Better Half Pt.10: shocking front recovery
Ok sorry, that was a terrible pun.
Bilstein 5125, with the old shock towers off the big bronco:
From there i got tired of tripping over the front bumper so i decided to put it on the truck.
Fairly easy to do, just extend the notch Ford put in the bumper to clear the leaf springs on the F250/350s to clear our longer SD springs:
Success! the bumper fits now:
I had to notch the bottom of the bumper bracket slightly, and i had to transfer the lower hole from the frame thru Sky's bracket, since they didnt include that hole in their hangar for some reason:
So while i was there, i decided i might as well add a front receiver to this thing
...and the hitch in its new home:
I dont think the main tube being .120" wall is sufficiently beefy, so i added some extra braces to strengthen it up a bit:
For the hell of it, i grabbed my x8000i and decided to see how it would look:
...but back to the bronco, the bumper is now installed!
Tucked up nice and tight:
im diggin it!
ill get around to wiring the bronco up for the winch whenever i get around to replacing the battery cables. For now im calling this project done. Next up: getting the brake system replaced!