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Old 11/13/18, 09:41 PM   #76
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What?? Get those thoughts out of your head...... You are about to turn a really nice survivor into “just another Bronco”. Why put a lot of money into it only to destroy its value? Buy something else to wheel and enjoy them both.

And if you own a sawzall, lock it up somewhere until you get over this.

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Old 11/14/18, 05:06 AM   #77
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What?? Get those thoughts out of your head...... You are about to turn a really nice survivor into “just another Bronco”. Why put a lot of money into it only to destroy its value? Buy something else to wheel and enjoy them both.

And if you own a sawzall, lock it up somewhere until you get over this.
Funny!

I can see both sides of the dilemma.
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Old 11/14/18, 06:50 AM   #78
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Modifying is definitely a rabbit hole you can get lost in just as restoring one is another hole to choose from. It's your bronco so do as YOU wish with it, but look around at others before making a finial decision. I myself want one of each. Sadly my banker wont allow it,Dang grand kids.

I had that Jeep Thing, I hope this cures it!!!
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Old 11/14/18, 10:00 AM   #79
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You have a nice survivor of a bronco. Your list of mods are not crazy but like others have said they are only original once! I agree that if you are going to get into wheeling than a different truck may be the way to go. Go get a cheap jeep and beat the snot out of that, or a bronco already set up for off road. But it is not my bronco or my bank account so do as you please! and good luck!

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Old 12/14/18, 10:10 AM   #80
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I totally understand everyone's thoughts and opinions towards altering this broncos current state. I totally get the stock thing.

I, however, feel that adding newer slightly taller suspension on the same style tires with stock steelies, and upgrading gearing and drivetrain wouldn't hurt the look or value of this truck. Aren't those upgrades just like adding an aluminum radiator, headers, dual exhaust, electronic ignition? I will never be cutting an additional hole in the tunnel for a transmission or twin sticks, and for sure the fenders will always remain. Of course, everything is still up in the air and there are many options and things for me to learn before I spend the cash and make final decisions. I have another bronco that I could build if money ever would permit but my ultimate goal is to build the 1969 into a reliable vehicle to drive across country and not be afraid to take the roads less traveled all out on my own unless I can talk some other suckers into a trip of a lifetime.


I took the bronco for a little jaunt out in the snow. And when I say little I mean little. They salted all of the roads around me so fast this time. A lot of people consider me to be in the "boonies" so it is surprising and disappointing they made such quick work of it. haha... I guess the Bronco will be in the garage for the majority of winter now.









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Old 12/14/18, 10:25 AM   #81
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I wouldn't go there. Why did you like the Bronco in the first place? Why does the CB community admire the pictures of your Bronco? Because it's modified? Like the thousands of others that's modified? Not so my dear!.... the exact opposite!!!
I bought this one because it is 100% original paint and uncut. The motor was stock as well as all the other components. I always planned to do a little but I never intend to change the look... just the height slightly.
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Old 12/14/18, 10:26 AM   #82
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What?? Get those thoughts out of your head...... You are about to turn a really nice survivor into “just another Bronco”. Why put a lot of money into it only to destroy its value? Buy something else to wheel and enjoy them both.

And if you own a sawzall, lock it up somewhere until you get over this.
Hahaha! I made sure I only bought wood blades for my sawzall! Ha
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Old 12/14/18, 12:02 PM   #83
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Your Bronco has a good look with original paint and uncut and I understand why you purchased. I personally wouldn't do a lift, but don't see any problem with replacing stock tired parts with quality replacements or with parts from later year Broncos that are bolt-ins. Build around the body since that is what drew you to the Bronco in the first place. It's a really nice Bronco but I don't think it will ever pull huge money as is if you decide to sell due to the fact it is a 1969 base bronco. If you had an Explorer or Ranger I'd say otherwise. If you don't cut anything there is no reason it can't go back to original parts.

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Old 12/16/18, 08:07 AM   #84
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Your Bronco has a good look with original paint and uncut and I understand why you purchased. I personally wouldn't do a lift, but don't see any problem with replacing stock tired parts with quality replacements or with parts from later year Broncos that are bolt-ins. Build around the body since that is what drew you to the Bronco in the first place. It's a really nice Bronco but I don't think it will ever pull huge money as is if you decide to sell due to the fact it is a 1969 base bronco. If you had an Explorer or Ranger I'd say otherwise. If you don't cut anything there is no reason it can't go back to original parts.
I think you are right about it never bringing big money compared to a ranger or explorer model. Luckily, I don't ever plan on getting rid of it and didn't buy it to make money with. I know there are few and far between in the state mine is in and that's why I wouldn't ever touch the body. Every thing I plan to do is a bolt on/in modification and can be returned to stock parts. I have everything I have taken off the bronco except for the trashed floor mat and I will continue to hang on to the original parts just in case.
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Old 12/16/18, 09:09 AM   #85
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As always, great pictures....your Bronco is the unrestored twin of mine...you should do what you want with it, because it's yours.

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Thanks Chuck, and yep! I am looking forward to our broncos sitting beside one another in a parking lot one day. haha
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snow pics look great...1" lift and upgrade them bushings this winter and call it good!

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snow pics look great...1" lift and upgrade them bushings this winter and call it good!
This has been in my head a lot lately!
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This has been in my head a lot lately!
Not to clutter your thread, but here is a picture of my brown one with a 1” front spring when I was still running tires like you have.
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Not to clutter your thread, but here is a picture of my brown one with a 1” front spring when I was still running tires like you have.
That looks really good! I like the roll bar in that truck too. Does it have new suspension everywhere with just 1 inch in the front? It looks taller than mine in the rear but everything is still original and pretty well worn on my truck.
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