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New stock 78 coil buckets?

Was looking around at LMC and such and could not find replacement stock 78 front coil buckets. Anyone got a source, my replacement frame came without the buckets.
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I guess used it it.
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not OEM but the closest that I know of.
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Are the 68-77 the same? I see used ones on Flebay but they are insane on the price.
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Early Broncos have smaller diameter springs then the 78-79 does. You need 78-79 buckets for a simple bolt on and go.

I have bought heavy duty aftermarket early Bronco buckets for my SAS for my Explorer and they would be terrible to try to make work on the 78.

I will be parting out my 79 this year hopefully and I don't need the buckets but I don't know what kind of hurry your in.

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I know few years ago LMC had them, maybe its was an OEM parts and its now obsolete.
I ordered rear spring hanger from LMC an received Oem ford bracket.
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I see you're from Illinois. There's a guy that lists 78-79 ford/bronco parts on the dubuque craigslist from time to time. I bought a set of buckets from him, and he shipped them to me. Also has other SAS related parts.

I'm not affiliated with him at all, just a customer. I bought from him because, like you, I couldn't find them anywhere else.

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i need to find one too
I had to steal one of my perfect ones for my beater as it was rusted to hell

I was talking to james duff at bronco take over this yr at silver lake and they did say the hd replacements for the early bronco could be made to work pretty easily,but damn they are pricey

does anyone have a ford part # for the stock 78-79 bucket?
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Yeah I'll probably have to bite the bullet and buy EBay ones, I am in no hurry though. If someone comes across a set with shock mounts I could definetly use them. Not sure of the condition of the ones currently on my 78 but it would be a lot easier to put a clean set on my frame rather than try to salvage mine. Being here in the salt belt I would imagine they are pretty rough under all the crust and grease.
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Can't believe Bronco Graveyard doesn't carry those. They have everything else.

If you don't have to have stock you could give these a shot, http://www.dufftuff.com/Early_Classi...ers_p/5111.htm
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I was looking at those, they require drilling and some messing around to get them in though.
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There is a set on eBay for $199.00 or best offer!
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They are however not new and are in need of some TLC.
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Yeh I saw those, that is crazy money for parts I have to rework. I may as well buy the new ones for 125.
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How bad were your's and can a little welding do the trick?
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Try Dennis Carpenter they make replica ford parts, National parts depot, or Wild horses 4x4

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How bad were your's and can a little welding do the trick?
That's my plan
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That's how you make the price right!
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I might have a set let me look and see. It will be tomorrow evening before I can look.


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