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: 8/28/2015
Hits: 1502910
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folder Steve835600105,38736/29/038/5/15
    folder My Bronco, Mk.320014106/10/157/13/15
        folder Build33701173,47907/11/128/28/15
            folder Headlights310016,36607/17/035/20/15
            folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250015,30108/9/1212/28/14
            folder Radiator Repair12009,41009/7/126/5/15
            folder Front Bumper Mk.2570033,526010/5/126/6/15
                folder Stress Test7005619,533010/8/132/6/15
            folder JBG Driveshaft8001,20001/19/152/4/15
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        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700156,02307/13/038/1/15
        folder Side Mirrors8300114,97407/5/033/16/15
        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200152,10507/13/0310/18/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160022,72405/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170025,21106/2/0712/29/14
        folder Body Repairs760080,21609/14/087/7/14
        folder PSOM1000107,64904/15/095/28/15
        folder Front Diff & Ball Joints410062,536010/26/097/29/15
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        folder Lunch Break320838,17108/2/0311/30/11
        folder Louisiana80013,23308/2/039/29/13
        folder Rover Saturday220025,62308/24/0310/25/10
        folder Loosahatchie Bottoms100420,31109/14/035/14/13
        folder Hot Springs June 20075203355,49307/1/0712/29/14
        folder Hot Springs Sep. 20073302229,41007/13/073/27/13
        folder Coon Creek 8-11-7 thru 10-20-7 **MAP**9005887,386010/22/078/18/15
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    folder Diagrams365002,335,51407/7/038/21/15
    folder Brakes & Hubs14200636,71707/13/037/22/15
    folder Tailgate Tech14700626,01307/7/036/10/15
        folder Right Side Split190022,601010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle6300211,71907/21/038/1/15
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole3400108,49204/5/066/19/15
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System5000334,07007/12/035/10/15
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160037,66206/24/1110/2/14
    folder '84-89 Fuel Reservoirs3300132,39909/7/082/7/15
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    folder Radio140040,66604/15/061/11/15
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    folder Power Steering Pump320035,68608/14/116/11/15
    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7000124,78201/16/052/25/15
    folder Cargo Cover Specs530050,144011/29/045/5/15
    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals180044,67004/17/095/28/15
    folder Fuse Terminals200033,70607/15/064/26/15
    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100012,848010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50011,25103/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130018,00404/10/067/2/14
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights150017,60002/11/1210/23/14
    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter340023,44302/22/121/19/15
    folder Body Mounts400030,66705/4/128/16/15
    folder Lock Cylinder13002,30709/3/143/12/15
folder Spare Parts41400531,55417/10/038/28/15
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals110011,18109/1/0512/20/14
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370046,338010/15/087/7/14
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        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,93704/29/104/29/10
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    folder SOLD19100239,36801/3/097/8/15
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    folder 96-20-11 Bronco Roof Cracks240039,299011/13/042/4/14
    folder 97-03-10 Frame Noise150022,522012/21/063/9/13
    folder 93-26-01 Rear Defrost4005,68101/1/0710/21/11
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Newest Media Files
FSBan15-7-24.jpg
109 hits | 62.81 KB | Posted: 7/24/15

Banned again. Pretty soon, there won't be anyone left who actually owns a Bronco.

Oh, well. You can find me on plenty of other forums...
http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/
http://www.fordf150.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=21
http://www.nloc.net/vbforum...
58TieRodLHO.jpg
62 hits | 81.02 KB | Posted: 7/13/15

Pretty straight. A few minutes ago, it was rubbing the front shock mount.
SpringEyeS1.JPG
73 hits | 77.74 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

These molded-in shackle bushings are probably the worst to press out, although the sleeved version isn't much easier due to the ends of the shackle eye tubes NOT being square. I had to shim them in the press to keep them from canting off to the side...
SpringEyeR3.JPG
77 hits | 117.67 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

Even this one required a hammer to finish.
SpringEyeR2.JPG
68 hits | 113.99 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

These rear spring eye bushings were the easiest, but that's not saying much.
SpringEyeR1.JPG
88 hits | 111.71 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

The axle is slightly closer to the front of the spring, so there's a little more working room for the rear bushings.

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SpringEyeF4.JPG
69 hits | 107.76 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

I had to knock the bushing the last ~1/8" out of the spring eye.
SpringEyeF3.JPG
69 hits | 110.91 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

By this point, the casting around that grease nipple was getting pretty warm...
SpringEyeF2.JPG
87 hits | 89.31 KB | Posted: 7/7/15

On each bushing, I found I needed one setup to initially break the sleeve loose, another setup to drive it about halfway, and a third to push it out.
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DoorSticker.jpg
61457 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)
[url=http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/showthread.php?t=5226]Automot...
DLC EEC-IV.jpg
60792 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...
FDM.jpg
32816 hits | 54.36 KB | Posted: 1/20/06

FDM & Fuel Pressure
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

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

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TSB95-15-11PIPStall.jpg
26832 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 and/...
SparkWireRoute94-up_5L.jpg
26215 hits | 56.88 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

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



ISSUE: Engine miss, spark knock, buck/jerk, surge and o...
ShifterCableAdjustments.JPG
25266 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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Cluster Front.jpg
24897 hits | 43.19 KB | Posted: 7/26/03

Because I was sick of fighting the speedo cable & plastic gears, and since I had already swapped in an '87-96 rear axle with ABS sensor, I decided to convert my old '80-86 mechanical speedo to a PSOM (at the far L).

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PSGearBox.JPG
24594 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

See also:
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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
24521 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...
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