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#1 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 11:06 AM

my name is on the title of a Ford :wallbanging:  :boo_hoo:

 

I am so ashamed :bigrofl:

 

 

Bought this for my son's first vehicle, or should i say, he bought it out of his savings!

 1993 Ford Bronco 4x4, 302, 5 spd, 122K. Good friend's mom owned since 1998, took decent care of it. It was an Alaskan vehicle until she moved to N. Ky in 2011 so it's gots some rust issues, but our neighbor and my son's good friend's dad does body work. He told the boy he would help and teach him to do body work and repaint it for him. Needs a new windshield, radius arm bushings and some minor stuff, but overall a decent first vehicle. I still gotta teach him how to drive a stick. He knows the clutch/shifting thing from riding dirt bikes so I think he will pick up quickly.

The boy is already looking into lift kits, wheels/tires, custom steel bumpers. I told him he needs to be looking into a job first! :thumbs:

 

 

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Of course you know it's a blue oval, dripping all over the drive.

I think it's scared being in the presence of the Tahoe, peeing on itself  HAHA

 

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Nice looking truck and  manual transmission as well. We don't see many of them up here. I think the salt and rust got most of them. You have lots of company driving a Ford truck. I've been noticing lately that I see mostly Ford F150 pickup trucks now. They seem to outnumber Dodge and GMC/Chevy combined arround here. I remember when it was mostly GM in these parts.


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 12:09 PM

It says Ford on it. It's a keeper
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Posted June 10, 2014 - 12:29 PM

It says Ford on it. It's a keeper


My second best vehicle was a ford.
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Posted June 10, 2014 - 01:36 PM

Good looking Bronco, do the tops still come off. I had a wicked 76 Blazer all decked out the top came off from the back of the cab...a real head turner back then. Them jobs first help out a lot  :D


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 02:59 PM

Yes Jim, the top can come off, but you gotta take have the interior trim out to get to the bolts. The only time it may come off is if my son gets serious about a full paint job.  

The manual is cool, haven't had one in 15 yrs, but the 302 is slightly under powered IMO. It struggles last night pulling my trailer with that JD on the back.

 

Trying to figure out which is worst, owning a Ford product or a Chrysler product or having that junky green and yellow machine on my trailer :D

 

My son needed a bunch of experience working on cars so that's why we bought a Ford :bigrofl:


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 03:12 PM

I steer clear of Chevy's, I positively despise paying insurance on one and still having to walk. :bigrofl:


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 03:36 PM

My friend's son asked him what was the difference between a Chevy, Ford, and Dodge.
His reply: "Where do you want your oil? 'Cause Chevy's burn it, Ford's leak it, and Dodges do both."
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Posted June 10, 2014 - 03:46 PM

  I had one just like that when I was a kid, I loved it!!!!  Mine was all tricked out, lift kit, full roll bars in the back, headman headers, the boot.  I had more fun in that thing than I care to remember, rock solid and loads of fun.  That being said, the next truck I got was a chevy and I have never looked back.  I would never get another ford again.

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 03:57 PM

The "Pull" part might be cause of a high ration rear or OD trans. Would be about right era that they were trying to get mileage out of old offers with OD trans and ratios. I've had all brands and they are all about the same. Each Marque has it's own little likes and problems, but once learned and how to fix, they are good to go. Each brand has engines and trans to stay away from and the ones to get, etc.  NOW days, in the brand new ones, think all have same values and trinkets galore to make us happy. Plus with puters telling us mileage, gas used since fill, when to change oil, fix a light, tire pressure and many other things You can be STUPID and still own a car and know when to fix it.  Course, puter messages can be ignored just as easy as the "Dad" messages too, I guess!


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 04:02 PM

Yes Jim, the top can come off, but you gotta take have the interior trim out to get to the bolts. The only time it may come off is if my son gets serious about a full paint job.  

The manual is cool, haven't had one in 15 yrs, but the 302 is slightly under powered IMO. It struggles last night pulling my trailer with that JD on the back.

 

Trying to figure out which is worst, owning a Ford product or a Chrysler product or having that junky green and yellow machine on my trailer :D

 

My son needed a bunch of experience working on cars so that's why we bought a Ford :bigrofl:

 

 

That 93 302 is probably coughing out a lot less HP than a new 5l engine would.  The power they get these days is pretty impressive. 


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 04:18 PM

Good deal your son buying his 1st vehicle, and yes, a job is a must!

 

Ford's, Chevy's & Dodge's are just like a wife...."You can get a good one or you can get a lemon!"

 

You can quote me on this statement...I have driven all 3 models and on the 2nd wife!


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 07:52 PM

I had a 1972 Bronco. It was my favorite till I rolled it and landed upside down in a stream !

Edited by pharmer, June 10, 2014 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted June 10, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Marty, it' not leaking, it's marking territory!! :)

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Posted June 10, 2014 - 09:36 PM

Coil springs or leaf? Only ride I was ever scared in had coil springs--- got to bouncing on some pretty rough washboard. 'Course we were young and foolish in those days, lol.
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