I have been needing to start a build thread for this along time ago. Well, here we go!
It started with an innocent post by a guy named Ramsey. Maybe you guys have heard of him? He was looking for a partner to restore an old race bronco he had picked up sight unseen out of Oregon. I threw my hat in the ring and about 6 months later we met up in for the first time. We talked over the project. Straight restoration, nothing over the top, keep it simple. We shook hands and a week later Ramsey delivered it to my shop in Anaheim.
Now mind you, when we met up for the first time, the bronco was there. But I was on my way to meet up with some friends to surf so I wasn't dressed to crawl around under a vehicle and really look it over. Now that it was at my shop, I had that opportunity. "Wow" is all I can say! Not like a "wow, this is gonna be the easiest restoration I've ever done", or "wow, that is some beautiful work". But more like, "wow, this is gonna be a [email protected] ton of work!" or "wow, look at all the buggered stick welds over paint and rust!" Lol
But as the saying goes, I bought the ticket, so now it was time to take the ride! Or more accurately, tear the ride apart, cut off all the sin, get it blasted and go about rebuilding it with the intent of keeping the original design intent and "spirit" of the "ole '68", but making it safe and Baja worthy!