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Old 09-18-2020, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default The Original Bronco

1970 302 Classic Hard Top
My brother decided to hang on to it
80k original miles on this engine
Been in the family since 1972
Many memories hunting & fishing with it
Lock the hubs & this beast will crawl through most anything
Has an 8k lb wench on front bumper
Local landowner over the years would get stuck from time to time and this was the go to rescue vehicle. I can remember my dad getting phone calls or a knock on the door needing his help & his 4x4 Bronco
Just had some work done on it & it runs like a top
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:02 AM   #2
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Very nice. And, Geaux Tigers!
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:06 AM   #3
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That is greatness! It's crazy how squirrelly those old SWB SUVs drive compared to modern vehicles, but they are tanks.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:11 AM   #4
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It had some slop in the steering. I had to remind my brother of old manual steering technology. It takes some getting used to turning when you ain’t got power steering
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:15 AM   #5
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that is an amazing vehicle!
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:18 AM   #6
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That sir.. is awesome! Love it

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Old 09-18-2020, 11:19 AM   #7
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Love those EB's. I have two and I had another that I sold.

Mine are projects on the back burner as of now.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:20 AM   #8
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One of my favorite all time vehicles.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:23 AM   #9
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Pure awesomeness! My dad had one back in the day. I’d love to have it now.


Looks good for 50 years old






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Old 09-18-2020, 11:29 AM   #10
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Here's my 77' with all the goodies, power steering, power brakes, automatic transmission. I love the turning radius on these. I'm the 3rd owner and ive had it since 2010. Cool that you have a long family history with yours.

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Old 09-18-2020, 11:29 AM   #11
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Wish I still had mine , I paid for some SPI spring breaks pulling people out at the beach access “ those were some great times “
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:33 AM   #12
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Love them old Bronco’s
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:46 AM   #13
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You could hit a deer at 50 with this thing & you might just loosen the headlight lol
Yeah I love it. Great memories & a heck of a treasure. You get stuck & we can take care of you
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:48 AM   #14
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It’s all original except front bumper which we still have the original bumper that came with it. Front bumper now is heavy duty for wench mount. It has been painted on the body
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:53 AM   #15
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My hunting buddy has a '75 he bought brand new... It was his ranch vehicle on our old place out west, but it's now his ranch vehicle at his home place in Columbus... Big old suckers sure did ride a lot better than my '67 Willys...
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:56 AM   #16
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I have had two of them, sold them and hated to do it. One of these days I will find another. Those are some great machines.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:20 PM   #17
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Absolutely beautiful! I wanted one of those so bad when I was a teen and learning how to drive.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:40 PM   #18
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Glad to see that y'all kept it in the family. That is one clean Bronco!
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:16 PM   #19
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You could hit a deer at 50 with this thing & you might just loosen the headlight lol
Yeah I love it. Great memories & a heck of a treasure. You get stuck & we can take care of you
Oh yeah, I was trying to run a cow back into the pasture with mine and she turned, lowered her head and slammed into the front of the Bronco. I was sure the grill and hood were smashed. Not even a ding!
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:19 PM   #20
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Had a orange 69 model regret selling it to this day
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:31 PM   #21
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Great piece of American history!
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:34 PM   #22
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Nice!
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:57 PM   #23
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Nice. What was the little Bronco pickup called? Loved them as well.
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:00 PM   #24
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Awesome ride!
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:00 PM   #25
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If you drive through downtown Palestine Tx and go by the old Ford Place there’s one just like it same color in the showcase room
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:09 PM   #26
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Awesome! My buddy has a resto-mod '76 that is bad to the bone.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:48 PM   #27
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Love me some broncos, still looking for a decent ‘75
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:50 PM   #28
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Cool, that is a great looking Bronco. Awesome that your family can keep adding to those stories.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:52 PM   #29
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Nice
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:25 PM   #30
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Real deal American steel !!!
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:31 PM   #31
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Jealous. Glad it stayed in the family.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:35 PM   #32
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Love it.



Here is my 1966 half cab. 29,*** miles.


I get to...
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:28 PM   #33
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Y’all don’t still put lead supplement in the fuel like my dad did
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:43 PM   #34
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Saweet!
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:49 PM   #35
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In for pics of this 8k lb wench...
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:22 PM   #36
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In for pics of this 8k lb wench...
Cant believe it took that long

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Old 09-18-2020, 10:47 PM   #37
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I had a ‘72, copper bottom, white top. It would climb a tree ! Traded it on a brand new one in ‘79 and I liked it too, but I wish I had the old one now. $$$$$
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:55 PM   #38
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We need some additional photos Amigo
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:11 AM   #39
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That a nice looking Bronco. I love those little trucks. I would kind of like to have another one, but if I had a choice, I would still choose to get a 78 or 79 over the little ones. I had a 71 with a 302, 3 spd. manual, half cab. Then a 67 with a 240 in line six, 3 spd., also half cab. Those two trucks had some rust, the 67 had more bondo than sheet metal. The 71, actually had a pretty decent body, but the top, turned out to be rusted all the way through above the windshield. So once you got up to 55 or so, the front of the roof would open up and you had A/C. Worked great most of the time, in the rain, you got a high pressure shower.

I loved the 71, it was a blast, but gave me a lot of respect for Parnelli Jones. The shop that used to modify those trucks for Baja, either did some amazing work, turning those trucks into race trucks or those drivers were some BA MOFOs. I know my 71 would beat the crap out of me, when I tried to use it like I was running Baja. It was a mud monster, but not any good for bumps, with any speed.

My 78, that truck would go anywhere. It was the king of the mud holes, ponds, swamp, marsh, whatever. It also was not any good for taking bumpy trails with any speed. But it would go anywhere. To this day, my favorite off road, mud trucks are 78 or 79 Broncos. The little Broncos, the 66 to 77, are great for trails, being so narrow and short, they will make it down trails you would normally not get a truck down. They are little mini tanks. Unlike Jeeps with their fragile drivetrains, the early Broncos had some very durable drivetrains. Then the 78s and 79s were the beasts.

You definitely have a nice looking truck, they are fun to drive, don't take a lot of power to get them to move along pretty good. My 71 with a warmed over 302 would move along pretty good.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:22 AM   #40
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In for pics of this 8k lb wench...
Thereís one in every bunch
Correction....8k lb capacity wench. Put a pulley hitch in & can double it
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:51 AM   #41
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Thereís one in every bunch

Correction....8k lb capacity wench. Put a pulley hitch in & can double it
I think you missed it...

Winch



Wench

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Old 09-19-2020, 12:05 PM   #42
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Yeah my stupid auto correct & fat finger rule gets me every time
Thanks Chew for showing them the wench
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:42 PM   #43
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Great looking machine.
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:54 PM   #44
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I think you missed it...

Winch



Wench

She seems nice

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Old 09-19-2020, 01:31 PM   #45
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She seems nice

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Yep. Buy her a few turkey legs and a a couple steins of ale at the Renaissance Festival...
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:29 PM   #46
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I bought 1 new I think 74 74. 3 Speed on the column straight 6 no AC I was stationed at Macdill AFB. Loved that thing
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:15 PM   #47
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Yeah this one is 3-speed on the column & the 4 lo & high shift is in the floor
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:50 PM   #48
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Thatís a clean one and uncut too!

My fort vehicle was a yellow and white 75 full cab with a 302, auto and power steering.

Wish I still had it.


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Old 09-20-2020, 07:09 AM   #49
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Had a 67 with front and rear Posi trac...WOW!!!Run Deer leases and Beach tell Salt ate it UP
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