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Old 12/13/17, 06:46 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I’m new on the forum!

I'm Dimitri, 34 y/o from France and I’m looking to import a Bronco from the US! Since no one here is a specialist in Bronco, I really need your help and advice!

I want an uncut bronco as original as possible.

I saw this one and would like to have your opinion.

https://grautogallery.com/vehicles/5...73-ford-bronco

What’s good, what’s bad? How much is it worth ?

In general, what should I watch out for? What are the "Bronco deseases”?

Thx so much!
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Old 12/13/17, 10:57 PM   #2
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The only sport trim this truck is sporting is the badge on the fender ,and i don"t like the 1/2'' gaps between bottom of door and rocker panel,sorry somewhere around 12 milimeter
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Old 12/14/17, 01:58 AM   #3
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The only sport trim this truck is sporting is the badge on the fender ,and i don"t like the 1/2'' gaps between bottom of door and rocker panel,sorry somewhere around 12 milimeter
What are the differences between a Bronco and a Bronco sport?
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Old 12/14/17, 06:31 AM   #4
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This link will explain the trim differences. The bronco you're looking at is missing the window chrome, side belt line trim and possibly the chrome drip rail trim on the top.....not all sports came with that I understand. There's a few other things not sport as you can read about in the link. Over all it doesn't kill the deal if that's the look you like, it it is missing those things.

http://classicbroncos.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86338

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Old 12/14/17, 10:20 AM   #5
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Get educated on Bronco's before you buy ! This one is a mish mash of Sport -, Ranger ,non Sport items ..... looks pretty on the outside but the under carriage is garbage ! Black paint sprayed over grease & dirt .... really nice restoration ... NOT ! A "dealer " is selling it & obviously knows nothing about the Bronco ... Dana 60 rear ... hardly .... stock Ford 9 inch . 53K miles ... I highly doubt it , probably double that . Understand you will get zero support from such a seller & they will tell you whatever they think you want to hear . Proceed with caution !
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Old 12/14/17, 01:06 PM   #6
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This isn't a Sport. Someone painted the grill Argent Silver and FORD letters, added Sport emblems, painted the dash body color, added carpet, added new Sport door panels. All of which is fine. I like it.

If you can't afford a good one, you REALLY can't afford a bad one.
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Old 12/14/17, 04:01 PM   #7
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Didn't there used to be someone from France that posted here?? seem to remember someone wheeling in the summer on unused ski slopes??

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Old 12/15/17, 07:28 PM   #8
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Welcome Dimitri!

My 2cents, I agree SteveW. Get yourself educated and stay away from rusty trucks if you can.

Good luck!
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Old 12/15/17, 11:29 PM   #9
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As has been said, get educated about Broncos first.

Second, find out what your country needs to get one into it.
For example: there is another member recently looking for one that he can legally import into Germany and there are some serious limits on what can be allowed in.

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Old 12/16/17, 10:13 PM   #10
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As has been said, get educated about Broncos first.

Second, find out what your country needs to get one into it.
For example: there is another member recently looking for one that he can legally import into Germany and there are some serious limits on what can be allowed in.
Franko is pretty experienced in import/export from that area

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Old 12/17/17, 10:01 PM   #11
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Agree with previous posts about it being a combination of parts for a number of years. There are 66 side view mirrors and radio installed. I'm sure there are many more mashups too if we look closer.

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Old 12/19/17, 10:14 AM   #12
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Thank you very much fo your comments!! I will continue to learn before buying a cat in a bag!
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Old 12/21/17, 07:23 AM   #13
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Is there a "bible" of the early Bronco explaining every specificities and upgrade above the year?
Where can i check if the frame numbers match with the motors and the body?

What kind of axle is it good to have for mostly holiday road driver ? Dana 30, 44 or 60?

If I found a good bronco and I want to repaint the body, is it restrictive or quite simple to do ? what is the price range for a full paint?

if i want to lift the body of 2 inch max, what is the best option?

thx for your help!

PS If I'm not in the good section of the forum, please redirect my post in the good one!
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Old 12/22/17, 10:49 PM   #14
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Is there a "bible" of the early Bronco explaining every specificities and upgrade above the year?
Where can i check if the frame numbers match with the motors and the body?

What kind of axle is it good to have for mostly holiday road driver ? Dana 30, 44 or 60?

If I found a good bronco and I want to repaint the body, is it restrictive or quite simple to do ? what is the price range for a full paint?

if i want to lift the body of 2 inch max, what is the best option?

thx for your help!

PS If I'm not in the good section of the forum, please redirect my post in the good one!

There is no matching numbers on the motor. The motor has a date code when the block was cast, but it doesn't have a number which matches the VIN number.

This should help you with the engine casting part number. For an original motor (or at least a correct date coded motor) you should be looking for a number that starts with a "C" (1960s) or "D" (1970s).

http://mustangtek.com/FordDecode.html

The VIN number on the frame is on the passenger side, top of frame, just behind even where the bell housing meets the engine. It's typically closer to the inside of the frame than the outside. There's sometimes another on closer to the rear of the frame, passenger side, top, between the front spring mount and the shock mount. They should match a number on a tag on the inside of the glove box door, and a sticker just above the drivers side door strike plate.

"Axle" must be lost in translation. No problem. The rear differential of all Broncos is a Ford 9 inch. The front differential from the factory is either a D30 (1966-1971) or D44 (1972-1977). A previous owner may have changed a D30 to a D44. The D44 is the stronger and popular unit, but if you're just driving on the road with limited off-road, the D30 is fine. A D60 isn't factory although someone may have put one in who are looking for a super strong unit for rock crawling.

Paint is based on what you want done. With no body work and not changing the color (so no painting the door jambs, dash, inside of door etc, just an exterior shoot, you can have a good one done for maybe $1500. For a full paint, where the body comes off the frame, the interior is stripped out, parts disassembled (fenders and grill off so they can be painted where they meet) it's sanded down to metal, re-seam sealed, primed, block sanded, painted with a two stage (paint, clear coat) under, inside, and outside, you can spend $15,000+ maybe more if you want the top done. So somewhere in-between.

Why do you want a 2 inch body lift? Why not a suspension lift? When you do a body lift, you have to change things like shift linkage, move radiator shroud, potential steering parts, brake lines, etc. You also get a large gap between the top of the bumper and the bottom of the body. But if you want a body lift, any of the usual bronco vendors have body lift bushings.

Someone else will have to suggest a "bible." I learned most of what I know here. Merry Christmas!

Last edited by AZ73; 12/22/17 at 11:03 PM..

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Old 12/23/17, 02:18 AM   #15
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Je sais qu'il y a quelque Bronco en Angleterre, ce serait certainement moins cher pour les frais de transport car c'est beaucoup plus proche de vous. Bonne chance!

I hope you find one at a reasonable price, but like everyone above said, get educated, stay away from rust, and if it seems fishy... it is.

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