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: 12/19/2014
Hits: 1348078
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folder Steve83540099,19736/29/0312/3/14
    folder My Bronco, Mk.3 Build30101120,01807/11/1212/19/14
        folder Headlights180013,35007/17/0312/14/14
        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250013,02008/9/122/8/14
        folder Radiator Repair10004,73409/7/126/29/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2550024,588010/5/1212/14/14
            folder Stress Test7905614,795010/8/1312/19/14
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        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700143,60207/13/0310/24/14
        folder Side Mirrors8300104,97607/5/034/11/14
        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200139,09307/13/0310/18/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160021,15005/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170023,50606/2/079/24/13
        folder Body Repairs760075,12609/14/087/7/14
        folder PSOM100096,02404/15/0910/13/14
        folder Front Diff & Ball Joints400055,270010/26/0911/10/14
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        folder Rover Saturday220024,40108/24/0310/25/10
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        folder Hot Springs June 20075203352,11407/1/077/8/07
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    folder Diagrams360002,067,00307/7/0312/19/14
    folder Brakes & Hubs13900584,20907/13/0310/25/14
    folder Tailgate Tech14300567,67707/7/0311/27/14
        folder Right Side Split190019,991010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5300198,14507/21/0312/15/14
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole340098,38404/5/0610/20/14
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900296,51907/12/0312/9/14
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160032,94706/24/1110/2/14
    folder '84-89 Fuel Reservoirs3200116,47109/7/086/28/14
    folder '87-96 Instruments, Low Fuel Light, Oil Pressure4500127,12607/4/0612/14/14
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    folder Radio140037,20304/15/0610/23/14
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    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7800138,37101/16/0511/27/14
    folder Cargo Cover Specs530046,286011/29/049/25/14
    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals170037,82304/17/097/10/14
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    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50010,66503/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130016,72704/10/067/2/14
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    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter330019,99302/22/1211/9/14
    folder Body Mounts260014,58105/4/129/13/14
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folder Spare Parts41400481,74417/10/0310/1/14
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals10009,14809/1/055/21/14
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370043,302010/15/087/7/14
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        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,50404/29/104/29/10
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    folder SOLD20500232,97001/3/099/26/14
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    folder 93-26-01 Rear Defrost4005,30301/1/0710/21/11
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BrushGuard7.JPG
33 hits | 152.98 KB | Posted: 12/14/14

It just won't bend!


...and nothing fell off as I drove through the woods, up & down hills, & over bumps.
BrushGuard2a.jpg
40 hits | 152.84 KB | Posted: 12/12/14

I decided it was time to really load it up. These 2 loads were heavy. The 3rd (near dark) was so much it was hard to steer. But the grille guard still closed just the way it always has, so it didn't bend. I'm saying this bumper is sturdy enough f...
RearBumper.JPG
23 hits | 146.89 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

Having flat surfaces is SOOOOOO convenient.
D3.JPG
24 hits | 119.66 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

I might buy this after the engine is rebuilt.
Stump21.JPG
62 hits | 162.43 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

I pulled the stump all the way to the back of the property into the burn pile. I plan to leave it out long enough for rain to wash most of the dirt out so it'll burn.
Stump20.JPG
39 hits | 138.97 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

One stump closer to putting a driveway here...
Stump18.JPG
37 hits | 173.65 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

The ruts kept the logs from rolling too far away.

The little Husqy 435 has been doing GREAT.
Stump17.JPG
36 hits | 129.73 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

It came up over the hill pretty easily, despite the slimy ground.
Stump16.JPG
35 hits | 163.28 KB | Posted: 12/10/14

Eventually, I won the fight.
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DoorSticker.jpg
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Vehicle Certification (VC) Sticker
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Diagnostic Link Connectors for EEC-IV processors ('84-95).
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FDM.jpg
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FDM & Fuel Pressure
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

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

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ShifterCableAdjustments.JPG
22880 hits | 56.35 KB | Posted: 9/18/06

Shift Cable Adjustment
BEFORE BEGINNING, inspect items #26, 27, 28, & 34 in this diagram for looseness:
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SparkWireRoute94-up_5L.jpg
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Spark Plug Wire Routing for '94-up 5.0L & all 5.8L



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'80-91 Tilt Column Exploded

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V8 Engine Bay
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