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: 1/28/2015
Hits: 1370187
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        folder T-case Clock & Pump Stay Arm250013,51508/9/1212/28/14
        folder Radiator Repair12008,33109/7/1212/20/14
        folder Front Bumper Mk.2570026,491010/5/121/11/15
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        folder PSOM100097,54404/15/0910/13/14
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    folder Diagrams365002,097,63507/7/031/28/15
    folder Brakes & Hubs14000591,30207/13/031/10/15
    folder Tailgate Tech14600576,57307/7/031/24/15
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    folder '90-96 Fuel Pump System4900301,11307/12/0312/9/14
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folder Spare Parts41400488,71417/10/0310/1/14
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BodySheetMetal.jpg
27 hits | 83.54 KB | Posted: 1/25/15

INCOMPLETE Bronco Body Sheet Metal Parts
DshaftJBG3i.JPG
41 hits | 122.59 KB | Posted: 1/19/15

It appears the flattened-out side of the yoke was cracked for a while before the whole thing came apart. Considering that I've only had this driveshaft for 8 months, it must have been cracked when I got it. And since I have 3 other vehicles to driv...
DshaftJBG3h1.JPG
40 hits | 119.65 KB | Posted: 1/19/15

It appears the flattened-out side of the yoke was cracked for a while before the whole thing came apart. Considering that I've only had this driveshaft for 8 months, it must have been cracked when I got it. And since I have 3 other vehicles to driv...
DshaftJBG3g1.jpg
34 hits | 130.66 KB | Posted: 1/19/15

It appears the flattened-out side of the yoke was cracked for a while before the whole thing came apart. Considering that I've only had this driveshaft for 8 months, it must have been cracked when I got it. And since I have 3 other vehicles to driv...
DshaftJBG3f.JPG
41 hits | 124.44 KB | Posted: 1/19/15

This was the final failure - once the other side had opened up & spit out the cap, this side twisted & fractured.
DshaftJBG3e1.jpg
40 hits | 132.52 KB | Posted: 1/19/15

It appears the flattened-out side of the yoke was cracked for a while before the whole thing came apart. Considering that I've only had this driveshaft for 8 months, it must have been cracked when I got it. And since I have 3 other vehicles to driv...
DshaftJBG3d1.jpg
34 hits | 43.7 KB | Posted: 1/19/15

It's hard against the aux. battery tray, just a fraction of an inch from busting the case.
DshaftJBG3e.jpg
49 hits | 76.53 KB | Posted: 1/18/15

This was new less than 8 months ago, and I can't believe a 6-cyl & 4-speed pushing 32" A/Ts on pavement & wet dirt could break a DECENT driveshaft.
DshaftJBG3d.jpg
65 hits | 60.51 KB | Posted: 1/18/15

This was new less than 8 months ago, and I can't believe a 6-cyl & 4-speed pushing 32" A/Ts on pavement & wet dirt could break a DECENT driveshaft.
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DoorSticker.jpg
52324 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)
[url=http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/showthread.php?t=5226]Automot...
DLC EEC-IV.jpg
52310 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.
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FDM.jpg
29969 hits | 54.36 KB | Posted: 1/20/06

FDM & Fuel Pressure
IF THE IMAGE IS TOO SMALL, click it.

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

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TSB95-15-11PIPStall.jpg
24533 hits | 55.91 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

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

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ShifterCableAdjustments.JPG
23227 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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SparkWireRoute94-up_5L.jpg
22882 hits | 56.88 KB | Posted: 1/2/07

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



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ColumnTilt Exploded.jpg
22636 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...
5.8L right.jpg
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V8 Engine Bay
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PSGearBox.JPG
22380 hits | 91.8 KB | Posted: 5/7/07

Ford Integral Power Steering Gear Box

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