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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-13-2017, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Ford Bronco 1983 Australia

Hey all,

I just picked up my Bronco today and it's on its way to mechanic as we speak. Pretty excited and a little nervous to be honest but can't wait to get up and running.

It's currently got some nasty WRX bucket seats in the front which I'm keen to dump. Any suggestions for seats that will suit?

I'm sure I'll be posting more and hoping to hear back from you all as I go through this resto process.

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Looks really good
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very cool..welcome to the site..

looks like it's got one the old school TJM bumpers, nice..

let's see some more pics, interior, under the hood (bonnet)... Is it right hand drive?


do you know the history of it, was orignially an Australian Bronco?
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Thanks for the links, I've got a ton of reading to do.

Here's some more pics:




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very cool..welcome to the site..

looks like it's got one the old school TJM bumpers, nice..

let's see some more pics, interior, under the hood (bonnet)... Is it right hand drive?


do you know the history of it, was orignially an Australian Bronco?


Thanks. It is a RHD Australian built Bronco. I think I'm the 3rd or 4th owner and the motor is not original; used to be a 302 now a 351C from a Ford Fairlaine Marquis.

It's had quite a bit of work and a little more required to finish. I'm not sure how far I'm going to go but I'll try and enjoy the journey.... I'm considering lifting a little then repair and refresh paintwork and interior. All depends how much I spend on the mechanic.



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thanks for sharing..you've got a great platform to work with whatever you decide to do with it..

be interesting to know how many Broncos they produced down there.
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is it just me or does that look like a rack and pinion boot ?
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Looks like it just needs a little "love" Brother, welcome to FSB and KUDOS on the Bronco score and can't wait to see what you do so keep us informed!

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is it just me or does that look like a rack and pinion boot ?
I noticed that too. Must be what they use to convert to RHD.

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I noticed that too. Must be what they use to convert to RHD.



Welcome shappz!


Oh, now I know what you mean.... It has been 'upgraded' with a steering rack from a Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series.


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The things they do in the "land down under"....lol lol


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Kind of looks like it had a snow plow mount on it at one point too. Those two holes with an outline of a bracket on the passenger side frame had something there.

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