1st May 2001, 23:10
Good luck with the low rider effort. It will truly be an original. In my case I do not think that I could take one of the best 4X4's of all time and lower it. But If you are not off-roading it would look awesome to see one lowered.
14th Jul 2001, 20:42
I have my second Bronco a 93XLT and I have replaced the motor this year. My question to Bronco owners is, something that never happened with the 79. I have a noise and vibration around 30-40-MPH. Only if I give the accelerator gas past this spot to full on the vibration stops. I have experimented with taking the overdrive off, still does it. I have cleaned the injectors with 3 bottles of techron cleaner. The noise and vibration was happening with the old motor also. I checked all the bolts for alignment, OK. My thoughts are it is the transmition. The "noise" will not happen if I steadily give it fuel, or as I said give it full throttle. What could it be?
31st Jan 2003, 22:41
I'm 15 and have a 78 Bronco XLT, so it has the square headlights. I have a 6 inch lift and 35 inch tires on it. I have never seen a truck perform as well as this. She might not look the best, but that's the good thing about a Ford. Some Fords don't look good, but it doesn't take looks to perform. It's got a fully rebuilt 400ci engine with Edelbrock valve covers, the whole shooting match. I want every new truck fan to listen. No matter what you do to them fully electronic engines, they will NEVER outperform any older Ford engine. I don't care if you have a Hemi, I don't care if you have a Power Stroke, and I don't care if you have a Duramax, they will NEVER outdo an old engine, especially Ford's. Ford's slogan is "Built Ford Tough" for a reason, and that's cause Ford IS the best. Do you know why they say Chevy's are like a rock? Its cause they don't move unless you're pushing em. "The best NEVER rest" to all you Ford fans, and don't you forget it.
2nd Apr 2003, 22:30
Now comparing it to a hemi the new ones are okay in the rams. If your talking crate 426,472,528,=610hp Plus hemis are ultimate I have a 76 f 250 with a 3inch lift 390 4 speed. But if I had a chance to trade my ford for a hemi short block I would I also have 33.12.5 mud kings on the 76.
7th Jul 2004, 10:12
I have a '79 Bronco and was just curious as to how hard it would be to convert the bench seat to bucket seats? If anyone knows, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
6th Sep 2004, 22:02
Ahhh, you kids with the 78/79 Broncos... You are in one the most safest vehicles known to mankind...
Ford made a "tank" in 78/79... with the 79 "custom" being the creme de'la creme... I had a 79 Custom... sniff`... Beautiful gold and tan... 351 M... Leather bucket seats... CB radio, power "back window" and carpet... (that was the deluxe package back then) It ruled... I even lifted the truck with a 2" Rancho suspension lift... and 35" Desert Dualers...
Then I crashed it into a power switch gear box, which was hit so hard, it flew into the air... and landed on the passenger side... which "caved" slightly... The truck was repaired... and I drove it for a year or two... then at the time got high school "fast car" fever... and got my self an 82 Mustang ex Highway patrol car which was really light and fast as hell... but I longed for my big Bronc' Power... Ya know, driving through lakes and stuff..
The moral of the story... Crash a 79 Bronco... You live to tell... and you will pay for the damage it did...
Chawn... Longing for a '79 Bronco that's in show and drive -a-billity...
13th Aug 2005, 18:12
Sorry, I don't know anything about lifts, but I have heard that a suspension lift goes a far way.
28th Sep 2005, 21:11
I am also 16 yrs old and I got a 79 bronco ranger. Everything is stock except the 460 that has been put into it. I am having some electrical problems with the rear window and left brake light. But other than that I love this bronco. It has some minor rust, but for the year it is it is in great shape. And yes it is the safest vehicle. its built like a tank.
19th Jan 2006, 11:53
I took the bench seat out of my "79" bronco, and replaced them with "eddie bower" buckets, bolted in good, looks great!!
17th Apr 2006, 15:07
I have owned my 1979 Custom Bronco since 1986 and have been to hell and back with it. Lifted it with a ford lift. The rear 4" blocks are from a 1978 ford high boy 3/4 ton and the front springs are off a 1976 ford 2 wheel drive 3/4 ton. The front springs are the same length as the stock Bronco springs, just stiffer, they give me 4" of front lift. The best part of using those springs is that I didn't have to change any of the front suspension parts. Because they bolted right in. The only parts that I had to replace were the u-bolts, lengthen the rear drive shaft, longer shocks and all the front rubber bushings. The bushings needed replacement anyway. He (Rusty) has had 3 engines, 2 transmissions, 2 rear-ends, put on it's side once and rolled once and wrote-off once. I just keep rebuilding him. Rusty will live for EVER!
19th Jun 2006, 03:23
I have a 1971 Ford F-100 4X4, my Grandfather gave me. I totally restored this truck and took my time and its very nice. I painted the truck white just like it came from the factory and added dual Ford blue racing stripes, just like the color of the motor. To match the paint job I put a 427ci crankshaft in her and a lot of awesome racing parts. I had to make a lot of changes to the rear end and leaf springs. But with over 600+hp you are going to want to, I take the truck to a lot of car shows. And one my trucks mud flaps it says "FORD THE BEST NEVER REST". And I thank Ford for making the nicest trucks and cars ever built.
2nd Mar 2008, 21:33
I have a 79 Bronco. It has a 400 auto, and it does not have low back seats.
It runs great. I bought it from the original owner. It had 79,000 miles.
I drove it to Mexico 5 hours from where I live. The only problem I had was the $210 gas bill for the round trip...
28th Sep 2008, 22:01
I`m a 16 year old boy thinking about buying a 1979 Bronco with high miles. It's got a 351 with a t 18 granny transmission. Very minor rust, the only problem is it is the ugliest color green I have ever seen. The hard top is black and seems to be in decent shape and doesn't leak. But anyway I was wondering how much a Bronco like this would be worth?
22nd Jan 2009, 12:34
I'm 18 years old and recently (Dec.26,2008) bought a 1979 Bronco Ranger XLT with some 80,000 miles on it. I drove her from a pretty long distance to my home. She ran great and gave me the ride of my life. The only problem is she is burning oil uncontrollably and smoking heavily. I plan to soothe the 351M and change my C6's fluid and take her to college. The body merely needs work (hey they're tanks) and the A/C needs gas. I plan on 33x10.5R15 tires for wheeling on Ramcharger slim spoke rims. I'm only having problems with my wiring for stop, turn, etc. but I'll fix that. By the way I live in Puerto Rico and could use a few buddies to wheel with and trade time, anyone interested here is my number 787-240-3148 my name is Joe by the way.
8th Nov 2009, 21:23
I owned a 1979 Bronco Custom when I was 18, sold it and regretted it ever since. Today I picked one up on craigslist for 1000 bucks, and I plan on keeping it. 78-79 Broncos rule the road.