Project Bronco Showroom

The Bronco Showroom # 8 Page 8

Jeremy Wilkins 1978 Bronco Custom, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


At first glance, you might think that Jeremy's Bronco is just a plane old '78 Custom, but since he has owned his truck he's turned it in to real street machine! The original engine has been rebuilt .030 over and has a new Edelbrock Performer 1406 carb, Edelbrock intake & cam, Accel cap, rotor & coil, MSD plug wirers, K&N air filter w/ Extreme top, Hooker headers, and dual Flowmaster mufflers! Getting all that power to the ground is a rebuilt C6 with a TCI shift kit & a TCI converter, a rebuilt transfer case, and a Detroit Locker in the rear. The interior features a 100 MPH speedometer, '95 Mustang Cobra bucket seats, a GT steering wheel, and a totally decked out Clarion stereo system.


-- Hey, who needs a "Muscle Car" when you can have a "Muscle Bronco"?

Ken's 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT, Long Island, New York

Ken purchased this  beautiful Ranger XLT in 1984. The Bronco was in fantastic condition when he bought it. Since he has owned it he has repainted it twice and had the drive train out 5 times (only because he wanted to). Ken's Bronco has a 351M with 1466 pistons, roller rockers, a Crane 260 cam, ported heads, Edelbrock Performer 1406 carb, Edelbrock Performer intake, high-volume oil pump, and full 2" dual exhaust w/ Turbo Flow mufflers. The transmission is a 4-speed manual with a Center Force clutch and the transfer case has been completely rebuilt. The interior features captain chairs, delay wipers, cruise control, power door locks, a sun roof and a matching over-head console with lots of goodies in it. Finally, the Bronco sits on a nice set of 33x12.5 BFG tires.

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-- You know, sometimes I wonder if WE own the Bronco or if the BRONCO owns us? Uh oh, gota go, the Bronco wants me to work on it again :-)

Adam Shorter's 1978 Bronco Custom, Roanoke, Virginia


This awesome tire-smoking street terror belongs to 17 year old Adam Shorter of Roanoke, Virginia. It was built by his older brother Mike. It has a 429 bored 0.30 over with TRW forged flat top pistons. It also has special heads with an Edelbrock intake and Edelbrock carb. It sports a 6 inch suspension lift and a 3 inch body lift. As you can see in the pics below, it has no problem turning those huge 36X14.50-15 "Ground Hawg" radials. Adam says that it's fun to drive and was a great "project".


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-- Man, I think I'm going to buy stock in Denman tire company!

Eric Ehrnsperger's 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT, Fort Lee, New Jersey (Green Monster)


Eric's father has just given him this mint condition '79 Ranger XLT nick named "The Green Monster". There has not been many modifications made to the Bronco and it is almost completely stock. I'm sure that Eric will find lots of great things to do this sweet Bronco in the near future!


-- Gosh. One awesome Bronco after another. You all do realize that you're making me insanely jealous, don't you??? 

Chip Doiron's 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT, Morrison, Colorado

This sleek '79 XLT is the first vehicle Chip has ever owned. At just 16, he already has one of best 4x4s around! The Bronco has a 351W with an Edelbrock intake & carb and a C6 tranny. It rides on a 2" body lift with 33 inch Big "O" Mudder tires. The Kenwood sound system features two 12 inch JL Audio subs, two 10" subs in a custom mounted box, two 6x9s in the middle, two 6.5 inch speakers in the doors and a directed 600D amp powering the subs. Protecting his investment is a Viper alarm system and shatter proof glass.

In the future Chip plans to add 8-10 inches of lift, 38" Swampers, a Warn winch, cherry bomb mufflers and 3" exhaust tips.

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-- It kind of looks like a chameleon against the Colorado back drop, doesn't it?

Jon Osterman's 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT (Grimace)


Jon may only be 15 years old, but he sure knows how to walk away with the deal-of-the-century with this '79 XLT he bought for just $200.00!!! (not 2,000, just 200 bucks!!). He was able to get it for this price because he works for a used car dealership (why can't I find one like this?). The Bronco has a 351M with an Edelbrock 4V carb, chrome valve covers, MSD ignition and a K&N air filter. The Bronco also has a custom-made instrument cluster and 33" tires in excellent condition. 


Jon plans to install a new intake manifold and a new set of Swampers on it soon! The Bronco is aptly named "Grimace" due to it's unique purple paint job.


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-- I love it! Can you believe Jon bought an Edelbrock carb and got a "free" Bronco to go with it?

Mike Barone's 1978 Bronco Custom, Chester, California


Mike bought this super-clean '78 Custom from the original owner 5 years ago. The Bronco only has 68,000 original miles on it and is 100% stock. It has the C-6 automatic tranny, NP205 transfer case, Dana 44 up front and Ford 9 inch in the rear, all powered by the 351 V-8. It is stock with 68,000 original miles. The interior is nearly perfect and looks just as good as the exterior. Mike used the Bronco to pull the sophomore float during Home Coming ceremonies at the local high school last year, as the Bronco matches the school colors. The sophomore's won :-)


This is a unique '78 Custom because it has the XLT chrome, XLT padded bumper guards, tu-tone paint job, and the sliding glass top, yet is has the round headlights and the standard side-view mirror. A rare blend of options, to say the least!


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-- This is what I love about 78-79 Broncos! No two are the same and you could order them any way you wanted. (A lost practice now days)

Schalk le Roux's 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT, Huntsville, Texas


Schalk bought his Bronco for just $1000.00 two years ago (1999). He replaced the 351 engine and 4-speed trans with a 460 equipped with an Edelbrock carb and C6 automatic trans. Schalk used to use it as a daily driver, but now its strictly for play. Schalk lifted the Bronco by performing a shackle flip in the rear and by moving the front coil springs down, all to make room for 35" Boggers. He then installed cut-outs on the Boggers that Schaulk says makes a big difference.


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-- Hmm.... 35" Boggers, plenty of lift, and a smooth ride to boot -- Good job!

Ryan Japalucci's 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT, Latrobe, Pennsylvania.


At just 16 years of age, Ryan Japalucci of Latrobe, Pennsylvania has two second-generation Broncos; a 78 and a 79 he has just "inherited" from his brother who recently bought a new car. This beauty is equipped with the optional 400 M and is almost completely stock.


In the near future Ryan plans to give it a new paint job, rebuilt the engine, and finish it off with a large set of mudders. Ryan stresses that his newly acquired Bronco has a long and good future in his hands.


-- I'll bet that one day Ryan's brother is going to regret giving him this Bronco, especially once Ryan has finished restoring it!




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