Worked on my bronco, after cleaning up Dana 44 bell housing and other series of parts me and my brother came to the conclusion it would be cheaper to go to the junk yard and just get the entire front end assembly.
Rock auto cheapest found ring and pinion 133$
Seal, shim and bearings roughly just for housing and internals 120$
Seal, cup, race, bearings about $200 from left front to right front just on cv axles.
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Did an engine swap last year, and in the midst of taking the hood off I had propped up with one bolt in, I went to go get help to take the hood off, and it slid right off snapping the bolt in the process, turns out who ever put the hood scoop on it used about 50lbs worth of bondo.
Ok, lets fire up this thread hard core now, If you did anything fun with your Bronco we want to know.
I bought my '91 Bronco just about a month ago now and it wasn't perfect but for what I wanted it was the right Bronco. I has a few dents, some missing paint, and quite a few rock chips but I feel those marks tell a story. I plan on filling in the missing paint and making those rock chips less noticeable. The Bco will need a repaint to be perfect but till then hiding the gray metal doesn't sound like a bad plan.
So far what I have done with the Bronco is remove the aftermarket Alarm system because it just didn't work. After that I removed the trailer brake not because it didn't work but for the simple reason that it was a low $ model that some body wired in with romex. Not cool. Out that crap went.
Just this weekend I cleaned up the fog on the headlights so now they look much better.
I also replaced the rear Drums. Just the drums, the pads were fine but the drums didn't match and that caused braking issues. That problem is gone now. When the weather is warmer and sunny I have plans to take off the drums and paint them along with the spare tire rack. It is slightly rusty at the moment. I'd do somemore of the high dollar stuff but I'm just trying to take the aged look out of the vehicle and make it look new for not too much $$$.
So thats what is going on in this corner of the world, what are the rest of you all doing?
Waxed up the Bronco an took it to a Cars and Coffee event. Got a few tips on what I could do to make the paint better but for just having it for a few weeks I'm happy with how it looked.
I got some clear corner markers from AFT Parts (http://aftparts.com/?page_id=10) to replace the amber ones. I plan to have those in next time I take the Bronco. Only delay with putting those in is I want to put new headlights in too because the current ones allow water into them.