Where's the Bronco II section?

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Well I did a thing. Time to stop beating on the 6G so hard. I was going to build up the Sami but frankly I like wheeling with Ford/Bronco guys more.

This one has a 4.0L swap, locked f/r with 4.56 gears and a D&D doubler. Going to end up ripping out those axles and putting 1 tons in.

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How much of an impulse buy was this one? Looks like fun, you should put some 6g fender flares for fun! Single or dual overhead cam 4.0?
 
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How much of an impulse buy was this one? Looks like fun, you should put some 6g fender flares for fun! Single or dual overhead cam 4.0?
Maybe just a little. I did mention I was pissed...

It's the OHV 4.0L. Good engines but a bit low on power. Most importantly it isn't a timing chain time bomb.
 

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That's great. People love to rag on Bronco IIs, but I grew up in one and have always had a soft spot for them. This one looks like a good time.
 

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I've always had a secret crush on the BII, the wife doesn't know it yet but I plan to add one to the garage after I find the 5G I want.
 

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At a minimum your going to have to do a full side by side comparison. You owe us after that last rock crawling thread.
 
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At a minimum your going to have to do a full side by side comparison. You owe us after that last rock crawling thread.
Will do. I have half a mind to go try that same trail before even touching this thing and see what it does. On paper it's pretty similar to my 6G.
 

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Will do. I have half a mind to go try that same trail before even touching this thing and see what it does. On paper it's pretty similar to my 6G.
Following...do it
 

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Man, now you've done it. Loved my mostly stock II's. To me the mods you already have make it perfecto, but I know you have higher aspirations. Take it out a few times and report back. I assume it still has TTB front axle, I think you'll be pleased with the articulation. Mine where not lifted so they didn't have much compression, but they will droop.
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Love it!

I'd totally try and graft a 6G grille and a couple of round headlights in there to see how many people you can fool into thinking it's a 6G.

Still better looking than the Sport. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Will do. I have half a mind to go try that same trail before even touching this thing and see what it does. On paper it's pretty similar to my 6G.
Roll one of those Badak X-Treme 35" tires next to the Bronco II for a reference photo.
 

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The Bronco II's were always the bastard child. Very few realized what a great foundational platform it was. Body on frame, on the lighter side, 23 gal fuel tank, engine bay made for a V8, good power steering, power brakes, easily upgraded to hydroboost. Can be built for a variety of off-road uses. But alas, it didn't have the looks of the EB, and the stock drivetrain is mostly trash. But they were sooo cheap back in the day.

Out of my Bronco II, EB, and 6G, the Bronco II was definitely the best off-road, especially considering how little money I had into it. Looked like hell, but drove fantastic.

V8, NP435, Dana 20, Dana 44, Dana 60
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The Bronco II's were always the bastard child. Very few realized what a great foundational platform it was. Body on frame, on the lighter side, 23 gal fuel tank, engine bay made for a V8, good power steering, power brakes, easily upgraded to hydroboost. Can be built for a variety of off-road uses. But alas, it didn't have the looks of the EB, and the stock drivetrain is mostly trash. But they were sooo cheap back in the day.

Out of my Bronco II, EB, and 6G, the Bronco II was definitely the best off-road, especially considering how little money I had into it. Looked like hell, but drove fantastic.

V8, NP435, Dana 20, Dana 44, Dana 60
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The B2 will always be the true 2G Bronco IMO. 78-96 doesn't count. That thing looks like a beast.

I've spent my entire life wheeling 33-35" class vehicles and I'm ready to make that next jump to tons and this is just the right platform to not care about some dings.
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