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Old 11/05/17, 06:36 PM   #1
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Project for an Iowa winter, '77 Ranger

While this is my first Bronco, it is, by far, not my first rodeo. I have never entered the bronc events, but have plenty of time spent around mustangs.

I have pulled just enough apart on this rig to know that everything on the body needs to be replaced. After my fieldwork is finished for the year, I will be working on this more, but for now, I started in a most unusual place. I broke out the buffer for all my semi aluminum(ugh) and polished all the brightwork. I have always hated this job, as you stand at the buffing wheel, trying not to bend it, or burn the crap out of your hands while you hold the backside of where you are polishing. So, this time I tried something completely different. I like it. Took less than an hour, all the trim is anchored and easy to polish, no burnt hands, no new bends in any of it. Plus, I now know what will clean up well, and what needs to be replaced.

I will update as I go along if you all want another bronco apart, and back together, thread.
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Old 11/05/17, 07:01 PM   #2
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What did you do different on the bright metal?
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Old 11/05/17, 07:20 PM   #3
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Where are you in Iowa?

Coming soon: 76 - 302, 4R70W, NP205, 2.5SL, 1"BL, 31x10.5 LUBR
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Old 11/05/17, 07:41 PM   #4
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What did you do different on the bright metal?
I just polished it before removing it. After it is off, it is so easy to damage.

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Where are you in Iowa?
Eastern. Near Davenport.
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Old 11/09/17, 03:40 PM   #5
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Look forward to the progress renrag. Good luck

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Old 11/10/17, 06:27 PM   #6
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Is your '77 a color code "U" vista orange?
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Old 11/11/17, 07:11 AM   #7
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Is your '77 a color code "U" vista orange?
It is "U". I had not looked up the name yet. Thanks.
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Old 12/14/17, 05:53 PM   #8
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Look forward to the progress renrag. Good luck
Here is something that might be progress. Took a trip to MI to pick up some stuff.

Yes, that is a horse trailer....
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Old 12/14/17, 07:15 PM   #9
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Here is something that might be progress. Took a trip to MI to pick up some stuff.

Yes, that is a horse trailer....
Let the fun begin! Your cooler must be outside the frame of your pics?

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Let the fun begin! Your cooler must be outside the frame of your pics?
cooler? I'm cornfused.
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Old 12/15/17, 05:37 AM   #11
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Looks like you needed that trailer to carry all that cash you took to JBG to buy them parts.Ken
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Old 12/15/17, 06:13 AM   #12
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cooler? I'm cornfused.
Cooler - An insulated vessel for which to hold beer and ice!!

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My goodness. Quite the load

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Yes, that is a horse trailer....

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Cooler - An insulated vessel for which to hold beer and ice!!
Haha. I am slow. In my defense, whiskey doesn't need ice.

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My goodness. Quite the load
Entire body minus the tailgate, plus a bunch more. Biggest order I ever placed.
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