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: 11/15/2014
Hits: 1335097
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folder Steve83530098,66436/29/035/2/14
    folder My Bronco, Mk.3 Build30101115,02707/11/1211/10/14
        folder Headlights180013,14707/17/039/4/14
        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250012,69908/9/122/8/14
        folder Radiator Repair10004,63109/7/126/29/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2540023,227010/5/129/25/14
            folder Stress Test3405611,977010/8/1311/4/14
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        folder Rollover370097,09606/29/039/2/14
        folder NP-435 Swap5100117,44806/29/033/21/13
        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700142,65407/13/0310/24/14
        folder Side Mirrors8300103,87907/5/034/11/14
        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200137,64007/13/0310/18/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160020,98305/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170023,25006/2/079/24/13
        folder Body Repairs760074,61209/14/087/7/14
        folder PSOM100094,89304/15/0910/13/14
        folder Front Diff & Ball Joints400054,567010/26/0911/10/14
        folder NP208F Swap15009,75901/3/108/7/12
        folder Body Donor #224400150,552012/22/119/19/14
    folder Trail Pics570644,73908/2/0311/15/14
        folder BroncoFest/BroncoBash140023,26208/2/037/14/07
        folder Lunch Break320836,15008/2/0311/30/11
        folder Louisiana80012,50608/2/039/29/13
        folder Rover Saturday220024,29508/24/0310/25/10
        folder Loosahatchie Bottoms100419,07009/14/035/14/13
        folder Hot Springs June 20075203351,85107/1/077/8/07
        folder Hot Springs Sep. 20073302227,71307/13/073/27/13
        folder Coon Creek 8-11-7 thru 10-20-7 **MAP**9005880,121010/22/0712/25/11
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        folder Hot Springs Oct. 2011 **MAPS**620022,346010/10/113/13/13
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    folder Diagrams360002,042,33407/7/0311/9/14
    folder Brakes & Hubs13900578,98607/13/0310/25/14
    folder Tailgate Tech14300561,80307/7/039/4/14
        folder Right Side Split190019,538010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5300196,66307/21/039/28/14
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole340097,21504/5/0610/20/14
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900293,34807/12/0311/10/14
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160032,37306/24/1110/2/14
    folder '84-89 Fuel Reservoirs3200115,28409/7/086/28/14
    folder '87-96 Instruments, Low Fuel Light, Oil Pressure4500125,47007/4/067/5/14
    folder MultiFunction Switch200021,57805/15/117/18/14
    folder Doors9100163,53908/19/0410/23/14
    folder Radio140036,79604/15/0610/23/14
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    folder Cab Steps410027,94503/9/119/8/14
    folder Power Steering Pump300029,83508/14/118/20/14
    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7800137,45501/16/051/5/14
    folder Cargo Cover Specs530045,918011/29/049/25/14
    folder Solder-On Battery Terminals170037,30904/17/097/10/14
    folder Fuse Terminals200031,19807/15/068/20/14
    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100011,757010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50010,60403/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130016,63004/10/067/2/14
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights150016,13502/11/1210/23/14
    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter330019,60002/22/1211/9/14
    folder Body Mounts260014,17605/4/129/13/14
    folder Lock Cylinder120075109/3/149/3/14
folder Spare Parts41400475,65517/10/0310/1/14
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals10009,05109/1/055/21/14
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370043,036010/15/087/7/14
    folder Manuals & Pamphlets (Scanned)200030,502011/8/084/20/13
        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,45604/29/104/29/10
        folder 86 Bronco Brochure Photos9009,21004/29/104/29/10
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    folder SOLD20500231,66501/3/099/26/14
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    folder 96-20-11 Bronco Roof Cracks240034,766011/13/042/4/14
    folder 97-03-10 Frame Noise150019,922012/21/063/9/13
    folder 93-26-01 Rear Defrost4005,27401/1/0710/21/11
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    folder LR D90 Transmission9008,74909/23/041/8/11
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BorderES31.JPG
12 hits | 168.24 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

The Husqy reduced it to manageable chunks, and I piled the logs off the trail for later.

The marked trees to the left frame the property line.
BorderES29.JPG
13 hits | 163.91 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

The mess blocked my trail.
BorderES28.JPG
10 hits | 171.07 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

Eventually, it all came down. This hardwood, though dead, has the color & consistency of pressure-treated pine.
BorderES22.JPG
13 hits | 172.65 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

The main tree is still standing, and the big branch is still hanging on. There's a big mess of vines in these trees, and it's like a spider web, keeping them together, AND UP.
BorderES18.JPG
11 hits | 170.9 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

I moved the strap to the front and pulled down the trail, but it still didn't want to let go & fall.
BorderES15.JPG
10 hits | 173.89 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

I cut the tree, but it didn't fall. So I cut this big branch, and it didn't fall, either. So I put the strap on & yanked, but it still wouldn't come down. So I hooked to the ball on the truck, but I didn't have enough room to back up & rip it loos...
BorderES14.JPG
10 hits | 161.93 KB | Posted: 11/15/14

This big dead tree is on my side of the line, but it blocks the line.
BorderSE5.JPG
27 hits | 103.92 KB | Posted: 11/10/14

Trailblazing on my property, momentarily unable to go forward. I winched a foot or 2 and drove out.
BorderSE1.JPG
28 hits | 160.14 KB | Posted: 11/10/14

Trailblazing on my property. Instead of just driving through the vines (like I did the trees before), I'm doing a lot more cutting before driving.
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