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Steve Wisler
406-461-4243

steveedna@
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1973  Ford  Bronco
BODY  :

Front floor pans  replaced by former owner . Used flat stock .
Interior & bed floors, firewall -tailgate spray bedlined .
New urethane stock body mounts .
New windshield & gasket .
Factory ½ cab conversion with original Ford steel half top .  
 Originally a full top U15 . 

INTERIOR :

Custom  dash .
Reconditioned gauge cluster . 
Mechanical temp & oil pressure gauges 
 Grant steering wheel .
Reconditioned steering column
OEM electric wipers w/OEM wiper cover & sun visors . 


ENGINE :

Rebuilt 302 , mileage unknown but confirmed rebuilt .
Rebuilt  ’77 Ford Duraspark distributor (OEM electronic ignition) .
Isky cam , Y85M , Super Cam 381
Complete new tune up parts, belts & hoses .
Stock 2 bbl carb (rebuilt ) & intake
Hedman Hedders
Custom 2 into 1 exhaust ( 2.5”- 3” )  .
New Starter
New  radiator ( 2018 ) 
Inline external trans cooler

DRIVETRAIN/CHASSIS :

Rear axle : Ford 9 inch w/ 3:50 ratio, Limited Slip ( all new seals ) .
’76 Dana 44 OEM disk brake front axle w/ 3:54 limited slip .
Rebuild brakes ( new rotors , new pads/seals, 10-‘18  ) .
New driver side e brake cable - 1-'19 
Replaced ball joints - (10-’18)
Front axle shafts TBP "Hard Rock " chrome moly axles w/ 760x ujoints (1-’19 )
Transfer case : Dana 20 T shift ( new seals) .
Rebuilt driveshafts
Rebuilt C-4 auto trans w/ TransGo shift kit
OEM Power  brake booster .
’77 Bronco 4 turn p/s box ( rebuilt 9-’18 West Texas Offroad )
New steering shaft rag joint .
New Power steering pump .
JBG T style steering linkage 
Drop pitman arm & drop track bar bracket
3.5” suspension lift : Duff progressive front coil springs.
New  poly urethane suspension bushings . ( 7* C bushings ) 8-'17
New Tom’s shocks ( 4 )   8-'17
15x10” vintage slot mags  .
33x12:50x15”  BFG AT KM tires . ( about 45% tread )
23 gallon NWMP gas tank  .
Complete new wiring harness : Centech Wiring .
Stock chrome bumpers



1973 Bronco Specs  :

 1973 Ford Bronco


This is my '73 1/2 cab that I've 
owned since 2000 . It's been my
"do everything  , go anywhere ", 
 rig as can be seen in the photos . It's been my trail rig , hunting rig , firewood hauler ,  you name it ....  it's done it well . I took a 100+ mile highway trip coming back from the shop that I had rebuild the front end ... & it did that trip well too . So as it sits I'd take it anywhere . Tho it's most at home off-road , it's quick , powerful & handles , well , .... like a Bronco !
The purpose behind building this Bronco was to have a mechanically sound Bronco first . One that would take me from point A to point B & back reliably without worry of break down . 
A major plus is this is built with Ford parts , engine accessories , drive train etc . When it comes time to replace a part it can be had locally over-the-counter , you won't have to scratch your head wondering just what was used in such & such conversion . 
Tho it typically gets driven every week , I put very few miles on it each year . I built it to use but I also wanted something that would impress . It does it all very well . 
This is pretty much a rust free Montana Bronco . The person I bought it from replaced the floor pans with flat metal & patched the front inner fenders . The floors were done in the days before reproduction ribbed floor pans . But that's all the rust repairs that were needed . He also heavily undercoated the bottom of the Bronco while the body was off the frame . While it wasn't "pretty" , it was effective . Once again , something that was done for function not just "looks " . 
You can see pics of the Bronco as it transforms over the years since I bought it on pages "JustBroncos " & "Steves Rides ". 
The Bronco was also featured in "Bronco Driver " magazine # 2 .
This has always been a Western Bronco . The DSO has it originally delivered to Salt Lake City .
SELLING PRICE :    TBA  

Trade possibilities :      

Late model Tacoma TRD , 4x4 , 4 door , automatic of like value .

4x4 camper van , Ford or Dodge .

I can take pics of any areas not already covered , just ask . 

Terms of sale :
Bronco is sold as is , where is . No warranty written or implied . Shipping , if needed , is the buyers responsibility . Seller will help with arrangements such as scheduling & meeting shipper .

Payment :  Cash or bank to bank wire transfer only . 
                      Upon receiving payment a clear & notarized title will be provided .

              


WORK & PLAY ! 

Update July 14 :  The Bronco is back in the shop & work has begun . The leather seats in the pics are now gone & restored OEM Parchment seats will be installed .

Update Aug . 5 :
Body is about to be removed from the frame .
Top is restored & in primer .
The plan is to have this completed in early Sept . By next week I will have decided on the color . 
A few additions are : new Bronco reproduction front floor mat , receiver tow hitch & the option of stock painted steel wheels with either OEM wheel covers , polished hub caps or just plain white mounted on BFG MT 32x11:50x15" tires .
Another option is a new full soft top instead of the half top . 


Update : May 14 , 2020

Ok , if you've been following this Bronco you'll know that last summer I decided to change it up & go with a more resto mod look from the Pre-Runner look it had ( see pics below ) . 
I did the front clip before winter shut me down & now that's it's a bit warmer I've been back at it . Add to that the Covid-19 fiasco I've had more time than ever to concentrate on it . 
So I wanted the uncut look but stock fenders really limit tire & wheel size ... and I'm already running 33's ... and I like them ! 
So in putting the cut-outs back in I raised them 1.5" which gives plenty of height plus they are wider at the bottoms . More clearance plus it retains the stock look . Because of all the metal grafting I opted to weld the taillight panel seam solid too .  I also replaced both rockers & the driver inner fender . Also the body has been stripped to bare metal .
I've also aquired a set of stock parchment front seats that will be going into it . 
So basic plan : finish body , remove from frame , detail chassis & body , then final paint & reassembly . Mechanically it needs nothing . 




July 29 , 2020