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Old February 6th, 2012, 10:11 AM
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Well the sale of the F350 fell though so I have made a decision to go a different route with the Broncos.

I am going to combine the 2 and do a complete frame off restomod project.
I am not sure what I am going to do about the engine and transmission quite yet, perhaps a 460, or a rebuild on the 400.

This will be a weekend driver, I would like it to be show quality when finished.

I had thought of looking for another diesel, but for what I want to do the choices are few, I don't want and IDI.
The reasoning behind the B350 project was for a daily driver, so going with an inferior engine that wouldn't get good mileage is a no go.

Later this summer I will begin a buggy build for the trails, I am thinking linked D60 front and 10.25 rear, 302 EFI, C6 trans and 203/205 doubler.

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sounds like a great plan


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Continued with the tear down this weekend, sold one of the tops, I only need 1!

hoping to get the frame to media blast and powder coating this week






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looks like you got alot going on

as you know we love pics


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looking good. the more I work on mine, the more I think this is what I needed to do.
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looking good. the more I work on mine, the more I think this is what I needed to do.
good to see y'all got alot of the same stuff go'en on
there are so many non memebers seeing what y'all post
causing new members to join
this makes Your site that much worthwhile

wish I never got rid of my Scouts


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Scouts are cool, I my do one some day for my wife. She talks about her dad having one when she was little. That's why I'm into these old bronco's. I was 5 years old when my dad had a brand new 79 free wheeler. It was black with orange/yellow stripes. I loved that thing. He would go out playing in the snow with a friend that had a free wheeler that was black with the big orange sticker kit. So now that I have a 6 & 3 year old boy's maybe they will remember mine like I do dad's.

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I got a friend in Blue Ridge thats still got a '65 OR A 66 SCOUT 4CYL That still runs and 2 others that are rusting away
its a shame
he lives in Mineral Bluff GA north of Blue Ridge

if interested let me know I'll pass it on (that goes to all members)
I hate to see a part of history go to waste


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Got the frame out today, now just have to strip it down of fuel and brake lines, wiring, fuel tank and what not.

Forgot the camera so I will get some pics tomorrow.

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Made some progress today, I only had about 1 1/2 hour to work on it so it isn't as much as I had hoped.

Yesterday I got the body off the frame using a cherry picker (worked great BTW)






Today I got some stripping done, got the body mounts off, the fuel tank off and started on the front end parts.

The body mounts are worse than I had hoped, the only 2 that are not rusted are the front core supports!







Tomorrow I will work on getting more parts off and hopefully start on welding some new steel to the frame for the rear body mounts.

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