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Codexfab
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New BII Owner

Postby Codexfab » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:45 pm

Hey all, I just picked up an early BII last week and have been researching them nonstop since and came across this board a few days back and thought it was time I joined. Recently moved to the good ol' state of Oregon and immediately had to hit the trails but I have a 97 K3500 Crew Cab long bed Dually so that dream was short lived about a mile into the fire trail with trees closing in around me so a friend up here let me know he had a BII for sale so without question I bought it (only $100). It runs great, its an auto, has manual T-case and no body damage...yet lol. From what I've read they are pretty capable stock and when built they can be excellent offroad vehicles. BTW I found a pick of a BII that instantly hooked me on these. I'll try to post it, I really like the bumper but from what I've been able to find it may be an early model JD winch bumper. Oh and a pic of my new Bronco.
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Mudhog1977
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Mudhog1977 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:24 pm

Nice and welcome
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Codexfab
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Codexfab » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:02 pm

Thanks, this forum has a lot of useful information. I'm still searching for info on the bumper on that bronco in the first pic, I need it. Is the TTB Dana 35 reliable with 33"s? A James Duff lift and 33"s are my first mods after the Dana 35 but if it can't take it then I'll go with a 44 from an old f350 sitting at the top of the hill. It might be a 60 tho, ill have to check it out but I have a ranger parts truck I picked up from the same guy I got the Bronco from (and he has the f350 I'm going to plunder). Anyway I would ideally like to go the 35 route due to cost and simplicity if the 33"s won't destroy it.

CarsonChris
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby CarsonChris » Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:49 pm

Sweet score for a 100$

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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Phillippi » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:59 am

33"s with the dana 35 is fine. A D44 solid axle would be the best choice though.

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Re: New BII Owner

Postby fnlucky » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:58 pm

Wow rock on I thought I made out like a bandit on mine I'm kinda jealous lol but kick butt!

Codexfab
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Codexfab » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:40 pm

Heh thanks, I actually found a 44 on a F100 at the local wrecker in town. Asking $450 for it, has Warn hubs already on it, is that a good deal? The F350 up the hill from me has an 8 bolt Dana60 up front but it will look damn nice under my K3500 CrewCab Dually haha! On 6 37"s, some day. First things first tho, Bronco, lift, KM2's.

Codexfab
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Codexfab » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:53 pm

Oh I forgot to ask, at the wrecker they have a 90 ranger. Is that the correct year for the D35 and 8.8 rear end? They're asking $400 for both, good price? The ranger I picked up is an 85 so I'm just gonna give it to my brother as a first car/toy to mess around with.

Mudhog1977
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Mudhog1977 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:21 pm

Dana 35 should hold up great with 33's I'm running a dana 28 with 33's and haven't had any problems
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Codexfab
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Codexfab » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 pm

That's good to know, I would like to put abit more money into a quality lift kit and tires. I was cleaning the bronco today and realized it didn't have auto locking hubs on it, from what ive been reading on the forums I just assumed they came standard with auto's lol.

Mudhog1977
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Re: New BII Owner

Postby Mudhog1977 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:53 am

They came out the factory with the dana 28 mine came with manual hubs too
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