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Hello FSB!

I bought my '88 FSB a couple of years ago and have followed this forum off/on since the purchase. I decided to join in the hopes of finding other FSB owners in the region.

I'm not sure if the odometer reading is original or not. My first thought was that the odometer had to have 'turned over' based on the age, if nothing else. However, it had a cracked exhaust manifold and needed a tune up. The paint was dull and the interior was pretty dusty. The tires had plenty of tread but had to be replaced because they were dry-rotted.

After replacing the manifolds, giving it a good tune-up, polishing up the paint, general clean up, I'm wondering if it really is original miles?? Since the seats seem to be original Eddie Bauer interior with no rips, stains, or burns, and pinstriping seems original, my theory is that it was parked when it began to run rough and just sat there for years. The seller wasn't in the mood to talk much since we settled on a price much lower than he was asking ;-)

Overall, I'm very happy with the truck!

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NICE RIG! WELCOME ABOARD!!!!
 
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Like the black in tan. You might consider running a CarFax or equivalent to see if it has a mileage history.
 

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Like the black in tan. You might consider running a CarFax or equivalent to see if it has a mileage history.
Thank you. I may do that at some point. At the moment, it wouldn’t change anything for me. In AR, the mileage isn’t on the title if it’s over 10 years old.

I’ve moved around the country a lot and researching other parts of the country to settle down. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Idaho.
 

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Yeah it a great place to live. I grew up in northern Idaho. Perfect place to have a Bronco. Studied geology there and ended up getting a job in the energy industry so I've been in Texas for almost 20 years.
 

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Yo ewilliams2427,
Welcome to our site with your fine looking 88 and Glad you finally joined!

Here's the 1988 Dealer Brochure by Ford via Edwin Storm @ Hot Cars

➡ See Baba Looey's Favorite FSB Links (lots and lots of tech links)

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 Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories (75 posts required to participate due to scammers who preyed on our members).

To save you time and for better responses, please fill out your Bronco info with location, year, engine size, transmission type, transfer case type (manual or electric shift), locking hub type (automatic or manual) info & major mods such as a Lift, etc. .
Bronco info is now able to be put under your user name.
Click your profile button in the top right and go to account settings.


On that first page, named Account Details, scroll down to "Vehicle Info" and type in up to 100 characters.

Now you can simply enter your information in the text editor and click save.

Our Forum FAQs includes for example, How To Upload Images To Posts, How to Use Search and more tips!

Find time to Participate and VOTE in our current Full-Size of the Month (soon to change to Quarter) Contest and later in the year, Full-Size of the Year Contest @ Voting
You will get ideas by those competing. Also see the prizes! They are awesome as compared to other sites' "contests"!

Al
 

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Welcome, I'm in southeast Kansas and spend a ton of time in Arkansas. I will be heading down to Jerusalem/hector in the next month or 2 for a week of hunting fishing and drinking. Nice Bronco!
 

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Yo ewilliams2427,
Welcome to our site with your fine looking 88 and Glad you finally joined!

Here's the 1988 Dealer Brochure by Ford via Edwin Storm @ Hot Cars

➡ See Baba Looey's Favorite FSB Links (lots and lots of tech links)

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 Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories (75 posts required to participate due to scammers who preyed on our members).

To save you time and for better responses, please fill out your Bronco info with location, year, engine size, transmission type, transfer case type (manual or electric shift), locking hub type (automatic or manual) info & major mods such as a Lift, etc. .
Bronco info is now able to be put under your user name.
Click your profile button in the top right and go to account settings.


On that first page, named Account Details, scroll down to "Vehicle Info" and type in up to 100 characters.

Now you can simply enter your information in the text editor and click save.

Our Forum FAQs includes for example, How To Upload Images To Posts, How to Use Search and more tips!

Find time to Participate and VOTE in our current Full-Size of the Month (soon to change to Quarter) Contest and later in the year, Full-Size of the Year Contest @ Voting
You will get ideas by those competing. Also see the prizes! They are awesome as compared to other sites' "contests"!

Al
Thanks for the welcome. The dealer brochure is for a 1988 Bronco II. I'd love to see the FSB one. I looked through the most popular links that you sent me--WOW! looks like a wealth of information. Yes, I'll update my signature once I collect the right information.
Thanks again,
Eddie
 

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Welcome, I'm in southeast Kansas and spend a ton of time in Arkansas. I will be heading down to Jerusalem/hector in the next month or 2 for a week of hunting fishing and drinking. Nice Bronco!
Thank you for the welcome. I hope you have a great trip!
 

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Thanks for the welcome. The dealer brochure is for a 1988 Bronco II. I'd love to see the FSB one. I looked through the most popular links that you sent me--WOW! looks like a wealth of information. Yes, I'll update my signature once I collect the right information.
Thanks again,
Eddie
Yo Eddie,
Thanks for the alert!

Here's the 1988 Bronco Dealer Brochure, part 1 by Ford via member sneal @ 1988 Bronco Dealer Brochure part 1... site upgrade rules...
1988 Bronco Dealer Brochure, part 2 by Ford via member sneal @ 1988 Bronco Dealer Brochure part 2... site upgrade rules...
 

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I go to heber springs some too. If you come up here sometime let me know. There is another guy that has land up here near mountain view too. We are suppose to met sometime too
 
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