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: 5/28/2015
Hits: 1445047
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folder Steve835500102,81236/29/035/25/15
    folder My Bronco, Mk.3 Build33701153,12907/11/125/22/15
        folder Headlights310014,87807/17/035/20/15
        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250014,58108/9/1212/28/14
        folder Radiator Repair12008,91309/7/1212/20/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2570030,717010/5/124/1/15
            folder Stress Test7005617,023010/8/132/6/15
        folder JBG Driveshaft80088401/19/152/4/15
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        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700151,54807/13/0312/27/14
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        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200147,24707/13/0310/18/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160022,07805/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170024,43906/2/0712/29/14
        folder Body Repairs760078,08209/14/087/7/14
        folder PSOM1000102,91604/15/095/28/15
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        folder Lunch Break320837,45208/2/0311/30/11
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        folder Hot Springs June 20075203354,27007/1/0712/29/14
        folder Hot Springs Sep. 20073302228,83907/13/073/27/13
        folder Coon Creek 8-11-7 thru 10-20-7 **MAP**9005885,090010/22/0712/25/11
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    folder Diagrams365002,230,52207/7/035/28/15
    folder Brakes & Hubs14200615,31407/13/035/17/15
    folder Tailgate Tech14500604,02307/7/035/18/15
        folder Right Side Split190021,629010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5500205,89507/21/034/26/15
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole3400104,77004/5/0610/20/14
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System5000319,38407/12/035/10/15
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160035,80906/24/1110/2/14
    folder '84-89 Fuel Reservoirs3300127,19909/7/082/7/15
    folder '87-96 Instruments, Low Fuel Light, Oil Pressure5000137,81407/4/064/16/15
    folder MultiFunction Switch200024,63805/15/117/18/14
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    folder Radio140039,39204/15/061/11/15
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    folder Cab Steps370028,82703/9/115/20/15
    folder Power Steering Pump310033,90508/14/1112/20/14
    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7000121,40201/16/052/25/15
    folder Cargo Cover Specs530048,598011/29/045/5/15
    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals180042,48104/17/095/28/15
    folder Fuse Terminals200032,83407/15/064/26/15
    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100012,492010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50011,00903/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130017,48304/10/067/2/14
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights150017,07902/11/1210/23/14
    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter340022,24602/22/121/19/15
    folder Body Mounts400028,67405/4/125/17/15
    folder Lock Cylinder13001,86609/3/143/12/15
folder Spare Parts41400510,79717/10/035/24/15
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals110010,78409/1/0512/20/14
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370045,219010/15/087/7/14
    folder Manuals & Pamphlets (Scanned)200031,711011/8/084/7/15
        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,78104/29/104/29/10
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    folder SOLD19100232,64201/3/092/18/15
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    folder 96-20-11 Bronco Roof Cracks240037,909011/13/042/4/14
    folder 97-03-10 Frame Noise150021,730012/21/063/9/13
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    folder 90-06-12 Floor Cracks5005,76201/1/075/11/07
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TrlrWinch.jpg
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A trailer winch mount
Tint7.JPG
28 hits | 112.45 KB | Posted: 5/20/15

It's a lot splotchier than it looked from the outside. Either I'm not good enough to lay down a light coat, or this spray tip doesn't produce an even spread.
Tint6.JPG
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It just looks like a blacked-out headlight. You can't even tell that it's an aftermarket projector. When the headlights are on, they create bright spots on the tint. I'm NOT doing this to the ones that are going on the truck.
Tint5.JPG
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This is way too dark for my taste.
Tint4.JPG
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It seems a lot lighter now than it did when it was wet. I brushed off some dust with my hand, which is why it looks scratched.
EagleEyes16.JPG
21 hits | 119.59 KB | Posted: 5/20/15

The wedge connector with the cloth insulation goes directly to the side LEDs, but there are resistors on the back of this board so the LEDs aren't actually running on 12V.
EagleEyes15.JPG
18 hits | 123.43 KB | Posted: 5/20/15

The wedge connector spliced to 2 sets of wires supplies the halo & the large lens under the hi beam. The halo has 2 LEDs embedded in the bottom of the ring, so the epoxy-filled box above my hand reduces the voltage & current going to them so they do...
EagleEyes14.JPG
16 hits | 127.8 KB | Posted: 5/20/15

The wedge connector spliced to 2 sets of wires supplies the halo & the large lens under the hi beam. The halo has 2 LEDs embedded in the bottom of the ring, so the epoxy-filled box above my hand reduces the voltage & current going to them so they do...
EagleEyes13.JPG
36 hits | 128.27 KB | Posted: 5/20/15

The mask is held in-place by the larger gold screws on the back, and hides the real guts of the headlight. The hi & low beams are mounted to a plate that pivots on 2 balls, and is tilted up/down as a unit via the screw outboard near the bottom. The...
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DoorSticker.jpg
57319 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
56964 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
31475 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
25859 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
24662 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
24403 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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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
23657 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...
PSGearBox.JPG
23613 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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5.8L right.jpg
23550 hits | 82.3 KB | Posted: 10/2/04

V8 Engine Bay
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

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