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Old 11/14/19, 09:01 PM   #16
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Sell me the '77 and use that money to fix up the II. It's a win win situation!

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Old 11/14/19, 09:18 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by dr_brewer View Post
Yes I understand. I own a '73 and a '77 as well. I'm going to post in every bronco website I can find.
You ought to post it up on as well. They cover Ranger pickups & B2s & should be informed about a scammer selling their trucks. They also might be a resource in getting yours squared away if you end up keeping it.

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Old 11/15/19, 02:43 AM   #18
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Are the bronco ll's going that far up in value?

Former owner of a 75 Ranger. Should not have sold it.
Current is a '69 with 302, NP435, db, ps, 2.5" wild horses lift, 315/75/16 BFG AT.
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Old 11/15/19, 03:36 AM   #19
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change the tranny fluid and see what happens, worse case needs rebuilt.
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Old 11/15/19, 05:05 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by ransil View Post
change the tranny fluid and see what happens, worse case needs rebuilt.
x2. Do a quick tranny service and see if that helps. If not, a rebuild shouldnt set you back too far. It looks solid otherwise.

I went through some issues with a lying dealership too and ended up eating a few thousand in repairs.

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Old 11/15/19, 07:45 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by dr_brewer View Post
This was my first major purchase on ebay and I should have known better. Since I purchased the vehicle outside of ebay, I donít have any recourse through them.

Since this guy has been selling vehicles for 15 years (he claims) and deals only in broncos, I incorrectly believed I could trust this guy.
I'm guessing you also trusted him because he was labeled a 'Longtime Member' and had 100% feedback.

Always be wary of a car salesman on eBay with ~100% positive feedback. If you dig a little deeper you'll see (as is the case here) that most of that feedback is NOT as a seller. This is most likely because he does the final sale outside of ebay, which as you mentioned protects HIM not you and also forbids you from posting feedback.

He also probably has 20 or more burner accounts which he has built up over his 19 year membership by making small purchases such as rolls of duct tape, tire shine, car wax etc. in order to use these accounts to run up bids on his trucks. When you're a POS car salesman, you have time for that kind of shit.

Sorry don't mean to add salt to the wound, just sharing what I've learned and as I and others have said you're not in too bad a shape, we've seen MUCH MUCH worse!! Here's just one example.....

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Old 11/15/19, 08:27 AM   #22
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The real lesson here is the risk of buying without inspection. I have been burned before too but I always set my expectations when doing so. I understand the risk and hope for the best if I gamble. Buyer beware.
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Old 11/15/19, 08:35 AM   #23
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I'm really sorry. I got scammed on a 1973 Bronco that was actually a 74. Is the seller from Alabama? That's where I got mine, from a "bronco rebuilder" / dealer and it sounds like the exact same deal.

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Old 11/15/19, 09:15 AM   #24
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Salesman...shifty eyes and bad shoes
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Old 11/16/19, 09:19 PM   #25
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Never buy mail order cars unless you spend the airfare to go see it.

Would you buy a new car that way? No.

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Old 11/16/19, 10:05 PM   #26
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A new car is different.

The one time I sold online I offered to deduct the price of a cheap flight so they could inspect in person. When at the $10k mark, a few hundred for a Southwest flight works out.

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Old 11/17/19, 08:29 AM   #27
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Are the bronco ll's going that far up in value?

Sold for $22500.

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Old 11/17/19, 12:13 PM   #28
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Sorry to hear this. If it's any consolation, that rig is beautiful! Worth it to fix it and enjoy the heck outta it. Dealers are crooks!
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Old 11/17/19, 12:22 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by dr_brewer View Post
Thanks guys! I appreciate all the feedback. I never thought I would get my money back but just didn't want anyone else to be the moron I was.

On a another note, I did get a really nice uncut '77 to drive while I work/learn on my '73. Really happy with it and will put up pictures soon.
sux when we got to learn the hard way sometimes right

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Old 11/18/19, 12:46 PM   #30
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sunny beaches the 80's trucks are going thru the roof now. I know my 87 Suburban has been getting the parking lot offers that are getting real close to the yes column. I guess the 80's was really the last years of the true SUV's and trucks with everything going to chain driving T cases and IFS after that. I think I need to buy up a few more 80's SUV's before they go EB prices.
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