Well now that I have the Bronco II on the road I am starting on the F150..
Man I love owning vehicles, I am to poor or cheap to buy anything very new anymore except the Camper we bought last year. So I try and keep my older stuff going. My F150 ran out of inspection the first of Feb and my Bronco II the first of March. Not really much wrong with either but too much cold and snow to work on them. All my Bronco II need was rear brakes I thought.
Well when I got in there I had a wheel cylinder that had leaked a little so I said I just throw everything on it. So, new shoes, wheel cylinders, hardware kit drums and all just 100.00 +/- change. Not bad says I. Had some good weather so I got all the new stuff installed and called the wife down to bleed the brakes and low and behold the brake line to cylinder was leaking on one side pretty bad. Wouldn't tighten up so got to looking and the threads were over size on the new wheel cylinder. It was a weekend so didn't get part exchanged till Monday. Got that all fixed up and pulled the front wheels justs to look at the pads, they were fine but the calipers were pretty rusted in place so I tore them apart, wire wheeled and lubricated. Noticed the passenger side outer tie rod was a little lose. So another 14.00 dollars and an hour or so and I had that fixed. Called and they could get to it this morning. Passed and after 57.00 inspection fees its back on the road.
Now for the F150....I have new coil spring buckets to install on it. Drill/grind out 6 each 1/2 inch or so rivets on each side plus deal with all the other rusty hardware..
And have to get the old motor E350 home inspected, its scheduled for a week from yesterday. Only 3000 miles last year so I hope it goes smoothly.
I have my sons lawn tractor here that I have to rebuild the front axle for before mowing season.
I wonder why it seems I never have time for woodworking..