TNMAN's Bro III

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TNMAN
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TNMAN's Bro III

Postby TNMAN » Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:07 pm

Finally got a pic. Hope it gets the BroncoII4x4 seal of approval
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nettak
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Postby nettak » Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:23 am

Oh yeah! Now that is nice. :D
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Postby b2binbad » Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:43 am

Very nice work.
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Postby TNMAN » Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:09 am

It has done quite well so far...except for the cooling problem...which I THINK I have overcome.I have driven it in the boonies a couple times and other than a few loose bolts,has done what it was supposed to do and went where it was pointed.The thing has taken a while to complete(almost 2 years)and I think it was done somewhat correctly.Thanks Monkeywrench for letting me tie up your shop for soooooo long.
As for the mods..about the only things left of the originall 1985 BroncoII are the frame and the cab...whats left of it that is!The list of mods:
1972 302 V8,carbed
C4 auto trans
Dana 20 xfer
High pinion,heavy duty Dana 44 frt diff w/538 Yukon r&r,Lockright locker,Warn hubs
Ford 9" rear diff w/5.43 Yukon r&p,full spool
Custom dual exhaust
4 wheel disk brakes...Metal Fussion rear brackets
Custom font leaf spring conversion(TTB SUX!)w/Superlift and BDS leafs w/custom spring hangers and shacklehangers/SOA with shacle reversal
KYB rear shocks(thanx Monketwrenck)
Bilstein 5100 front shocks w/custom shock mounts
Custom front and rear driveshafts w/all Spicer joints
James Duff 4 row radiator
B&M trans cooler
Derale trans cooler(for hyd. steering)
Derale elec fan (for steering cooler)
Elec engine fan(junk yard find)
B&M Z-gate shifter(sucks!)
Allied 32 bolt Beadlocks/15x10
Super Swamper Boggers/37x13x15
Full hydraulic steering/custom.Tractor Supply hyd cyl.,modified Saginaw pwr str pump.
140 amp alternator/one wire
Optima battery
Warn M8000 winch
Custom front and rear bumpers
Custom steering arms and custom tie rfod for hi-steer
.....other stuff ...and some other stuff to come later on...to include full cage.

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Postby FatMan » Sat Jul 17, 2004 3:30 am

NICE F**KIN rig TNMAN :cool: . final got her together how does she run? im digg'n the paint sceem to. :redneck:
when are we gonna get some action pic's.
Darker than your average wheeler!!!!

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Postby TNMAN » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:10 pm

Having a V8 in my rig is a lot different. Now,I don't have wail on the thing to have power...I can go about anywhere I want without having to "run at it". Here's a pic taken by a friend while I was helping lead some trails for the Georgia Bounty Runners 4x4 Club. As you can see, I have some pretty good articulation. There are some pix around of me and the BroIII kicking the "Falls" butt. I'll try and get one and post it here. (GAWD!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!)
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Postby Nobody » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:24 pm

Finally some action!

It's hard to make people understand how great a V8 is......I can idle through just about everything...... same with the dana 44, night and day difference over TTB.

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Postby FatMan » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:51 pm

(GAWD!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!)

tell me about it. i aint wheel'd sense i left Washington i gotta get me a fix. i think im gonna take the big bronco out this weekend.
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Postby TNMAN » Wed Sep 29, 2004 6:55 pm

I have wheeled the Bro3 several times now and the tires and suspension have broken in nicely. I have come to the conclusion that the BroII frame "complains" a little from the V8 hp and the new front leafs and full width diffs. I do get some frame flex but that should go away after the cage is put in. The thing flexes like crazy! The 302 lets me almost idle thru all obstacles.This pic was taken at a local spot we call the Falls. "Up the Middle" can get hairy at timesImage

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Postby FatMan » Thu Sep 30, 2004 3:12 am

bad a$$ TNMAN keep the pic's coming :cool:
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Postby DBrown » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:39 am

is that close to cumberland falls? KY or TN?
71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

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TNMAN
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Postby TNMAN » Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:55 pm

The place is near my home in Tracy City,Tn. We(The Damn Locals) hosted a Labor Day weekend ride and some of the groups rode here. Here is another pic of the Bro3 at the "Falls".Image

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Postby MXjunk127 » Thu Sep 30, 2004 8:23 pm

awesome man.
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Postby OCD4B2 » Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:27 am

God has sent u a welcoming gift i see :D by the way i live in tracy too bro! But in california :laugh:
230,000 miles and she still turns heads

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Postby n9emz » Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:11 am

That's a really nice rig, TN....a lot like Pig's and I enjoy wheeling with him. I get down to Lawrenceburg often, and maybe I can drag my POS down there and try out those falls with you folks. Anyhow, I imagine I'll finally run into you next year.

BTW....didn't you build a badass blue Ranger last year? Keep up the good work, bro. :D


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