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I have a 1978 Bronco with soft top, but no tailgate. Is there a standard pickup tailgate that will fit the body? I have no need for the sliding rear window. If not, what are my options? Thx.

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I've seen pics of someone who took a 73-79 F-series tailgate and made it work, but it's definitely not simply unbolting it from the truck and bolting it on the Bronco.

If it was me and I didn't want a rear window I'd just get a Bronco tailgate shell and bolt it on.

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Same as above suggest. I gutted mine.
A member with the next gen even filled the gap at the top on his.

Gutted tailgate is also very easy to manage. Feels like less the half the wieght of one that fully functions.

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Yo Rick31,
Here is one VG tg fab from a F 150;
Installation from an F Series in a 79
Source: by MUDDOG7375 at FSB

F 150 Tailgate pics in an 82
Source: by Mark L at 4wheeloffroad.com


1978 Bronco Dealer Brochure via Indybronco

1978 Bronco Emission Component Location Diagrams via 78brncoxlt

1978 Ford Bronco & Truck Wiring Diagrams by Ford via Bronc Mom @ https://drive.google.com/file/d/15KEp-dmAewg_76EfeIPysZGftmGiO7fN/view

1979 Bronco/F Series Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manual via topsig (Ziggy); similar to 78.

1979 Wiring Schematics, Connector Pin-outs, etc by Ranger429 @ https://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/6-1978-79-bronco-tech/223050-79-wiring-schematics.html
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78 351M/400 Engine Exhaust Emission Control Information Decal & Timing by member grovermyson @ https://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/6-1978-79-bronco-tech/505882-timing-do-i-need-do-anything.html

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Partial Chilton Manual for 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Bronco. Scanned by broncocity.com @ https://web.archive.org/web/20130419152159/http://www.broncocity.com/66-81manual.htm

Ford Shop Manual Diagrams: 1978-1979 Full Size Shop Manuals, partial @ https://broncograveyard.com/rt-1273-technical-diagrams-archives.html
My Tablet takes too long to download, so try the first in this list as long as you have Adobe Acrobat 9 installed. Let me know if the downloads are worth the effort.
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, Tilt wheel Diagram, Tire Rack.

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