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Old 04-30-2013
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My "new" 79 Bronco

Here is my new (to me) 79 Bronco I just picked up. 315M C6 205 two owner 78k miles.



It is in need of a little TLC from 35 years of negect (fuel filler, passenger floor pan, headliner, blah blah). This will be one of my slower moving projects since i just bought a house and i had to make a promise that the house would come before the Bronco.

Also, this thing has tan high backed cloth bucket seats with an arm rest on either side of the seat. Factory? im not sure? It has a rubber floor and no center console so i really dont think they were factory, but the previous owner says they have been in the truck as long as he can recall, and he was friends with the original owner.
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Saw that on FB.

Looks good!
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Did you pull the carpet out yet?
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haha nope, i have not been able to properly initiate it yet by gutting the interior. I promised id work on the house before i work on this thing, so it is just sitting for now
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Nice find. Pics of the seats/interior?
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ill get some. it is not appealing right now inside haha
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ill get some. it is not appealing right now inside haha
You must not know.

the first interior picture Justin usually takes, is one of him cleaning it.
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This is true...i feel out of my norm by nor bringing it home and completely gutting the interior....it is the first thing i will be doing on it when i begin to work on it
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thats awesome! id throw a set of rubber on it and call it a day. ive wanted one of those for a long time.
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jesus, one for each day of the week? red 4wd, red 2wd, bike, this, fairmont, save some for the rest of us enthusiasts
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Worked on the Bronco a little this weekend. Including changing oil, fixing the spare tire carrier, taillights, rear window motor, radio, interior lights, the round headlight conversion and removing the rest of the smog vacuum lines. It is amazing to me some of the people that work on cars. The Bronco was "professionally maintained" by a local mechanic, yet there were 4 open vacuum ports on the intake, an FL400S oil filter installed, the speaker wires were twisted together with no solder or tape, and the taillights had 1157 amber bulbs in them...facepalm...
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Looking Good Justin!
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That looks great. I suppose the older the vehicle, the more things you will find that were "fixed". I'm going to keep an eye on this thread, always liked your way of slightly modding vehicles. Good work.
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Nice ride Justin! I like it. Hows the house coming?
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thanks. house is coming along, check out my garage album on fb (taking a break from the house to finish the inside of the garage) then the bronco will go under the knife!
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garage > bronco > house

I like your priorities!
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lol..you dirty little ford leprachaun you!. nice bronco! and congrats on the house! I'll be in one here real soon too, close on or before oct 10.
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soo...the bronco is under the knife...the Justin style obnoxious 70's restoration is underway.

Im starting with the interior on this one, because it needed the most attention. Then all the brake components (master, booster, hard lines, soft lines, calipers, rotors, drums, shoes, hardware) will require replacement because the brake lines have been spliced into using copper compression fittings. After that will be a 4" kit, 35's on Western Wheel period correct turbines. If i still have a bank account after that, ill start building a 408 (400M) or 433 stroker for it. I already have the engine for the build.

Interior before



Wheels and tires. Wheels will be refinished by Detroit Vintage Wheel prior to installation.



Ready to go under the knife



Interior coming out



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The fun begins









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Tilt steering column



Long story, but it got an aftermarket head unit



Tilt column installed



Wheeled out door jambs and inside of door



Carpet



Seats and new console in for test fit



New sill plates and weatherstrip



New pedals



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awesome work so far as always!
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That will be a sweet ride when you are done.
From the outside you would thing the floors would have been ok but 35 years...
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I was really surprised when i removed the rubber mat and what i found. I knew the driver and passenger front floors needed work, but as i rolled up the vinyl floor, i also rolled up the steel. Those vinyl floors hold alot of moisture and cause rust...thats why every vehicle i have ever owned with a vinyl floor, i remove it once a year to clean and make sure there are no problems
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I didn't realize how much work you've had to do until I saw this thread
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I love the seats!
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Good work on it
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