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Bronco Info: 1988 Bronco Custom, 351, C6, 33" on 15", clean mostly but has only bed floor rot.
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88 Bronco Build - Utility/Vacation/DD

Buddy of mine sold me a bronco this bronco for $500. 88 with 351 and C6 sitting on 33x12.50R15's.

Would love to keep it at stock height, haul my "in case of emergency" tools discreetly, and have it as a daily driver/fun vacation driver/all-around utility, vehicle.

These goals are more or less in order:

Short term goals (6-7 months) (would LOVE to take this to a week long vacation in July - but would also LOVE to drive it before then around town)
-clean and spray paint all rust covered areas
-replace fuel tank & filler neck
-if necessary - replace fuel lines
-repair/replace brake lines (hoping just rear)
-repair floor/bed rust
-replace rear spring perch & shackle
-repair back-up lamps
-install locking hubs (junkyard pull - buddy's idea)
-repair passenger door lock
-repair tailgate
-install fog lamps
-possibly new tires (if I take it on the trip)

Whenever goals/ideas:
-with the rust issue - considered building permanent storage fore/aft of wheel wells
-construct a removeable locking tool storage for the bed
-construct a bike shelf
-heavy duty bumpers - front and rear

Ideas I've thought about but probably wouldn't actually do:
-do a body swap - older ford body on bronco chassis (wife LOVES older trucks - 50's)
-solid front axle swap
-engine and/or tranny swap
-5.0 wiring harness swap (buddy's idea)

Pictures I've taken so far:

Rust in the rear end - started the discussion on the bed rust here: 88 Ford Bronco Bed Rust & ideas
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DD - for sale: 06 Subaru Forester 2.5X
Wife's: 02 Chrysler Concorde 2.7 Lxi
Project: 88 Ford Bronco Custom - Fullsize 351 C6 on 33/12.50/15
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