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Old 05/15/11, 03:40 PM   #1
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1973 Bronco; what's it worth?

Hi everyone, i have a 1973 bronco that has been sitting in my parents yard for about the past 10+ years. It was running when it was parked but had a ticking in the engine. My father, who was a Master Mechanic for Mack Trucks, said he thought it could be a push rod, but he wasn't sure. The idea was to some day come back to it and fix it up and get it running. Well that never happened and now i want to get rid of it. I don't know to much about this truck other than what you can see in the pics. I believe is has a 351 in it, but it doesn't appear to be the original engine. It also appears to have been blue at one time. It's been cut and lifted and has Rancho suspenion on it. That's pretty much all i know. I also don't have the title to it. I am just trying to get an idea of what it's worth. thanks for the help guys! :-)

-PS: as you can see in the pics, it' pretty rotted; Floors, door jambs, it basically needs a new body.

PICS:http://s1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb466/VDRmaster/

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Old 05/15/11, 03:53 PM   #2
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Where are you located? Looks like typical rust for the vintage but I have seen worst bodies brought back. Location will play a big part in its value, and to increase the value, running is always better. If I buy a parts rig and it does not run and drive, I consider everything on it as a core and offer accordingly.

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Old 05/15/11, 04:03 PM   #3
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Has a lot of rust. I see someone put new coils on it. In that condition, around Chicago, $1500-$2500. In other places less or more depending on availability.
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Old 05/15/11, 04:15 PM   #4
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Hi guys, I was thinking about getting it running before I sell it. I was going to pull the valve covers off and see about fixing that push rod. It is located in Rhode Island. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. I'm not really a bronco guy, but I am a Ford guy. I have droptop stang.

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Old 05/15/11, 05:58 PM   #5
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Been sitting for a decade? Rusted out? A thousand bucks tops - mostly for the power steering and Dana 44.

'When my Bronco is finished' is only a hypothetical statement.
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Old 05/16/11, 07:02 AM   #6
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I'd venture to say $1,500 or less..

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Old 05/18/11, 12:04 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the input. I have a guy coming to look to look at it this weekend for $1,500.

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Old 05/18/11, 01:21 PM   #8
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Good luck Tom! Someone will take it off your hands, I feel sure.

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Old 05/18/11, 07:47 PM   #9
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easily $1500 in parts with power steering, C4 tranny, and D44 I've seen worse go for more. I'd really get it running and up the price by about $500 overall it appears to have some good parts still even with the rust that it does have.

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Old 05/18/11, 08:47 PM   #10
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easily $1500 in parts with power steering, C4 tranny, and D44 I've seen worse go for more. I'd really get it running and up the price by about $500 overall it appears to have some good parts still even with the rust that it does have.
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