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 .