I just saw this, I bought that from RCR, it was really fun, i wish i had never sold it.
I chased for a team in the B1k a few years ago in a friends almost stock Bronco. He bought the the Bronco a few weeks before the B1k for $2k, and put another $2k in parts to get it reliable. I was quite impressed at how well it worked for a stock Bronco
Question, what does it cost to get a Bronco into a reasonable condition for pre-running? I know this is a very open ended question. In other words what's the minimum to be reliable and off road worthy?
My aim is to enter the Norra at some point. I was thinking of doing the Norra on 2 wheels, but my body couldn't take the pounding anymore. So 4 wheels seems to be the future for me (and my joints)
Obviusly I'd pull the engine and transmission and rebuild for reliability.
What could be done to the suspension? My assumption being longer travel is required, and rebuidable shocks being required at a minimum.
thank you for the reply! I'm going to start to work up a budget. What makes this feasible is the availibilty of Broncos locally (So Cal) that seem to be in good condition.Yea, thats a little open ended but this is what i think you can do minimum. It will take some fabrication but not to crazy. See Autofab website as a guide. Front coils, 1- 2.5 shock on a shock hoop, skid plates, skid plate around fuel tank, rear leafs like a Deaver pack. 1- 2.5" shock per wheel in back. 35" tires, regear to 4.56. If you want to be safe, do a cage inside, 2 seats with 5 point harnesses. You should have at least a 5" GPs and a race radio and a personal sat phone for mexico trips. Make sure you pack spare tie rod ends, fan belts, hoses, driveshaft and U joints, some fluids and first aid kits and some camping supplies. im sure there are other things. i was just trying to think what would be the basic without all the fluff. Good Luck.
I forgot to bump into you after the NORRA, but after the impromptu fuel stop we followed you out of scorpion bay and noticed you were spilling what looked like fuel for quite a while, maybe it was water from your beer cooler? Regardless I am sure both are empty by now but just wanted to drop you a note