My '75 Bronco Project

69Lover

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Nice build! I am in the process currently after owning thr 69 since 1988. Drove it for 3 years and put it in the garage in 91 and hasn't been on the road since. Just a little procrastination lol.
My daughter told someone that it was an off road vehicle. Followed by, "it's been off the road since 91" smart Alec! Lol
 

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I also have a 1975 Ranger, the body work on mine was fantastic, the frame and undercarriage were totally undone. Even the recently rebuilt transmission had no third gear. It takes alot of time and money to bring back these Broncos. I've seen some make comments that these early Broncos have a value of about $30,000. or less. Not true, $70,000. for starters just to start justifying some of the process! Really a top notch job, with a lot of thought and some trial and error! The only part of your build is the use of fiberglass that bothers me. Thank you!

Thanks Seabee. My intent for the Bronco is to have something I can actually drive. I didn't build it just to sell for a profit or as a show vehicle. Living in the Rust Belt is a major reason why I decided to replace the rear quarters with 'glass parts. I also enjoy a challenge and installing those particular quarters was definitely that. Because there was virtually no information on how to approach that part of the project I was pretty much on my own. As you said, plenty of trial and error.
 

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I think all 4 1/4s are glass. It depends on the manufacturer.
I see guys w/the trail clubs where one set shattered and another bounced off the trees'n rocks. I'd go w/the 2nd as they were alot tougher than my metal. I ended doing alot more repair on my metal than they on the 2nd set of glass. Got a 30 ft boat (sail powered ocean racin) that washed up on the riprap during the hurricane. Days of wave action on the rocks and the hull (glass) showed just a few scratches.
 

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Thanks. The seats are comfy but, unfortunately, they are starting to show their age and no one makes replacement leather covers that I can find. I can either buy generic ******** seat covers or have an upholstery shop recover them. The second option ain't cheap and I can buy new aftermarket seats for less. Still deciding...
Yes,but what about the quality and material?
 

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