If there isn't any rust, everything else is a blessing to fix. Rust is the worst problem for these old Broncos. Check under the carpet really well, around the rear inner fender wells, the tailgate, and in the corners behind the rear seat. If all you have is surface rust, then you're good to go. If you have holes then you better be good with metal. If you just want something that runs, then just check all the normal leaks and things you'd look for on any 30 year old vehicle.
went to look at it today heres the deal its a 400 that has expired tags rust holes in both rear fenders, and rust in the lower front fenders, has some rust by the drivers seat on the floor, the floor has ben 1/2 ass repaired and then rhino lined over the top, seems to run ok, i seen a smog pump on the engine, i didnt think these 78's had them, my 77 f250 dont have one. the radiator looks like it might be comming apart at the top tank to core. has a c6 np205, the np205 leaks pretty bad, the rear end leaks at the pinion and the topper is cracked and split out at the mounting point. the rear tailgate window motor dont work, so you cant put the tailgate down. has several other elevtrical issues. do you guys think its worth the 1000 he is asking, i offered him 500 for it but he didnt seem to be to interested.
I think 500 is more than fair given the amount of work that thing will need. Once you start fixing it and see all the hidden expenses, you'll regret having paid 1k for it.
If I remember correctly, 78's didn't have emissions equipment, 79's did. A 77 F250 wouldn't have had it because it was considered a heavy duty truck, just like the 78 FSB. In 1979, the Broncos magically became light duty trucks and required smog equipment.
Nevermind. I thought you were the guy who picked up a draglink from me today. He was even talking about a 500 dollar 78 bronco he was wanting to buy. But the guy didnt like his offer or somthing. I dunno. Same deal though rust holes above the rear quarters.
hey are you the same slim from the 4x4 network? i think i was at a glacier with you and your bronco when u pulled me off a pile and your yoke broke and blocks split and all that, i thought your name looked framilliar.
Now you got me worried that somone else is trying to get the bronco too. oh no.
well i doulbt i will buy it... the guy is to big of a dumbass thinking its worth soo much, de is gonna get it imed and sell it for 3000 now he says! what a fool.... anyhow i dont think the vin number tells the emissions people that it comes with cali or fed emissions, so i dont see how they would know if i reduced it down to 48 state emissions and destoryed the stickers under the hood.