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: 8/31/2014
Hits: 1293917
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        folder Radiator Repair10004,25809/7/126/29/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2540020,213010/5/128/26/14
            folder Stress Test27075,295010/8/137/8/14
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        folder Hydraulic Clutch5700139,03307/13/038/26/14
        folder Side Mirrors8300100,52507/5/034/11/14
        folder Camper Shell & Sliding Side Windows5200134,82407/13/038/13/14
        folder Floor Repair Seat Base160020,52205/12/076/11/12
        folder Front Bumper Repairs170022,79306/2/079/24/13
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        folder PSOM100091,06204/15/098/29/13
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        folder Hot Springs Sep. 20073302227,26907/13/073/27/13
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    folder Diagrams360001,965,24307/7/038/31/14
    folder Brakes & Hubs13700582,41307/13/038/14/14
    folder Tailgate Tech14300544,71607/7/038/17/14
        folder Right Side Split190018,713010/19/092/25/13
    folder 8.8" Axle5300192,60507/21/037/28/14
    folder Bronco Fuel Pump Access Hole340094,07904/5/067/30/14
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    folder Fuel Level Sender Repair160030,89506/24/115/31/14
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    folder Fuse Terminals200030,48307/15/068/20/14
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        folder 86 Accessories Brochure (Partial)5004,35104/29/104/29/10
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Newest Media Files
33 hits | 100.39 KB | Posted: 8/25/14

Secondary Cruise Control Deactivator Switches
16 hits | 131.82 KB | Posted: 8/25/14

I discovered 2 problems I didn't know I had before: 1) the t/stat cover casting has a flat spot that allows a coolant leak if the clamp isn't in just the right spot, and 2) the clamp I've been using for years was too big.
23 hits | 128.45 KB | Posted: 8/25/14

After soldering the lowest joint back together, I added the hose barb at the top (lower left in the pic) that I've been doing without for several years. I sprayed the t-stat cover's gasket surface (& later, its hose nipple) with the copper gasket ad...
42 hits | 151.79 KB | Posted: 8/14/14

'87-96 Bronco/F Air Filter Box w/Fresh Air Tubes for smallblock V8 (5.0L/5.8L)
48 hits | 116.8 KB | Posted: 8/12/14

Swingaway Bolts for '78-96 Broncos
40 hits | 157.73 KB | Posted: 8/1/14

I was just screwing around in 2WD and ran down into this ditch and got hung on this log. After locking the hubs & working the wheels, I blew a hub lock. Eventually, I winched out forward, drove around and came out a different trail.
30 hits | 164.88 KB | Posted: 8/1/14

I was just screwing around in 2WD and ran down into this ditch and got hung on this log. After locking the hubs & working the wheels, I blew a hub lock. Eventually, I winched out forward, drove around and came out a different trail.
40 hits | 111.94 KB | Posted: 8/1/14

With the engine idling & everything electrical running (e-fans, A/C, radio, lights), this 130A 3G puts out 92A; just above idle (around 1700RPM) it makes its rated capacity; around 2200RPM it peaks near 145A.

41 hits | 73 KB | Posted: 7/26/14

I probably spent 20 minutes to get it to this point.

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47173 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)
47126 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...
28201 hits | 54.36 KB | Posted: 1/20/06

FDM & Fuel Pressure

The FDM connector shown is for '94-96; '90-93 use the older connector (WPT454) that mounts directly to the FDM plate.

23203 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 an...
21987 hits | 56.35 KB | Posted: 9/18/06

Shift Cable Adjustment
BEFORE BEGINNING, inspect items #26, 27, 28, & 34 in this diagram for looseness:
5.8L right.jpg
21433 hits | 82.3 KB | Posted: 10/2/04

V8 Engine Bay

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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
21339 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...
21133 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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21065 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...
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