This 1969 Ford Bronco is a half-cab pickup model that was purchased in 2018 by the seller, who commissioned a body-off refurbishment from SCR Performance in Ruston, Louisiana. The truck was refinished in Sky View Blue with a Wimbledon White top over a white interior, and the factory inline-six was replaced with an overbored 302ci V8 paired with a three-speed manual transmission and a Dana 20 dual-range transfer case. Additional equipment includes a Vintage Air climate-control system, power steering, Warn locking front hubs, an Edelbrock intake manifold, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, a Dana 22 front axle, a Ford 9″ rear axle, and an American Autowire replacement wiring harness. This U14 Bronco is now offered with refurbishment photos and a clean Louisiana title in the seller’s name.
The half-cab Bronco configuration with a rear pickup bed was offered from 1966 through 1972. Originally finished in Cordovan, this example was refinished in Sky View Blue with a Wimbledon White half-cab roof during the 2019 refurbishment. According to the seller, the truck was disassembled, the frame was blasted and powder-coated black, and the body was stripped for metal repairs before being coated in epoxy primer and painted. A replacement windshield, rear window, weatherstripping, and window seals were also fitted.
15″ steel wheels are finished in matching white and wear full hubcaps and Power King Extra Traction tires. As part of the 2019 refurbishment, power steering was added, Warn front locking hubs were installed, and the suspension was outfitted with replacement rear leaf springs and shocks all around. The braking system was overhauled with replacement drums and shoes, wheel cylinders, hoses, parking brake cables, and a master cylinder.
The cabin is trimmed in white vinyl with cream seat inserts, a black dash pad, and a black rubber floor mat. The interior refurbishment included rebuilding the steering column, and replacing the black seat belts, the wiper motor cover, and the sun visors. Additional equipment includes an insulated headliner, a Vintage Air climate-control system with under-dash vents, a replacement T-handle transfer case shifter, and an American Autowire wiring harness utilizing a Bussman fuse panel mounted inside the glove box.
Factory instrumentation consists of a 100-mph speedometer surrounded by gauges for alternator charge, fuel level, coolant temperature, and oil pressure. The five-digit odometer shows 51k miles, approximately 120 of which were added by the seller since the completion of the build. True mileage is unknown.
The factory 170ci inline-six was replaced by a 302ci V8 during the 2019 build. According to the seller, the engine was bored .030″ over and fitted with hypereutectic pistons, Clevite bearings, a Cloyes timing set, bronze valve guides, and COMP Cams valve springs, retainers, seals, locks, and roller-tip rocker arms. An Edelbrock intake manifold is topped with a Holley 600-cfm four-barrel carburetor, and a FlowKooler water pump is fitted.
Power is sent to the rear or all four wheels through a column-shifted three-speed manual transmission and a Dana 20 dual-range transfer case. The seller states that the transmission was installed with a new 10.5″ clutch kit and a needle-bearing-type pilot bearing. The driveshafts, U-joints, and exhaust system were reportedly replaced in 2019.
Decoding the warranty plate in the glove compartment provides the following information: