1979 Ford Bronco XLT Ranger 4 X 4
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- Type: SUV
- Trim: XLT Ranger
- Year: 1979
- Mileage: 125,677
- VIN: U1558XLTRA8GR
- Color: 2 Tone Global Blue over Gray
- Engine size: 6.6 Liter 400M, V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Blue Leather with Plaid Inserts
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1979 Ford Bronco XLT Ranger
RELISTED FOR NON PERFORMANCE.
1979 Ford Bronco XLT Ranger with every option but the factory CB and OEM roll bar--though it has a full cage installed. One owner, in the family since new. I hate to sell it, but life often throws you some curves. Things change. Insert your reasoning here.
This Bronco has been garage kept and has been completely gone over several times in its 38 year life. Last summer, we went through it again, and haven't put 500 miles on since.
This truck was meant to be a badass, bulletproof driver, not some trailer queen show truck. It was rebuilt with longevity and reliability in mind. The paint is not perfect, but the body is rock solid and there is no rust. Front I nner wheel splash shields were modified and fitted the rear. All the Ranger XLT trim is there. Quarters were professionally replaced with Ford stampings and wheel houses, tailgate is solid, rear window works, and the truck is very straight. Frame is minty. It's the perfect vehicle for Armageddon, or protecting yourself and your family during the upcoming Republican -Democrat civil wars. Or, use it as s daily driver and make a statement.
Interior has the original captains chairs and flip fold seats which have been professionally redone in the proper factory upholstery (sourced at an incredible $90 per yard from SEM in Oregon, with new foam and hardware, new OEM carpet and lower trim panels. The door panels are the original wood grain XLT Ranger units with matching factory inner quarter panel trim and armrests. All interior conveniencece--lights work, and there's a new Sony AM/FM/CD/MP3/USB stereo, amp, four three way speakers and new wiring. Everything works--as I said, the AC has new everything and is ice cold.
-400M rebuilt by Brougher's, RV cam, new treated 400 crankshaft was undercut and assembly balanced for a small stroke with flat top pistons, new rods with ARP Wave-loc bolts, Cloyes .040 double roller timing chain, Clevite tri-coats, worked Cleveland 2V heads with stainless valves and hardened seats, Edelbrock 4V aluminum intake with brand new Holley 600 vac with electric choke, ceramic coated headers, 2 1/2 true dual stainless pipes into 40 Flowmasters. New Ford dizzy. Mobil 1 only since day one. HD Setrab oil cooler and transmission coolers, Davis 4 core aluminum radiator, Flowkooler billet water pump, distilled wat
All new belts, hoses, Ford Racing plug wires, plugs.
-air conditioning system is factory and every part brand new. Ice cold!
-C6 transmission by JPT in Michigan, stock stall but bulletproof internals and HD cooler. Mobil 1 since day one. Setrab transmission cooler.
-NP203 transfer case with part time conversion. New chain, seals, and Mobil 1 since day one. New Warn premium lockouts.
-Fresh HD driveshafts and u-joints by Pittsburgh Driveline.
-Front and rear differentials 3.55 gear, fresh Mobil 1 gear lube.
Yukon D44 and 9" axles from Bronco Graveyard.
-Quad shocks front and rear.
-New poly body mounts and hardware all around.
-New poly suspension bushings all around.
New brakes (rotors/drums/bearings/pads/shoes) all around, and upgraded to F350 master cylinder and double booster.
Brand new twin Odyssey 1500 batteries with shut off switches and all new primary wiring. Alternator is a 200 amp Powermaster, and batteries can be independently tested for condition via a momentary switch and voltmeter.
Other electrical upgrades include (4) 6" KC Daylighters, automatic electric fan (in addition to clutch mounted stock unit) that can be manually overrides. All gauges work, including the auxilliary units.
All new weatherstripping and seals, stainless screws and hardware throughout, tilt steering wheel.
And a lot more.
This truck has always been well-maintained and I would not hesitate to drive it anywhere tomorrow.
It's been sealed in a climate controlled garage since then, and hasn't seen a drop of snow or rain since it was finished. I have all the receipts and a 5" file full of dealer information, the original brochure, and a complete set of Ford Factory Service Manuals with the wiring diagrams.
If you're looking for a great classic full size Bronco, you will not find a more sorted, reliable, optioned one anywhere.Drive it everywhere in complete comfort with complete confidence.