ok you asked for it, the non jeep build thread.

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thanks. My wifes younger brother passed away from a sudden and completely unexpected heart attack. he never mentioned any symptoms to anyone, so it was a total shocker and my wife is taking it pretty hard. but life goes on so we will survive.
 

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May I ask how old your brother in law was? I know a few of our members are getting old, and it may remind them to go get a physical.
 

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Yeah. I’m 54 and my mom died at 56. So it kind of makes you stop and think a bit
 

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Well, my mom died when she was 42. With medical advancements, it's hard to compare anymore. Just live life as if today is your last day on earth, but dream as if you will live forever.
 

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the bronco is home now. they did a great job. it looks awesome. I am almost afraid to start working on it. but hopefully in the next few days I will get around to lizard skinning the interior so I can start on the re assembly. but I think the first thing I am going to do is mount the ac condensor so I can put the grill on so it will not get damaged.









 

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They did a great job on the bodywork. It cost a lot more than expected but the results are excellent.
It has been unbearably hot and humid here lately so I had to wait until about 1:00 am every night to do the 2 layers of lizard skin sound deadening, wait 24 hours 2 layers of lizard skin thermal barrier wait 24 hours and raptor liner but it looks pretty good inside. Some really late nights but I got it done.







Right now I am working on the hvac system. I decided to go another route because I was not happy with how the tubing stuck through the firewall.



So I had to do some major rethinking of several components. I am going with a restomod air system with a predator bulkhead.



Unfortunately the new glovebox is too small for the aaw wiring harness, so I decided to put it in the cubby with my stereo. Which meant modification to that system which is still in the works. After a lot of reworking I got the bulkhead installed and I had to remake the inside hoses because the ones they sent won’t work with the predator bulkhead.



I also hung the grill temporarily and put the marker lights and bronco emblems on it.




last night I decided to go ahead and add my tribute badge to the truck. I had this badge made using My Dad's signature. this was from the last piece of paper I had that he signed. it was actually part of his funeral plans that he had made. anyway I sent the initials and what I wanted into billet badges.com and they made this for me. I like it a lot. My Dad's name is
Roy D. McCance

RDM Custom.

I think he would like it, and I know he would love this Bronco.

 

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some guy on my classic Bronco page asked for a picture of the underside of the hood, so I took one last night. I thought you all would appreciate it, before all the hoses and wiring ugly it up.
 

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