Made a trip to the junkyard last week to find parts for a buddies car, but i couldnt come home empty handed!
I now have everything to do the power window/mirror/lock upgrade on the green bronco, except for a tan driver panel. One day ill find one.
So on Sunday i was over a buddies house. and scored some more parts!
Got another tach cluster, a spare dash bezel thats in way better shape than mine, and the missing parts (Servo/bracket/cable) to complete my cruise control install! Considering pretty much my entire commute to/from work is on the open freeway, its super awesome having cruise control in this thing!
Met a fellow Ford nut who lives up near Rausch Creek, and got some parts off him!
One tach cluster, and a set of chrome mirrors
and some new badges & dash trim to replace the XL badges
I swapped my speedo into the the tach cluster today and got that installed in the bronco. Not yet sure if i want to run chrome mirrors on this one or not, still debating.
Im digging the Custom badges, theyre pretty hard to find, and IMO they suit this mishmash of a bronco. Ill get em installed in the spring when its warmer out. Gotta find some good 3m.
Went to the junkyard Monday and scored!!
One fan shroud, under hood light harness, cruise recall harness, power steering cooler off of an E-series, and a pretty sweet rear cargo mat, all for a whopping $12.50!
Tuesday I ripped out the stock cooling loop, and swapped in the cooler
And then finished up the engine bay!
So this morning I went to change the fuel filter, and found the line between the filter and the fuel rail is all bitched up :banghead previous owner must have broke the fitting at the fuel filter, and then half-assed a solution to make it work. It was rigged pretty bad. So after not finding anyone who could even get one, I ended up ordering the line from the dealer. Wont have it till Monday, which SUCKS, cuz I could have had it running this morning :duh
With that plan busted, I decided to pull the fuel pump relay, throw a battery in it and see what would happen!
So the rear window wasn't moving too well, but some lithium grease fixed that; she works great now. First time ive put the tailgate down; it would seem both tailgate cables are broke so ill have to get a pair. As youd expect, the defroster tabs are busted off the window.
Turned the key on and found out that all the indicator lights work except the left turn signal. So I swapped the bulb from the ABS light into there and presto! Fixed!
Only other problems i saw were the horn doesn't work, and the airbag light is blinking 32, so im guessing the clock spring is bad. Not sure if its worth fixing?? I figure I either get a new clock spring, or ditch it and use the non-airbag steering wheel off the parts truck (97 F250). I know the airbag light blinks out the error codes, but I don't know if a bad airbag system pops a CEL or any other DTCs. Is it possible to just unplug every module for the airbag system and never look back? Or will the PCM know its not there and throw a code? I have to research that.
I have to make another trip to the junkyard as when I removed the bezel from the dash, I noticed that several of the mounting tabs are broken. I figure while its off I might as well replace it.
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