Bronco II 4x4 on 33 tractor tires
My 1987 Bronco II doing some off-roading
the truck is all stock, except for the tires and a two inch block lift
under the rear springs. I had to cut the fenders for the 33s, and I felt
wheel spacers would be good for safety and necessary for tire clearance.
One day I hope to have a winch, and do a decent paint job on her. Photos
and videos were all shot and edited by me.
2.9 fuel injected V6
manual tranny with low range
no lockers or limited slip,
front grill guard and rear hatch are custom built
Hopefully I'll be getting out a new mudding video by summers end
please rate/comment, thanks
link to the tires:
1985 Bronco II with a 5.4 liter V8
My good friend and mentor built this Bronco II 4x4 using a 5.4 liter engine
from a 2002 Lincoln Navigator. The Navigator had 300 miles on it when it
was rolled. I brought the engine home from San Diego in early 2003. My
friend, who is 75, had been working on the Bronco II for the past 6 years.
Everything works. The firewall had to be cut away and moved back and
everything was re-welded and retrofitted. The under dash A/C system is the
type used in older cars when A/C was a dealer installed option. The
transmission is a Ford AOD that had the bell housing welded to the tranny
since there are no 5.4 liter AODs for four wheel drives. The AOD was also
worked over for maximum durability. The engine came with all the wires cut
so my friend made his own wire harness as well as the MAF, which is made
from several different units. The Exhaust is a single 4" tube made from a drive
shaft that was cut and welded to make the bends. I have watched the
evolution of this build over the years and it has a ton of money and time.
He did all the work himself under his car port.
The Bronco II started out as a 2.9 liter V6, which was then upgraded to a
4.0 V6 with a home made intake manifold with a small Carter/Edelbrock 4
barrel on top. The 4.0 kept shredding the original 4-speed manual
transmissions (I killed one, don't tell though) after the third dead
transmission he decided to go full retard. He originally wanted to get the
engine from a Ford Lightening, but didn't want to give what the yard was
A real Hot Rod Lincoln. This build represents over 50 years of hot rod and
Ford Bronco on the Rock Course
1 year at the Jeep Fest held at Bass Pro Shops. I was told that a(or my)
Bronco couldnt do the rock course that was strictly set up for jeeps with
extremely modified suspension. Well my truck at the time only had 35" tires
a 3" body lift and a 6" suspension lift. I think i did pretty well.