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    Default Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    I have decided to start my build thread now that the rust repair is coming along. It is a 1995 Ford Centurion C150 (4 door bronco). It has a 351, E4OD, push button 4x4, with locking hubs. I will be converting it to a Bullnose (80-86). I bought a 84 F150 as a donor that provided a front clip for me, and bought new rockers, quarters, and inner wheel wells. I also picked up an 86 f150 bed trailer that donated inner tubs, and the gas tank area.

    You can see my earlier thread here: http://www.fourdoorbronco.com/board/...-a-C150-today!

    In that thread I swapped on a new tailgate, sport bumper, and new rims and tires. You can also see the rust we are dealing with.

    Here is what I am starting with:





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    Cut the quarters off, rockers are pretty rough.



    New ones mocked up



    After some sand blasting

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    Fabbed up part of that channel



    End cap and other parts remade



    Hit with some primer, welds need to be ground down still, and long cut has to welded up after the quarter is attached

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    Other side







    Done

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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Floor is pretty bad too



    Donor 1986 f150 trailer



    Minor cuts

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    Patch panel with new floor made, drain hole for rear heater added. Centurions have flat floors vs. broncos with ribbed floors, which is why the trailer didn't donate any of that.



    Cut out



    Mock up

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    Decided we needed the passenger side wheel tub too, so cut that out and added it in.


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    Other side





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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Other stuff



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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Sandblasted:



    Pinholes filled and hit with some POR 15, this was before we decided to add the new wheel tub.

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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Quarters



    Lower taillight



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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    This is where we are at now. Need to finish up the drivers side floor, then the quarters will go on for good. Then we will panel bond in the inner wheel wells. Then the front clip will go on.

    Here is the donor 1984 F150



    Pulled the front clip and scrapped it



    Sand blasted the core support and fixed a few cracks.



    Here it after primer and paint



    Hopefully all the metal work should be done soon. I'd like to get the the front clip on too before winter. It will be put in storage then. Next summer I want to finish body work and paint it blue. Long term plans involve swapping the body onto a 1 ton frame, Cummins, Bullnose interior, and more.
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    EDIT: 7-5-17

    Photobucket sucks! They changed their terms of use, and now would like $400 per year to post pictures to third party websites. I have gone through, and replaced all my pictures with ones on Flickr
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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    So not seeing pictures anymore, I know I've scene them before so not sure what happened, is it just my computer? Sounds like an awesome project....

    Okay, they work today, don't know what was going on yesterday.
    Awesome work, that is a lot of rust to fix. Still not sure I'd do the bullnose conversion....

    I wonder what it'd be like not having winter start in September...
    Although we are pretty mild this year and almost not snow.
    '53 NAA Jubilee, '68 Bronco fiberglass half cab ex mud racer, '79 F-150 shortbed hotrod, '97 extended cab shortbed F-250ish... I might have a problem...
    Formerly '94 centurion C-350 460, auto, shackle reversal, on 35".

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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    ... I can see the pics. Man, you are throwing down on that thing!!

    Me "But Honey, it seats nine!"
    Honey "No way! Have you lost your mind?! Five kids is plenty!"

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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Thanks guys! The picture display issue is probably PhotoBucket, their site keeps crashing. No snow in MN yet! The past few days have actually been really warm.
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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Got some more work done on the driver's side.



    This piece of fiberglass was near the front of the quarter. Centurion just cut the inner quarter open, and glued this in, in order to add the second filler neck. Removed it and replaced with metal.



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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    Before and after



    Here is part of the new rear braces made.



    We reinstalled the tailgate, aligned it, then welded part of the quarters back on to hold it in the correct place. Now he just need to finish welding up the floor, and it will be ready for the quarters to finally go on. Got the rocker capped off on the passenger side to match the driver's side. Also removed a bunch of useless brackets that were under there for the running boards, they were removed by the PO. Poked a hole in the gas tank a little while ago. Ordered a new one on Amazon for $56 with free shipping. Should arrive sometime this week.
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    Default Re: Bullnose Conversion Four Door Build Thread

    I am very impressed with the speed of the work you are able to do. Looks great. I am glad you decided to take on this project. I love seeing it all come together.

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