78 Bronco Custom 4 speed manual 351M
Check out the video response with this truck and a big 79 Bronco tearing it
Here is a quick walk around of the truck. It's been parked for a few
years, but will start with a bit of gas and a Boost from a battery. the brakes do not work
at all. the 4x4 works, the rear window works, all glass is good. good tires
and rims. headers, dual Exhaust has
holes. very little surface rust, some paint bubbles. it's parked at the
bottom of an orchard and not easy to access, hence the video walk around
saves everybody some time.
needs TLC. good project fixer upper type truck for a person with knowhow.
make me an offer !!
*NOT FOR SALE ANYMORE* unless you give me lots of money. Truck is now
located in southern Alberta.
Overhaulin Pepper in 8 Days
This project started with "lets do a splash and dash" and ended with 35's,
a 3" body lift, new floors, lots of body work, paint and armour all.
1979 BRONCO RANGER XLT REBUILD
Rebuild of my 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger Xlt while i was in Rolling Fork, MS.
2005 A montage of pics i put together from this time, i purchased this
vehicle while working on a dredge job. I was pulling a twelve hour shift at
the jobsite and then working on the Bronco on my time off.
I had to purchase tools and such to do a complete rebuild from Wally
World and the parts stores, I wasn't to happy with the quality of tools but
hey I wasn't gonna make a trip to Dallas, TEXAS to get my personal tools.
As i started into what I thought was going to be a quick fix, my don't
"do it halfway" complex took over every step of the way, and needless to
say i opened up a real big can of worms. The end game was very rewarding as
you may be able to see.
I used Gene Krupa and some music by The Meteors to help with the
I had a lot of support from my girlfriend Kim P at the time of the
Questions and comments are welcome. just remember if you want to
critique my work, "It is my truck and you aint got to ride in it"
Look for the other vid of the engine test run also.
1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT Startup & Drive
Driving the 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT with the durable 351M (Cleveland)
V8 and C6 automatic transmission. I incorrectly mentioned in the video
that the transmission was a Borg-Warner...it's a C6 3-speed auto with a
Borg-Warner 4-wheel-drive transfer case. I have not had to use the 4-wheel
drive, but it is functional with high and low ranges, and like other period
4-wheel-drive systems, you have to manually lock and unlock the front hubs.
Even with over 130,000 miles, it still runs great and starts on the first
crank. When I got it I had to replace the battery, headlight and taillight
assemblies, windshield wipers, and repair the turn signal and reverse
switches to get it on the road again. The taillights were difficult to
find but LMC Truck took care of those. More work will be done to it in the
near future to bring it to better condition than it is now, but it has been
very well maintained and I really enjoy driving it. I wish new cars still
had the personality this one has!
A couple of other things: I have the radio antenna, but took it off since
it's too tall for my tiny garage, and the aftermarket radio will be gone as
soon as I can find a vintage Ford replacement on eBay. It also came with a
vintage Motorola CB radio which isn't shown, I put it in the glove box
since I usually plug my iPod into the cigarette lighter.
DOUBLE BRONCO 78 & 79 MUD ACTION !!
Double Bronco across the mud. The two tone is a 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger
XLT auto with a 460.
The silver one is a 1978 Ford Bronco Custom, 4 speed manual, 351M.
"Shu" would call me up and say "LETS GO FOR A DIG" no plates or anything.
The silver bronco was my first truck, and the vehicle I learned to drive
stick on. Randy was working the camera and doing commentary.