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: 2/8/2016
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    folder My Bronco, Mk.313001,94706/10/1512/29/15
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            folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250017,51708/9/129/28/15
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    folder Brakes & Hubs14200672,89607/13/032/1/16
    folder Tailgate Tech14700659,83207/7/036/10/15
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    folder 8.8" Axle6300222,45107/21/032/7/16
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole3400115,42104/5/066/19/15
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System5000359,11307/12/032/1/16
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160040,84106/24/1111/28/15
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    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7000131,98101/16/0512/9/15
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    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals180048,66704/17/091/28/16
    folder Fuse Terminals200035,46007/15/0612/24/15
    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100013,702010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50011,73103/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130019,29104/10/0611/2/15
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights150018,68102/11/1210/23/14
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folder Spare Parts41500567,35117/10/032/8/16
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals110012,14109/1/0512/8/15
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370049,298010/15/087/7/14
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    folder SOLD19400256,30101/3/092/1/16
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    folder 96-20-11 Bronco Roof Cracks240041,568011/13/0410/21/15
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    folder 90-25-12 Vacuum Cruise110013,67101/1/071/1/07
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RS22-172DMM.jpg
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Radio Shack 22-172 (Model 2200172, UPC 040293278861) True-RMS Digital Multimeter with high-current AC/DC clamp
WStrimDtl.jpg
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'94-97 Windshield Trim Insert Details

The top trim (Left in the photo) has both a hard plastic "seal" slid into it, and a self-adhesive foam strip ~1.5" long x 3/8" x 3/8" in the corner. The side trim (not shown) has only t...
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Dual Vacuum Reservoir
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Quad-Shock Spring Towers reused for many years on my '83 Bronco
BumpBrktsF95.jpg
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Rear Bumper Brackets & Bolts from a '95 F150
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

Actual dimensions are 4.5x4.5x20" 10 lb. 6 oz. (brackets ONLY are 9 lb. 0 oz. w/o the 6 bolts & 4 nuts shown)
Shrouds93V8.jpg
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Fan Shrouds from '93 5.8L Bronco XLTs with factory A/T, A/C, & towing
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BatTrayz.jpg
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More battery trays from the junkpile...
BatTrays.jpg
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Both of these appear to have come from '93 trucks, but both are stamped F4TB748.
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I think I got all the good (plus some) out of the original '95 HEGO. The new one (MotorCraft DY-731, Ford F4UZ-9F472-CA, Bosch 0 258 003 5367537) cost ~$35 shipped from eBay.
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DoorSticker.jpg
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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
67111 hits | 34.58 KB | Posted: 9/18/05

Diagnostic Link Connectors for EEC-IV processors ('84-95).
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FDM.jpg
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FDM & Fuel Pressure
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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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TSB 95-15-11 Hesitation, Stumble, Stall, Miss, No Start, No Spark

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Cluster Front.jpg
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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 '92-97 PSOM (at the far L).

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26721 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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PSGearBox.JPG
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Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
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'80-91 Tilt Column Exploded

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