MReeceW's Gen. Forrest Build - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans



MReeceW's Gen. Forrest Build

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-27-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default MReeceW's Gen. Forrest Build

Ok short story, kind of. In February of 2009 my father gave me an 89 Bronco XLT, it would eventually end up being my daily driver when I got my license in march of 2011. Over the coarse of those 2 years I had build it pretty well. Here's a spec list of it.

302 ci
AOD Tranny
BW 1356 T-Case
D44 TTB
8.8
4 inch lift
33's
E-Fan
Racing seats
Y-Style Harnesses
Tuffy Box
Hella 500ff's
A-Pilar mounted 100w Lights
CB Radio
Aussie Locker in the front axle
Welded Tubes (8.8)
3" exhaust with a lowback race muffler
Custom Rear Bumper
8k Winch
striped interior
300w Sony Amp
Dual Deck
VR3 3 Channel 6x9's
Siren
Dual Batteries
Clearenced Wheel Wells
Super Cooling Radiator
HD Steering Drag Link
Warn Standard Hubs
Serius Satellite radio
Over Head Storage Visor

Stuff I have but haven't gotten around to:
Ford 9"
6" coils
1 ton leafs (to be sorted and repacked with 1/2 springs to make custom 2" lift springs)
2" drop shackles for a shackle flip
Sony Explod 12" Sub
Shorty Headers

This is what it looked like pre rear bumper not that its that big of a difference.


But unfortunately this happened.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #2
Executive Member
 
th25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 5,292
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Default

That sucks man! Are you going to try and rebuild it? Did it destroy you winch? Howd that happen?
th25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:23 AM   #3
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

After the accident I was dead set on rebuilding, I got the rest of the front clip, which I had most panels but had to get my hands on a radiator support, grill and head lights. But, after 5 months of the bronco sitting it had gotten water in the fuel and also into the cylinders. Quite simply, it wouldn't run. After going under the truck to look for a pinched fuel line (at first I thought that's what it was) I found that the frame was twisted and the numerous spots of the body were cracked from the force of hitting the tree. So it was time to find something else.

I talked to my step mothers, brother in law about doing some work on his ranger and in return he would give me a truck. The ranger needed a water pump, brake lines and a tranny filter. That was $140 out of my pocket plus my time and I had myself a free truck.

It was a 4.9 with an m5od 2wd when I got it.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #4
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by th25 View Post
That sucks man! Are you going to try and rebuild it? Did it destroy you winch? Howd that happen?
I ended up scrapping it. And the winch plate was destroyed but the winch looks to be in workable condition. It happened because I was driving to fast in the rain and when I went around a corner I cut the turn to close and the tires didn't keep up with the steering, I found myself sliding straight forward.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The first thing to address was the cancer on the front wheel wells. So I did a full nose swap using the parts for the bronco.

All striped down


Got the rad support on


Then a fender and a headlight


Then the other fender, headlight, grill and lower trim


After driving around the yard for a day I decided to put the hood on.

Last edited by MReeceW; 01-27-2012 at 09:33 AM.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
Boiler Maker
 
cgossett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,567
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

cool! what's up next?
cgossett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:43 AM   #7
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Then it was time for the important stuff.

The aussie locked d44 ttb out of the bronco with the 4inch lift springs and tough country brackets. Also the other 2 33's (I had 2 on the truck for s&g's), new rear spring mounts and the 3/4 ton steering


Got lazy.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #8
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cgossett View Post
cool! what's up next?
The next step is finish the steering set up I have on it now so both links are sleeved. I'm just posting stuff that I finished already.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:46 AM   #9
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Heres the truck with the 6" springs and the shackle flip which is about 3.5 inchs of lift on the 33's



And now the 4" springs with that same shackle flip.



Also just because I took the pictures.

Top is stock obviously and the bottom is a 1.5"-2" lowering shackle (lol 2wd rear springs)



And the hanger and shackle after the flip



I ended up back with 6 inch springs after some frame repair and the new rear axle.
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 09:51 AM   #10
I was 2wd once.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 163
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

After dealing with the front axle and lift I finally got my hands on a 4x4 m5od and got a free bw1356 with it. Only paid $170 for it. While putting it in I found that there is a 4x4 specific crossmember for the tranny. So I reused the 4x2 crossmember and made provisions in the floor so I could get some extra ground clearance. But had to shorten the t-case shifter and bend the tranny shifter to make everything not hit the dash.

Everything in its home.


A picture of the clearance from the transfer case.


The shifter for the 4x4
MReeceW is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Souther California F-150 Owners? Bigslaw Off-Road Section 54 02-07-2016 11:55 AM
2006 Roush build ng8264723 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 28 12-21-2015 02:22 AM
Can an aftermarket oil sending unit be used on factory gauge? Pretired 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 13 10-03-2015 01:02 AM
MSRP vs Invoice frankboat 2015 - Present Ford F150 17 10-02-2015 06:53 PM
Center dash squeak/rattle/creak Tackle 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 0 09-24-2015 10:39 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:17 PM.


Copyright 2006 - 2016 F150Forum.com