1983 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: 1983 Ford Bronco        (Other Ford Broncos)
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Clubs: SuperFord.org        (Other vehicles in this club)
FullSizeBronco.com        (Other vehicles in this club)
Nickname: That dirty old truck
Mileage: 640000
Engine: 1995 4.9L from F-150, UN-rebuilt, completely transplanted twice, including computer, air filter, y-pipe, & all accessories. 130A alternator, 1996 Bronco gas tank & pump. K&N drop-in.
Drivetrain: 1978 F-250 NP-435; '93 BW1356 clocked; reman rear d'shaft; rebuilt front d'shaft; '96 Bronco D44IFS with 3.07 open diff; rebuilt Ford 8.8" 3.08 open; stock F&R antisway bars & Energy polyurethane bushings all around.
Notes: It has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for the 2nd time now. Most of the body & frame are '93, the tailgate is a '96, the door mirrors are heavily modified with LEDs, and the camper shell is a '96 with a '94 Explorer roof rack & '82 sliding windows. The front shoulder belts & rear seat are the original '83 parts, but the front seats are '97 Econoline power captain's chairs with heat. The instrument cluster & wiring harnesses have been heavily modified so the factory fuel reset light works, and a semi-factory low fuel light has been added. I've added AutoLamps, AutoDimming Brights, RKE, one-touch both directions for all windows, an auto-dimming compass rear-view mirror, dual visors, dual spotlight wiring, always-on PW, OBA. The CB & radar detector are hard-wired. Planned mods include a sunroof & articulated doors. The bumpers are my own design (mostly hand-built). The front includes factory trim, 2 storage compartments, 3 recovery points, a removable fold-down grille guard, & a Ramsey RE12000. The rear bumper has an integral hitch receiver & 3 locking storage boxes.
Last Updated: 2/28/2015
Hits: 1391775
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folder Steve835500100,81536/29/032/18/15
    folder My Bronco, Mk.3 Build30501135,15407/11/122/26/15
        folder Headlights180013,85607/17/0312/20/14
        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250013,81908/9/1212/28/14
        folder Radiator Repair12008,51009/7/1212/20/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2570027,811010/5/121/11/15
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        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200143,21107/13/0310/18/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160021,50405/12/076/11/12
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        folder Body Repairs760076,36209/14/087/7/14
        folder PSOM100098,87204/15/0910/13/14
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        folder Hot Springs June 20075203353,25707/1/0712/29/14
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    folder Diagrams365002,139,30007/7/032/28/15
    folder Brakes & Hubs14000599,34007/13/032/26/15
    folder Tailgate Tech14600584,24207/7/031/24/15
        folder Right Side Split190020,618010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5500201,80607/21/031/19/15
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole3400101,54904/5/0610/20/14
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900305,83007/12/031/31/15
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160034,09006/24/1110/2/14
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    folder Radio140038,23504/15/061/11/15
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    folder Power Steering Pump310032,17908/14/1112/20/14
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    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals170040,38804/17/091/12/15
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    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100012,160010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50010,80403/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130017,03904/10/067/2/14
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights150016,64802/11/1210/23/14
    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter340021,14202/22/121/19/15
    folder Body Mounts400027,26605/4/121/14/15
    folder Lock Cylinder13001,33709/3/141/4/15
folder Spare Parts41400494,87117/10/032/26/15
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals110010,34009/1/0512/20/14
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370044,306010/15/087/7/14
    folder Manuals & Pamphlets (Scanned)200031,123011/8/084/20/13
        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,61204/29/104/29/10
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