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Project Buckshot

Auto Meter MCX Series Gauges

  Sure, we could have stayed with the old, played-out gauges in project Buckshot but they were, well – old and played out. After all, Buckshot is about serious transformation, not restoration. The stock gauges (although functional) just wouldn’t do in our radically modified ’75 Ford Bronco. We needed a solution to monitor all of the engine’s vital functions and …

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Buckshot Ford 9″ Rebuild

  If you’ve been following Project Buckshot, you know that we are transforming this once stock, tame ’75 Bronco into a Swiss Army knife of off-road capability. It’s receiving a big lift, big tires, a strong new engine, steering upgrades, disc brake conversion, transmission and transfer case upgrades and much, much more. As with any rig that’s getting bigger tires …

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Project Buckshot get a Roll Cage

An American author from the 20’s – John A. Shedd – once wrote, “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” So true these words of wisdom are, and it applies to our 4-wheel drives quite nicely, thank you. We can build or have built, the baddest, most capable off-road vehicle, and as …

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Buckshot Disc Brake Conversion

  When we bought project Buckshot, the last owner told us that it came with “MayGo” brakes. He cautioned us before the test drive stating that the Bronco “may go left, or may go right” – sometimes they didn’t stop much at all. Now, with the Skyjacker 5” lift kit installed and the 35” tall Goodyear Kevlar MT/R tires, we …

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Skyjacker’s 5” Suspension System for Early Broncos

   Lifting your truck is virtually a rite of passage for you and your rig to progress to the next level, especially if you do the work yourself. Most lift kits for solid axle vehicles are pretty easy to install and can usually be finished in a weekend or two. Early Bronco’s are a bit more difficult in comparison with …

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Bushwacker Fender Flares

  This is it. The build for project Buckshot, our 1975 Ford Bronco Sport, has officially begun. Most of the parts are in, the build plan is finalized and we’re off to the races. Our plans had us installing our 5 ½” Skyjacker suspension early on. However, for our 35” Goodyear MT/R tires to fit on the Bronco, even with …

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Project Buckshot Revealed

  A great friend of mine, TJ, has been going on and on for about three years now about getting into the 4-wheel drive sport. He and I have had dozens – if not more – conversations about past trips that we have been on, all of the great expeditions, and the thrill of machine conquering Mother Nature’s best and worst. And, of …

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Project Buckshot Before Pictures

The early years for the Ford  Bronco, 1966 – 1977 specifically, are easily one of the top five coolest 4×4’s ever made. They’re an off-road icon in their own right, not only because of their classic styling and pudgy good looks, but because they are very capable off-road machines right off of the show room floor. If you have been …

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