140527558_HDR.jpg
    138.6 KB · Views: 12
  • IMG_20220930_155624761_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220930_155624761_HDR.jpg
    86.7 KB · Views: 13

Latest posts

Back
Top