My 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT

My 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT

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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.





1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT
This is one badass Bronco I saw at the 2015 Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together in Pleasanton. This is my most favorite bodystyle Bronco, the 78's and 79's.





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 viewing. I had a lot of support from my girlfriend Kim P at the time of the rebuild. 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.





2020 Ford Bronco Vs. 2020 Jeep Wrangler
Ford during the 2017 Detroit Auto Show has made it official that a Ford Bronco will be returning for 2020. It will compete directly with the upcoming 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler and 2019 Jeep JT Wrangler pickup. There's no doubt that the matchup between the 2020 Bronco and 2020 Wrangler will be an epic battle. Here's the details on how Ford should prepare for this battle and what the Bronco needs in order to truly complete with the Wrangler which is one of the most revered new SUVs.




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