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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-04-2004, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Zuk on bronco frame?

Ok, There is a possiblity that my frame is cracked and warped pretty good. My buddy happens to have an older fullsize bronco with a running drivetrain in it. It has the Ford 9" in the back and I would swap to some sort of solid axle front (I could get this thing for a song), and I would finally have a mated transfer case. However, I was curious if it has ever been done before? Granted Im pretty sure it has been done before. I was just hoping to check in with someone that did it so I would have things to watch out for. Any ideas at this point are well taken [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

studly, i thought you had a fire sale and sold all of your zuks?? am i missing something?
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

No I didnt sell big bird, and upon further inspection the frame is indeed not cracked or warped. The more I studied into the benefits of converting to the bronco frame and more I liked the idea. So Im still up for any info on that. LOL a Rolling 302 Chassis would be for sale [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

im in the same predicament with the f150 and zuk build im doing..is the bronco frame the same as the f150?
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

Heres a question WHY
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

Was wondering the same thing.... [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

A zuke body on a bronco or f150 rolling chassis would be:

way too narrow
way too short
probably require foolish amount of fab time to get everything working..

of course this all means nothing to a guy who puts a 302 in a sammi chassis................. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Why not get a Focus shell and put it on the frame..or a Fiesta...

This thread will probably start (again) the dabate about how much zuke does it take to be called a zuke [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

This past winter I saw one of magazines on the shelf of my local 7-11 where a guy had put a Zuk body on a International Scout frame and running gear. He extended the Zuk 10" in front of the windshield/cowl vent, and I don't remember what he may have done on the tail end. The Zuk/Scout was a feature truck, but I don't think it was on the cover. Another interesting note, it had a Ford engine, I don't recall which, but the grille emblem on the truck was the blue oval "Ford". It was interesting, and had a clean professional appearance.
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

Forgot to mention an acquaintance of mine in Houston, TX area, DJ Jones. He's got a mean Zuk which I believe he built on a FJ40. Check his out at Samurai-offroad.com.

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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

My buddie chopped his zuki in quarters to put his on an 85 bronco.Widened it 2' lengthend 2.5' chopped the top to 13",and he still had about 6" stickin out the back.He has 39's with no lift and plenty of room.He's probably 80% finished ,he used a 2002 jeep cheroke grill,it looks like a hummer so I dubed it the Humzuki. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]I'll take some pic's of it this week if I go up to his storage.It's bad a$$!
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Re: Zuk on bronco frame?

SAS,
I saw that same article and have had the pleasure to see this rig up close! He just lives in the town right next to me. It's on an international scout frame, extended, w/ 5.0 mustang motor in it. Its a pretty sweet rig! I still have teh Petersen's 4x4 mag somewhere at home, and yes it was on teh cover. If you look closely, he's wearing a COOK4WD shirt, lol, i built that guys website and used to use his webspace and bandwidth to post my trail pics and videos. It was funny b/c Terry Cook who ran cook4wd thought it was sorta some exposure for him but, when u read teh article it says that guy built the entire rig himself. After talking with terry he said all he did was build some spring packs for him. I'll try to scan the articles and post back later.

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