1974 Ford Bronco Ranger Restoration Project on 2040-cars
Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, United States
|I bought this Bronco from the previous owner because he was being deployed over seas and did not want to pay to store it. I had intended to restore it, but I am moving in a couple months and will not be able to take this with me. The frame was cleaned and painted along with having a 3.5" suspension lift installed about 10 years ago. The suspension lift only has leaf springs and will need shock absorbers. The body does have severe rust and will need new floor pans, fenders, tailgate, and several patch panels, or you could also just order a new fiberglass body to replace the rusted out steel one. The body is currently just placed on the frame and is not bolted down. It has 302 that does turnover freely, but should probably be rebuilt. The transmission is a 4 speed manual NP435 which is linked to the Dana 20 transfer case. The engine, transmission, and transfer case are also just set on the frame and are not attached. The tires are 36X13.50-15LT Super Swampers. It does have a brand new Borgeson Steering shaft installed. When the frame was restored it was built for off roading as you can see in the pictures it has heavy duty steering components, a differential guard, hi-lift jack, and skid plate. Please look at the pictures as they will help show the condition much better.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask. I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.
I could possibly deliver within 100 miles or so for a small cost.
The buyer is responsible for making shipping arrangements if necessary.
This vehicle does not come with a warranty and is sold as-is.
The vehicle is for sale locally, and I do reserve the right to end the listing early.
Please ask any and all questions you have before purchasing.
A deposit of $500 is required within 48 hours of the auction close.
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