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Old 11/14/18, 04:48 AM   #16
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I've never seen a dash pad quite like that either!

Shift knob is unique too.

Good to see another Bronco will be saved.
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Old 11/14/18, 07:11 AM   #17
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The rust in the top and possibly the windshield frame is from sweating or condensation inside the Bronco. I have some that have the same issue.
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Old 11/14/18, 05:21 PM   #18
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Now this is different . . . the more I look it over, the more solid it looks. The door posts and striker posts look perfect. The bottom of the doors just have a small amount of surface rust. It looks like the underside and wheel wells were all under coated very early in its life. The only place that is worse that Iíve found is the top is rusty where it attaches to the windshield frame on the driverís side. All in all this is a pretty solid Bronco.

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Old 11/14/18, 06:47 PM   #19
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Nice score!

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Old 11/16/18, 10:35 AM   #20
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A few more pics. I picked up a battery today to see how much of the electrical components work. It's got a funky dual point distributor (no vacuum advance) and huge aftermarket coil. I'm planning on swapping them out to a more stock type dizzy and coil.
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Old 11/16/18, 10:52 AM   #21
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what was it that got the lower door there, an old speaker cut out?

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Old 11/16/18, 11:17 AM   #22
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what was it that got the lower door there, an old speaker cut out?
I think a PO (not who I bought it from) used a chisel to make the speaker cut-out!!

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Old 11/16/18, 11:23 AM   #23
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Cool truck!
I have a top from Florida like that too. Agreed, condensation...
How is the engine compartment?

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Old 11/16/18, 02:31 PM   #24
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Congrats. Pics and purchases like this makes me reminiscence and regret selling my very 1st EB. I was a struggling college student and my pockets weren't deep enough to get it running.

Have fun with it.
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Old 11/17/18, 08:26 AM   #25
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The engine compartment is in great shape. Surface rust with some pitting only on the top of the passenger side wheel well. Those spots on the inner fender near the firewall? The places that ALWAYS rust? Just some surface rust. The discoloration is mostly undercoating overspray. Worst part under the hood is the battery tray - pretty much shot and the first part I have ordered!

I gutted the interior to see what was under the glued-on outdoor carpeting. I still need to remove the riveted-in front floor boards to see how bad the floorboards are. The bed is in great shape - again only some scratches and minor surface rust.

But another spot of rust in an odd place! The bottom of tailgate is rust free but the upper part on the passenger side has some rot. Cant figure that one out unless it was outside with the tailgate down for a while??

Lastly I removed the big heavy bumper off the front. It was welded and bolted on. They had to have built the bumper after they mounted the C-channel - the tube on the push bar was welded over the bolts where you couldn't get to the bolts. Then it was welded to the frame. It was a pain to get off.
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Old 11/17/18, 11:02 AM   #26
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Nice Gary.. Glad it's pretty solid

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Old 11/17/18, 04:52 PM   #27
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Not that your inner fenders are rotted,what made the inner fenders rot where they usually do?
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Old 11/17/18, 06:20 PM   #28
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Not that your inner fenders are rotted,what made the inner fenders rot where they usually do?


Two sheets of metal spot welded together that trap moisture and dirt dust.


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Old 11/17/18, 07:37 PM   #29
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Hey Scoop, I'm glad to see that retirement is treating you well!!!!

Nice rig!!!

It's only money, I hope the government sends me more tomorrow!!!
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Old 11/18/18, 06:54 AM   #30
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Two sheets of metal spot welded together that trap moisture and dirt dust.


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Yes, a poor design feature of the Bronco - but I doubt the original designers had any idea they would be so popular 50 years later!

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Hey Scoop, I'm glad to see that retirement is treating you well!!!!

Nice rig!!!
Thanks Ben! I have yet to wake up in the morning and say to myself "Darn, I wish I was going to work today."

So, a new distributer and coil and with a little gas poured down the carb, it started right up. I need to flush out the tanks and check out the fuel pump (the seller didn't think it was working) before I fill the tanks and get it running properly.

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