1974 Early Ford Bronco on 2040-cars
Grand Bay, Alabama, United States
For Sale By:Private Seller
Cab Type (For Trucks Only): Fullcab
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Drive Type: 4wd
Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
Exterior Color: Yellow
Up for auction is my 1974 Ford Bronco project that I have had for 6 years and have lost interest in due to having no time to work on it anymore. It is a full cab bronco with a 302 automatic, power steering, and posi trac dana 44 front end and posi trac ford 9 inch small bearing rear end. I got the truck with the intention of restoring it but kids come along and take up all the time. It has the original paint on it and has the typical rust for these old trucks. The body and frame as a whole are in good condition. The frame just has surface rust. The front floor have rust and I started cutting them out to replace them. I have new floors that go with the truck. It needs a new windshield frame and upper cowl, the right inner fender needs some patch panels mainly under the battery, the hood has rust along the front lip, the doors are rusted out on the bottom and the right door's window frame needs replacing, and the tailgate has some rust but is not rusted out. The rest of the body is in good shape. The door post are good. Since I have owned it I have installed disc brakes off of a 1979 bronco and I have a brake booster and a complete new brake line kit that has not been installed but goes with the truck. It will crank and run but the fuel tank either needs to be cleaned out or replaced. It has a new carb and fuel pump. It has Mickey Thompson Baja rims and all terrain tires that have good tread but are old. The seats have been removed and stripped down to the frames and will go with the truck. The top is in good shape but does need some dents taken out of it along with new paint. All of the glass with the exception of the windshield is in good useable condition. All in all this truck will make a nice truck to restore or make into a trail rig.
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Auto blogWed, 21 May 2014
If you're planning on buying a new car in the next month or so, you might want to pick from what's on the lot, because there could be a long wait for new vehicles from the factory. Locomotives continue to be in short supply in North America, and that's causing major delays for automakers trying to move assembled cars.
According to The Detroit News, there are about 180,000 new vehicles waiting to be transported by rail in North America at the moment. In a normal year, it would be about 69,000. The complications have been industry-wide. Toyota, General Motors, Honda and Ford all reported experiencing some delays, and Chrysler recently had hundreds of minivans sitting on the Detroit waterfront waiting to be shipped out.
The problem is twofold for automakers. First, the fracking boom in the Bakken oil field in the Plains and Canada is monopolizing many locomotives. Second, the long, harsh winter is still causing major delays in freight train travel. The bad weather forced trains to slow down and carry less weight, which caused a backup of goods to transport. The auto companies resorted to moving some vehicles by truck, which was a less efficient but necessary option.
According to a Bloomberg report, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an investigation into complaints of unintended acceleration lodged against Ford vehicles. The investigation began in June of 2010 when just three complaints had been received and it only concerned the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, but this was at a time when the phrase "unintended acceleration" made grown men go pale. With 49 additional complaints received since then, the investigation has been reclassified as an engineering analysis - the last phase before a recall - and it has been expanded to include the Lincoln MKZ, making for a total of "around 480,000" units affected between the three sedans from the 2008 to 2010 model years.
The ostensible cause is that floor mats are trapping the accelerator pedal, but according to a Ford statement at the time, the entrapment is due to owners placing the optional all-weather floor mats, or aftermarket floor mats, on top of the car's standard floor mats. NHTSA has backed up that assessment, pinning the blame on "unsecured or double stacked floor mats."
On the face of it, it would appear that NHTSA has upgraded the status not because of Ford's error, but owner error, and Ford has stated publicly that it is "disappointed" in NHTSA's move. On top of NHTSA still being skittish after that other unintended acceleration debacle, it could be seen to be taking its time investigating all of the variables: it's reported that Ford changed its accelerator pedal design in 2010, a "heel blocker" in the floorpan has been considered a potential culprit in how the floor mats could be trapping the pedal, some drivers have said the floor mats weren't anywhere near the pedal, and according to a report in the LA Times, in "a letter sent by Ford to NHTSA in August 2010, the automaker said it found three injuries and one fatality that 'may have resulted from the alleged defect.'"
Custom cars generally fit into neat little boxes in terms of how they are used. For example, you're unlikely to see a modded Corvette going rock crawling; it's just not what it's made for (though we bet it'd look awesome, for a minute). In the same way, chopped, channeled and customized '50s hot rods aren't really meant to go racing. They look great and go fast, but they are generally more cruisers than sports cars.
However, if this video is any indication, the people of Finland don't adhere in these stereotypes, because this rodder is happy to play in the dirt with his lead sled.
According to the video, the driver is a member of the Ford-Freak Club of Finland, and he clearly knows how to have some fun. Possibly inspired by his country's great rally drivers, he gets the tail way out going around this gently curving gravel track. The stunt is somewhat reminiscent of the stock cars races on the sand at Daytona Beach, and this is probably close to what it sounded like too. Scroll down to watch a very cool Finn getting his hot rod a little dirty.