1993 Ford Bronco
Owner: Steve83         (All of this user's registries on SuperMotors)
From: Memphis, TN, U.S.A.        (Other registries in TN)
Year, Make, & Model: 1993 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
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Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: Resurrected THRICE
Mileage: 186759
Engine: Jasper 5.8L with less than 4Kmi when it was abandoned the first time for 6 years.
Drivetrain: E4OD, not rebuilt yet; BW1356 ESOF, still working; stock Dana44IFS open 3.54 w/stock auto hub locks; rebuilt Ford 8.8" TracLok 3.55, stock F&R sway bars, stock quad front & regular rear shocks (Carquest Bruiser Gas XL), BFG AT/TA-KO 32x11.50R15
Notes: Abandoned by my brother-in-law in '03, and left in a wooded area for 6 years. In addition to the leaves, spider webs, mildew, vines, trees, & wasps all over it, the battery was dead, the ignition lock cylinder had to be drilled out after the keys were lost, the MLPS is bad, the starter relay is intermittent, the smog pump & A/C compressor were seized, the fuel pump was clogged, the gas was bad, the t/g window switches didn't work, the wiper motor makes a LOT of noise, the wipers were torn, the brakes were rusted, the tires were almost 6 years old, the carpet was filthy, and all the fluids had to be changed.

It was originally purchased by a medical student. When he became a doctor in '02, he drove it to the Land Rover dealership that my brother-in-law & I were remodelling & traded it in. I bet he wishes he had kept it. My b-i-l bought it before it was wholesaled, but got bored with it after a couple of years. He went to a KingRanch F250, then a Jag XK8, & now an H2.

My g/f's nephew decided he wanted a Bronco for his first vehicle, and after searching for a month, we realized it would be cheaper to bring this one back than to buy someone else's problems. So I spent a few months fixing it, and then gave it to him. He wrecked it a month later. It has taken about 4 months of evenings & weekends to get it driveable again.

Then he lost his license, so it sat another year before he could go back to abusing & neglecting it for a couple of years. He finally traded it for an economical car, so I bought it back.
Last Updated: 9/1/2014
Hits: 33030
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Folder Hits Comments Created Updated
folder Base album300030,363011/5/099/1/14
    folder Storage Problems170019,930011/6/097/2/14
    folder A/C Conversion to R-134a150019,652011/24/097/23/14
    folder Exhaust Leak130026,888011/30/094/30/14
    folder First Wreck480039,27701/19/1012/8/13
folder Now it's MINE!8007908/30/149/1/14
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01Swing.JPG
6 hits | 92.08 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

There should be a thick plastic sleeve around the tube, but they all degrade, and there's no replacement available.
01Rub.JPG
8 hits | 114.78 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

This rub pad is stretched because the rubber bumper is too sticky, and the upper sleeve is gone, allowing the arm to bounce significantly.
01Quarter.JPG
9 hits | 115.37 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

This is the dent that I intentionally left after he wrecked it, to remind him to be more careful.
01Ketchup.JPG
15 hits | 126.29 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

The water pump is still shiny & clean, so I can't imagine why there's THIS MUCH rust in the coolant. I found out it's low because 1) the upper hose to t'stat neck clamp was loose & the hose is swelling there, and 2) the cap holds 0PSI.
01Center.JPG
8 hits | 135.38 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

I'm going to try brake fluid to remove the spray paint from the plastic centers. Paint stripper damages the clear plastic, but I can use it on the chrome later.
01BumpRear.JPG
8 hits | 119.3 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

The factory rear bumper is twisted more severely.
01BumpF.JPG
8 hits | 132.78 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

Just a tiny dent in the recently-new aftermarket front bumper.
DateStamp.JPG
11 hits | 111.15 KB | Posted: 9/1/14

Build Date Stamp on hood: JUN30 1993
AsBought.JPG
17 hits | 117.38 KB | Posted: 8/30/14

It's a lot worse than it looks...

busted w/s
neither door window works
driver's inside handle broken off
A/C inop
TPS intermittent (MotorCraft CX1228 )
skid plate in the rear floor (???)
rear bumper dented
left body dented (from the big wreck years ...
Most Viewed Files
10StudXtrct.JPG
4143 hits | 80.72 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

To extract the broken bolt, I used a Snap-On A80A stud remover/installer. Afterward, I chased all the threads with a rethreading kit & thread files. Then all were rinsed with brake cleaner (including inside the heads & the EGR fittings) and coated ...
Resistor.JPG
4106 hits | 73.03 KB | Posted: 11/13/09

After replacing the muffler, I could hear that the blower would only run at HI speed, so I bought a new resistor. When I pulled the old one, I saw why it had overheated - a squirrel nest in the squirrel cage. Part of the blower was chewed away, cau...
02GroundFrame.JPG
3112 hits | 74.58 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

With the wheelwell gone, it's easy to inspect the frame ground, just inboard of the spring tower on top of the frame rail. The battery ground cable is stripped ~3/4" and a tab is soldered on so it can be bolted to the frame. The thumbnail belo...
9Finished.JPG
2538 hits | 70.1 KB | Posted: 11/14/09

These factory Ford recovery eyes mount to 3 parts, one of which has no welding or bending. They attach using only their factory fasteners, & those on the truck. The bumper doesn't have to be removed to install them (although it's easier), and they ...
01WheelWell.JPG
2428 hits | 85.95 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

After driving it around for a week or so, an exhaust leak became apparent on the R side. I quickly eliminated the Y-pipe, 2ndry air crossover pipe, & EGR tube as possible sources, leaving only the exhaust manifold. An inspection mirror & flashlight...
12GreaseMan.JPG
2285 hits | 91.96 KB | Posted: 11/30/09

Because both the manifold & the head were still relatively true & UN-rusted, I used the same sealant as the factory - chassis grease in a thin film around each port. When the manifold gets hot, the grease will bake into a varnish, much like cast iro...
49Bracket.JPG
2265 hits | 96.69 KB | Posted: 4/3/10

The original L bracket is factory-bolted on, so changing it will probably be easier than straightening the frame flange. This cost less than $50 from the dealership.
Trans2.JPG
2023 hits | 106.74 KB | Posted: 9/5/10

Rather than drop this heavy beast all the way to the ground, I just left it on the jack and rolled it back enough to get the torque converter out. The transfer case is still attached, and the ratchet straps are keeping the assembly on the jack. The...
53SquirrelCage.JPG
1920 hits | 68.6 KB | Posted: 11/14/09

A squirrel chewed thru the squirrel cage, and no one has a direct-replacement plastic one, so I had to use this $16 metal one from NAPA or O'Reilly (I forget now).

The motor was very hard-to-turn, so I sprayed penetrating oil into the vent hose ho...
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