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1984 Bronco II XLS side project


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I'll try to weigh the thing today and see how big of a box itll need and let you know!
it might be cheaper to crate it. I forget the details of that process, but I used to see all kinds of things at the Post office on pallets and in crates, sometimes just wrapped in the "cling-wrap" stuff, tires mostly. Crates can be custom/home made for more compact shipping.
 


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it might be cheaper to crate it. I forget the details of that process, but I used to see all kinds of things at the Post office on pallets and in crates, sometimes just wrapped in the "cling-wrap" stuff, tires mostly. Crates can be custom/home made for more compact shipping.
Once I take the mounting brackets off the thing it'll lay pretty flat. I probably even have a box that it'll fit in.

I have thought about getting some of that black cling wrap stuff though, for times like these.
 

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Jim.... shipping that bash bar is more than you could find one for locally. Almost messed my pants. 115$, I bought this one for 50$ lol.
 

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Ok, thanks.

On another note, I switch the tail/brake light bulbs to LED and not the little display in the console is telling me that the lights are out. I guess I need to add a resistor.
 

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I would just put regular bulbs in it for tails/brakes.

Leds for the plate.
 

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I went to pull this thing out of the shop today and the shifter came loose and will spin 360 degrees. If I push down on it I can get it to engage the different gears, but I really need to figure out what's wrong and fix it quick.
 

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Did the retaining bolts come out?

Might be the housing broke...
 

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The 84 looks to have the TK transmission.

Here is a graphic from Core Shifters.

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I know on my old Chevy 4 sp. there was a set pin that would keep the shifter from swinging left/right that fit in a groove...

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Grant it was set in the case top, but there might be a drift pin in snout that keeps the pin from spinning in the shift rail unless you force it down on the shifter to grab the shift rail. Just a guess but something to think about... maybe.
 

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This is what I'm looking at:

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I'm looking for anyone who's had these apart and can offer input. You can see the plastic/nylon pice around the shifter that appears cracked. I can pull the shifter up and out past that. I'm guess that a ball on the bottom of the shifter is catching that and not let it come out more.

I need to find a drawing / exploded view for how all this goes together.
 

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I had the shifter out of the FM-146 in my choptop but it’s been so long I don’t really remember what it looked like. Think it was a bit different than what you have there, mine had a little rubber boot that was all tore up, I cut the shaft, ground a flat and drilled holes to make a stub and fit a boot from a ZF-5 on and built a new shift lever. That kinda doesn’t look like it ever had that sort of boot… think that plastic part is supposed to have a spring above it to keep it pushed down as a seal but I could be wrong
 

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So what is the knurled part of the shifter for? The one piece nylon piece or the two piece below it?
 

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Ok, I looked at the trans pan and the trans code and this is a TK-5. Now I have to see what parts I can find for those.
 

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I believe Greyhound is still a viable shipping option
 

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