Ford Bronco's what to look for when buying

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Ford Bronco's what to look for when buying

Unread post by MadPaj » March 20th, 2009, 7:49 pm

Gday

well my mate is pretty much set on buying a ford bronco/ oldish F truck to go 4wding.

All my attempts to tell him that a jap 4x4 (cruiser/patrol) would be easier and cheaper have fallen on deaf ears and he is still keen on the massive lift and big v8.

Ive spoken to him and the best answer i can get is that it will be used for pig hunting and maybe a little bits of hillclimbs/mud plugging.

So what prices do these 4bies normally go for? any common problem?
Are the drivelines stong? easy/cheap to get parts for?

its just i dont know much about american cars/ danas and v8's (lol a simple diesel 6cyl person here )

i think it was this one on car sales that he wants

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thanks very much for your help.
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Unread post by 400Bronco » March 22nd, 2009, 2:43 pm

That model Bronco ('78 '79) is fairly rare in Aus yet one of the most popular models in the US. If I had the spare cash I would seriously look at it, but this one I would look after and not bash it around. It is very well priced. Bronco's in Aus were sold by Ford from '81 on.

The 'F' series were always knocked for being too wide for the tracks that the To-jo's carved up in Aus. It's odd how the trend has changed and the newer 4by's track are now much wider than the old models.

Over the years can't tell you how many times I've been approached by owners of older To-jo's saying "I wish I had a V8". In saying that also comes the fuel consumption, their good for it.

Parts pricing for the Fords were always much cheaper and the drive line is known as heavy duty. Since the late '60's Ford had the suspension set-up that others have only copied in recent years.
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Unread post by MadPaj » March 22nd, 2009, 8:41 pm

Thanks very much mate for the response, if my mate gets it ill put some pics up!

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Re: Ford Bronco's what to look for when buying

Unread post by Rudedogii » September 13th, 2010, 11:18 am

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