who to send bronco to for restoration?

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I am thinking of bringing my 1990 eddie bauer bronco to a restoration company to take apart and restore my bronco. Any recommendations? I have some electrical issue, cut wires, etc and rust to be cut and fixed. I know you guys know all the players. I am located in Louisiana, but will ship it.
 

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How much money you got?

Really what it comes down too. I don't know of anyone that does that stuff, every time I have tried or know someone that tried it is always cost plus.
Body shops don't want the mechanical, mechanical don't want the body work.

Ever thought about something like counting cars? Counts customs? I think their work is questionable but would live to see a bronco on there.
I have no idea how to go about something like that, just thought it would be cool.
 

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How much money you got?

Really what it comes down too. I don't know of anyone that does that stuff, every time I have tried or know someone that tried it is always cost plus.
Body shops don't want the mechanical, mechanical don't want the body work.

Ever thought about something like counting cars? Counts customs? I think their work is questionable but would live to see a bronco on there.
I have no idea how to go about something like that, just thought it would be cool.
thanks for feedback
 

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Yo Bocephus93,

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Yo Bocephus93,
Here are the 1990 Bronco Pre-Delivery Shop & Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manuals (EVTM), Partial by member Kingfish999 in Google Drive @ 1990 Ford Truck service manuals - Google Drive
&
1990 Ford Truck Emissions Manual.pdf by Ford via member 90.CaliBronco in Google Drive @ 1990 Ford Truck Emissions Manual.pdf

Suggest you download both for faster scrolling and to use the table of contents index.

1990 Ford Bronco Brochure by Ford via Dezo's Garage @ https://www.xr793.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1990-Ford-Bronco.pdf

Haynes Red Manual for 80-95 Bronco & F Series @ Hanes guide 80-96 bko f series.pdf found by BroncMom!
 

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You have bear with us. I have owned my Bronco's for the last 15 years ..... and it is only recently that they are becoming red hot. I paid under 3,500 for each ... and they were in great shape with no rust .... and under 150,000 miles.

It still sounds crazy to me to drop 15,000 to 20,000 for a full restoration on a fullsize .... but from where the market is heading.... that is not as crazy an investment as it was just three years ago.

Good luck and keep us updated with a build thread.
 

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"...know all the players..."
not here the wingnuts on CB'n or spendthrifts on roadster u13 go for the concourse points.
For 39 yrs I been sayin: "Its just a F..ing jeep." Nota lambo or '48 XK120. If U wanna better-than-new C those guys. Enjoy !
 

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I am thinking of bringing my 1990 eddie bauer bronco to a restoration company to take apart and restore my bronco. Any recommendations? I have some electrical issue, cut wires, etc and rust to be cut and fixed. I know you guys know all the players. I am located in Louisiana, but will ship it.
You can bring it to the bomb factory in Nola. They did some work for me. Great work, but your probably looking at least $50K for a frame off full rebuild and restoration including body work and paint.
 

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How much money you got?

Really what it comes down too. I don't know of anyone that does that stuff, every time I have tried or know someone that tried it is always cost plus.
Body shops don't want the mechanical, mechanical don't want the body work.

Ever thought about something like counting cars? Counts customs? I think their work is questionable but would live to see a bronco on there.
I have no idea how to go about something like that, just thought it would be cool.
If you have the money and your near Pensacola fl the only place that I have been blown away by is Velocity restoration they specialize in Broncos and scouts as well. But if you want a rolling chassie and upgrade that 5.0 to a Coyote engine it would cost about 70 K
 

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I am thinking of bringing my 1990 eddie bauer bronco to a restoration company to take apart and restore my bronco. Any recommendations? I have some electrical issue, cut wires, etc and rust to be cut and fixed. I know you guys know all the players. I am located in Louisiana, but will ship it.
Try Craiglist,but make sure you check their reference and work out real good. Their is a place in Virginia that has been in business for along time called Whitepost. I,ve seen videos of their shop and work. They look like they do a really good job. -540-837-1140. They have been in business for over 75 years and it is family owned. They do all kinds of work and types of vehicles.Good luck.
 

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Try Craiglist,but make sure you check their reference and work out real good. Their is a place in Virginia that has been in business for along time called Whitepost. I,ve seen videos of their shop and work. They look like they do a really good job. -540-837-1140. They have been in business for over 75 years and it is family owned. They do all kinds of work and types of vehicles.Good luck.
They also claim to have done work on vehicles that has been in Pebble Beach Concorurs shows and quite a few others. So they must be good and I assume their price is expensive too. Good luck. Their also a place near Roanoke,Va that advertise on Craigslist. Als check out Hemmings. They have services advertised on their.
 

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thanks johnnny reb!
Your more then welcome. You should be able to go and find one close to you. Buy typing in the the address bar. Auto restoration in Louisana ---and I,m sure you will find plenty and save on having it hauled out of state. Make sure to check their reference and talk to the people they done work on their vehicles and make sure you have what you want done in writing .Plus if you can get someone to go with you.As a witness--if they try and sham you. Good luck
 

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I realize this may be a little too far from you but there is a shop in west central PA called H&H Performance that specializes in Ford restorations, mostly Mustangs of course, but they did do a '75 Bronco a couple of years ago. They started with a real rust bucket. I saw the truck in person at SEMA and it was really well done. That project was sold at a raffle to raise funds for the Keystone Elk Country Alliance (KECA) and the restoration was featured on two episodes of the Friends In Wild Places outdoor TV show. Here are links to youtube videos of the TV show episodes. Keep in mind that these are Pennsylvania rednecks (like me) so cut them a little slack for their cornball humor. Even if you aren't interested in having them do your restoration you may learn a few things by watching these and hopefully be entertained at the very least.

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BTW, I bought this '68 Cougar about ten years ago from a guy who lived in the Baton Rouge area.

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