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Old 07-06-2013, 05:23 AM
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What are some of the projects that you have planned for it?

Are you gonna have a garage at this place?
Yeah, I'm getting a garage this time, which is going to be awesome. It's got electricity as well so I can set up my shop in there.

I'll try and post some pictures....it's not very impressive stuff at the moment, just a bunch of slogging through rebuilding the front axle. Once I get the axle done and the new muffler on (which I picked up yesterday) then the really fun stuff starts with the rust repair and paint. It's so close I can taste it...
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:25 AM
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Maybe do a POR-15 treatment on the frame...?
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:44 AM
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Yeah, I'm getting a garage this time, which is going to be awesome. It's got electricity as well so I can set up my shop in there.

I'll try and post some pictures....it's not very impressive stuff at the moment, just a bunch of slogging through rebuilding the front axle. Once I get the axle done and the new muffler on (which I picked up yesterday) then the really fun stuff starts with the rust repair and paint. It's so close I can taste it...
That's great! Nothing better than getting out of the elements when you're trying to wrench on stuff!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:44 AM
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Just saying "Hello" to all Minnesota members.
I do hope people can attend the Hopkins cruisers reunion (everyone is welcome)
on July 20 after 6pm.
Mainstreet, Hopkins.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:00 AM
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That's great! Nothing better than getting out of the elements when you're trying to wrench on stuff!
Yeah right now my workbench is set up outdoors and it's a pain in the ass trying to keep things clean, especially important stuff like bearings and seals.

Spent this morning tearing the driver's side apart. Got the axle out, steering knuckle off, and u-joint replaced. The steering knuckle was a stone cold bastard on this side. The other side came off relatively easy by comparison....I actually smashed my pickle fork in half trying to get the upper balljoint separated. Check it out:



Notice the "Made in China"....


But it's all apart now. Just gotta throw in the new balljoints and tie rod and the work will be done on the axle. Hopefully I can roll into work in this thing Monday.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:40 PM
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Must've been beating the snot out of it, Lol! At least it should go back together easier...
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:34 PM
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Changed out the old ball joints this afternoon and got everything prepped to go back together. Did the u-joint and axle seal as well....all that's left is the outer tie rod and the front end will be done for now. Hoping to bolt the muffler on tomorrow and finally start DRIVING this sow.

Couple pics with my axle and knuckle with their pretty new parts.



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Old 07-06-2013, 08:10 PM
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Umm u should start a build thread!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:26 PM
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http://www.ranger forums .com/interio...-carry-114080/

glenn you should make one of these for me! hahaha this thing is bad ass
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:36 PM
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Umm u should start a build thread!!
I did just that

The MeanMark87 '88 BII Build

All my future updates on the Bronco build will be in there.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:44 PM
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cool... will subscribe to the thread.



hey guys, what u think of this pic:

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Old 07-08-2013, 08:03 PM
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cool pic! anybody know where to pick up a can of por 15 from??
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:04 PM
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That bike is the cat's ass....jealous
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:49 AM
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cool pic! anybody know where to pick up a can of por 15 from??
Thanks..i think u gotta order it online..i dont know anywhere that its sold.

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That bike is the cat's ass....jealous
Thanks man...
I gotta send u some money via paypal for that bezel..but i cant find the pm with your paypal email...

Can u pm me again
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:32 PM
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Hows this look?



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Still have to wire them all up...gotta buy some wire..they are going to get hooked up . One of my two foglight switches in my bezel
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