Sunday Truck Project: Alternator swap

Bronco alternator before removal

Bronco alternator before removal

It’s time to swap out the alternator in the 1978 Ford Bronco. The headlights began flickering and fading in and out, and then the truck suddenly died while I was driving it.  I had the local parts store test the alternator just to make sure, and it indeed had a bad diode. So, we ordered a new one and it’s time to put it in.

We’ll walk you through the quick alternator removal, install, and diagnostic testing afterward. It’ll be helpful if you have a Continue reading

Looking for a good truck name

AfterThe Truck was seen in the Christmas Hunt video blog, it’s time to give it a name. Let us know what you think or if you have an even better idea!                         

Project Bronco

1978 Ford Bronco after driving home 12 miles to Gilbert, AZ.

We purchased this 1978 Ford Bronco Custom 4×4 as a restoration project and overall fun outdoor vehicle. This Bronco was owned for 29 years by a man in Prescott, AZ. It was well taken care of and handed over to another lucky owner in south Scottsdale, AZ in 2006. We acquired it in October 2012 after it had sat for 9 months. It has the original owner’s manual with all maintenance records and receipts since 1978! The Bronco had been rolled while rompin’ down in Continue reading