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.
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.
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
I think he would like it, and I know he would love this Bronco.
the fitech system has a wire that goes to the fuel pump so I decided to finish up that part of the system first. I ran all the wiring to the back of the bronco. including the amp research power steps. I loomed it all with power braid and tried to hide the wiring and keep it away from any sharp or hot spots. I finished the wiring to the marker lights, license plate light and the tail lights. the american autowire set has provision for a third brake light and a 12 v switched wire for accessories or whatever. I just ran them to the back of the truck and terminated them so they are there if I need them in the future. I decided I like the look of the tail lights without the chrome trim better so I left it. I have some LED light boards to put in the tail lights once I get all the wiring hooked up and tested. I also put the fuel filler tube, vent tube and charcoal canister in place so I could add fuel and energize the fuel pump to test for leaks. no leaks found. of course Ozzy had to pose for a picture lol.