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Bronco Trim Packages - Sport, Ranger, Explorer Bronco Trim Packages - Sport, Ranger, Explorer
FAQ detailing various trim packages offered by Ford
Sport Package - First offered in 1967, the Sport was mostly a chrome (called "bright" by Ford) package.
1. Door Panels - Vinyl door trim panels with bright molding
2. Headliner - Hardboard with bright retainers (wagon models only)
3. Floor Mats Parchment vinyl front mat with bright metal retainers (matching rear mat with optional rear seat)
4. Cigar lighter
5. Horn Ring
6. Steering wheel with woodtone horn pad

Exterior (note: Bright = chrome)
7. Bright metal windshield and window frame
8. Bright metal drip rail moldings
9. Bright grille frame molding and tailgate release handle
10. Bright headlight, tail light, side marker lights and rear reflector bezels
11. Fender emblems, Sport Bronco
12. Argent (gray) painted grille with bright FORD letters
13. Bright bumpers, front and rear
14. Bright front bumper guards
15. Bright metal wheel covers
Source & further reading: "Ford Bronco 1966-1977" by R.M. Clarke & Factory Ford brochures


Ranger Package - First offered in 1972, the Ranger package was an upgrade from the Sport.
Includes all items from the Sport package plus (or in lieu of):
- Color keyed full carpeting (including tailgate and wheel housings)
- Color keyed vinyl door trim panels with burl woodtone accent
- Color keyed vinyl trim (with insulation) on rear quarter panels
- Cloth and vinyl seat trim in 3 colors; Ginger, Blue or Avocado Green (called Tan, Blue or Jade in 1977 brochures)
- Houndstooth check fabric seat inserts with matching door trim panels
- Color keyed instrument panel paint
- Hood and lower bodyside tape stripes (white stripe with orange accent)
- Swing-away spare tire carrier
- Spare tire cover (white vinyl with orange accent and Bronco insignia)
- Coat hook
Source & further reading: "Ford Bronco 1966-1977" by R.M. Clarke & Factory Ford brochures


Explorer Package - Beginning in 1972, this trim package was available in only 2 colors; Blue Metallic or Copper Metallic
- Available with only 2 paint colors; Blue Metallic or Copper Metallic
- Metallic Blue painted Explorers came with blue interior and white exterior striping
- Metallic Copper painted Explorers came with tan interior and choice of tan or white exterior striping
- Bright wheel covers
- Ranger door trim panels
- Color-keyed front and rear seats with striped pattern cloth inserts
- Color-keyed front and rear floor mats
- "Explorer" badge on glove box
- Swing-away spare tire carrier
- Vinyl tire cover in white or tan with the word "Explorer"
Source & further reading: "Ford 4x4s 1935-1990 Photo History" by Paul McLaughlin & Factory Ford brochures


Special Decor Group - This exterior appearance package could be ordered by itself or in addition to other packages such as the Sport.
- Black painted grille
- Solid exterior colors (ie. top was painted to match body color, although a white roof was still available as an option)
- Color-keyed tape stripe across hood and down bodysides
- Bright wheel covers (already included if also a Sport)
- Bright windshield and window frames (already included if also a Sport)
Source & further reading: Factory Ford brochures


Last edited by admin; 08/02/06 at 12:29 PM..
Peter B. Dragin on 05/25/19, 09:50 AM
Thank you okie
Mine is a 77 model

It use to have trim down the side and a spare tire carrier on it due to the hole repear placement on it. I wasnt sure of the trim package. Trying to figure out if i am gonna restore as close to vin code or make it my own depending on the trim package

Last edited by Peter B. Dragin; 05/25/19 at 12:00 PM..
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68Mustanger on 07/25/19, 02:21 PM
Explorer Trim Packages

The 72 Explorer Sport trim also came in winter green. My Marti report says its one of sixty! It has ginger interior.
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