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Well, you certainly showed devotion to your vehicle. Glad you didn't get hurt worse. That's a pretty comical picture you paint, standing there in undies and one sock only, burnt beard and burnt skin. It's only funny when you don't think about your injuries, but you could put a caption under that and it would be appreciated by Bronco lovers everywhere.
You can draw the caption.
 

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Well I have one 78 .That I have been replaceing all the wore out parts on it and it needs some body work and interior. About all the running gear and parts that make it run.Has been replaced and I wouldn,t sale it less then $7,000--if I was to sale it now. I have another 78 I,m getting ready to start working on it soon. Don,t let them tell you sad tales of what it needs and they don,t have that much. They THINK someone should give it to them. They don,t sale cheap.Miensk can help you their of the value.Good luck. Look on the internet and you,ll be surprised at what some are saleing high then othersand notice the area of where they are and what they are saling for in your area. Good luck
Thanks, JohnnyReb. I agree with all you've said. Saw that a similar vehicle, but a little more shined up superficially, went for $32K at an online auction the other day. And, I don't think it was the more rare manual transmission like mine is.

I get a bit annoyed at people trying to dupe me into practically giving them my Bronco, and they are approaching me randomly in public, telling me they'd be doing me a favor taking it off my hands. Those are the flippers.

The hobbyists never do that. They offer a much higher dollar amount, always in cash, and are open to higher amounts upon inspection. Since it's been hidden out of sight most of the time for the past several years, it would be interesting to see what those offers would look like now.

One thing that's changed over the years is that young men and sometimes young women flip out over it. Usually, they are in the 28-34yo range and seem to be single or at least without kids and are living an outdoors lifestyle. So, it's not fixed up to be flashy or even refurbished, but I think it's what the Bronco can do and where it can take them that excites them.
 

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Thanks, JohnnyReb. I agree with all you've said. Saw that a similar vehicle, but a little more shined up superficially, went for $32K at an online auction the other day. And, I don't think it was the more rare manual transmission like mine is.

I get a bit annoyed at people trying to dupe me into practically giving them my Bronco, and they are approaching me randomly in public, telling me they'd be doing me a favor taking it off my hands. Those are the flippers.

The hobbyists never do that. They offer a much higher dollar amount, always in cash, and are open to higher amounts upon inspection. Since it's been hidden out of sight most of the time for the past several years, it would be interesting to see what those offers would look like now.

One thing that's changed over the years is that young men and sometimes young women flip out over it. Usually, they are in the 28-34yo range and seem to be single or at least without kids and are living an outdoors lifestyle. So, it's not fixed up to be flashy or even refurbished, but I think it's what the Bronco can do and where it can take them that excites them.
I agree with you 100%. I remeber after I had (the one I done alot of work to) Tow guys stopped buy and heard I had it for sale and asked me. What I wanted? I told them $2,600. They said we,ll give you $400 what you paid for it. I told them forget it. I have over $1,500 just under the hood. They keep messin around and finally. I got mad. I had a old army camoflauge shiter on.I put my hands on my hips and told them to get in the truck and leave. This ones eyes got great big and said ok man we are leaving.I nopticed they had looked down,but I never paid any mind.Until they were backing out. I looked down and had my hands right above my pistol. hahaha I wear it because of starnge dogs were in the neighbor hood at the time and 2 pit bulls put me in the house. I got a good laugh out of that.haha
 

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Yes, I guess it was. Good thing I had under shorts on that day.hahahaha
Oh how rude of me. Welcome to the club. You,ll meet some nice people hear.That will help you out.If you have any problems. They are good people. I think Miensk lives in California and he,ll help you alot .
 

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Well I have one 78 .That I have been replaceing all the wore out parts on it and it needs some body work and interior. About all the running gear and parts that make it run.Has been replaced and I wouldn,t sale it less then $7,000--if I was to sale it now. I have another 78 I,m getting ready to start working on it soon. Don,t let them tell you sad tales of what it needs and they don,t have that much. They THINK someone should give it to them. They don,t sale cheap.Miensk can help you their of the value.Good luck. Look on the internet and you,ll be surprised at what some are saleing high then othersand notice the area of where they are and what they are saling for in your area. Good luck
Since you live in California .Most of the vehicles their don,t have any rust. Would raise the price up a good bit.
 

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Well I have one 78 .That I have been replaceing all the wore out parts on it and it needs some body work and interior. About all the running gear and parts that make it run.Has been replaced and I wouldn,t sale it less then $7,000--if I was to sale it now. I have another 78 I,m getting ready to start working on it soon. Don,t let them tell you sad tales of what it needs and they don,t have that much. They THINK someone should give it to them. They don,t sale cheap.Miensk can help you their of the value.Good luck. Look on the internet and you,ll be surprised at what some are saleing high then othersand notice the area of where they are and what they are saling for in your area. Good luck
One thing about it------you,ll miss it. I thought of the car shows I have gone to and heard people say. I had one just like that. I wished a thousand times I had kept it. Alot of memorys you have their in 20 years.
 

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I agree with you 100%. I remeber after I had (the one I done alot of work to) Tow guys stopped buy and heard I had it for sale and asked me. What I wanted? I told them $2,600. They said we,ll give you $400 what you paid for it. I told them forget it. I have over $1,500 just under the hood. They keep messin around and finally. I got mad. I had a old army camoflauge shiter on.I put my hands on my hips and told them to get in the truck and leave. This ones eyes got great big and said ok man we are leaving.I nopticed they had looked down,but I never paid any mind.Until they were backing out. I looked down and had my hands right above my pistol. hahaha I wear it because of starnge dogs were in the neighbor hood at the time and 2 pit bulls put me in the house. I got a good laugh out of that.haha
Well, I'm not much for macho stunts, but as those guys were jerks and you didn't mean to threaten them, I kind of enjoyed that story. You've inspired me, not to carry a gun, but to be ready to take a pose and tell them in a low, haunting voice, "Get in the truck!" while swinging my head in that direction like a wizened old cowgirl. Hope I remember to squint and scowl.
 

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Well, I'm not much for macho stunts, but as those guys were jerks and you didn't mean to threaten them, I kind of enjoyed that story. You've inspired me, not to carry a gun, but to be ready to take a pose and tell them in a low, haunting voice, "Get in the truck!" while swinging my head in that direction like a wizened old cowgirl. Hope I remember to squint and scowl.
The biggest protection I have now. Is a big rattler. i DON,T worry about people sneaking around wanting to steal anything. It doesn,t cost anything and he DOES mean business. I call him Ralph. After a friend I used to run around with.
 

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