1966 Ford Bronco on 2040-cars
San Jose, California, United States
1966 Ford Bronco
Build month: October 1965
Rear Differential 350 with small bearings
Stripped and repainted in 2009 in Nightmist Blue
Had aftermarket seats when purchased. Replaced with original seats but slides are not original.
All new wiring harness installed - Spring 2020
New dashboard (’67 :/), steering wheel and knobs installed spring of 2020
Custom metal work in dash, rear rails and kick panels where speakers had previously been installed by previous
owner - Spring 2020
Ignition replaced - Spring 2020
Freshly powder coated rear seat frame - Summer 2020
Front axles sealed - June 2020
Rear axles sealed and bearings replaced - June 2020
Power steering box completely replaced - July 2020
Appears that doors are from a ’68 - driver’s side re-aligned and kick plate moved - July 2020
Hood may not be original - It does not have windshield notch.
Tuffy locking console
There is an amp under the rear bench with speakers in the dash. It is currently not operational but likely
needs to the wires reconnected.
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Auto blogMon, 11 Mar 2013
It's taken four years of study, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finally closed the books on its investigation into rollaway accusations surrounding 1.56-million Ford SUV models.
The probe, which centered on the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer and 2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator, ends without the federal agency calling for a recall. According to The Detroit News, the investigation was closed due to a "low number of complaints" - NHTSA documented 180 such complaints that resulted in 14 crashes and six minor injuries, but the number of incidents have been slowing. The suspected defect rate for the trucks' automatic transmissions was found to be 4.4 per 100,000 units, and the brake-shift interlock mechanism failure rate was judged to be even lower at 3.4 per 100k.
No one wants to have their car stolen, but a new study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau has some bad news for older Honda owners and pickup drivers. Fortunately, it has better news for drivers overall. The group is reporting that according to preliminary data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, thefts were down 3.2 percent in 2013 (versus 2012) to fewer than 700,000 cars. That's the lowest figure since 1967. That's also less than half of the peak of over 1.66 million thefts in 1991. "The drop in thefts is good news for all of us," says NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. "But it still amounts to a vehicle being stolen every 45 seconds and losses of over $4 billion a year."
Honda drivers might not find it such good news with older Accord and Civic models topping this year's theft study. Toyota and Dodge can't really celebrate, either, with two models each on the list, as well. Overall, this year's list was split evenly between foreign and domestic models, which were mostly pickups.
The 10 most likely vehicles to be stolen in 2013 were:
The rust issue in the rear wheel wells of 2004-2007 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey minivans has finally led to a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began an investigation into the matter in 2011, said investigation being upgraded to an engineering analysis a year later while NHTSA tried to figure out how many model years should be included in the assessment.
Ford has decided to recall all of the 230,000 minivans potentially affected, namely those sold in salt-belt states and countries like Canada. The excess rust in the rear wheel wells was also able to prevent the third-row seats from locking to the floor of the minivan. To repair the problem, owners can take their minivans to dealers, and the dealers will place new panels in the wheel wells, replace the third-row seat mounting brackets and relocate the latches to an area away from any corrosion.
Ford says it will begin notifying owners during the last week of March.