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Posted: 2/8/2023 11:23:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2023 11:34:58 PM EDT
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I've always wanted to turn an excursion into a 3/4 ton bronco.

my 94, which I paid $13k for in 98, sells for more than that now in similar condition.
Link Posted: 2/8/2023 11:48:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 12:26:29 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 9:01:40 AM EDT
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Extended cab truck on a short bed single cab truck frame or a cut down frame basically what you are asking for. It'a been done many times in the off road world.
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 10:35:50 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 11:02:02 AM EDT
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One of the most important aspects of an off road capable vehicle, that people (who have never used one) overlook is width of the vehicle.
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 11:21:03 AM EDT
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The original Broncos do bring a lot of money but the third gen broncos and up can still be found for decent deals. 1980+ all the way up through the 90’s
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 1:08:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 1:18:06 PM EDT
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Vehicle or axles? I plan on super duty axles under whatever I build.
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One of the most important aspects of an off road capable vehicle, that people (who have never used one) overlook is width of the vehicle.

Vehicle or axles? I plan on super duty axles under whatever I build.

Both can come into play depending on what you’re doing.

If you’re stuck on Superduty axles why not just start with a Superduty?
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 1:25:57 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 1:31:59 PM EDT
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I spent the summer of 1987 following the Grateful Dead around in an old Bronco II.

Good times.
Link Posted: 2/9/2023 1:54:39 PM EDT
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How simple of an engine we talking? The original Broncos are a lot smaller than most people think. Not quite Jeep size but close.

From your past threads I think you were looking for a family wheeler. Why not a 4 door jeep? Seems like it would fit the bill pretty well. I like the full size broncos too but I don’t know what you mean by simple engine.  Mid to late 80’s they switched to fuel injection and had the 302’s and 351’s right up until they quote making them. I assume they did the 300 six as well but I don’t seem to see a lot of them unlike F-150’s

Link Posted: 2/9/2023 3:14:17 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/9/2023 4:12:55 PM EDT
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One of the most important aspects of an off road capable vehicle, that people (who have never used one) overlook is width of the vehicle.

Vehicle or axles? I plan on super duty axles under whatever I build.



Both, but at the end of the day width is a significant limiting factor. Add a steep incline,  copious obstacles and a wide vehicle and it becomes more apparent  

Length can be somewhat mitigated with lift (and in some circumstances is beneficial) but width is mostly what it is no matter what.
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Just so I'm clear, because I'm learning (and no experience with OHVs, just ATV/SxS), wider is BETTER or worse (because hang ups?)? I would assume better?
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One of the most important aspects of an off road capable vehicle, that people (who have never used one) overlook is width of the vehicle.

Vehicle or axles? I plan on super duty axles under whatever I build.



Both, but at the end of the day width is a significant limiting factor. Add a steep incline,  copious obstacles and a wide vehicle and it becomes more apparent  

Length can be somewhat mitigated with lift (and in some circumstances is beneficial) but width is mostly what it is no matter what.
Just so I'm clear, because I'm learning (and no experience with OHVs, just ATV/SxS), wider is BETTER or worse (because hang ups?)? I would assume better?

Worse generically.

"If it won't fit, force it" is no longer applicable

There are always exceptions and someone will be along with a superfluous example of "how one time" a wider truck was better.

I have a Power Wagon and a Gladiator Rubicon,  they have very similar off road characteristics with the exception of width.

Backing up is sometimes a very,very poor option when your shit won't fit between 2 immovable objects, and "trails" created by a class of narrower vehicles (particularly where trees,root balls and erosion are involved) can create circumstances where you just cannot proceed.
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What about it? What are you asking?
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Link Posted: 2/11/2023 4:47:51 PM EDT
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They didn't have a ton of room either and putting superduty axles under them takes quite a bit of fabrication and the factory transmission and transfer case aren't hardcore. You still end up with an old vehicle with old vehicle problems. It has certainly been done before I'm sure you can find builds out there.
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I was imagining a 300 I6 with aftermarket fuel injection and my own gauge cluster. I figure you are in low range when wheeling anyway, the 300 should have plenty of power (and they have great low end grunt).

I'm not sure if this will be a family rig or not. I need to spend more time on the OHV trails up here to see how big of a unit I can fit on them. I would LOVE to turn the Ex into an overlander type rig, but the ability to go out west and roam probably won't come for many years, if ever, with my disabled 8yo son, so I may have to pull back ideas/dreams.
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How about a common rail diesel?

R2.8 Cummins Bronco - First time off road

R2.8 Cummins Bronco First Start 1
Link Posted: 3/5/2023 12:33:59 PM EDT
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That 2.8 would be awesome.
Link Posted: 3/6/2023 10:17:35 AM EDT
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What are you trying to do with whatever vehicle you settle on? I think that's going to help narrow down your options to the "correct" choice for your application. An excursion on 37s will do 80 on the highway all day and get to a lot of camp sites with your family and all your crap, but it's obviously not going to ever be a tube buggy.

One of my wheeling buddies has an 85 Ramcharger on 35s, and he definitely has a harder time fitting it places that I have no trouble with in my 4Runner on 33s. He also doesn't have to rub shoulders with whoever is in his passenger seat and gets compliments on it all the time even though it's a rusty, barely running beat up pile of shit. Mine is just another silver 4Runner.

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I would LOVE to have that.
But I LOL’d at the end when you see he was being lead around by a stock FJ80.
Link Posted: 3/6/2023 12:18:32 PM EDT
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A buddy of mine bought an old rusted out Toyota truck (late 80's model I think) and bobbed the rotted out rear portion of the frame.  Not that there is that much to bob off behind the rear axle.  He and some other buddies welded up a flatbed for it and it made a pretty cool off road farm vehicle.
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