1966 Bronco - U14 - Body Off Rotisserie Restoration
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 38
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 6 cylinder - 170 cu in
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Gray
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Ford Bronco
This project started as a very good condition 1966 U14 Bronco. It had been re-painted one time and had never been altered. There was a minimal amount of rust. The body was very straight and very little body work was required. The restoration started August 2015 and was completed April 2016. It has 38.7 miles on it since the restoration. I have many photos of the restoration and receipts for the work that was done.
It was put together with all of the original body panels, new parts as listed, and built to be “As close as it was received from the factory in 1965 as I could.”
Disassembly: Thebody was removed from the frame and put on the rotisserie. I removed, replaced, and welded the floor pans and inner fender rust areas. Every nut, bolt, and part was removed for 100% disassembly.
Prep:All of the seam sealer was removed before it was blasted. Every body part was 100% media blasted on all sides. There was NO RUST found in any other areas not described above. NO WHERE!! All parts were 100% primed and seam sealer added to all area while it was on the rotisserie.
First Paint:The underside of the body, engine compartment, and the front and rear fender wells were painted while it was on the rotisserie.
Frame:The frame was pressure washed, sanded, and wire brushed. It had 1 coat of POR 15 and 1 coat of POR 15 Chassis Coat applied. The engine, transmission, and T-case were rebuilt and reinstalled in the frame.
Second Paint:The body was then installed with new mounts and bolts. It was returned to the body shop for the final paint with base coat clear coat. After it was painted it was color sanded and polished to a flawless mirror finish. Many of the photos show the clouds and reflective items in it. There are no imperfections in it.
Engine, Transmission and T-caseThe Engine was completely rebuilt. It was bored, new pistons and rings, crank was turned with new bearings, new solid lifer cam and lifters, timing chain, valves were ground and hardened seats were installed, new springs and retainers, and gaskets and seals. The carburetor was rebuilt. There is a new oil pump and water pump. The transmission was disassembled, new shift arm seals were installed, newsynchronizers, bearings, and seals. The transfer case hadnew seals and gaskets installed.
D30 frontendCompletely disassembled and cleaned. New inner axle seals, outer axle seals, axle u-joints, wheel bearings, spindle bearings and seals, carrier bearings, wheel cylinders, brake pads, flex brake lines and spring kits. The drums were turned. New C-bushings, new radius arm bushings, new trac-rod bushings. The Warn hubs are original and an early style. They have pins from the outside hub to the inside unit.
9” rearendNew axle bearings and seals, new carrier bearings, new factory Ford posi clutch pack, new pinion seal, wheel cylinders, brake pads, and spring kit. The drums were turned.
Final Assembly:When it was returned from the body shop it was reassembled with these new parts;
Original parts from the Bronco that were used: Fenders, Hood, Eyebrow grill and headlight trim rings, Doors and door panels, 1966 tailgate, Rocker panels – inner and outer, Windshield frame, Engine, air cleaner, Transmission, and T-case and shifter boot– new diaphragm clutch and throw-out bearing, Dash pad – this is the original condition and not redone, Front and rear 1966 bumpers, Heater and fresh air hose, Driver and passenger air box, vacuum wiper motors – they work perfectly, and jack.
New parts; Front and rear stock height springs, shocks, ss brake lines – complete system, master cylinder, master cylinder flex line to the frame, radiator, correct color bench seat cover, Bronco script floor mat, heater duct hoses, door seals, front and rear glass seals, the vent window seals were not replaced – they are in excellent condition with no cracking, wiper arms and blades, heater control cables, heater core, heater valve, battery tray, and headlight splash guards, turn signal assemblies, tail light lenses, front and rear driveshafts and yokes. There is a new 13 gallon rear gas tank and sending unit, new fuel lines from the tank to the fuel pump, and new correct fuel pump. 3 new engine area steel lines for the carb gas line, fuel pump aux vacuum line, and distributor vacuum line.
OEM style parts that were used:Radiator hoses – upper and lower – FOMOCO script with the part number, White stripe heater hoses, Autolite script voltage regulator with the part number, Correct yellow top coil with Autolite script and part number, Plug wires, Windshield washer bag, Windshield washer hoses – ribbed, Engine and jack decals, Alternator junction block, Horn, Exhaust system, Fasteners, Jack decal, OEM – 1966 hubcaps – NOS – never installed before 4-2016, Power King 7.00 x 15 MT – bias-ply tires with matching spare, Steering wheel and horn button, Autolite script alternator with part number and build date, Fan belt – FOMOCO script and part number, Drag Link, Muffler clamps are stamped FOMOCO, Autolite distributor cap with Autolite Script, Autolite plugs – correct part number for the year, Autolite gel battery, Date coded battery cables, Master cylinder and flex line from it to the brake junction block below it, Driver air vent seal – this Bronco has a very early drive side air box. It mounts from the bottom of the cowl and has a large foam seal on top of the cowl.
I have done my best to describe the Bronco as I see it. All of the work that is described was done. You will not be disappointed!!
It is the buyer’s responsibility to determine the actual condition. Please arrange a personal inspection. NO WARRANTY IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
No shipping. I will assist with loading on a transport of you choosing. TheBronco is located in Clifton, TX 76634.
All funds will clear the bank before the Title and Bronco are released. No money orders or personal checks. Full payment within 7 days. $500.00 deposit within 2 days.
Thank you for looking.
The Warn Hubs are not OEM equipment but they are a early style and were possibly installed by the Ford dealership. Sorry for any confusion.