I have the need, the need for correct speed

With any older vehicle, the gauges tend to become less reliable or even work at all. My Bronco is no exception. With engine and drivetrain swaps, the accuracy becomes much worse. My stock cluster has only one working gauge and that one isn’t even correct all the time. I prefer mechanical gauges over the stockContinue reading “I have the need, the need for correct speed”

Givin this bungee the jump

Let’s be honest, we’ve all used a bungee cord or two for a “temporary” fix that likely becomes permanent later. They have so many uses, they fit nicely in the repair kit alongside zip ties and duct tape. As for a battery hold down, for safety, they should be very temporary. Batteries are not onlyContinue reading “Givin this bungee the jump”

The One Day Bronco Build

Building the Bronco over the last few years has created another problem, extra parts. Well, might not be a problem to some, but we do have enough extra 78-79 Bronco parts around here to build another whole Bronco. My friend Jesse (@outlawfordman on instagram) and I set aside a Saturday to prove it. Remember thisContinue reading “The One Day Bronco Build”

Back Under the Knife, Again

The 79 Bronco has been putting up a fight. While trying to get the interior modifications going, I cannot let this 300 straight 6’s running issues go unnoticed. Now the big fix begins…………………………. When you see this, it means one thing, I’m pulling the engine. As a mechanic by profession, it saddens me to giveContinue reading “Back Under the Knife, Again”

Time to relax with a different Ford

My shop life has been centered around the 79 Bronco project for some time. This as put me behind on some other projects, such as getting this little Ford GPW running for a friend. Not sure how long its been sitting, but I’m pretty sure its been off the road longer than I’ve been alive.Continue reading “Time to relax with a different Ford”

The Broncos on the hunt

Overlanding is one my many passions, but another one is hunting. I enjoy getting out in the fall with my sons and do our best to fill our freezer for upcoming winter. One of the tasks for this Bronco build was to serve as a base camp for our fall hunts. This means outfitting withContinue reading “The Broncos on the hunt”

Testing, Testing, We’re on the road

Since wheat harvest has ended, I have not had any time to slow down. This year we were able to jump right into seeding, which has taken more time than the harvest. But with all the long hours, I still managed to knock out a lot of work on the Bronco and even got itContinue reading “Testing, Testing, We’re on the road”

On a roll and hitting the brakes

Its been a bit since I’ve posted, its that time of year for seeding on the farm and it seems to be longer days than harvest. However, I’ve managed to cross a few items off the Bronco’s list. With the Panhandle Overland Rally just a couple weeks away, I still have to finish a tonContinue reading “On a roll and hitting the brakes”

Lets get Probed, a tool review

Time for a tool review. Its time because just used it tonight on the Bronco, I used it yesterday on a semi trailer, the day before on a combine, you get the idea, I use it alot. Its called the Power Probe. I have the Probe III, and I think I bought it about 10Continue reading “Lets get Probed, a tool review”

Time for some catch up

Wow, I cant believe its been a month since I’ve posted, but this is my busiest time at work. July is the time we harvest our wheat, peas and canola. Once I’m done with my normal farm duties, I then harvest wheat with my life long best friend on his farm. As of now, weContinue reading “Time for some catch up”