Bronco is in the hands of Jake (prep by Jake fame) He is installing all new rotors, hubs, bearings, seals, brake pads, and Blitzkrieg locking spindle nuts in the front. Also he is installing Cyphers old 8.8 with 4:56 gears and detroit locker. A few other little things on the list hopefully take it out in a couple of weeks and start playing with it.
Little update. I got the bronco back from Jake with the new front end parts installed, New to me rear end is installed. I am taking it to Solo this week to do some little things. Its a lot longer project than I had hoped for but ended up with major medical bills and making payments to three different places really cuts into the bronco fund.
Solo is fixing a shock mount for me, lowering the front ride height and installing new alignment cams, and a couple of other small things, Kurt at DC Shock Services is shortening my bumpstops to 2" from 4". Front diff is still out and hopefully can get it geared soon. Ive owned this thing almost a year now and it kills me to see it sit in the garage.
There are big plans for it down the road once medical bills are paid and I actually use it the way it is now.
Here is a picture of how it sits right now. Taking the block out of the rear didnt help. Grave DIgger is jealous of its Cali Lean "stance"
Getting real close. Finally got the shocks mounted up front, oil changed, steering stop drilled out and new bolt in it. Just waiting to get the front diff re-geared so I can take it out. I am eventually going to put new wheels and tires on it but not in any hurry before I take it out. Will probably miss the Giant Baja run but the night race in Lucerne should be doable.