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Old 11-20-2019, 07:45 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by hibbs View Post
Outstanding job man! You nailed it. It’s exactly what you started out to build 12 years ago It looks very close to your inspiration rig you showed at the beginning. Much respect to you on the metal work. You did an exceptional job. I’ve been wanting to do a full tuber truck like this with just the nose and doors. They always look so nice. Again well done!
Thank you so much. It was really a ton of fun building.
I've been wheeling it around a bunch and I'm actually very surprised how capable it is. Outstanding side hill capability and can climb almost strait up And basically no torque twist, which was something i was concerned about while building the suspension
It is really limited by these tires, so that will be a upgrade in the near future.
Also, those old TLT axles....starting to hear a clicking sound in the rear diff. So I imagine the axles will also be upgraded sooner rather then later.
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Old 03-02-2020, 08:12 AM   #42
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Thanks for posting up your build, it looks like you came very close to what you modeled yours after. I really enjoyed your build, most of the cookie cutter rigs you see today are bought not built, and full discloser my latest truck is one of those cookie cutters. But you have inspired me to dig out my brazing equipment and at least make a bumper set for the Mog. Thanks
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Old 08-30-2023, 05:44 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by ccrawler View Post
Hey, Thanks!
You should definitely do a build! I love the old broncos, you should bust out that new body and do something with it!
Hopefully you've still got the Bronco you built, if so I'd love to see some current photos. Only 4 1/2 years later, but I'm finally getting with the program and building a Bronco too. It started out with my son telling me I should put my old smashed Bronco body on one of my other crawlers and me building enough a cage for the body to keep its shape, but that plan has changed just a bit. That first start on the cage wasn't quite straight, so I'm starting over. I'm lucky enough to have a job where I can work on personal stuff on night shifts if things are running smoothly, so tonight I bent up some 3/8" x.035" wall stainless tubing. Tomorrow night I'll see if I can figure out how to tig weld. Failing that, I can take it home and use my mig welder. Grinder and paint can make up for the welder I ain't. I drew up a narrowed grill to 3d print, and might make a new hood using that as well. Maybe make the hood open for battery access, we'll see.


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