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: 600
Engine: 1995 4.9L from F-150. Completely transplanted, 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 rear seat is the original '83 part, but the front seats are '97 Econoline captain's chairs. 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. 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 recovery points & a Ramsey RE12000. The rear bumper has an integral hitch receiver & 3 locking storage boxes.
Last Updated: 4/18/2014
Hits: 1221618
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folder Steve83530093,20136/29/0312/24/12
    folder My Bronco, Mk.3 Build2220179,14607/11/124/10/14
        folder Headlights180011,13607/17/0310/17/13
        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250010,62408/9/122/8/14
        folder Radiator Repair10003,68209/7/125/10/13
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2510014,815010/5/124/5/14
            folder Stress Test27073,872010/8/1310/12/13
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        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700133,25207/13/0311/20/13
        folder Side Mirrors830095,06707/5/034/11/14
        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200128,21707/13/0311/13/13
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160019,85005/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170021,94306/2/079/24/13
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        folder PSOM100085,41304/15/098/29/13
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        folder BroncoFest/BroncoBash140022,16108/2/037/14/07
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        folder Rover Saturday220023,29608/24/0310/25/10
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        folder Hot Springs June 20075203349,14907/1/077/8/07
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    folder Diagrams360001,849,95707/7/033/2/14
    folder Brakes & Hubs13700558,54607/13/032/12/14
    folder Tailgate Tech12100518,17107/7/032/11/14
        folder Right Side Split190017,666010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5300186,04507/21/038/27/13
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole340088,91804/5/0612/30/13
    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4800264,20607/12/033/22/14
    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160028,40706/24/119/11/13
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    folder '87-96 Instruments, Low Fuel Light, Oil Pressure4500113,91807/4/062/1/14
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    folder Doors9200156,55608/19/0412/30/13
    folder Radio130034,02904/15/063/31/13
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    folder Cab Steps260020,11103/9/113/22/14
    folder Power Steering Pump300026,11208/14/113/8/13
    folder Overhead Console & Dual Visors7800128,55701/16/051/5/14
    folder Cargo Cover Specs500042,668011/29/0410/23/13
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    folder Fuse Terminals200029,51207/15/064/14/13
    folder Spark Plug Wire Repair100011,079010/27/076/28/12
    folder 9.75" Rear Disc Conversion50010,07803/11/062/17/13
    folder Electric Hoist130015,75004/10/0610/23/12
    folder AutoLamps & AutoDimming Brights140014,89902/11/123/31/13
    folder T-case Push-Down Shifter330017,32802/22/1212/24/13
    folder Body Mounts260011,84905/4/125/27/13
folder Spare Parts40500443,27817/10/034/16/14
    folder Spare Tools & Shop Manuals9008,39109/1/057/28/12
    folder Service Disk Installation & Use370040,392010/15/084/6/14
    folder Manuals & Pamphlets (Scanned)200029,020011/8/084/20/13
        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,15204/29/104/29/10
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    folder SOLD19600215,76801/3/094/15/14
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