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'72 Ford Bronco Build;)

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Dne007, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Jan 14, 2022
    Dne007

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    Thank you John! ;)

     
  2. Jan 16, 2022
    Dne007

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    Finally a test fit of the door with the new skin and other repairs, a little nervous, but with some adjustments as there are many yet to come, it should be ok. I put the rocker on to see how it fit and looks like it will be ok. A rocker that I bought locally, though brand new in the box, did not fit well at all, so another 100bucks. However I can use that metal for other repairs;)

    I've since taken this all back apart and on a table ready for whenever my attention is ready~ the top of the wing bracketry failed at the top, just need to fabricate something, but should be ok. Right now it's all; parts are available.
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    As I've heard, aftermarket skins are never perfect, I think this one was pretty good. I'm waiting on some shims and are late~ grrr.
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    Kind of cold here,but a really sunny day;)
    dne'
     
  3. Jan 16, 2022
    Lockman

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    I would use Fluid Flm on those inside parts that you have so painstakingly reconstructed. With this type of application ,that mechanism will outlast our Lifetime. Very nice work. (y)
     
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  4. Jan 16, 2022
    Dne007

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    Fluid film? have to look that one up;) :D
     
  5. Jan 16, 2022
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    It's great, my parent's swear by it up north in the rust belt. It's lanolin based, so smells like wool, but creeps into all of the hard/impossible to reach places. I'm planning on spraying a bunch in my jeep's hat channels and seams.
     
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  6. Jan 18, 2022
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    Are you going to crimp the door skin around the door frame?
     
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  7. Jan 18, 2022
    Dne007

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    Yes Steve ;) I used a body dolly and it wasn't difficult, just a patience kind of thing. It's not something I want to make a habit of doing during a restoration; if I had it to do over, I'd of bit the bullet and just bought a door shell! lol However, I can say I have installed a door skin. ;)


     
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    Ol Fogie

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    Fluid film? have to look that one up;) :D
    It's great, my parent's swear by it up north in the rust belt. It's lanolin based, so smells like wool, but creeps into all of the hard/impossible to reach places. I'm planning on spraying a bunch in my jeep's hat channels and seams.

    This fluid film I hear about. How long will it last? Is it a one time application? or need to be reapplied every so often?
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2022
    SFaulken

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    Depending on where you're at, and how bad the salt is, reapplication once a year isn't out of the question.
     
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  10. Jan 19, 2022
    Steve's 70-5

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    Did a door skin once too. A real pain. Ended up having to body work when done
     
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  11. Jan 20, 2022
    Dne007

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    I hear ya! I'll just have to use a little body filler/putty stuff along a few edges, not bad. Things we'll do to save a few bucks, then get kicked in the buttocks! lol

     
  12. Jan 21, 2022
    jeepstar

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    I just watched a show called Texas metal and it made me think of you. A shop down there redid a 76 Bronco for Ted Nugent. Now I want an old Bronco
     
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  13. Jan 21, 2022
    Dne007

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    I'm always looking for parts for my Bronco primarily on FB, and there's always a few on there, but I'm amazed how much a rusty bad shape early bronco goes for, including mine! I understand now why a "finished" one goes for 50-60k and that's a low price, but I must say, they are a cool looking vehicle!

     
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  14. Jan 22, 2022
    Dne007

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    Hi gang;) I found this pic and presented it because it has the same hood and rear fenders as mine. I'm not saying that I like the hood, but it's what I have. And the orange is, meh, maybe on this vehicle if the window frames and windshield frame was black, might break the orange. I wish I had an app that could put the colors I want on it that I'd like to look at. I'm also kind of liking the look without the hard top~ I'm wishy washy.
    off to the shop to work on door adjustments; driving me nuts! :crazy:

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  15. Jan 24, 2022
    TheBeav1955

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    I definitely agree that the windshield and door window frames need to be black and I would add that the roll bar would look better black as well. But that is just my opinion
     
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    Dne007

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    Brian, opinions are always welcomed!! :D

     
  17. Jan 28, 2022
    Dne007

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    HI! Gary and Chewie joined me for a photo, look like I saw a ghost! lol

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    Soon I'll be welding the bed and rockers in permanently!
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    I spent part of the day scraping off undercoating, darn that stuff is tough!!
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    This stuff
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    Just a reminder of what it looked like a few months ago;)
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    So, that pretty much wraps up another day in the garage:( I love my garage;)
     
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    SFaulken

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    The only method I've found, for getting undercoating, or bedliner off, that isn't absolutely rage inducing is sandblasting. Every other method pretty much makes me want to throw things.
     
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  19. Jan 29, 2022
    Dne007

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    Good morning!!! I made it another 365 days to make it to #67
    It's good to be alive and my friends make it all worth while!!!
    love ya guys!!
    dne'

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  20. Jan 29, 2022
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    Happy B-day!
     
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