Well I've had this Bronco long enough now I think I should go ahead and start a build thread for it. I'll give a little back story on it and then over time get you all up to date with the build.
I was approached by its former owner back in march of last year. Jerry as I came to know him that day stopped by the house when I was out in the yard working on My pick up. Jerry said he had been wanting to stop and talk to me because of the Broncos in the yard ( I have three of them in the yard). We struck up a conversation about all the projects he had and that he was a bit overwhelmed with them. He's 74 and doesn't get around like he used to as I recall him saying. Jerry said he had a deal for me. I of course was like yeah, I've heard this before. He goes on to say he has a '78 he picked up years ago that has a built 351 in it that's now a 408. It doesn't have a lot of rust just the floor boards up front. The 9" spun a bearing when he was driving it home so he had it towed the rest of the way. The motor has a knock he thought may be a rod. The front end looked a bit rusty inside when he popped the dif cover. Jerry thought the jack wagon he bought it from let water get in it and thats why it was rusty. He continues on and on about it and I'm thinking what does he want for it? He tells me to come look at it and see if I like it.
A couple of days later I call him and go look at it.
I'm looking at it and it looks to be in pretty good shape. I'm not worried about any rodent nests on this thing cause he has more soap in a dish and moth balls all over the place than my grandmothers house ever did. Jerry tells me he has a spare tailgate, 9", d44, two doors he will throw in with it. I"m ok how much do you want for it. Jerry tells me you look like you will take it and do something with it so how does $700 sound? I'm like ok as I"m like that's a deal right there. Even if I scrap this thing I have way more than that in parts.
Two weeks later I go get it with a trailer to get it home. Jerry has his own trailer loaded up also. It has the 9", d44, the spare tailgate and two doors. Along with a radiator, two seats he got out of an import, two fenders, a grille and a back seat.
Stay tuned for more to come. I gotta get back to the work that pays the bills and for all these Broncos