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Project Buckshot

Hushmat Installation

  Project Buckshot, our 1975 Ford Bronco that is undergoing a complete frame-off restoration / transformation, is coming along nicely. The folks at Midlife Classics have completed the body work and applied paint. They also coated the interior, fenderwells and underbelly with POR-15 (an incredibly tough, rust stopping paint material). With reassembly of the rig right around the corner, we …

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Tom Woods Custom Driveshafts

The to-do list for Project Buckshot is down to its last few items, which means it’s almost time to bust this beast’s cherry and get it out on the road for the first time. But, before we can even pull it out of the shop, we need to transfer power from that 420 H.P. Dominator engine to the wheels – …

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Phoenix V12 Brake Bleeder

Bleeding a hydraulic system, like brakes or clutches, can be a real chore. Most methods include using two people, one smashing the brake pedal, while the other one yells, “Pump!… Hold!… Release!”  If not orchestrated perfectly, air will inevitably end up being sucked back into the brake or clutch system, forcing you to start smashing the pedal all over again. …

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Project Buckshot Interior Upgrades

    There comes a point in time with every restoration project where it rounds a corner. You see the light at the end of the tunnel and you’re sure it’s no longer a train headed at you. Things start to go more smoothly, you don’t find yourself returning the wrong parts as much, and the end is near. It’s …

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Dana 44 Rebuild Buckshot Axle Upgrades

Project Buckshot, our 1974 Ford Bronco project, is finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and, at this point, we’re pretty sure that it’s not a train headed our way. Most of our big-ticket items are now complete or nearing completion, so it was time to button up the front axle with a new set 4.56:1 gears …

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Project Buckshot – Power Steering Conversion / Upgrade

Once we shod Buckshot with 35” tall tires, we knew that the aging, stock power steering system wouldn’t hack it. One or two good off-road runs would send the power steering gearbox to an early grave. To cure our substandard steering system sickness, we put a call into the experts at BC Broncos in Ingram, TX. After explaining our Bronco’s …

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Dominator Engine and Holley Fuel Injection

    Plans change, even the best laid ones. When we drew up our plans for Buckshot, we were only going to refresh the stock 302 power plant; they certainly didn’t include a high performance fuel injection engine. But, after seeing the top-shelf paint job that Midlife Classics gave it, we knew that opening up a hood to even a …

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White Knuckle Off-Road Rock Sliders

  Project Buckshot – our ’74 Ford Bronco – is really starting to take shape. We’ve added fender flares, a 5.5” lift, new wheels and tires, Axle upgrades, disc brakes, an 8-point roll cage, hushmat, seats, interior upgrades, and it’s been treated to a complete soda blasting and new paint.  It is now time to indulge Buckshot with some trail …

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Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Tires and Raceline Monster Beadlocks

It was part of our plan all along – lift project Buckshot and shod it with some 35” tires and beadlock rims. We knew that project Buckshot would see quite a bit of street and highway driving as well as trail rides and hardcore rock crawling too. We also knew the final paint scheme for Project Buckshot (that’s a closely …

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Project Buckshot – our ’75 Bronco Sport gets body work and paint

About Project Buckshot: If you haven’t been keeping up with Buckshot, here’s a synopsis; TJ Arvas, a great friend of ours, had a dream to have a great looking, capable, classic 4-wheel drive truck. After 6 months of searching, he landed on a 1975 Ford Bronco Sport. The platform seemed sound enough. It was an uncut beauty that was in nearly …

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