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Old 11/09/18, 04:31 AM   #31
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To me the 75 looks better. The key areas that I look for is the body line seam above the rear quarters and the 77 was loaded with rust there. The second key location to avoid rust for me is door posts and if the 77 has rusty seams you are likely to be also replacing door posts. The 75 looked much better in both of those areas...which means you could slap a new quarter panel on it without having to replace the upper quarter or door post which both would add risk of having to brace the body so you don’t change dimensions. Also look at the windshield hinge area.

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Old 11/09/18, 12:29 PM   #32
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Definitely the 75. It has significantly less rear quarter panel seam rust.

Barn Find 73 going through a nut and bolt Restoration/Upgrade. Follow along at:
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Old 11/09/18, 03:03 PM   #33
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Looks like it will be the 75. Beside the guy with the 77 sold it without even giving me option after we talked for the last three days. Anyway, he finally told me it didn't have a title. the 75 does. Stay tuned another restoration thread will be started when I get it.

Thanks for you guys help...

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Old 11/10/18, 01:43 AM   #34
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Old 11/10/18, 08:34 AM   #35
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How do you tell if a bronco was originally a half cab? The marti reports says it had a back seat.? The owners tells me it was originally a half cab.

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Old 11/10/18, 09:02 AM   #36
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How do you tell if a bronco was originally a half cab? The marti reports says it had a back seat.? The owners tells me it was originally a half cab.

Halfcabs were not made in 75. The vin for a half cab starts with U14. Roadsters were U13, wagons were U15.

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It could have been converted into a half cab before the current owner bought it, so that is what he may be going by.

As Slowleak stated, VIN will tell you the true original configuration - ideally VIN on the frame, not glove box tag.

Tho, then again, body may not be original to frame. Could be U15 frame with a half cab body swapped onto it at some point in time. Not every frame and body on Broncos are the original matching set, as evidenced by reading threads on this site. Sounds like swapping bodies/frames isn't totally uncommon, primarily due to rust or accidents.
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