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

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Well, looks like you're making progress! Nice!
slow but sure. I get a little done every night, but with the wedding preparations and everything it is slow. especially since my daughter decided she wanted to have the reception at our house due to this Covid 19 thing. so we have been doing some minor remodeling and major yard work for the last month or so.
 

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I had my daughter and future son in law help me get the dash in place. what a PITA. but that is a major step. I've finished the wiring to the taillights and finished the wiring to the fuel tank. I got the filler neck tube installed, and basically buttoned up the back half of the truck. I also got the steps wired and working. next I need to wire up the ignition box, coil, and stab the distributor. but the wedding is friday so I have not been working at it too hard.



 
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My baby girls wedding was Friday, my number one helper.
but now that I am not working on wedding planning and prep, I finally finished wiring the last circuit. then I started testing circuits. I had a minor snafu that took me way too long to figure out. when I tried to test my gauge lights the circuit breaker in the light switch kept tripping. I had headlights, but nothing else. so I pulled the dash back off a bit, and unplugged the quick connects to the dash. still did it, so I disconnected the rear circuits, and it stopped tripping. it took me a while to get to that point because I hadn't checked the taillights initially, I just saw the gauge lights would flicker and go out. but once I figured out that it was in the rear circuit, I disconnected all the lights individually, and finally found that one of the side marker lights had the two little prongs in the light socket touching. I had not installed any bulbs in the side marker lights, and never really looked at them that close when I wired it. anyway, lesson learned and everything seems to work. tomorrow I need to get the fan, and shroud installed. then test the ignition circuits and see if the fuel pump will come on, and maybe see if this thing will start. fingers crossed.


dash lights work, gauges work, heater motor, and radio work.



headlights, and marker lights work, the turn signal pads are on order.





tail lights and brake lights work.





I still need to test the turn signals.
 

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MG, so I'm guessing the green tape is used just for paint protection? Any concern when peeling it off?
You do know that Bronco needs to be put on display, instead of driven?
Awesome sounding as well.
 

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MG, so I'm guessing the green tape is used just for paint protection? Any concern when peeling it off?
You do know that Bronco needs to be put on display, instead of driven?
Awesome sounding as well.
yeah the tape just protects the paint from me leaning over it and banging the doors etc. and I intend to show off the bronco, but I will be driving it on nice days. probably not much this winter sadly.
 

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since the seats I ordered from Toms Broncos are on back order and won't be available until November, I decided to get some procar seats from wild horses they were in stock and should be here in a couple days. in the mean time I took an old foxbody mustang seat and sat it in place so I could position my side mirrors and bend my shifter handle to fit where I like it better, I am going to powder coat it in a day or so. I got the mirrors installed and did some work on the door handles to make them work a little easier. then I installed my one piece windows and door limit straps.









I like the way the inner fenders look on the bronco so I didn't want to put anything on them like the msd box or coil so I decided to do it like this.



in the mean time, a piece in my clutch linkage broke. one of the few original pieces I kept from the old bronco so I had to order a replacement. I plan to work on getting the tie rod and drag link on tonight and do a quick and dirty tape measure alignment. I don't want to ask my wife to help me bleed the brakes till my new seats get here. but I should hopefully be ready for a test drive soon. I would like to drive it at least once before winter.
 

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