Comments from the owner: This Bronco was purchased for the owners son during his last year in high school. He was expecting a new car, but as a compromise, I decided on an early Bronco. I seem to buy some things for my family members that I would like or want for myself, and always figured that if I wanted something bad enough, they would also enjoy it. I've always liked the look of the EB's and I really couldn't afford a new car, but I thought that if I could find and EB that was really nice, my son would be happy and my insurance premiums on a "young male driver" would be affordable.
I Looked for quit a while and finally purchased the Bronco from a family in Temecula and my son drove it home. I could tell by the look on his face that I had made the right decision. She was red and white on the outside and had an unfinished stock green look in the interior. I ended up making a deal with my son that whenever he got tired of it, I would get it back. That being said, it's been sitting in the drive way for a while and the last time she was registered was 2001. Seemed like every time I've saved enough money to rebuild her, something always came up. I kept my hopes up with being one of the original subscribers to "Bronco Driver" magazine and just kept looking at all the nice Bronco's that are around.
Comments from LC Restoration and BOTP: The Bronco is actually in excellent condition with only minimal surface rust. The body is very straight, the bed rails are almost totally ding free, and the roof, hood, and drip rails are rust free, not common for trucks this old which have never been restored before.
The owners desire for this truck is to be restored to its original state (except to make the stock 302 more efficient). As part of the restoration, any original parts that can be cleaned and reused will be. However, many will have to be replaced including all weatherstrip, glass, door and window components, grille shell, lights, lenses, headlight and parklight bezels, taillight assemblies, and bumpers.
The steering, suspension, and engine compartment will remain as is. Each will be cleaned extensively, fixed for proper use if need be, and painted accordingly. The 302 V8 and C4 transmission will be completely rebuilt and dialed in for added performance.
Check out the below pictures to see the current state of our project truck. We will add pictures as they come available, usually every two weeks or so. If you have any questions about any of the pictures, please do not hesitate to call or email us.
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