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: 5/4/2015
Hits: 1431407
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        folder Radiator Repair12008,83909/7/1212/20/14
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    folder 8.8" Axle5500204,95407/21/034/26/15
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole3400104,00404/5/0610/20/14
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900316,30607/12/034/7/15
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160035,42006/24/1110/2/14
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V8 Exhaust Manifold Bolts

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95 F150 XLT trailer connectors

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Bull... Bars

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There's no need to buy a lifting plate for an EFI V8. A scrap of angle iron, some chain, and a couple of bolts work fine. Add some extra chain bolt holes to make it adjustable for balance.
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I found a nice replacement fender to paint & then tear up.
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Rather than dump more money into new gear oil for this old axle, I just filtered what came out and put it back in. It's probably as clean now as any other 100Kmi axle oil, but this one has a few hundred thousand.
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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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'87-95 (black or gray) located under L hood hinge under EEC TEST cover. (WPT-743 & WPT-352)
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FDM & Fuel Pressure

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

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

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Shift Cable Adjustment
BEFORE BEGINNING, inspect items #26, 27, 28, & 34 in this diagram for looseness:
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'80-91 Tilt Column Exploded

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Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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