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$350 '86 Bronco II Eddie Bauer Restore.........

well I got me a Bronco II......I paid $350 for it...the only rust spot on it is a hole about the size of a quarter in front of the rear passenger tire.....easy fix.....

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1986 Bronco II Eddie Bauer
2.9 V6
A4LD transmission
BW1350 Electric transfer case
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Power Lumbar
Tilt wheel
Cruise


What it needs:
- small interior parts/pieces
- transmission
- paint


Plans for it:
- Manual transmission swap
- Manual transfer case swap
- 2"-4" lift
- 32x11.50x15 tires
- 15x8 wheels
- paint (stock colors)


Here are the pictures when I picked it up this afternoon:















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sweet always liked those little trucks
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100000X nicer than my rebuild, nice find Maurice! I thought I lucked out with the one I found, but it's nothing like this one. I have the bare bones 1986 model, but if you are looking for little parts, etc. I'll see what I can find to help out.
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This one gonna be built for offroading? Looks like it should be a nice project!
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nice Bronco all around! for 350 thats a very good price for a project truck.
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This one gonna be built for offroading? Looks like it should be a nice project!
yea this one isn't going to get much put into it......i want to get it running properly now, get the interior in tip top shap, then do the lift/wheels/tires, then do paint....i hope to have new wheels and tires and a small lift on it before the Dunes trip in June......it will be trailered up there incase something happens
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Cool sounds good, I hope to have a project rig like this once I graduate.
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i got lucky that the fiance liked this one....others we looked at she didn't like because it needed too much work on the body for what they wanted for it, or it had the red interior.......not having red interior was her biggest stipulation.......now she gets to spend $500-$1000 on her wedding dress.....it was a deal we made so i could get the BII...
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very nice... reminds me of my old BII
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Nice B2. If I didn't have my exploder thats why I'd have.
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i heard somewhere those have aluminum heads or something that will warp with to much heat.. anyone know about that..?
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Can't beat that for $350. Whats up with that OHC though? Is that the 4wd selector? Freaky.
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looks good.

what are the tires in the background for?
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nice find

after my mustang mistake youll want the opposite next time

crappy engine, pristine body..body work is a bichhhhhhhhhh ugh i hope to never go through that again

nice find though
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Can't beat that for $350. Whats up with that OHC though? Is that the 4wd selector? Freaky.
that is where the electric t-case shifter was in these......but not for long, floor shifter is in it's future!

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what are the tires in the background for?
they are the guy's I bought the BII from......those pictures are of it still at his place.....
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looks good. going to be able to pull that with the ranger? i dont know how much the B2 weights, but i know you swapped to a manual in it, lowering you towing capacity.
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looks good. going to be able to pull that with the ranger? i dont know how much the B2 weights, but i know you swapped to a manual in it, lowering you towing capacity.
what Ranger.......i sold the '97 on 2-29-08....i am going to use my step dad's '97 Dodge Ram as my tow pig...
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Make sure you pull up that rear carpeting to make sure you don't have any hidden rear window leaks...and to ensure no one cut a hole in the floor to fix the fuel pump

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yea that is on my list for today after work......and a complete tune up of the engine.....
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My engine is still getting looked at...timing was off two degrees and the plugs were fouled up like mad. The TFI was going to be checked out, but I'm thinking the injectors are messed up somehow. I'm also talking with a guy about swapping both my front doors. The doors on the vehicle now have some bad rusting on the bottom (but not THROUGH the door) and I'm thinking of just changing out the whole darn door rather than have to deal with all the rusting.
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nice lil truck, my uncle had that exact truck til a few years back.
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My engine is still getting looked at...timing was off two degrees and the plugs were fouled up like mad. The TFI was going to be checked out, but I'm thinking the injectors are messed up somehow. I'm also talking with a guy about swapping both my front doors. The doors on the vehicle now have some bad rusting on the bottom (but not THROUGH the door) and I'm thinking of just changing out the whole darn door rather than have to deal with all the rusting.
that rusting problem is common on most older Fords....don't know why....i got lucky and the only rust on the truck is the hole on the passanger side (the size of a quarter) and some surface rust on the top where there is no paint...


Do you know if I have the inline fuel filter, or the can type? I was getting pricing on those and the parts store asked that question....i have no idea as the truck is at home...
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Hmm, honestly, I just know the fuel filter is under the driver's side rail and looks like the style in the Rangers...a can with one line in, one line out.
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hmmm.....i will have to look when I get home....
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Man that looks like an awesome deal!!! Good find!
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