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Old 02-26-2013, 12:44 PM
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Default I think i found my project truck. 86 bronco

Me and my buddy really want a project truck to take off road and beat up instead of my nice ram.

here is a link to a craigslist ad. I'm not super mechanically inclined but a good learner and think I could handle fixing the things he said need to be fixed.

http://winchester.craigslist.org/cto/3627347490.html

Any opinions. for $750 we are ready to split this 50/50 and hop all over it as long as his parents let us keep it in his detached garage.
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Broncos were great off road. They are very evenly balanced, and have a very short wheelbase. My dad had a 302 '80, and a 351 '92. They were both great.
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Broncos were great off road. They are very evenly balanced, and have a very short wheelbase. My dad had a 302 '80, and a 351 '92. They were both great.
yeah, my grandpa left me his 89 when he passed away, but i was WAY to young to drive so we sold it and used the money to get my first truck when i did start driving. He loved that thing.

I'm just wondering how involved it'll be to get the motor running right. He said that 3 push rods were bent...but the big question is WHY?
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Sweet. All it needs is a Powerstroke diesel crammed under the hood, and you'll be golden.
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Getting into the internals would be well beyond anything I've ever done. I'm sure you could find a used 302 or 351 somewhere.
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yeah i went and looked at a 86 f150 longbed that was sweet. only needed an alt belt, guy wante $750 for it, just wanting to get rid of it. I thought about it many nights and decided not to get it. I have money, but not enough to invest in a possible money pit. I'll wait until i'm more financially stable to get a project truck. It was a fun idea while it lasted

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86 bronco was my first vehicle I ever bought. It was great but just ended up totally rusting out on me.
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86 bronco was my first vehicle I ever bought. It was great but just ended up totally rusting out on me.
yeah rust is a killer on those old things
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