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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-13-2001, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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I saw this at the gas station on the way home tonight, and couldn't resist snapping a couple of pics.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/blush.gif[/img]



I didn't ask the guy, but from the sound of it, it had a 7.5L. The interior appeared to be Eddie Bauer, but might only have been tan XLT - the camper isn't tan. He abused the thing about as badly as I do mine - it was packed full of junk, filthy, and the dash was scarred & pitted from stuff rubbing against it & screws that had been put thru the trim. Well, at least it was getting used for more than grocery-getting![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]


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hell yes to the truck and hell yes to the razorback on the bumper, wooohooo! did it have Ark plates? Now i kinda want one of those 4 door broncos... that one doesnt look half bad.

btw, dana 60 front axle?


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Yup!!! D60 front, 10.25 rear
Pretty wild huh? I'd trade my Suburban for it in a second!

The trouble with being on top...You always have to look over your shoulder. The best never rest. Fear the FORD thunder!!!
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I have never seen one in person. How many of those things were made? Was it Centurion that made them? Nice rig!

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Yep, Centurion made 'em. Seems to me not many were made though, in the hundreds? I would be a little worried about them however. I have seem some Centurion stuff up close as well. Ever wonder how they get the stretch? No, it is usually not the frame from a 3/4 or one ton, but a cut and weld an extra 2 or 3 feet. Now that may not be in all cases, and the couple I have seen, they did do a good job, but it still worried me.

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my uncle has one that looks almost the same as the one you shot photos of, and it is a workhores. he runs a farm, and is constantly towing horsertailer to shows, and what not, and any farm hands beat the hell out of his trucks. its a 7.5 diesel, and has has almost no problems that i know of. soon as he decided to get rid of it, i am fighting him for it

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They were produced in the thousands, not hundreds. Albiet the low thousands. There were two versions. A half ton that was a cut and stretched Bronco with the second door added and a 1 ton that was an F350 Crew Cab with a Bronco rear clip added in place of the bed.

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Hmm, so is it shorter than a CC F350 long bed? It looks like it is... maybe more like the fairly rare CC short bed. I wish there were more of those around, that's what i'd like to get. I dont particularly like driving a LWB vehicle but 4 doors and a good bed are NICE to have. There are lots of trails that I couldn't go down with one (without battle wounds) but hopefully a Zuk is going to be in the works for that anyway. Did centurion put big blocks and diesels in, or just small blocks?

Steve, i remember you asking about a disc kit for the 8.8" and if you haven't found one, i noticed JBG carries one for about 350 shipped, just add calipers/pads. Might be worth it not to ever have to play with drum springs again but you'd lose the ebrake.


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My understanding was that they took a extended cab shortbed rolling chassis with whatever drivetrain you wanted, and dropped on a crew-cab with the Bronco bed grafted on with whatever trim level you wanted - I've seen a variety of combinations that support that theory, but I've never investigated.

I've looked at the disk kits on the aftermarket, but they all seem hideously overpriced and (like the one you described) incomplete. I'm still pursuing my Ford-parts conversion, but I haven't made much progress lately because of work, weather, & woman.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] (I'm not complaining about that last one...[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]) I'm determined that there's a way to modify some COMMON Ford parts & bolt them on.


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<font color=blue>I'm determined that there's a way to modify some COMMON Ford parts & bolt them on.</font color=blue>
To the woman??[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
Sorry, couldn't resist![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]


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