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: 7/6/2015
Hits: 38586
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Folder Hits Comments Created Updated
folder Base album350035,252011/5/092/3/15
    folder Storage Problems170022,929011/6/097/2/14
    folder A/C Conversion to R-134a150023,444011/24/096/11/15
    folder Exhaust Leak130031,533011/30/094/30/14
    folder First Wreck480044,21601/19/101/26/15
    folder Axle WTF40036409/5/149/6/14
folder Now it's MINE!1570017,85908/30/147/6/15
    folder New Parts39003,98109/15/146/6/15
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06z18.JPG
43 hits | 105.98 KB | Posted: 7/5/15

This is the balance point for a frame stripped of all bolts, but the only rivets that have been removed are those for the engine perches & Left radius arm bracket (the Right was factory-bolted).
06z17.JPG
23 hits | 103.75 KB | Posted: 7/5/15

I want to weigh this thing, so I found its balance point. Later, I'll rearrange the jack stands so it will be stable enough to grind & pry most of the black brackets off.

UPDATE: 360#
06z13.JPG
15 hits | 97.09 KB | Posted: 7/5/15

To get the rear axle out, I had to raise the back end.
06z11.JPG
16 hits | 106.04 KB | Posted: 7/5/15

I've had all the bolts loose enough to do this for a while, but I wasn't sure everything else was ready until now. I rickshawed the frame & rear axle back from the TTB, and I'll do the rest of the rivet grinding in the back yard. That's probably al...
07Frame96s.JPG
18 hits | 109.97 KB | Posted: 6/29/15

Looking much better after the first pass with the cup brush.
07Frame96o.JPG
17 hits | 90.75 KB | Posted: 6/29/15

There were weeds rooting into the decaying leaves in here, which is why it's so rusty.
07Frame96q.JPG
23 hits | 79.46 KB | Posted: 6/27/15

I didn't realize these frames had been made by Dana.
07Frame96p.JPG
17 hits | 91.53 KB | Posted: 6/27/15

I don't know yet if this SN matches the one stamped on the top of the frame rail.
07Frame96m.JPG
16 hits | 97.8 KB | Posted: 6/27/15

I sold some parts off this frame several years ago, so there were several rivets to knock through. I have to transfer those parts from the bent '93 frame onto this frame.
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Resistor.JPG
4988 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...
10StudXtrct.JPG
4557 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 ...
02GroundFrame.JPG
3916 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
2955 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
2888 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
2679 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
2609 hits | 96.69 KB | Posted: 4/3/10

The original radius arm bracket (Left: E1TZ-3B095-B ; Right F5TZ-3B095-BA) 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
2398 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
2276 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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