Bray's 96 Sleeper

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby dtbback » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:46 pm

Will the ride height be lower?

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby funinthesun95 » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:02 am

This thing has become a restored updated classic with long travel. Nice build
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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby tcm glx » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:03 am

Looking great Bray.......

Question for you, 200/300 spring rate? Does a bigger shock allow for lower spring rate? I thought you were running much heavier than that.

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Postby DMbronco » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:56 am

Wrightracing.net wrote:Looking good, I saw the tin work a few pages back and did not see any venting near the headers or in the top. Are you concerned that all that sheet metal will hold in all that heat we get under the hood? I have seen guys with paint peeling in the metal hood and browning of the underside of fiberglass.

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Thanks David!

I have had this discussion with a lot of folks who have more background and expertise than I, and most seem to think it's gonna be just fine.

I held off on coating the tin work to leave myself an out should I want to cut out portions and replace with mesh.

The consensus is that I am replacing a black steel hood with a lighter glass hood, and that the aluminum underhood wont be as significant a heat generator as stock set up.

Regarding the vertical tinwork in the wheel wells, they allow for open breathing for the headers and a triangular opening toward the front of the wheel well.

I'll throw up some pics when I get the chance to show the finished product.

She has never ran hot before, so I will keep an eye out for anything different.

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby DMbronco » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:00 pm

dtbback wrote:Will the ride height be lower?



Hey Will,

Ride height is pretty much where I want it, which is a bit taller than most builds on here. I like to play on the tight and rocky trails a bit more than most big bronco guys.

The ass end looks high for two reasons; no bumper, spare, top or gear to squat her down.

Also, the rear bedsides are trimmed for the rear bumper which makes it look taller too.

Pretty sure she'll end up right where I want her

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby DMbronco » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:01 pm

funinthesun95 wrote:This thing has become a restored updated classic with long travel. Nice build


Thanks Willie!

Hoping that hiding all the dzus tabs on the fenders can help preserve a bit of the sleeper feel.

My Old Man says no way and that ship has sailed. We'll see haha

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby DMbronco » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:03 pm

tcm glx wrote:Looking great Bray.......

Question for you, 200/300 spring rate? Does a bigger shock allow for lower spring rate? I thought you were running much heavier than that.



Yo T!

My contact at King says this is what they recommend based on the specs I gave em- I thought the same thing you did and assumed it was due to 3" bodied shocks.

Good news is King will allow me to swap out these coils if they aren't what i'm looking for (which is good news bc 3" coil springs are pricey)

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby dtbback » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:47 pm

DMbronco wrote:
dtbback wrote:Will the ride height be lower?



Hey Will,

Ride height is pretty much where I want it, which is a bit taller than most builds on here. I like to play on the tight and rocky trails a bit more than most big bronco guys.

The ass end looks high for two reasons; no bumper, spare, top or gear to squat her down.

Also, the rear bedsides are trimmed for the rear bumper which makes it look taller too.

Pretty sure she'll end up right where I want her


Now it makes sense.

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Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby birdco85 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:05 am

DMbronco wrote:
birdco85 wrote:That is perfect!


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Just like your wiring job Darren!!!! Hopefully I can get it as tidy as you left it the first time haha

Ahhh shucks! You're making me blush!!! I want to update that maxi fuse holder though to a breaker.


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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby DMbronco » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:57 pm

birdco85 wrote:
DMbronco wrote:
birdco85 wrote:That is perfect!


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Just like your wiring job Darren!!!! Hopefully I can get it as tidy as you left it the first time haha

Ahhh shucks! You're making me blush!!! I want to update that maxi fuse holder though to a breaker.


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anytime Darren- i will shoot you a text next week and see if we can link up...

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby DMbronco » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:02 pm

so after another 16 weeks of bonding' with Team Richer, she is off to our very own Leighlan (whiteRhino), owner of Mobile Mechanical Solutions, for the final AC and HVAC assembly.

I know lots of you have worked with Leigh in the past- but for those of you who haven't- he is a great dude.


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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby DMbronco » Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:12 pm

Took her for a windshield-less drive through oceanside to get reacquainted- I forgot how much i love this big ol b.....

Snapped a few shots to get an idea of what the stance will look like. Tough to tell without bumpers and grille- but so far so good...


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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby Adamysr » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:05 pm

not sure if its me or not, but cant see the photos. Ive noticed somethings up with photobucket over the last couple days

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby nubreed71 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:13 pm


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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby nubreed71 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:14 pm

It's not you, it's just Photobucket shooting themselves in the foot...

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby De$ertBronco » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:58 pm

nubreed71 wrote:It's not you, it's just Photobucket shooting themselves in the foot...


Is there a reason you guys don't just attach photos from your PC? That's how I do it on my build thread, just curious...

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby nubreed71 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:33 pm

Josh, I've always done that because that way you're not at the mercy of the forum software and having issues with pics getting lost, a la Dezertrangers way back in the day. Plus I already had a photobucket account and it always seemed to work well for me. Let's hope they figure this one out because if I end up losing all the pics on my build thread, I'm way too lazy to go back and repost everything...lol.

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby De$ertBronco » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:37 pm

nubreed71 wrote:Josh, I've always done that because that way you're not at the mercy of the forum software and having issues with pics getting lost, a la Dezertrangers way back in the day. Plus I already had a photobucket account and it always seemed to work well for me. Let's hope they figure this one out because if I end up losing all the pics on my build thread, I'm way too lazy to go back and repost everything...lol.


Guess I'm glad I did mine the way I did :P

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby nubreed71 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:51 pm

Sure looks that way. I suspect though that once PB realizes that they've totally pissed off the bulk of their customers, they'll probably back off on this one.

Let's get back to talking about interesting stuff, like Broncos! :-)

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Re: Bray's 96 Sleeper

Postby ChaseTruck754 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:42 pm

I've got multiple build threads on multiple forums with over 10 years of pics on photoSUCKit. All gone in a poof. Forums like this one where there really isn't some super low photo limitation I attach most of the time, except when I update my build thread on 3-4 sites at once & copy & past with the photosuckit links. Hopefully they come to their senses as rad build threads like this all over are lacking because of it.

In the mean time I'll go back to attaching pics here & hope Bray & others do the same so we can still see pics of these sweet builds.
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