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Old 08-27-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default List of B2 Options that never made it to production and some that did.

This is a rumor list.

1. Pop out Side windows-There is doccumentation that says there were. Owners manual discusses how to remove and store them.

2. Rear bucket seats-There are reports that they are out there. No pictures to back it.

3. 4.0L B2 in late 1990-No proof that they exist. If Ford made Prototypes then they would never have been sold, and likey to have been dismantled. 1991 was the intro of the Explorer. Someone that started the rumor likley saw an Explorer Sport 2 door and thought it was a new B2.

4. 8.8 rear axle.- Rumor and no proof of existance.

5. D35 front axle-*Confirmed*. Nearly all 1990 models will have a D35 axle. 3.73 ratio is a guarantee.

6. M5OD 5 speed trans.-*Confirmed* Most if not all 1990 models will have this as a manual trans. 1989 saw the last of the FM146's.

7. Real 2wd trans without dummy case in 2wd models-Yes and no. later model ones are rumored to have a ranger 2wd trans. AllanD would be able to confirm this.

All I can think of at the moment.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:33 AM   #2
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Maurice and I looked at a '90 2wd Bronco II that had a true 2wd transmission in it from the factory. I was going to buy it until we saw that; if I got a 2wd, I wanted to be able to easily convert to 4wd.

Rear buckets would be NICE!
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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3. 4.0L B2 in late 1990-No proof that they exist. If Ford made Prototypes then they would never have been sold, and likey to have been dismantled. 1991 was the intro of the Explorer. Someone that started the rumor likley saw an Explorer Sport 2 door and thought it was a new B2.

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In my 1990 BII User Manual, it references the 4.0 as an 'Optional' motor...I don't think they exist tho...
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In my 1990 BII User Manual, it references the 4.0 as an 'Optional' motor...I don't think they exist tho...
A lot of the information for the engine section in the Owner's manual is shared with the engine section in the Ranger's Owner's manual.
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A lot of the information for the engine section in the Owner's manual is shared with the engine section in the Ranger's Owner's manual.
Yeah, I guess that makes sense...but it's still in the BII manual, someone must have screwed up.
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hey, doen some researching and found this

http://broncoii.org/techpages/history/index.html
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If you thought engineers were bad, the guys that put the owners manuals together know less of the vehicle than a 2 year old would.

The engine chapter was likely borrowed from the ranger manual. The haynes manual shows a 4.0L ranger/bII engine electrical schematic, but we all know it's for the Ranger.

FWIW if you can find a 1990 4.0L in a Ranger the 4.0L swap into a 1990 B2 will be a True Plug and Play. A 1991 4.oL is close but there are a couple of plugs they swapped around.
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hey, doen some researching and found this

http://broncoii.org/techpages/history/index.html

Yup that's the brochure add. There is another page to it however, I believe I've seen it. I also remember a site dedicated to the chapters in the owners manual about the pop out windows.
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http://broncoii.org/techpages/history/index.html
If you are referring to the little picture up top, I believe that is a BroncoII Plus. Interestingly enough though, if you look closely at the 1984 Bronco II Ad you can see the latches on the rear windows
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If you are referring to the little picture up top, I believe that is a BroncoII Plus. Interestingly enough though, if you look closely at the 1984 Bronco II Ad you can see the latches on the rear windows
Haha that's funny as that is the other page to the brochure. I never noticed it there. They are the same B2. So in reality One "Did" exist at one time.
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