1984 Ford Bronco Project

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Influencer II

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Nope. Just added the tabs for the coilovers and limit straps.
Who made them? If you’re planning on bumping off the radius arm, you’ll want to double up those mounting ears as they tend to bend easily.

*EDIT* I see you’re running the solo kit. Definitely keep that radius arm platting in mind if you end up bumping there.
 
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Enthusiast II

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Hartford, SD
Who made them? If you’re planning on bumping off the radius arm, you’ll want to double up those mounting ears as they tend to bend easily.

*EDIT* I see you’re running the solo kit. Definitely keep that radius arm platting in mind if you end up bumping there.
Thanks. Haven't decided where to put the bump stops. Actually haven't bought any yet. But plan to eventually.
 

Enthusiast II

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Hartford, SD
I decided to make the bumper I already built for the old bronco fit the new one. Instead of cutting apart the bumper I decided to modify the frame instead. I cut the outside of the frame off.

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I cut the new outer piece out of a 2x6 rectangle tubing 1/4 inch thick.

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Then I tacked them to the bumper and got it in position and level.

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Then I tacked the new frame section to the original frame and cut the tacks off the bumper.

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Then it was time to weld up the new outer frame section.

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On the inside I added some plating to reinforce the new part and angled it up to the old frame. Not sure if the angle will add much strength but it looked a lot cleaner than the squared off transition.

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Now time to make some holes for the bumper bolts to go through. I drilled 7/8 holes through both sides.

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Cut down some tubing to make sleeves to pass through the frame and weld to both sides. For added strength and to reduce the holes down to the bolt size I wanted.

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Sleeves sitting in place.

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Welded up and ground down smooth.

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Now to sand it all and clean it up for paint.
 

Enthusiast II

1,250
Hartford, SD
Primed and Industrial paint on the frame section.

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I decided to get fancy and paint the shock hoops and cross bar the body color. So it was time to mask off the frame and body and paint the hoops.

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A couple coats of color and clear.

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And off with the plastic to see how it looks.

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Now hopefully I can get some things bolted back on the front again.
 

Enthusiast II

1,250
Hartford, SD
I got some more of the suspension but back in place. Managed to sneak out and get the front axle beams and radius arms installed.

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I also managed to get the knuckles striped and cleaned up. All ready to paint.

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Along with some cleanup of the front center section.

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And after some primer and more industrial paint.

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Now to let some paint dry and bring home some ball joints.