Lots and lots of parts
Talk about a big order! This is basically everything to rebuild both a Dana 60, and a Sterling 10.25.
We also have this:
...which is all sorts of suspension parts from Sky's Offroad Design. Just about everything we need to slap a D60 & 10.25 into the '90 Bronco!
I have also acquired a set of leafs for the front, out of a Superduty. I know most people like to use V codes, but in our case we're not building a one-ton truck with a diesel, its a bronco with a 351. So i got a set of T code leafs instead:
From my research the Superdutys came with S,T,U,V,W,X, & Z code leafs. I have the X code (which is the heaviest) in the front of the 96 F250 and it rides ok, but it also has a heavy 7.3 under the hood. Ideally though i think i would prefer the V code. Knowing that, i think the V code would probably be a bit heavy for a small block, so we're going to try these, and see how it goes. We'll keep you posted!
I bet you thought we forgot about this thing!
Well.....we havent! The priority was getting the '88 done and ready for the ECBR this summer. With that project basically done (is any project ever done??) it is time to turn our attention to the '90.
Dawn got the interior all cleaned up and looking like new:
The arm pads for the doors are shot but it just so happens i have a spare set so theyll go on whenever we tear into the doors. Its also missing the wiper knob, but aside from that, its in very good shape!
I on the other hand, turned my attention to the fuel system, or what's left of it:
Rotted out tank and skid plate removed; both are going to need replaced:
The fuel pump is shot as well; the brass float is corroded and full of fuel, and the pump sock has rotted from sitting in old gas for many years:
Ill need to replace the tank and skid, and ill have to see what a new pump & float will cost, or if its more cost effective to just replace the whole assembly.
So weve got this '97 10.25 with 4.10s thats been sitting around in the yard, so were going to use this for the rear axle.
Up front the plan was to do another 3/4 ton TTB using chevy parts, with a junkyard third since the '90 has 3.55 and we want 4.10. So we made a trip up to EZ Pull, and scored:
While we were there we also picked up a newer dome light, and a big trans cooler, both of which will be going in:
The icing on the cake though, is this:
All that work disassembling a 3/4 ton chevy D44, just so we could find a '96 D60 (w/ 4.10s) later! And for a price we couldnt pass up. So now these are sitting in the driveway:
So new plan. Chevy parts go on shelf for spares for the '96, and the '90 is getting a solid axle swap!
So we're not ready to start the '90 Bronco build yet, but that doesnt mean we're not gathering parts for it! The current plan is to go 3/4 ton on 35s like the 96 is. And it just so happens we found a set of tires on Marketplace, brand new, for a price too good to pass up so we picked em up and brought em home.
315/70/17. Brand new, still have the stickers on them. Load Range E, and they have the 3 peak snow rating. i think theyre gonna do pretty good. Time will tell!
Well...here we go again!
So we found a '90 on Marketplace thats been sitting around for several years. Needs a fuel pump plus a bunch of other minor things from sitting unused for years, but its in good shape, and the price was right, so we decided to pick it up!
Rear wheel arch is in good shape despite that rust-causing trim. Theres a hole in the bottom corner of the fender we'll have to deal with though
Just a little bit in this wheel well...
...and its definitely going to need a tailgate
The gas tank is rotted and leaking, fuel pump doesnt work, and the brake system is dry. But its got good bones, so we're gonna give it a second lease on life!