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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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New to site, two time Bronco owner of the same Bronco

My Bronco story starts out way back in the early 70's, my father owned a 1970 Bronco that I vaguely remember since I was very young at the time but have seen in many pictures, ever since that time I've wanted a Bronco. Fast forward to 2002, my wife and father-in-law surprised me with a 1979 Bronco for my birthday. We drove it around Long Beach Ca for years, then in 2004 we moved to Fresno Ca where we drove it around a few more years. Then my "great idea" hit me, I'd thought it would be a "great idea" to restore it, long story short it sat in my garage for many years almost completely tore apart, and me realizing I didn't have the knowledge, money or space to do a restoration. Then in 2011 we were moving to Kansas City Mo, we couldn't take the bronco because we had no way of transporting it in all it's pieces so I decided to sell it, that was a sad day when the buyers came and picked her up, the wife cried as they drove away with her. Again fast forward several years we were cleaning out our storage room and came across the spare set of keys for the Bronco. I was going to just throw them out but the wife said no and to keep them because she has a feeling the Bronco will be with us again, I didn't think much of it but said okay and forgot about it. Jump ahead several more years and I get a Facebook message from the guy who bought the Bronco, it was pictures of it back together. I told him it was nice to see it not in pieces and just joking around told him if he wants to sell it to give me a first chance. About a few months past and I get another Facebook message from the same guy asking me if I would be interested in buying the Bronco back, after a few phone calls with him and one five minute conversation with my wife a price was agreed on and a few months later she arrived at our house on a car carrier. Now shes back in our garage, she did sit for a couple years while I figured out when and how I was going to restore it. After watching good quality TV shows about real auto restoration (like Gearz and not like Fast & Loud type shows) and research about Broncos I gained some knowledge and with a better paying job a little more money, still a little tight on space (but that's not a big issue) and a lot of guidance from my father I feel that a restoration is now possible. It's going to take some years, money and a lot of hours to finish cause I'm doing it all myself, I'm on a very very limited Bronco budget but as long as I can go out in the garage and get something done I feel at least I'm making progress and it keeps my motivation up. The plan is to do a restomod, take it 90 percent back to factory stock but with just a few upgrades to better it's performance.
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Woow what a cool story. Welcome and and post some pictures of off that bronco it's been thru lot show it off lol.

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Yo 1979Tonka,
Welcome. Now that is a really great "home again" good news story!

Here is the Ford 1979 Bronco/F Series Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual via topsig (Ziggy) @
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/24302/83503-2
It shows Electrical component location, operation, troubleshooting, with wiring and vacuum diagrams.

1979 Bronco Brochure (partial) @ Early Bronco HQ is about 1966-77 Ford Broncos -- 1979 Bronco Sales Brochure

1979 Ford Bronco vs. Blazer Article by Ford via Indybronco @ 1978 Ford Bronco Bronco vs. Blazer (79) pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net

Ford Shop Manual Diagrams: 1978-1979 Full Size Shop Manuals, partial @ https://broncograveyard.com/rt-1273-...-archives.html
My Tablet takes hours to download, so try the first in this list as long as you have Adobe Acrobat 9 or later installed.
Includes:
Wiring Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes Rear Lights Diagram
Motor Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes Air Cleaner Diagram
Chassis Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes '78 Brakes Diagram, Gas Tank Setup Diagram
Body Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes; Upper Body Diagram, Front Clip Diagram, heater Ducts Diagram, Tailgate Diagram, Console Diagram, Front Clip Diagram, Grill Setup Diagram, Heater Controls Diagram, Interior Trip Diagram, Rear Sheetmetal Diagram, Tiltwheel Diagram, Tire Rack
Let me know if the downloads are worth the effort.

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Woow what a cool story. Welcome and and post some pictures of off that bronco it's been thru lot show it off lol.

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Thank you sir, I have one picture of it before my "great idea" in my garage section. I'll add more in the future.
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Welcome to FSB and congrats on gettin' your 79 back! Cool story, FB not all bad, lol.
Thank you sir, yeah Facebook has it's good side every once and a while. Last month I totally revamped my Facebook, no more political and drama crap just anything to do with cars or aviation. Look me up Leonard Spall.
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Yo 1979Tonka,
Welcome. Now that is a really great "home again" good news story!

As an aid to it's resto;
here is the Ford 1979 Bronco/F Series Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual by topsig (Ziggy) @ http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/...ml#post6994633
It shows Electrical component location, operation, troubleshooting, with wiring and vacuum diagrams.

1979 Bronco Brochure (partial) @ Early Bronco HQ is about 1966-77 Ford Broncos -- 1979 Bronco Sales Brochure

1979 Ford Bronco vs. Blazer Article by Ford via Indybronco @ 1978 Ford Bronco Bronco vs. Blazer (79) pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net

Ford Shop Manual Diagrams: 1978-1979 Full Size Shop Manuals, partial @ https://broncograveyard.com/rt-1273-...-archives.html
My Tablet takes many moons to download, so try the first in this list as long as you have Adobe Acrobat installed.
Includes:
Wiring Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes Rear Lights Diagram
Motor Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes Air Cleaner Diagram
Chasis Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF
This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes '78 Brakes Diagram, Gas Tank Setup Diagram
Body Manuals & Diagrams Download PDF This complete manual for the 1972-1979 Ford Bronco Includes; Upper Body Diagram, Front Clip Diagram, heater Ducts Diagram, Tailgate Diagram, Console Diagram, Front Clip Diagram, Grill Setup Diagram, Heater Controls Diagram, Interior Trip Diagram, Rear Sheetmetal Diagram, Tiltwheel Diagram, Tire Rack

See Bubba's M-Block Ford V8 Workshop @ Bubba's M-Block Ford V8 Workshop

Dave Graham's 1979 Ford Truck Manual on CD @ https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...r+manual,10335
Authorized copy of the Ford manual for all systems. Ask seller if it will run on your PC, etc. with it's operating system such as WIN10.
Also search Google.

For any Bronco questions or to chat about it's planned modifications or build, it's better to post each seperately in Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone. This will get more attention and you can build up your post count to get into other sections such as 1978-'79 Bronco Tech that requires 30 posts to view or post) or 1978-'79 Bronco Tech, Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories (75 posts required to view), etc.

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Thank you very much. This site has already answered a few of my questions, a lot of the links you've suggested I've already looked into. Did my homework this time around, taking baby steps in the restoration, start with one thing finish then move to the next logical part or section. Right now I'm finishing up the body work on the drivers door, need to prime and the put the door internals (which have been restored long ago) back in then set that aside and move to the next door.
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