1995 5.0 liter HO motor with an F303 Motorsport roller cam, Keith Black Hypereutectic pistons, milled and ported aluminum Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads, Edelbrock polished Performer RPM Air Gap intake, Bronco Graveyard Ultra Flow V8 headers, dual 3" race series flowmaster mufflers, D.U.I. ignition system.
Radius arm mounts moved back 8" to accommodate the custom radius arms which are Rancho 80-96 IFS arms with 79 F150 C-cups securely welded in place with an integrated 7 degrees of caster to allow the use of rubber radius arm bushings and causing the springs to sit level. Up front is a factory 1976 power disc Dana44, housing 5.13 gears and a new Trac-Loc limited slip with Spicer heavy duty 297 series axle shafts. Steering is controlled by a 4" drop pitman arm and an adjustable drag link, while axle location is with a drop trac bar bracket and a Superlift adjustable trak bar.
The rear axle is a 1977 heavy duty housing reinforced with a Competition Engineering housing brace. GM caliper brackets were used to install custom disc brakes aiding it's stopping ability. Inside are Currie 31 spline heavy duty axles being fed by a Detroit Locker with the HD spring and 5.13 gears. Also there are center mount kicker shocks to fight axle wrap and assist damping ability. The rebuilt T-shift transfer case is attached to a B&M C4 with a full manual reverse pattern valve body and tweaked internals, while gear selection is controlled by a B&M Pro Ratchet shifter.
Front end protection is supplied by JBG's PreRunner winch bumper housing a Warn M6000 winch and 4 165 watt KC Daylighters. On top of the engine is a ProFlow 3" fiberglass cowl induction hood and AutoFab poly hood pins. The Superflex 5.5" rear 11 pack leaf springs are dampened by Doetsch Tech Pre Runner series shocks riding on 15"X10" American Racing rims and 35"X16.5" Super Swamper Boggers.
I inquired about an excellent condition 1970 Ford Bronco Wagon that I had seen around my home town of Blissfield, MI. It was owned by Brian Duckworth who had brought it back with him from Washington State where he had purchased it 2 years prior. For a mere $1,500 I took it home with me, but it was far from where it needed to be to hang with the heavily modified Jeeps that frequent trails of northern Michigan and the Silver Lake sand dunes.
After driving the truck for a year I had a chance encounter with the downfalls of 1970's drum break technology, which caused my first rollover. I proceeded to ditch the flat black "Rat Rod Bronco" look and do all the body work in preparation for the PPG Chrome Yellow paint job you see on it to this day. After blowing the motor up in some deep Michigan mud and doing a mild restoration then rolling it at the sand dunes I decided I was done playing around and did a complete restoration.