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Hello,

I've posted on this forum before but finally I got a Bronco! Finally after CA inspection and emissions stuff. I finally got it registered in CA and is now officially my first car and my first Bronco. So it's a 1996 Model year, XLT trim with 222xxx miles. Portofino Blue over oxford white paint with a Lapis Blue interior (I think). It has a full powertrain and suspension rebuild 8k miles ago. Drives like new. I honesty couldn't have gotten a better Bronco for the prince (In my opinion). Some pics below...

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That looks clean. Congrats
 

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Congrats on the 96, she looks very clean! @miesk5 will be along shortly to give you a Super Congrats!
 
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Very nice

I would coat every inch of metal on that under carriage if you plan on driving it on the salted roads. There is a reason that you had to go to Cally to find one that wasn't eaten up with rust.

POR 15 is what I'm using to coat my undercarriage...… but lizard skin... truck bed liner... ect will do the same. Once that slushy salt mixture touches metal … you can just about watch it rust.
 

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Yo Supernova16,
CONGRATULATIONS on acquiring the MOST Very Best Year Big Bronco known to men, women, children and canines!
GREAT BUY!

As @SRWillis advised (y);
ASAP, find out if speed control recall work, if equipped was completed. If you still have concerns about Recalls, please contact the Ford Customer Relationship Center:
US: 800-392-3673 | CA: 800-565-3673
Note: 3673 spells "FORD" on phone keys
For the hearing- or speech-impaired: Please contact the Telecommunication Relay Service by dialing 71
... have VIN ready.
"Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN. THIS COULD RESULT IN AN UNDERHOOD FIRE."
To confirm current status, use this guide by jowens1126 @ 93 & 94-96 Cruise Control Recalls Repair
Note that the 93 recall is different than the 94-96 recall.

Here's the 1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual partial

96 Bronco Owner's Guide, Maintenance Schedules & Parts and Accessories by Ford @ Owner Manuals | fleet.ford.com

96 Bronco Dealer Brochure @ https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/conten...sovers/bronco/pdf/96_Ford_Bronco_Brochure.pdf

96 Bronco Quick Tips Brochure Excerpts & some Eddie Bauer options @ 1983 Ford Bronco 96 EB Bronco Brochures pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net

For any Bronco questions or to chat about it's planned modifications, 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 (50 posts required to participate due to scammers who preyed on our members).

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Very nice

I would coat every inch of metal on that under carriage if you plan on driving it on the salted roads. There is a reason that you had to go to Cally to find one that wasn't eaten up with rust.

POR 15 is what I'm using to coat my undercarriage...… but lizard skin... truck bed liner... ect will do the same. Once that slushy salt mixture touches metal … you can just about watch it rust.
Hello, yes I do agree that if you were to drive it in winter and the snow, you gotta undercoat it. But up in Tahoe CA, where I live. We don't use salt up here because people don't want the road salt going into Lake Tahoe.
 

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WOW! Very nice, congrats.
 
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I have a white 96 XLT with same blue interior that is about to get a repaint. I may go with that two tone, really looks great.
 
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