1972 Ford Bronco UNCUT, New Tires
Price: - Item location: Emeryville, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- Trim: SUV
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 67,085
- Color: metallic golden brown
- Engine size: 5L 302
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: black
- Options: lift, old car smell, power nothing, likely natural habitat to an endangered species, adventure, 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1972 Ford BroncoI bought this bronco on eBay a few months ago. I thought it was going to be a fun summer truck to take camping to the mountains etc, however I bit off more than I can chew. She is a bigger project than I have time or money to donate for restoration, so sadly I have to turn her over to someone looking for a great project truck.
I can tell you everything I know.
Previous owner was from Kansas. Before that Washington.
The engine has been re-done, fairly recently. When I got it there was a bad oil leak, a corroded battery terminal and failing tires. I've put BRAND NEW 33" Goodyear tires on her. Slowed the leak, and fixed the battery terminal. I've also installed a locking lift-gate handle.
The Transmission is 3 on the floor + a Low crawler gear
The dome light doesn't work.
There is no spare tire.
Some of the dash gagues don't work.
Tach doesn't seem to be connected.
The right turn signal indicator doesn't flash on the dash.
The radio powers on but doesn't make sound.
The passenger seat is in need of re-covering (and actually looks like it might be a driver seat on the wrong side)
The dash-pad has a crack or two.
No rear view mirror, just side mirrors. (think that's standard for these)
There are only lap belts, and only on the front seats. (also probably standard)
It's missing carpet on the driver side rear wheel well. (and some of the carpet is frayed in other spots)
The back seat has a loose bolt that needs to be tightened down, haven't gotten around to it, it jumps around a little when driving.
The lift is about 3.5"
The weather sealing on the doors is nearing end of life, but around the windows it seems water tight.
There is some rust near the front wheel wells, and a few other spots, Typical for a 44 year old truck.(in the foot wells, back corners of the engine compartment)
The starter solenoid went, I haven't put a new one in yet, but it's just a $10-20 part.. starts with a bypass currently.
The transfer case isn't labeled, I've not totally figured out which is 4H and 2H, just been driving with what feels right and with the front tires unlocked.
I've put less than 50 miles on since buying it, since I've had her in the shop with the oil leak and flat tires.I mostly just run the mile down to home depot and back.
Breaks are pretty soft, nearing end of life. That's my #1 concern for not driving it more.
Have not dirven her over 40mph or on hills. I wouldrecommendtrailering.
I will include a HAYNES repair manual FORD 73-79, (yes it's a year off, but should hold true for most of the 72 stuff. )
That is about all I know!
There's no documents or anything for the past work.