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So i managed to get enough to buy a nice 93 bronco, im about to look at it this upcoming week, is there any redflags i should look out for?
rust spot?
mechanical parts?
and so on,

it has around 100,000 miles and seems pretty good, heres a picture of it, hes offering it for 3800 and im going to use it to get to and from work, also im opens to upgrades i should to it :) thanks
ps heres the pictures he sent me
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Look for cracks in the roof near the back of the door, rust evidence under the chrome on the wheel wells, look for rust evidence in the tailgait at the bottom, obviously check fluids

When you close the spare tire carrier watch the skin of the tailgate near the top corners to see if the skin has come loose from the back half of the tail gate. Check the areas surrounding spare tire carrier dents rust body filler.

When you test drive it make sure transfer case shifts smoothly. Lock the hubs while in 4hi and turn in a circle if it doesn't hop and skip there is a problem.
In 2 wheel drive have some one watch and see if the wheels pigeon toe when acking up (signs of worn bushings and/or steering joints and steering ends)
Have somebody feel steering joints while you move steering back and forth to look for sloppy steering ends.

Check motor and tranny mounts for rips or being oil soaked. Check drive shafts for bad u joints.


All in all I'd take it to a shop so you have any problems in writing so you have ammunition to haggle on price if you feel it necessary.

Here in colorado a super clean 92-96 XLT or Eddie Bauer bronco with that kind of mileage is going for 20k-25k with the 5.8L and auto trans.

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Look for cracks in the roof near the back of the door, rust evidence under the chrome on the wheel wells, look for rust evidence in the tailgait at the bottom, obviously check fluids

When you close the spare tire carrier watch the skin of the tailgate near the top corners to see if the skin has come loose from the back half of the tail gate. Check the areas surrounding spare tire carrier dents rust body filler.

When you test drive it make sure transfer case shifts smoothly. Lock the hubs while in 4hi and turn in a circle if it doesn't hop and skip there is a problem.
In 2 wheel drive have some one watch and see if the wheels pigeon toe when acking up (signs of worn bushings and/or steering joints and steering ends)
Have somebody feel steering joints while you move steering back and forth to look for sloppy steering ends.

Check motor and tranny mounts for rips or being oil soaked. Check drive shafts for bad u joints.


All in all I'd take it to a shop so you have any problems in writing so you have ammunition to haggle on price if you feel it necessary.

Here in colorado a super clean 92-96 XLT or Eddie Bauer bronco with that kind of mileage is going for 20k-25k with the 5.8L and auto trans.

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Welcome to our Big Bronco family!
It appears very clean and price is very good considering low mileage!!
Hopefully, the passenger side door was left opened a bit, otherwise hinges etc need to be adjusted.
"To determine door alignment requirements:
  • Check that the front door contour is flush with the body contour.
  • Check that the body-to-front door gap is the same around the whole door.
  • Determine by observation of the door alignment what adjustments, if any, are required."
  • By Ford

In event you can't inspect it in person,
member dash_cam offers very good advice on having an independent inspection done at sellers location! If you cant inspect it yourself, post Location in the noobie section and ask members for their help or seek out an ASE certified shop in area to inspect it for you. ASE is National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, read about it @ About ASE - ASE.
Find an ASE shop @ Shop Locator - ASE
Google each for reviews especially in Yelp, Facebook, BBB.

Ask seller if cruise control, if equipped recall work completed by dealership? Call dealer & have VIN ready to confirm or check status @ https://www.safercar.gov
"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 93 recall is different than the 94-96.

Check Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for 80-96 Model Year & Engine Type by NHTSA @ Welcome to VIN Decoding :: provided by vPIC

Our Navy Federal Credit Union used to suggest using https://www.nadaguides.com for finding the "value" of a vehicle.

Order a CARFAX™. Although not all accident info May not be provided, other important info is provided @ https://www.carfax.com

VINCheck® by National Insurance Crime Bureau is a free service provided to the public to assist in determining if a"... vehicle has been reported as stolen, but not recovered, or has been reported as a salvage vehicle by cooperating NICB member insurance companies. To perform a search, a vehicle identification number (VIN) is required. A maximum of five searches can be conducted within a 24-hour period per IP address." @ VINCheck® | National Insurance Crime Bureau

While you take a test drive, have someone stay behind or follow and check for leak puddles, exhaust smoke, tire shimmy, etc.

Besides the usual visual, driveability and leak checks, look for:
Engine Oil level: If the oil level is low, chances are the engine uses oil or leaks. Beware of water in the oil (there is probably a cracked block or bad head gasket), or thin, dirty oil with a distinct gasoline smell (this may indicate internal engine problems).
Oil pan rust - our's formed spots @ 62k miles - sand it down and prime/paint it w/Rust Bullet Automotive) & high temp. paint - too time-consuming replacement for such a basic thing as not having better gauge and paint by Ford
Try opening and closing tailgate and moving glass
Radiator plastic side seam leaks, esp. during engine cool-down period/overnight - our's leaked @ 50k miles & again just recently - look for leaks after engine has cooled down, esp overnight
Auto tranny - E4OD in 90 to 96 had a lot of improvements made by 96 so look for good shifts and see the maintenance records; fluids/filter should have been changed every 30k miles and less if used for towing.
Pull the transmission dipstick out when the engine is running at normal operating temp. The level should read FULL.
For it and C6 or AOD, look for leaks around pan from (front) Pump seal. Observe color and odor of the fluid. It should be red, not brown or black. Dark brown or black fluid that has distinct burnt odor, indicates a transmission in need of repair or overhaul.
Odor may indicate overheating condition, clutch disc or band failure. Use an absorbent white facial tissue and wipe the fluid level indicator. Examine the stain for evidence of solid particles and for engine coolant signs (gum or varnish on fluid level indicator).
If particles are present in the fluid or there is evidence of engine coolant or water, the transmission pan must be removed for further inspection.

The M5OD is a top shift, fully synchronized, five-speed manual transmission (7003), equipped with an overdrive fifth gear ratio. All gear changes including reverse are accomplished with synchronizer sleeves.
Inspect the case for cracks, worn or damaged bores, damaged threads, or any other damage that could affect operation of the transmission. Inspect the machined mating surfaces for burrs, nicks or damage.
The clutch may be hard to depress and/or the clutch slave cylinder may wear out prematurely on some Broncos. This may be due to the clutch slave cylinder allowing hydraulic fluid to leak.
Preventative Measure; You should have the rubber shift cover plugs resealed at your earliest possible convenience. A common occurrence with this model transmission is the rubber plugs shrinking over time and allowing lube oil to leak out of the transmission. This occurs while the vehicle is in operation, so there is less of a tendency for a puddle to develop when the vehicle is sitting parked. The result to the transmission is a lack of lubrication and damage to some very expensive gears and bearings.

Check Engine Light (CEL) comes on when the electronic engine control system is not working properly. The check engine warning indicator comes on briefly when the ignition switch lock cylinder is turned to ON, and should turn off when the engine starts. If the check engine warning indicator does not come on when the ignition switch lock cylinder is turned to ON or if it comes on while the vehicle is moving, the system is malfunctioning
If the CEL does not light up at all when starting it; then suspect that bulb is burnt-out or loose, socket was damaged by PO or shop, etc. or someone removed it.

Same for:
E4OD Transmission Control Indicator Light (TCIL), it is a LED and overdrive on/off switch at end of the Transmission shifter stalk; flashing OD light is an indication of a transmission related trouble code in the Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
Is it flashing while driving? If so, do a SELF TEST for diagnostic trouble codes (DTC)s by my pal BroncoJoe
or have such as Equus 3145 Innova OBD I Code Reader for Ford EEC IV Engines at Walmart & most parts stores.

The 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (4WABS) in 93-96 is self monitoring. When the key is placed in the RUN position, the anti-lock brake electronic control module will perform a preliminary self check on the anti-lock electrical system indicated by a momentary illumination of the amber ABS warning light in the instrument cluster. During vehicle operation, including normal and anti-lock braking, the anti-lock brake electronic control module monitors all electrical anti-lock functions and some hydraulic operations. In most malfunctions of the anti-lock brake system, the amber ABS warning light will be illuminated. However, most malfunctions are recorded as a coded number in the anti-lock brake electronic control module memory and assist in pinpointing the component needing service.
Our module blew it's microprocessors a few years ago and two yard modules were bad. No returns so I'm running without 4WABS, just like the old days.

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When Richard Rawling, star of TV show Fast N' Loud was growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, his dad, Raymond Rawlings always had a car or a motorcycle lying around. “It wasn’t the nicest or the best, but it was his,” the younger Rawlings says. Ray wasn’t much of a mechanic, more of a detailer and a tinkerer. On weekends, the guys in the neighborhood would come over, mess around with whatever car Ray had at the time and drink beer in the garage.
One of those guys who came around also taught Rawlings a lesson about negotiating that he still carries with him: “I was around 13. He said, ‘Son, you could buy a $10,000 car all day long for five grand if you have it in your pocket. Always carry cash.’ ”

Banks cash fakes, then hold you responsible. ..
As craigslist advises, "Do not extend payment to anyone you have not met in person.
Beware offers involving shipping - deal with locals you can meet in person.
Never wire funds (e.g. Western Union) - anyone who asks you to is a scammer.

Sometimes a seller may "promise" to return a certain amount of money during negotiations..
Transactions are between users only, no third party provides a "guarantee".
Never give out financial info (bank account, social security #, paypal account, etc).

A summary of questions to ask the seller;
Do you have the maintenance records?
Do you have the title in hand and is there a lien on the Bronco?
How do I get the title?
Has the vehicle been in any accidents?
How much tread is left on the tires?
Are there any scratches or dents on the vehicle?
Did this car belong to a smoker?
Was this car used by pet owners?
Can I receive close-up pictures of a specific area (miesk5 note, such as on 1/4 panels, passenger door, tailgate, etc)?
Are there any document or preparation fees?"
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General Inspection Checklist by Free VIN Check Reports and VIN Check with some changes by me.
"Exterior
Windshield free of cracks
Body panel colors match
Magnet adheres to all steel body panels
Fresh paint job (if yes, it could be to conceal rust)
Seams where the tailgate and hood close are properly aligned
➡Seams where doors and fenders meet are properly aligned
Free of deep body scratches
Free of body dents
Windshields wipers and blades fully functional
Headlights and directional lights intact and fully functional

Tires are all of the same size
Tires are of free of any cuts, bubbles or cracks
Tread worn evenly (uneven wear indicates alignment and suspension problems)
Spare tire, jack and lug wrench on Bronco and fully functional
Spare tire inflated
Engine
Free of fluid or oil leaks
Oil filler neck not coated with thick, black deposits
Battery terminals free of corrosion
Free of odors while engine is running
Exhaust pipe emissions are neither blue (indicates engine burns oil) or black (indicate excessive oil consumption)
Suspension
Vehicle rests levelly
When bouncing the vehicle's corners, no creaking noises are made
All corners respond the same when bouncing
Interior
All doors open and close freely
Tailgate opens and closes freely
Lacks a heavy scent of air freshener (may indicate something is being concealed)
All gauges work
No dashboard warning lights remain illuminated
Stereo works
Heater works
Air conditioner works
Windshield wipers work
Windshield wiper fluid dispenses properly
All seats equipped with functional seat belts
All seats adjust properly
Power windows operate properly
Alarm works (if applicable)
Tailgate and door lock and unlock with key
Hazard lights function properly
Headlights, including brights, work properly
Frame
Chassis is neither bent nor cracked
No signs of welds, crumpling or straightening inside the cargo area
*No signs of crumpling or straightening espeically in front "accordion section (crumple zone)

Automatic Transmission
Transmission neither slips nor delays when driving
Manual or Standard Transmission
Each gear shifts smoothly
No grinding noises when in reverse
Brakes
Vehicle steers straight and does not pull to one side when applying brakes
Parking brake engages and disengages freely
No grinding noises when applying
Wheels do not lock when applying antilock brakes
Steering
Vehicle does not drift to one side without prodding
Vehicle is stable; no shaking or vibrating
No resistance in the steering wheel when turning
No clicking or clunking when turning
Miscellaneous
Owners manual located in the glove compartment
Instructions included for any accessories"

Here is the 1993 Bronco Dealer Brochure in Google Drive @ 93Bronco.pdf

1993 Bronco Dealer Training Video via silver70 @


1993 Bronco, Venezuela Commercial @


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Yo broncofox,
Welcome to our Big Bronco family!
It appears very clean and price is very good considering low mileage!!
Hopefully, the passenger side door was left opened a bit, otherwise hinges etc need to be adjusted.
"To determine door alignment requirements:
  • Check that the front door contour is flush with the body contour.
  • Check that the body-to-front door gap is the same around the whole door.
  • Determine by observation of the door alignment what adjustments, if any, are required."
  • By Ford
In event you can't inspect it in person,
member dash_cam offers very good advice on having an independent inspection done at sellers location! If you cant inspect it yourself, post Location in the noobie section and ask members for their help or seek out an ASE certified shop in area to inspect it for you. ASE is National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, read about it @ About ASE - ASE.
Find an ASE shop @ Shop Locator - ASE
Google each for reviews especially in Yelp, Facebook, BBB.

Ask seller if cruise control, if equipped recall work completed by dealership? Call dealer & have VIN ready to confirm or check status @ https://www.safercar.gov
"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 93 recall is different than the 94-96.

Check Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for 80-96 Model Year & Engine Type by NHTSA @ Welcome to VIN Decoding :: provided by vPIC

Our Navy Federal Credit Union used to suggest using https://www.nadaguides.com for finding the "value" of a vehicle.

Order a CARFAX™. Although not all accident info May not be provided, other important info is provided @ https://www.carfax.com

VINCheck® by National Insurance Crime Bureau is a free service provided to the public to assist in determining if a"... vehicle has been reported as stolen, but not recovered, or has been reported as a salvage vehicle by cooperating NICB member insurance companies. To perform a search, a vehicle identification number (VIN) is required. A maximum of five searches can be conducted within a 24-hour period per IP address." @ VINCheck® | National Insurance Crime Bureau

While you take a test drive, have someone stay behind or follow and check for leak puddles, exhaust smoke, tire shimmy, etc.

Besides the usual visual, driveability and leak checks, look for:
Engine Oil level: If the oil level is low, chances are the engine uses oil or leaks. Beware of water in the oil (there is probably a cracked block or bad head gasket), or thin, dirty oil with a distinct gasoline smell (this may indicate internal engine problems).
Oil pan rust - our's formed spots @ 62k miles - sand it down and prime/paint it w/Rust Bullet Automotive) & high temp. paint - too time-consuming replacement for such a basic thing as not having better gauge and paint by Ford
Try opening and closing tailgate and moving glass
Radiator plastic side seam leaks, esp. during engine cool-down period/overnight - our's leaked @ 50k miles & again just recently - look for leaks after engine has cooled down, esp overnight
Auto tranny - E4OD in 90 to 96 had a lot of improvements made by 96 so look for good shifts and see the maintenance records; fluids/filter should have been changed every 30k miles and less if used for towing.
Pull the transmission dipstick out when the engine is running at normal operating temp. The level should read FULL.
For it and C6 or AOD, look for leaks around pan from (front) Pump seal. Observe color and odor of the fluid. It should be red, not brown or black. Dark brown or black fluid that has distinct burnt odor, indicates a transmission in need of repair or overhaul.
This is perfect!!! thank you so much, specially how the transmission oil should be, cause i looked up and it takes 16 quarts to refill and its pricey so thats really good to know

yes i also notices the door, most likely it is the hinge which it isnt a problem for me to fix, the transmission he said he changed it to a c6 for hauling his boat but he didnt like it and has the original e4od rebuilt just not installed, so i hope i can haggle for that transmission.

any upgrades i should think of getting in the future? like electric fans, better ignition ? throttle body? and so on, i want to make it as efficient as i can possibility i can, and yes i saw the thread of the ultimate MPG build here in fullsize bronco
 

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Upgrades;
I prefer and recommend Motorcraft parts.
See EFI Performance Upgrades by former member and Ford Bronco, etc EFI GURU Ryan M @ Ford Fuel Injection » EFI Performance Upgrades


Also consider:
MAF Swap in an 89 F 150 by Booba5185 @ MAF swap sensor
He wrote, "
I found the following cars used this MAF, while also using 19 pound injectors:

1995-94 Mustang 3.8L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1994-92 Crown Victoria 4.6L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1995-94 Mustang, Mustang Cobra 5.0L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1994-92 Town Car 4.6L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1994-92 Grand Marquis 4.6L F2VF-12B579-A2A

Mustang guys upgrade to these MAF housings because they are 70mm (stock Mustangs are 55mm), just like the truck's MAF housing. The specific MAF I ended up with was off of a 1994 Grand Marquis 4.6L, and it bolted directly onto the truck's airbox. Honestly, I think I could have dropped the new MAF into the truck's housing and called it good, but I just wanted to be sure. I wanted to update the thread for anyone who has these questions in the future."
Speed Density to Mass Air Conversion & Parts List with Cost in a 93 F150, 5.0, E4OD; "...For this article, I will be doing a 93 Ford F-150, 5.0, E4OD trans. Because they don't make a kit for this, I will be re-wiring the harness, and using a PCM and MAF out of a 95 f-150, 5.0, E4OD. If you have a truck with a non-electronic Trans, like the old AOD's, or C-6's, etc, you can use a MAF conversion kit..." Read More
Source: by Mike C

MAF Upgrade in a 90 by Seattle FSB @ MAF Upgrade - Lessons Learned Thread

COLD air intake - insulate air intake from grille entry area to throttle body.
Air Tube & Box Insulation pics in a 94 5.0; Ken used Reflectix Insulation, avail @ Lowes. etc. ST16025 - 16" x 25 feet. miesk5 Note; Ken installed the K&N® & removed the cold air intake tube that runs to the top of the radiator; but he could have installed the intake tube section later.
One pic for example;

Source: by Ken B (Kenny's 94) @ 1994 Ford Bronco insulating air box and intake tube pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net

Some use a 4.9 EFI engine's air intake inlet

Try Sixlitre Tune-Up @ ignition upgrade and timing bump (no 56K)

I believe you saw Project M.P.G. in a Centurion 460; miesk5 Note, Results are Comparable to Tests in other Ford Engines
Source: by performanceunlimited.com
Some use this information while others write that the results are not achievable.

Will try to bbl.
 

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Yo,
YW!
Upgrades;
I prefer and recommend Motorcraft parts.
See EFI Performance Upgrades by former member and Ford Bronco, etc EFI GURU Ryan M @ Ford Fuel Injection » EFI Performance Upgrades


Also consider:
MAF Swap in an 89 F 150 by Booba5185 @ MAF swap sensor
He wrote, "
I found the following cars used this MAF, while also using 19 pound injectors:

1995-94 Mustang 3.8L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1994-92 Crown Victoria 4.6L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1995-94 Mustang, Mustang Cobra 5.0L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1994-92 Town Car 4.6L F2VF-12B579-A2A,
1994-92 Grand Marquis 4.6L F2VF-12B579-A2A

Mustang guys upgrade to these MAF housings because they are 70mm (stock Mustangs are 55mm), just like the truck's MAF housing. The specific MAF I ended up with was off of a 1994 Grand Marquis 4.6L, and it bolted directly onto the truck's airbox. Honestly, I think I could have dropped the new MAF into the truck's housing and called it good, but I just wanted to be sure. I wanted to update the thread for anyone who has these questions in the future."
Speed Density to Mass Air Conversion & Parts List with Cost in a 93 F150, 5.0, E4OD; "...For this article, I will be doing a 93 Ford F-150, 5.0, E4OD trans. Because they don't make a kit for this, I will be re-wiring the harness, and using a PCM and MAF out of a 95 f-150, 5.0, E4OD. If you have a truck with a non-electronic Trans, like the old AOD's, or C-6's, etc, you can use a MAF conversion kit..." Read More
Source: by Mike C

MAF Upgrade in a 90 by Seattle FSB @ MAF Upgrade - Lessons Learned Thread

COLD air intake - insulate air intake from grille entry area to throttle body.
Air Tube & Box Insulation pics in a 94 5.0; Ken used Reflectix Insulation, avail @ Lowes. etc. ST16025 - 16" x 25 feet. miesk5 Note; Ken installed the K&N® & removed the cold air intake tube that runs to the top of the radiator; but he could have installed the intake tube section later.
One pic for example;

Source: by Ken B (Kenny's 94) @ 1994 Ford Bronco insulating air box and intake tube pictures, videos, and sounds | SuperMotors.net

Some use a 4.9 EFI engine's air intake inlet

Try Sixlitre Tune-Up @ ignition upgrade and timing bump (no 56K)

I believe you saw Project M.P.G. in a Centurion 460; miesk5 Note, Results are Comparable to Tests in other Ford Engines
Source: by performanceunlimited.com
Some use this information while others write that the results are not achievable.

Will try to bbl.
i was already planing on changing the air filter, the insolation seems like a nice cheap way to make more efficient power, im not sure if its worth getting a electric fan? i found one from a forum here that has flaps and takes like 4,000 cfm and its like 300 $ but im not sure what else i would need? speed controller? relay? beefier alternator? not sure

also maf swap? i never knew you could swap it like that, but wouldnt that mess up the computer? any way ttyl and thanks alot :)
 

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I bought a Bronco II that was used to tow a boat back in high school. The whole back end was a rust bucket. So just give due diligence to the truck’s rear, especially if the boat towing was a regular occurrence.
 

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Rust is enemy number one. Check under the doors, behind each wheel well, the floor boards, and tailgate. Those are the most common areas.

Check for hacked wiring under the hood and dash.

It looks pretty good in the pics. Hopefully we can officially welcome you here in a few days!
 

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Wait on mods until you are familiar with the basics of the truck. Do maintenance first, then modify.

Things like the steering, u- and ball joints, all rubber bushings, vacuum lines, battery cables, bearings, etc etc.

Your first mods should be things to improve reliability. Things like a better 3G alternator and big battery cables, new ignition components, and cooling system components.
 
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I think that Miesk5 is right regarding the passenger side door. When I bought mine the lower hinge on the driver's side was worn our and the door sagged much like that. Cheap fix. I would recommend you spending $100-$150 to have a third party mechanic or one that you personally know and trust have a look at the Bronco. Definitely be sure that he will perform a compression test. Great looking truck and great price for a 100K mile (low mileage) Bronco.
 

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Wait on mods until you are familiar with the basics of the truck. Do maintenance first, then modify.

Things like the steering, u- and ball joints, all rubber bushings, vacuum lines, battery cables, bearings, etc etc.

Your first mods should be things to improve reliability. Things like a better 3G alternator and big battery cables, new ignition components, and cooling system components.
yeah i have that planed first, get the bronco, clean the engine bay, make sure all parts that are about to fail get replaced, check bushing and all, was thinking adding some seafoam to the crankcase before its first oil change in my hands so every thing is clean for the new oil then put some techron to clean the fuel system, thats my plan not sure if its ok?
 

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I think that Miesk5 is right regarding the passenger side door. When I bought mine the lower hinge on the driver's side was worn our and the door sagged much like that. Cheap fix. I would recommend you spending $100-$150 to have a third party mechanic or one that you personally know and trust have a look at the Bronco. Definitely be sure that he will perform a compression test. Great looking truck and great price for a 100K mile (low mileage) Bronco.
never though of that!!! thanks ill get my dads friend or my neighbor who are pretty good with older cars to give me hand with that compression test
 

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I bought a Bronco II that was used to tow a boat back in high school. The whole back end was a rust bucket. So just give due diligence to the truck’s rear, especially if the boat towing was a regular occurrence.
ill check it out! thanks
 

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I'd call him up, tell him to.raise.the price by $12,000 because you can't find a bronco in decent shape for under $15,000 here in Michigan. I say just buy it, and run an ad here, and quadruple your money, then decide what to do with $15,000 instead of $3800
 

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Welcome to FSB, buy it! Just realize your MPG will be 10-17 best. Get the other transmission. Bookmark this site! If the interior is as good as the exterior you will not find another at that price.
 

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DANG IT!!!!!!!!!!!! i was so close but when i talked to him and asked him about the tittle he said he didnt have one, and if he took one out he has to do a heritage plead because it was on his fathers name before, and that is a whole lot of paper work i dont want to deal with , i guess keep searching
 

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Yeah hopefully you can find one in worse condition, with double the miles, at triple the price, but no wait. Best of luck!
 

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Yeah hopefully you can find one in worse condition, with double the miles, at triple the price, but no wait. Best of luck!
thanks man! i found one for 1500 but im scared that the wiring might be to far gone, also its going to need a new top cause they had the great idea to cut it in half and turn it into half pick up
 

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Ok so im gonna go se another soon, but its in much worse shape then the others i saw, he guy says theres no AC but the whole system is in so it might either be a short or just not charged, im guessing they used r-12 instead of r-134? and if so what should i do to bring it back to spec? change the whole AC system? XDDDDD
 
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