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Tony, the wheel well trim was not put on by Ford if it had the lower racetrack trim. If you see a truck now with the wheel well trim it has been added by the owner.
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so you can have a Custom XLT? That is, the freewheeling XLT package added to the Custom?


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so you can have a Custom XLT? That is, the freewheeling XLT package added to the Custom?
No. The Free Wheeling package was not an XLT package, it was a seperate package all in itself. If you ordered a Custom and put all the options on it to make it an XLT it would of been a Ranger XLT. A Free Wheeling Bronco was available in either a Custom or Ranger XLT form. Ordering a Free Wheeling Bronco did not make it an XLT.
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No. The Free Wheeling package was not an XLT package, it was a seperate package all in itself. If you ordered a Custom and put all the options on it to make it an XLT it would of been a Ranger XLT. A Free Wheeling Bronco was available in either a Custom or Ranger XLT form. Ordering a Free Wheeling Bronco did not make it an XLT.
Ok thanks.. but forgetting about the free wheeling package, I swear my friend has an "XLT Custom". It definitely isn't a ranger, but the emblem sayes XLT as well as custom.


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That would be a 1st Dave. Check to make sure the XLT badge is not glued on, originally they used the push pins in the cowl. So lets say you have the push pins on the XLT badge the Bronco Custom emblem could have been changed at some point as well. It is hard to say but I have never heard or seen a Custom XLT made.
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Ok, so it's either a "Custom" or "RangerXLT"?

Or can it be a "Custom", "XLT", or "RangerXLT"?

In the picture below from the brochure, that is a ranger xlt?



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Ok, so it's either a "Custom" or "RangerXLT"?
Correct, no Ranger or Lariat packages offered for 78/79 Bronco.You could order a Ranger only in the F-series.

You have better eyes than me but I'd bet it is a Ranger XLT.

I'll see if I can post my info when I get home.
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Correct, no Ranger or Lariat packages offered for 78/79 Bronco.You could order a Ranger only in the F-series.

You have better eyes than me but I'd bet it is a Ranger XLT.

I'll see if I can post my info when I get home.
Thanks.. so I can def see it says XLTin the truck above from the brochure, then its a Ranger.


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Yes and no. Let's say you wanted to order an XLT but didn't want carpet, you could of ordered it with the vinyl mat with all other XLT options. The nice part about buying a Bronco back then is you didn't have to take all that was in the package like you do today.
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Yes and no. Let's say you wanted to order an XLT but didn't want carpet, you could of ordered it with the vinyl mat with all other XLT options. The nice part about buying a Bronco back then is you didn't have to take all that was in the package like you do today.

If it says "XLT" on the side its a Ranger XLT, so you will, using ur example,... have a Ranger with no carpet.


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Hey Ranger, in the brochure DaveG posted, whats up with the picture of the 4speed shifter? Why is it chrome and have a different bend to it? Also looks like a tcase boot and trim ring around it.
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If it says "XLT" on the side its a Ranger XLT, so you will, using ur example,... have a Ranger with no carpet.
IIRC Dave a Ranger did not have the woodgrain door panels, only the XLT or a specially ordered Bronco. Either way it is a Custom or Ranger XLT.


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Hey Ranger, in the brochure DaveG posted, whats up with the picture of the 4speed shifter? Why is it chrome and have a different bend to it? Also looks like a tcase boot and trim ring around it.
Good question, I have never owned a 4 speed Bronco. Maybe that was one of the 1st Free Wheeling Bronco's they made for the car show's?
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I never noticed the shifter image in the 78 brochure to be different. In the 79 brochure they changed the image of the transmission shifter though it looks like the same one for the transfer case.


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Maybe that shifter in the 78 Free Whelling ad is from a bench seat Bronco.
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My guess it's from a 2wd F-series.

The same picture in the brochure for the "79 Free Wheelin" Ford Trucks and the picture is listed under the Free Wheeling Styleside Pickup. The picture is also in the 1979 Ford Pickups Brochure under the caption of "4-speed overdrive"

I think it was a mistake!

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Heres some good info on the factory push bars:

This is a factory correct push bar for the 78-79 Bronco's:



There was an early style bar like this that fit the 77 style bumper.



Mounts for a 77 model bumper:



Mounts for the 78-79 bumper:



You can see the difference in the way the top mount plate is bent. The problem comes when trying to mount the bottom bolts. 77 style on a 78-79 truck:



It just won't work. So best bet is to match up the style of the upper mounting plate, by the pics it looks like an early model, and if you plan on using it on a 78-79 forget about it.
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Ok, so it's either a "Custom" or "RangerXLT"?

Or can it be a "Custom", "XLT", or "RangerXLT"?

In the picture below from the brochure, that is a ranger xlt?


the Overdrive Transmission only came in the 1/2 ton 2wd fords
it is basicly a car 3 speed transmission in design and shape 4 gear is added and is overdrive

the shifter comes thru what would be normally the transfer case shifter hole in a 4wd
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After reading the original post it states the Custom cab could have been ordered with pretty much any option.. With that being said, could it also have been ordered with the two toned paint scheme like the XLT's? I only ask because I want to keep the Bronco looking as OE as I can and paint it a 78-79 color but love the two toned. I don't want a two toned paint job on a custom cab if they never came that way from the assembly line.

Anyone know?


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Yes, you could order any paint option on a Custom. IIRC you do not have any of the lower race track molding on yours correct? That would mean that it originally came as a solid color and someone else applied the tu-tone.

Here is a piece of lit from the Bronco facts book. I'll scan more and maybe start a new thread including all of the Bronco facts in the book. No where in here does it state that a certain tu-tone would only be applied to a Custom or a Ranger XLT.



Use this link for a bigger pic: http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...d-features.jpg

Paint color options:



Bigger pic: http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/6...or-options.jpg
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Flipping awesome! You always have the dead nuts on answer.. Thanks for the info.

Thats correct, mine is totally molding -less and from what the po told me it was a solid brown from the factory. I just don't want it brown.. When it gets painted its getting done the right way. Inside and out.


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