Bronco II advice
I did a search on bronco II's and all I cam up with were pics of sweet trail rigs. I have been looking at all the fun that you guys have with your trucks, and I do a fair bit of off-roading, but nothing like you guys do. two main reasons are. I don't want to pay X # of dollars for a 4" lift for my 04 ranger, and it is too nice to really beat the tar out of it. I have been rambling around the idea of buying a cheap reliable running Bronco II and building the snot out of it for a trail rig. The lifts are way cheaper, and I already have 33" tires on 8.5" wide rims for one. And I have owned several Rangers over the years so I am very familiar with them.
My question for you guys is:
What are some area's I should look at before purchaseing one? Common problem areas, stuff to avoid. I am a car guy so I know about the basics, but each of these older vehicles have their own unique set of demons and it would be nice to be aware of this up front. The last time I owned a non Torsian bar Ranger, was my '88 I had in '98 and I didn't take very good care of it, becasue it was my first vehicle. I do own a 91 explorer, but I just use it for plowing and if needs more than a n oil change I am going to junk it. It is rusty and smelly and have a bajillion miles.
Thanks and have a great day!