Friday, October 21, 2011

CharlieGodammits' new ride

Came across an opportunity a while back to buy an 87 Bronco for a song. It needed some work so I had it towed home and for little more than a couple of used tires for the front, a brand new monster battery and a new fuel pump, that motherfucker is ready for the road.
Lisa needed a ride and we got this to fill in til she could get herself something a little more suitable. But it runs great and my favorite thing about it? You can't help but get that "Fuck Obama, I Get 12 Miles To The Gallon" feeling when you're driving it. Maybe I should have a bumper sticker made.....
I had it smogged today (I know, I was surprised too when it passed) and have an appointment Monday to register it.
The biggest problem was the fuel pump, it's electrical and frame mounted and the brackets were all rusted to the frame, so that took some time.
Next on the list is a decent set of shoes and a cheapo paint job.

What I really really really like about it is that when Lisa does get another vehicle, this is going to be my hunting/fishing/fucking off truck, heh heh heh........

11 comments:

drjim said...

302 V8?
That's "5 Litres" for our EuroTrash friends....

wirecutter said...

Yup, a 302.

Mulligan said...

nice ride

whiskey said...

i've always loved those. never had one, but always see em on the road. that says something right there.

drjim said...

Sweet little motors. Keep the oil changed and it should run well over 100k.
I always wanted one of the "little" Broncos, like the 1966~1977 models.

wirecutter said...

Only my second Ford but this sucker is tough. I'm looking forward to roughing it up a bit.

Daver said...

Bring it by my house and I'll shoot it for you, if you like yellow I'll even supply the paint, but you may have to buy some Imron activator.

rpm2day said...

Those trucks are good, very versitile and sturdy.

Can you still even say "Imron" in kommifornia?

drjim said...

I'm sure you can still buy it, but it's REALLY nasty stuff. You must use supplied air to your breathing apparatus, as none of the cartridge-type respirator masks are approved to use with it.
Lots of info here:
http://www.bronkalla.com/upkeep/spray_imron.htm

I had a Hot Rod buddy who also painted airplanes, and he hated to work with it because it's pretty toxic. Still, it gives you a bullet-proof finish it the body is prepped right, and the paint is sprayed right.

dhanna59 said...

Kenny, google "87 bronco transmission problems". I don't know what type xmsn ya got, but I had a bud who about lost his mind and a lot of cash with his about 10 years ago. He finally had to swap it out. Not trying to freak ya out, just thought ya should know.

rj449@hotmail.com said...

Fuck you! you must have had a fucking childhood dumb piece of shit with o happiness