- 1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT Freewheeling Package
- 400ci V8 with a great shifting C6 automatic
- Holley Sniper EFI
- Optima red top battery with new starting solenoid and new alternator (Ford 3G alternator)
- Round headlight conversion
- 15×8″ American Racing Outlaw II wheels with new 33″ Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ
- Replaced track bar bushing
- Full exhaust installed by BDM Performance in Denver CO
- Modest sound system
I bought the truck in November 2021 as a winter rig. Mechanically, it’s a very strong running truck and did phenomenal on a 12 hour road trip to Moab Utah and back. I had the 400ci V8 compression tested when I first bought the Bronco and it returned some very healthy numbers. I can’t remember the exact numbers, but all cylinders were well within 10% of each other. C6 shifts great, 4×4 works well, and there’s no weird noises. There’s belt squeal when the truck first starts up since I reused the old alternator belt when the alternator was replaced a few months ago. The current O2 sensor is starting to fail on me, but I have a new O2 sensor on order under warranty. The truck still runs great in open loop mode.Rebuilt the stock tilt steering column in March 2022 and installed a Borgeson steering shaft, along with new power steering hoses and replaced the front right brake caliper since it was leaking.
Important note that the left blinker doesn’t work. This is because the contact on the turn signal cam snapped. It can be soldered back or replaced.Converted to round headlights (stock headlights were abysmal), however I still have the rectangular headlight housings and will include them with the sale. Also included is the windshield washer reservoir, cruise control vacuum canister, and a brand new windshield washer motor, rear glass window motor, and heater blower motor (heater blower works great now, but I had bought a new one just in case.) Also have several other odds and ends new in box that I will include as well.
The truck has factory A/C that isn’t hooked up. Heater works nicely, rear glass rolls down well. I had a new windshield installed in May 2022. New fuel tank was installed when I installed the Holley Sniper system. Starting solenoid was replaced a few weeks ago.
The body has several rust spots, the worst being a hole in the passenger side quarter panel and rust in the passenger side door frame. The truck was restored at some point in time (hence the purple tri-coat paint), and is overall a really nice cruiser except for the wind noise due to no weather stripping on the topper. Looking from underneath the truck the floors are very solid and show no signs of rust.Overall it’s not a pretty truck on the outside, but is a very nice running rig and I’d trust it to drive cross country. Doesn’t leak a drop!
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