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Sorry, guys..... we've had a LOT of stuff going on around here and between work and other activities, I have been really lacking on my FSB participation. Nothing traumatic, just busy.
I'll add some pictures at the end of this.
We came into the Bronco world literally by accident..... we totalled our nice one-owner 1995 Mustang hitting a huge whitetail doe while driving 65mph, almost 3 years ago. My wife bought the Mustang new (while I was deep in the throes of my first marriage) and was really
attached to it because it was "hers" and her since-deceased grandfather went with her to pick it out. After hitting the deer and having air bags deploy, I think
I remember her asking me if I was OK before
she said, "My car, my car!!
All through the time we owned that car, I would always tell her (maybe half-jokingly) that any Mustang worth having had a V8 in it..... hers was a V6.
So, I had always figured that if we ever replaced the Mustang, the replacement would be something more along the lines of a pick-up. As I started cruising our local Craigslist, I came across a 1981 Bronco XL for $3000, and it was an almost exact match of the blue that was the Mustang. I called, spoke to the owner, and found out that the Bronco was less than a mile
from our house! Went and looked at it, decided it was something I could definitely work on and fix the multitude of minor and not-so-minor things that it needed. Took my wife to see it, and she was convinced it would be a good idea, even though she was in deep mourning for her Mustang. The color of the Bronco sealed the deal for her!
Over the time we've had it: new radiator, thermostat, and hoses, new engine, all-new brake system (minus the lines), new parking brake cables, new A/C compressor, new shocks, converted it to a dual exhaust, new windshield, new radio, new power steering hoses, new tires, new hood, painted the top, new window seals, new front drive shaft, new u-joints on the rear drive shaft, installed an electric radiator fan, tinted the windows, and LOTS of general detailing.
Wife LOVES the Bronco now, likes sitting up higher than her old Mustang, and is constantly getting compliments on it.
I don't have any cool off-road pictures.... maybe some day.... but her Bronco is "her" Bronco. I always tell her, "I wish I
had a Bronco like this!" I drive it most of the time if we are together in it, and I also use it to maneuver our 34' Avion travel trailer in the back yard because of the tight turning radious compared to our 1995 F250 long-bed extended cab truck. It is now in great shape, and I would not hesitate taking it anywhere and any amount of miles.
Thank you for the nomination!