Rear window broken out, bought it in this condition.
Tailgate and inner springs badly rusted, the guts would "pop" when opened.
Front and rear seals leaking on transmission. the reverse syncro was replaced a couple months before I bought it and it began leaking a week after I bought it. I brought it to the hole on the wall garage (literally, the place was a dump) and the owner looked at it, remembered it being in the garage, admitted that they screwed up on replacement, and refused to fix it.
The brakes were shot, the rear driver side was completely locked, parking brake and all. I just had brand new parts put in and the parking brake works again. I don't know why it was locked. The brake line near the brake cylinder had a rust hole in it and leaked, draining the whole master cylinder.
Water pump has began to leak.
The starter had a rust hole on the top of it when I bought it and was replaced the day after I brought it home.
The solonid went out at 10 at night, leaving me stuck in a Wal Mart parking lot. I replaced it the next day.
The clutch is going out. It was replaced not to long ago, but I believe the hole in the wall garage didn't properly re-align the clutch.
Usual rust around rear wells, bondoed once, bondo has began to crack.
Horrible rust around passenger side door lock.
I love Broncos. This is the first fullsize I personally owned, however my brother had an '88 before me. My truck has 32" knobby tires on aftermarket rims. It handles beautifully and I'm never afraid to go anywhere. I love the spacious inside, however I don't have a headliner and when the rear seat is folded down it has an echo in it. The seats are in good condition, and have been covered with seat covers for I don't know how long. I found a tailgate and window in a junkyard for $100, only the tailgate has a dent in the center and the window won't go down without jumping off the tracks. This is most like caused by the dent and I'm either going to punch it out or get yet another gate.
The clutch has began to slip however. It has a very, very hard time getting up to speed and if I step on it too hard all it does is revvs. The truck won't go over 50 and if I get it into overdrive you smell the clutch burning.
I will replace it however, along with the water pump, and I will keep it until it blows. Then I'll rebuild it. For made a mistake taking these off the road, and hopefully will bring them back.