Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Upstate New York
Bronco Info: 1996 5.8 XLT, 4 inch dick cepek lift, with custom leaf springs
My 96 bronco I purchased new
This is a thread of some updates I have done to my 96 bronco XLT with a 351W. Some history - My father was a parts manager at a Ford dealership when I was growing up and he used to get company cars. It seemed like he would get a new company car every year or so. He would always get a new Bronco. So naturally I fell in love with Bronco's. I purchased my first Bronco when I was 22. It was an 88 with 100,000 miles. After a couple of years, I was young and dumb got a DWI and couldn't afford the payment and insurance. So I sold it and got an 84 with even more miles. Fixed it up, painted it, was great. Eventually I sold that one and got an 89 bronco with 100,000 miles. Of course since I live in NY, they always seemed to rust out in the rear quarters and the tailgates. So near the end of 1996 after dealing with rust on my first 3 broncos, I decided to buy the last bronco on the lot at the dealership where my dad was working. I've owned this vehicle ever since. I tried to baby it for the most part and take care of it really well. It has 80k miles on it now and has not seen snow or salt in 15 years. Now it hardly gets driven in the rain - ha ha. It is extremely clean and no rust. It has a Dick Cepek 4 inch lift (I installed it around 15 yrs ago) with 33 BFG Mud terrains. It also has firestone air bags for towing. I don't really have many pics of the early days, but I took some pictures of regular photos I took back then. I will update with photos as things progress.
Things I would like to do in the near future:
roll bar in the rear