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Old 02-14-2021, 04:41 AM   #1
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1970 Bronco

Spent part of last summer trying to hunt down a classic mustang to restore for my wife, but ended up bringing this home instead. It is in pretty rough shape but they do reproduce pretty much every part for these now. I plan to drive it around some before starting on the restoration in the fall. Hope to have my dad's mustang complete by then as well so I can bring my GMC home and have both of my projects under the same roof.








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Re: 1970 Bronco

First thing I did was toss out the crappy bench seat a PO put in place of the original bucket seats. Bought a set of Roush RS leather/alcantara seats for it and with a little modification they fit.





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Old 02-14-2021, 04:48 AM   #3
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My plan is to go with a mostly stock exterior, so the wheels and tires had to go. I hunted down a set of original refinished wheels and bought 30x9.5x15s to go on them. I also have a set of original hubcaps that need a little work but were really cheap.



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Re: 1970 Bronco

should be a fun one....looks like a lot of metal work ahead for you...
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Old 02-14-2021, 12:24 PM   #5
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Re: 1970 Bronco

This will be a nice project once you evict the tin worms. She has a LOT of them but they can be cured with a 55 gallon drum of elbow grease! Can't wait to see the work
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Old 02-14-2021, 09:03 PM   #6
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should be a fun one....looks like a lot of metal work ahead for you...
Thankfully most of the rusted stuff is all just spot welded in place so replacement should be fairly easy.
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Old 02-15-2021, 11:12 AM   #7
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Fun and nice rigs. Should be really sweet when done.

My dad had a '69 when I was about 14-15. 289 with 3OT. My buddies and I took it on many a fishing trip in the Ozark mountains.
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:05 AM   #8
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Those things have been really going up in value in the past couple years! Lorne
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:57 PM   #9
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:22 PM   #10
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Those things have been really going up in value in the past couple years! Lorne
They definitely have, I feel like I got a good deal at $4500.
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Got the wheels and tires mounted yesterday. Now just need a fresh battery and see if it starts.

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Old 02-26-2021, 02:37 PM   #12
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Ordered new quarter panels and front fenders today, ready to see if start looking like a normal bronco again. Also forgot I rebuilt the carburetor last month until I was looking at pictures. I just need a new battery and hopefully I will hear the 302 fire up.


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Old 03-04-2021, 01:53 PM   #13
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New sheet metal showed up today.

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I hope it fits as nice as it looks..
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Yeah......what Dale said...
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:32 AM   #16
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The fronts fit fairly well, but like any aftermarket part there is some work to be done. The main area that needs work seems to be where the fender mounts near the door, it doesn't line up with the bolt holes or the door post.

I did have to cut every bolt off, they were so rusty they might as well be fused together. Also got a better look at the rust, little worse than I expected but I knew it was there. Guess that is what happens when you leave it neglected in the woods of central Alabama for years.









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I picked up a 73 and it had lots of fun made into from previous owners. Just got my 302 back from the machine shop so It will have a completed rebuilt drivetrain except for the front axle. Good thing about Broncos are that you can get all the steel to rebuild the entire vehicle fairly cheap.

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Re: 1970 Bronco

Nice project youíve got there.
Iíve been working on mine off and on the last couple years. I just had to do minimal rust repair in the usual spots. Yes, the replacement sheet metal is available but it still takes a lot of patience to work on these Broncos because of all of the spot welds holding them together. Looking forward to seeing your progress!
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