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Scoop's 84 Bronco 300 Build/Restore

First, I know, I haven't finished my '78 yet and I'm starting another build??

Second, this will be a slow build as I'm in TX and the Bronco is in CO!

Let me clarify. My son bought an 84 Bronco last summer with the intent of having a project he could work on. Well life gets in the way - a baby last year and another on the way early next year - and he decided its not a good time for a money pit! (Probably a good decision!). So first thought was to do a minimal fix up and sell it. But I kind of liked it so I talked the wife into letting me keep it as a driver/second vehicle for our cabin in Colorado.

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* 1984 base model - white with red interior
* 300 I6
* NP435 (need to confirm, but looks to be a 4-speed non-OD tranny)
* Bench seat
* Crank windows
* AC, PB, PS
* Cruise control
* Rubber mats (no carpet)

Should be perfect for a summer use only vehicle and I've been wanting a 300/NP435 combo Bronco! It's been sitting outside for about 7 years.

The Plans:

* Typical rust repairs (tailgate, wheel wells, bottom of rear quarters, not sure on floor pans yet)
* Paint (some sort of two-tone red and white)
* rebuild carb (future 4.9 conversion??)
* Brakes - needs complete brake job
* New wheels and tires - 31's or 32's, no lift

That's it for now. I may try to get back to CO this fall and do the carb and brake work to at least get it driveable. I just have a few pics I'll try to post shortly.
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I bet you will be more than happy w/ that combo, round headlights?


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I bet you will be more than happy w/ that combo, round headlights?
LOL - I guess I'll have to change my sig!

Here's the first pic. This is where it sat for 7 years.
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Awesome! So first plans are to get it running to drive it home?
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Awesome! So first plans are to get it running to drive it home?
Yes, get it running and probably bring it to TX this winter for the body work and paint.
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More pics . . .





Oh yeah, needs a new windshield too!!









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That's going to be a great project. Looks like your starting with a great platform
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This will be good. I dont care for this style of bronco but I do like Scoops work and the 300 NP435 is a great setup.
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Went junk yarding yesterday and picked up a grill top trim piece. Hard to see in the pics above but this piece is messed up a bit. Just needs some cleaning and it'll be good to go. So the build begins! LOL

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Come on Scoop we like your work!!
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This is going to be a great project, excellent starting platform.
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Nice truck if I do say so myself.lol
You will love that trans with the 300 when off road and outside of traffic.lol

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The Bronco is still in CO and I'm still in TX! Can't do much until I get back up there. Just trying to collect some parts right now.

The tires are shot - worst dry rot I've seen in a while! And the wide white wagon wheels gotta go! Thinking about stock steelies painted red (to match the future two-tone red/white paint) with some Ford dog-dish hub caps with 31 inch all-terrains.

Maybe this style. Whatcha all think??
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Awww damn I like the wagon wheels... Should keep them, clean, and paint them again White. Would look good with the matching white and red on the bronco.
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Awww damn I like the wagon wheels... Should keep them, clean, and paint them again White. Would look good with the matching white and red on the bronco.
Josh, they're actually not in bad shape - I just don't care for aftermarket wagon wheels. Factory wagon wheels (like the Free Wheelin' style on my 78) I do like. Plus I want something different on this one. How about these Ford stock wheels? But I think they'll be hard to find. And probably costly.
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Those wheels would look good but I agree they will be hard to find and cost a bunch if you do find them.
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That Bronco does not have nearly enough rust to be a Scoop project, just sayin...

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I am a bigger wagon wheel guy myself. Those wheels will be hard to find but I am sure you will make them look good with the bronco. I enjoy your rigs you do great work. Can't wait till you can have your hands on it daily.
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Oooooooo I like me some straight 6! haha that's what she said!
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