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I've been looking around for a 78-79 Bronco. My wife saw one on E-bay that she says looks pretty good but the passenger door and rear quarter panel needs replacing. I am currently deployed and I can't view E-bay listings but here is the link. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1979-FORD-BRONCO-XLT-4X4_W0QQitemZ4635165381QQcategoryZ6222QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Just looking for opinions on this, are they asking too much? How pricey is it to have one of those rear quarters replaced? These Broncos seem pretty hard to find around Spokane, give me some opinions.. thanks.
 

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The replacment of the quarter could run you close to and maybe over $1K depending on the shop rate and that would include paint and parts. With the door I would think it all could be repaired for about $1500.

The bronco appears to be a clean one. It appears to have an updated AC compressor so i would ask how well the AC works. You have another $100 or so for a new rear bumper. I would ask for pics of the front seat cushion. It could be worn down and need replacing.

Is it worth the asking price? To me it would be worth the asking price but I can do the repairs myself. If you have to pay for the repairs it starts to put things almost over the edge and that's if the auction stays at the price it is currently at. If having one shipped tp you is out of the question then this may be a good deal for you. I would try to check with a few shops and get a cost on the repairs and see if that's what you want to spend. Some one needs to drive it and see how well it does drive. Buying site unseen is a little iffy and you could get taken for ride.
 

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I think I may wait till I get back from deployment and see if anything else turns up. If this one doesn't sell then I may be able to offer him a lower amount. I wouldn't mind doing the work to replace the body parts and could replace the door myself. That rear quarter has me worried though because I don't know the first thing about welding. Thanks for your response.
 

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Looks like a good beater or a farm truck, but I wouldnt buy it with the intent of fixing it up or investing money in it.

An older Bko in better shape would go for about the same.

Good luck!
 

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there is a guy around me that is selling a real nice 78 with a 460 in it for right around 1800 but catch is it needs a tranny. but that's NC

but anyways, your better off spending some money up front on something that needs no body work at all. body work sucks
 

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As bad as the panel is bent up on the top backside this thing was hit pretty hard. It almost looks like the axle is pushed back to. Can you say dogtrack? This thing probably goes down the road sideways. I would not be suprised that the inside door jamb will need replacing as well. Strictly a parts truck to me.
 

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That truck is in Northern Alberta. If you are seriously willing to import a truck, skip it. There are plenty more in excellent shape out there in BC and AB. Check the Canadatrader.com site.

Before I bought mine, there was a beautiful 79 in Red Deer, lifted 6", 35" rubber, 400M, new bodywork and paint, all for $5000 CAD. I decided to go newer, but I had found at least a half dozen similar options for $5000 or less.

The deals are out there. Here are a couple I have found with only a quick look:

http://www.canadatrader.com/result/detailinfo.aspx?ID=19940796&pgno=1&srt=1

http://www.canadatrader.com/result/detailinfo.aspx?ID=18802943&pgno=1&srt=1
 

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High mileage, bad dents, not a reall good deal for that price. good one to rollcage and beat the hell out of I guess.
 
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