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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-15-2013, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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79 bronco/95 7.3 conversion

I have a 79 bronco and I'm pulling the motor out and dropping a 95 7.3 powerstroke in it. What all am I gonna have to do and how difficult will this be?
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Re: 79 bronco/95 7.3 conversion

Gonna have to fab up motor mounts, get a computer for the powerstroke engine, probally switch over to a trans thats out of a powerstroke or idi. You will want to beef up the front suspension alot to handle the weight as well as 3/4-1 ton axles. You might have to re fabricate where the transmission cross member is depending on the over all length of the stroker with trans and t case. I think you might have to run different fuel lines as well.
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Re: 79 bronco/95 7.3 conversion

I'm getting the entire 95 truck with the motor trams and transfer case. I'm gonna use as much as I can off of it including the rearend. I just gotta find a frontend cause I wanna to straight axle

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Re: 79 bronco/95 7.3 conversion

if you can source a D60. you might be better off shortening the frame to the right wheelbase and putting the bronco cab on it.

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if you can source a D60. you might be better off shortening the frame to the right wheelbase and putting the bronco cab on it.
What's the point in that? Still gotta do all electrical. And the bronco is mainly original so I'd like to keep matching body/frame vins

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What's the point in that? Still gotta do all electrical. And the bronco is mainly original so I'd like to keep matching body/frame vins
The 95 frame is stronger and will better hold up to the powerstroke, as that is what it is made for, I agree you should shorten the frame, it would be less work.

I'm building a 63 f100 unibody shortbed fummins. The frame started life as a 88 350 crew cab long bed and has been shortened 54".

Although you can put the powerstroke in the bronco, I can promise you will have less work shortening the frame of the 95 plus the wiring over to the 79 then you would putting the powerstroke in the 79 frame and fabricating motor and trans mounts plus the wiring.

In my opinion its alot easier to find frame parts for a 95 over a 79.

Just my .02
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The 95 frame is stronger and will better hold up to the powerstroke, as that is what it is made for, I agree you should shorten the frame, it would be less work.

I'm building a 63 f100 unibody shortbed fummins. The frame started life as a 88 350 crew cab long bed and has been shortened 54".

Although you can put the powerstroke in the bronco, I can promise you will have less work shortening the frame of the 95 plus the wiring over to the 79 then you would putting the powerstroke in the 79 frame and fabricating motor and trans mounts plus the wiring.

In my opinion its alot easier to find frame parts for a 95 over a 79.

Just my .02
good to see im not the only one with this train of thought.

but it is your truck so do with it as you please. not trying to argue the right or wrong way to do this. as long as the finished product turns out the way you want, that is all that matters.
make sure to start a build thread
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good to see im not the only one with this train of thought.

but it is your truck so do with it as you please. not trying to argue the right or wrong way to do this. as long as the finished product turns out the way you want, that is all that matters.
make sure to start a build thread
Yea, thanks for the input guys! Once I start building her ill see what I decide. I'll start a thread

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Yeah, as long as your happy in the end it does not matter what anyone thinks. Good luck with the build!
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Re: 79 bronco/95 7.3 conversion

pretty sure sure there is a build thread on here can't remember the guys name tho

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