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Check out this bad boy...

http://delaware.craigslist.org/car/338375989.html

This truck has a 460 motor, with a c6 auto. trans.It runs and drives great. The A.C. actually works and blows cool air!!!!It has 38x14.50 TSL-SX super swampers on all 4 corners.It has a new Detroit locker in the 9 in. rear that the previous owner installed.The interior isnt all torn up, all the gauges work.There is some minor body rust that the prev. owner started to repair(the primer in the photos), but as I said, its minor.All in all, its a great truck for the price. To build this truck, it would cost alot more in parts and the running gear, but here the works been done. You can just add whatever finishing touches you would want. Or just run it as it is, it already turns heads



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They're expensive as hell too. I see ones around me go for $7k+ with over 100/150k miles. That's lame.

Damn nice looking trucks though!

i've got one I'll sell right now, even though I don't want to- $2700OBO, 93, 255,000 miles, runs like a champ, mild body damage from rocks, trees, and more rocks!

They are still pretty pricey, but its a Bronco! My boss and I were discussing this today. He had a 78 when he was 17 that he rolled, had a BII he rolled shortly after the FSB, then took a Suzuki Samurai out on a test drive, and rolled it! Then he said that the Bronco is sweet because no matter what, it'll hold some value because... well... its a Bronco!
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Me likey =]

Bronc's are cool too since you can convert the fiberglass topper to a convertable beach cruiser.
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Check out this bad boy...

http://delaware.craigslist.org/car/338375989.html

This truck has a 460 motor, with a c6 auto. trans.It runs and drives great. The A.C. actually works and blows cool air!!!!It has 38x14.50 TSL-SX super swampers on all 4 corners.It has a new Detroit locker in the 9 in. rear that the previous owner installed.The interior isnt all torn up, all the gauges work.There is some minor body rust that the prev. owner started to repair(the primer in the photos), but as I said, its minor.All in all, its a great truck for the price. To build this truck, it would cost alot more in parts and the running gear, but here the works been done. You can just add whatever finishing touches you would want. Or just run it as it is, it already turns heads



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mmmm, Bronco.... My friend and I were looking into getting one for a trail ****, but couldn't find anything we liked for how much we wanted to spend...
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boy if you have the money for that I would buy it.
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My suggestion is a Fullsize bronco. If its going to be your weekend warrior you wont have to worry about feeding it all the time.

BIIs are great but be carefull the 2.9 v6 engine has been known to crack heads easily. Especially after lifting and putting bigger tires on that thing. Overheat the BII and the head might just crack. :( but other then that they are cool SUVs.

Jeeps are cool.

If I were in your shoes, id go full size bronco. Its got everything you need. Id try for a manual one personally. Sometimes I wish I got a full size bronco but the gas would be killing me right now..
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Getcha one of these

I think I'll be able to have a fully built, caged, geared, locked, linked, and winched Zuk for under 5k when all is said and done.

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I just found one of those on Craigslist for 1200 but its a hardtop and i want a soft.
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in need 4x4 too!

and soon i will have it!


https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=43250

picked up my front driveshaft today. more in a few days!
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My first opinion would be to buy a 4x4 ranger.. but that's mostly because I'm selling mine... If you decide to go that route, look me up.

Other than that, I really like the Full Size Bronco (FSB) route, and that older one with 38's would make an awesome trail truck..
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If I were in your shoes, id go full size bronco. Its got everything you need. Id try for a manual one personally. Sometimes I wish I got a full size bronco but the gas would be killing me right now..
Thats the whole reason I went with the Ranger as my DD. At $115 to fill the Bronco up a week, it wasn't worth it. To play around with, $115 every couple months is better... still not great.
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Just a tip, don't wheel your DD

I was without my truck for about 2 weeks b/c of wheeling it. It was def not worth it
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dont count out explorers either if your lookin for an suv type truck.. bigger then a broncoII smaller then the newer broncos, and come with the tried and true 4.0 heck i think they even have manual hubs..


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dont count out explorers either if your lookin for an suv type truck.. bigger then a broncoII smaller then the newer broncos, and come with the tried and true 4.0 heck i think they even have manual hubs..


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I would go this route, or the samurai route.
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dont count out explorers either if your lookin for an suv type truck.. bigger then a broncoII smaller then the newer broncos, and come with the tried and true 4.0 heck i think they even have manual hubs..


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Wouldn't hurt to look for an explorer you can find them cheap and make good offroaders.
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Getcha one of these

I think I'll be able to have a fully built, caged, geared, locked, linked, and winched Zuk for under 5k when all is said and done.
I would love a sammi but they are damn hard to find around these parts.

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dont count out explorers either if your lookin for an suv type truck.. bigger then a broncoII smaller then the newer broncos, and come with the tried and true 4.0 heck i think they even have manual hubs..
I think the older Sports Trac look badass lifted but they are still pretty pricey right now.

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Just a tip, don't wheel your DD

I was without my truck for about 2 weeks b/c of wheeling it. It was def not worth it
I cant help it! I've been bitten by the bug. heh. I do take it easy for the most part though, knowing my trucks capabilities, not being lifted and only running 32' A/T's.

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My first opinion would be to buy a 4x4 ranger.. but that's mostly because I'm selling mine... If you decide to go that route, look me up.

Other than that, I really like the Full Size Bronco (FSB) route, and that older one with 38's would make an awesome trail truck..
I think I'd rather go the FSB route seeing how I can use it for different purposes rather than having another 2 door pickup.
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in need 4x4 too!

and soon i will have it!


https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=43250

picked up my front driveshaft today. more in a few days!
I don't have any opportunity for my Ranger to have downtime, I use it daily...and I'm liking the idea of a trail rig than building up my DD.
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i drive mine everyday also. so far total down time is 2 hours.
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer

And i know where one is for sale... 500 bucks runs...
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78-79 preferably but an 80-86 will do

87-92 have that nasty front end like John's
Hey, it may not be pretty, but it's never caught fire or hydrolocked.
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Hey, it may not be pretty, but it's never caught fire or hydrolocked.
Sick burn......lol

Winks..what do you think of that 81 Bronco posted?
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ouch. matt you in rochester still?
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I'm not sure if the 81 has a single axle, and I can't really tell from the photos. If it is a TTB, you have to be careful of the 38" tires, you're pushing the strength of the components.

Another thing to look into is how well it handles on the road. Since you are not going to be trailering the truck around (at least not yet) you are going to have to drive it a decent distance to Wharton or wherever you may be headed. Make sure it can handle the roads that you will be traveling. I refuse to take my Bronco on the NJ parkway or turnpike because it is not safe without the sway bars on it above 65mph.
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