As most of you probably forgot, I’m restoring a 67 Bronco to sell now. But no worries, I’ve got a huge photo dump of what I’ve been up to.
Here’s the starting point.
So here I’ve gotten the seats out and sent to upholstery. I’ve also begun prep for Herculining the cab.
While dirty, it’s still 100% rust free.
In that first photo, you can see that the first product I bought turned out to be clear.
This is while the liner was still wet, but I consider it overall a massive improvement.
After that I turned my attention to the undercarriage. While solid and rust-free, it was old, weathered and discolored.
Sadly, I don’t have a pre frame-painting photo. I’ve always been bad at taking before photos, but just imagine it’s also surface-rust colored.
Like everything else under the body, I spent hours with a wire wheel, sand paper and tack cloth to prep the undercarriage. And that’s after scraping the dirt and mud off, which now coats the shop floor.
For the frame I used high-heat roll cage and frame paint from VHT. The axles (Dana 44 front and Ford 9" rear) were both in good shape and painted with the same material. The undercarriage I coated with 3M professional body undercoating. It’s spray on with an paint gun with rubber particles.
Top v bottom comparison.
Here’s after the diffs and axles received paint.
Here’s after most all the painting was done, including diffs, axles and the gas tank. A new exhaust system is getting installed once everything else is buttoned up and all that’s left under there now is another round of cleanup.
Also applied the coatings to the wheel wells. Basically this coating went everywhere that paint and Herculiner didn’t already go. As you can see, the original green mixed with surface rust shines through and is really noticable.
After the first coat. Don’t worry guys, applied two more and covered the bare spots.
Same theory with the engine bay.
Clearly not done, but it gives an idea.
Last but not least, I’ve got the carpet started. I’m one day in and not far at all. Most molded carpets are never molded that well to begin with, but this Bronco has a full cage to cut around and metal plate that raises the passenger seat to the same height as the drivers. It’s been a pain, but this whole process is such a breath of fresh air.
Oh and I repainted the roll cage gloss black.
So all in all, I’m a full week and a half into the project and really quite thrilled with my progress. The seats are being reupholstered in a peanut butter colored boat leather for water resistance. and the whole truck will be repainted soon, but I’m still working on the color. Mechanically, it’s super solid. I’m just bringing back it’s shine.
Hope you all enjoyed! I’ll keep updates going.