1976 Ford Bronco, 302 V8,C4 transmission, power steering, power brakes with 60, XXX miles. Stock gears at 3.50 ratio
Bronco is 99% rust free. It drives smooth and straight, and does great on the interstate. Has a complete color matching hard top. It starts easily and never had any trouble out of the carburetor. Even in the Louisiana heat, the temp does not get above 200 degrees even sitting in traffic. All electrical components work at this point in time.
Two issues with this Bronco. One is the heater; I live in south Louisiana so if I drive it when it is cold, I plan to dress accordingly. I have never really even tried to mess with it. I am not sure if the blower motor works or not. I am pretty sure the cables are frozen and do not operate. Second issue is the paint. It looks great from far but up close it does have some issues. No major missing paint to expose rust, just some flakes and scratches.
WORK DONE IN 2007:
rebuilt motor (71 mustang block 302M, has larger heads) not sure if it was bored out or stock
high volume oil pump
new ball joints
tie rods (F-150 conversion kit), similar to a 1966 to 1975 set up.
floor-mounted B&M shifter
stainless steel brake lines (front/back)
new master cylinder
wheel cylinders for back drums
springs (3.5" jeff duff)
bushings and 2" body lift
air breather hose
aftermarket fuel tank & lines (23 gallons)
Edelbrock carburetor 1406
Jeff Duff fiberglass flares
Repainted Indigo Metallic Blue (1997 Ford color)
WORK DONE BETWEEN 2007 to 2014:
rebuilt transmission 2007
replaced all brakes seals 2010
replaced both front floor pans 2007, bed sandblasted and bed liner applied (not sure of brand)
applied an underbelly coating
passenger door window replaced and crack in upper door welded 2007
emergency brake replaced
"Tom's Bronco Parts" (TBP) 6-point roll cage welded, powder coated satin black, bolt-installed 2013
TBP bikini top - also have a hardtop
wiper motor conversion kit to allow for bikini top install (original hardware saved)
WORK DONE IN 2014:
Switched out fuse box to mini fuse box; I still have the original one
Dropped pitman arm; I still have the original one
New front bushings
33"x12.5"x15" Km2's. I do have the 5th tire for a spare, but no wheel.
Rear axle seals replaced
Replaced exhaust manifold gaskets
Installed new summit distributor (HEI style), plug wires, and spark plugs
5.25" speaker and 6x9 speakers.
Replaced rear main seal and oil pan gasket/oil change
Rebuild carb and replaced fuel filters
Replaced power steering lines and fittings
WORK DONE IN 2015:
Repaired rust in tailgate
Sprayed tailgate and rails with raptor liner
Glove box door fix so you can open door with roll bar installed
Repaired oil and temp gauges. All factory gauges work. The ammeter was replaced with a volt meter. Sending units were also replaced.
Driver's door realignment
Installed 8 new body bushings.
Installed cable straps for tailgate support
Installed 1997 ford Taurus 130 amp alternator
Installed under dash led lights. They are controlled with the head light switch.
WORK DONE IN 2016:
Cut rust out of driver's side door and welded in piece replacement piece
Cut out pipe bumper and bolted factory one in place.
New front shocks-Jeff Duff
Recover and installed front bucket seats
Replaced rear main seal and changed oil
Installed factory style interior door panels