Presented is 1973 Ford Bronco that has been upgraded with a 302ci
V8, Demon Carb, Air Conditioning, Automatic Transmission, Front
Disc Brakes, and Bilstein Shocks.
The body has been finished in Harley Davidson Sea Foam Blue and the
interior has been done in Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville theme.
The interior floors have been Rhino Lined and a Kenwood Stereo has
Overall a nice looking and driving Weekend Warrior Bronco at an
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The Ford Bronco is a model line of SUVs that were manufactured and
marketed by Ford from 1965 to 1996. The first generation of the
Bronco was introduced as a competitor to compact SUVs including the
Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout.
The first Bronco was assembled using its own chassis and all
Broncos were produced with four-wheel drive powertrains.
From 1965 to 1996, Broncos were produced at Ford's Michigan Truck
Plant in Wayne, Michigan. In 2017, Ford announced the
reintroduction of the Ford Bronco as a mid-size SUV (derived from
the Ford Ranger) as a 2020 model; manufacturing is to return to
The idea behind the Bronco began with Ford product manager Donald
N. Frey who also conceived the Ford Mustang and engineered by Ford
engineer Paul G. Axelrad, with Lee Iacocca approving the model for
production. Developed as an off-road vehicle (ORV), the Bronco was
intended as a competitor for the Jeep CJ-5 and International
Harvester Scout. Today a compact SUV in terms of size, Ford
marketing shows a very early example of promoting a civilian
off-roader as a "Sports Utility"
The first-generation Bronco is built upon a chassis developed
specifically for the model range, shared with no other Ford or
Lincoln-Mercury vehicle. Built on a 92-inch wheelbase, the Bronco
used box-section body-on-frame construction.
To simplify production, all examples were sold with four-wheel
drive; a shift-on the-fly Dana 20 transfer case and locking hubs
were standard. The rear axle was a Ford 9-inch axle, with Hotchkiss
drive and leaf springs; the front axle was a Dana 30, replaced by a
Dana 44 in 1971. In contrast to the Twin I-Beams of larger Ford
trucks, the Bronco used radius arms to locate the coil-sprung front
axle, along with a lateral track bar, allowing for a 34-foot
turning circle, long wheel travel, and anti-dive geometry (useful
for snowplowing). A heavier-duty suspension system was an option,
along with air front springs.
At its August 1965 launch, the Bronco was offered with a 170
cubic-inch inline-6. Derived from the Ford Falcon, the 105 HP
engine was modified with solid valve lifters, a 6 quart oil pan,
heavy-duty fuel pump, oil-bath air cleaner, and a carburetor with a
float bowl compensated against tilting. In March 1966, a 200 HP 289
cubic-inch V8 was introduced as an option. For the 1969 model year,
the 289 V8 was enlarged to 302 cubic inches, remaining through the
1977 model year. For 1973, a 200 cubic-inch inline-6 became the
standard engine, offered through 1977.
To lower production costs, at its launch, the Bronco was offered
solely with a 3-speed column-shifted manual transmission, with a
floor-mounted shifter later becoming an option. In 1973, in
response to buyer demand, a 3-speed automatic transmission became
offered as an option.
In a central theme of the first-generation Bronco, styling was
subordinated to simplicity and economy, so all glass was flat,
bumpers were straight C-sections, and the left and right door skins
For 1966, three body configurations were offered, including a
2-door wagon and half-cab pickup, and open-body roadster. At its
$2,194 base price, the Bronco included few amenities as standard.
However, a large number of options were offered through both Ford
and its dealers, including front bucket seats, a rear bench seat, a
tachometer, and a CB radio, as well as functional items such as a
tow bar, an auxiliary gas tank, a power take-off, a snowplow, a
winch, and a posthole digger. Aftermarket accessories included
campers, overdrive units, and the usual array of wheels, tires,
chassis, and engine parts for increased performance.
For 1967, Ford introduced the Sport option package for the Bronco
wagon. Consisting primarily of chrome exterior trim and wheel
covers, the Sport package was distinguished by red-painted FORD
grille lettering. For 1970, the Bronco Sport became a freestanding
model rather than an option package.
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