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)
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: 9/22/2014
Hits: 1304344
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        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250012,21008/9/122/8/14
        folder Radiator Repair10004,37709/7/126/29/14
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            folder Stress Test27075,515010/8/137/8/14
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        folder Side Mirrors8300101,35407/5/034/11/14
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        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160020,64605/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170022,91506/2/079/24/13
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        folder PSOM100092,05704/15/098/29/13
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    folder Diagrams360001,984,03807/7/039/21/14
    folder Brakes & Hubs13700587,22707/13/039/19/14
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Fender Shims.jpg
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Ford used cardboard shims between the fenders & cowl horns.
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To make it easy to ID the upper hinges for the doors (the lower hinges are the same), the subcontractor who made them thoughtfully stamped markings into them.
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This gasket between the evaporator housing & the cowl was installed wrong at the factory ~20 years ago. It's too dried now to be repositioned, so it will have to be replaced with new foam.
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It looks like it belongs there!
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The upholstery was hanging loose at the front when I found this chair, and I've seen others the same way. So to prevent it from happening again, I screwed the cardboard bottom cover to the channel that the upholstery hooks onto so it can't unhook. ...
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The last things to clean are the belts, and they needed it. This was the first wash, and it almost looks like coffee. The mildew stains didn't come out, even with some bleach in the 2nd wash, and some sunshine to dry them.
17 hits | 126.06 KB | Posted: 9/21/14

The seatback had a similar spot of gold paint, but it's gone now.
32 hits | 106.25 KB | Posted: 9/20/14

In a couple of years, I'll probably forget I did this.
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It's substantially thicker over the fracture than it was, but it doesn't really look it from the edge.
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47974 hits | 89.47 KB | Posted: 7/14/03

Vehicle Certification (VC) Sticker
(typically on the rear edge of the driver's door of 4-door models, or the rear of the driver's door opening below the beltline of 2-door models)
47899 hits | 34.58 KB | Posted: 9/18/05

Diagnostic Link Connectors for EEC-IV processors ('84-95).
'84-86 (red) located on R wheelwell near starter relay.
'87-95 (black or gray) located under L hood hinge under EEC TEST cover. (WPT-743 & WPT-352)
'94-96 Bronco - do not confuse with RED 4WA...
28477 hits | 54.36 KB | Posted: 1/20/06

FDM & Fuel Pressure

The FDM connector shown is for '94-96; '90-93 use the older connector (WPT454) that mounts directly to the FDM plate.

23397 hits | 55.91 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

TSB 95-15-11 Hesitation, Stumble, Stall, Miss, No Start, No Spark

ISSUE: '93-95 light truck vehicles with 4.9L, 5.0L, 5.8L, or 7.5L gas engines may exhibit various driveability symptoms, such as no start, no spark, hesitation/stumble/stall/miss an...
22172 hits | 56.35 KB | Posted: 9/18/06

Shift Cable Adjustment
BEFORE BEGINNING, inspect items #26, 27, 28, & 34 in this diagram for looseness:
5.8L right.jpg
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V8 Engine Bay

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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
21499 hits | 48.55 KB | Posted: 7/14/03

'80-91 Tilt Column Exploded

Replacing the actuators is a PITA, even though the parts are cheap & easy-to-find at parts stores for ~$20ea. Call your local used car lots & independent repair shops for the number of a local steering column specialis...
21299 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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Spark Plug Wire Routing for '94-up 5.0L & all 5.8L

ISSUE: Engine miss, spark knock, buck/jerk, surge and o...
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