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 Posted: Sat May 18th, 2019 06:05 pm
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Cut the bolt off flat and use a nut and bolt with a big washer on the bottom of the floor. Same thing happened in my 06 and whitey. Whitey I was able to take a punch and knock the bolt through the floor. On my 06 the seat bolt holes are reinforced better I had to drill it out and nut and bolt it



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When I get the hole big enough in the right location I have a strip of 1/2 X 1 CRS I'm going to cut about 3" long and tap it in the center. Making a nut. I want to keep the same size bolt.



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Ordered an original motocraft crank sensor today picking it up tomorrow it is in.

Finished putting the passenger seat together with the rails from the old one so the bucket will fit. Might be a 3 screw seat for a while.



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Unusual but a 1/2 hour journey and no bucking/cutting out so far. Going to take it to work 3 times, if it makes it 3 times I will claim victory.

I still don't think it was "the original motorcraft crank sensor" I just think the off brand I bought was defective. This one had about 150 ohms less resistance than the other which puts it closer to the mean of the range. The other one was at the top of the range. Time will tell.

Now my power steering pump is fuzzling out on me, jerking while turning at idle. Hope it is the pump since I have one.



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In my experience, power steering hiccoughs are either low fluid, air in the system or belt slipping...



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Fluid is dark and pump is somewhat hard to turn with belt off. I replaced the belt when I did the sensor.

I kinda experienced hydraulic assisted death wobble during a subsequent trip to Mcdonalds, had to look down to see if I was driving a Jeep.



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Over the weekend I finally routed out the holes I had drilled for the overhead console tang clearance.

I found the heat sensor I had saved.

I have a receiver for a remote starter I hid in the sunglasses storage part of the OHC and ran that wire with the OHC wire harness.

I ran a set of wires to the 3rd brake light area so if buggman ever gets me another third brake light with turn signals the wiring will already be there.

Been planning this for a while and wanted to run all the wires before I put the headliner back up. I have the expo visors too with the mirrors and lights (which scream "give me LED's")

the real trick was getting this now bulky wad of wires down the A pillar fitting under the cover.
Easy you may say? Well not if you already have brackets mounted for grab handles! In hindsight I would have notched the brackets a little for the wires but they did fit. Also in hindsight if you are not going to use the auto dim rear view mirror (I decided not to but left the wires) you could cut those wires and save a little space.

ALSO if you bother to remove the wire harness for this project from an expo, get the other side of the plug too. The plug from the harness for the OHC doesn't go far enough into the dash behind the fuse box to cut it afterward so you need the connector or to cut and splice extra wire in before fishing it through like I am.

Anyhow by next weekend I should have the OHC, mirror visors and headliner all in place and working. I hope.

Then I move to the door locks (aftermarket) and the remote starter. I put a button on the radio bezel where the lighter used to be so I can use it as a start button.

This is getting deep LOL. I'll upload some pictures.



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I didn't take pics! Except for the microphone location which I'll include here too. Here are some from the beginning of the headliner project.

















































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S  l  o  w  progress as usual for me and my schedule but the wiring was a success and I ran several other wires while it was apart. well it is still apart but you know what I mean.





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wicked cool! "Slow IS fast"..... (my neighbor always says that, sometimes he is right! by working slowly and doing it right now, you will not have to re visit = fast to the final outcome!)



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Thanks, I try to be careful sometimes to the painful point.

I put a buggman LED panel in the OHC before reassembling it. Everything seems to work as it should first time.

Trying to shake his tree for another rear brake light but I think he is AWOL again. I don't have time to do one myself. I have plates to do lol



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FINALLY got the headliner back on today. But there was a little problem at the end... while maneuvering myself into positions that used to be easy years ago, I stepped on the plastic handle that tilts the driver seat and busted the plastic rod off on the inside. So it is almost together but I can't adjust the seat now.

My ground wire for the lighted visor:
















And finally, just before I was disappointed by seeing the plastic seat lever on the ground beside the truck:




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Looks real nice!!!



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Thank you. It was my first time but I had read multiple articles.



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Try doing the headliner in a 4 door exploder or a BII! fun fun
The best part is when you are storing your prized 1990 perfect shape mocha eddie bauer bronco II headliner in storage to keep it safe when you realize the cats that share the storage space decided it would make a perfect scratching post.... took more then 6 months to find another mocha BII headliner I am LUCKY we found another!!

Now the broken recline lever? Lets see it.... on explorers I either
1. weld the arm back on
2. convert to a pull strap. Using some black webbing material from an old backpack, a needle and some tough black thread.... make a loop/strap for the recline lever. I use bailing wire to attach the new strap to the seat recline mechanism, make a loop large enough to stick 2-3 fingers in and you will never have to worry about breaking the recline lever again...



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Uhhhhh... you forgot duct tape and chewing gum lol.

I'm thinking option 3. Since I recently threw out the old rails ike an idiot I'll take the single cab rail assembly with the rod in good shape off my v8 project that is just sitting there and see if I can find another before firing up the v8. 

I appreciate the tips as always.



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Jim, nice job on the OHC install.



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Thanks Mike, I had several inspirations including you :)



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Are you getting close to phase 2?



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Nicely done.

I really have to do mine too, OHC and dome light have been sitting on a shelf for a couple months now... :whatever:
Maybe I'll wait till I do speakers and stereo, get all the wiring (routing :'() done at once.



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Couple months LOL mine has been like 2-1/2 maybe 3 years.

The hardest part about it is taking that first cut in your headliner. I wrestled with emotions I didn't think I had as I was going toward it with the razor knife.

I did have a hard time routing wires around the grab handle brackets.

I also noticed 2 things, an explorer lighted visor will hit the grab handle on the way down or up.

They seem to tilt upward toward the middle too when you don't use the latch (?) that came with the visor, the one that supports that second visor add on thingy. I used the ranger latch but I am going to install the sub visor and the original latch for the lighted visors because of the tilt.



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Jim, I have the Explorer lighted visors that I have yet to hook up so technically they are non-lighted visors :P & I noticed that when you put the visor down on the drivers side it hits the a pillar grab handle. When I installed the Explorer visors I did not use the sub visors.



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They hit just enough to make you notice, then they go right past it. I think I'll just live with it, it is a super mod if you go out to lunch at work.... you can see if you have anything in your teeth.



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Was nice to drive it all day. This thing runs incredibly good.

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JAMMAN wrote:
Was nice to drive it all day. This thing runs incredibly good.
Blue light hurts my eyes, but your dash cluster looks really nice lit up!!



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