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1972 Ford Bronco

For sale: 1972 Ford Bronco

Technical specifications

Item location:
Gallatin, Tennessee, United States
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Power options:
Air Conditioning
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Interior color:
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
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For sale is my 1972 Bronco. I am the 3rd owner. and have owned it for about 6 years. It spent almost all of it's life in a garage in Southern California. which means it doesn't have any rust. The fenders have not been cut. I was told by the previous owner that the paint is original. I drove it for the first year I owned it. and then decided to take it apart and put it back together. My goal with this build was to keep it as close as possible to a stock looking vehicle. while also adding some important reliability. comfort. and safety features. I have not done any paint or body work. In my opinion the paint is too nice to mess with. and it's only original once. I have every receipt for the items purchased during the build. and they will be given to the new owner. The build included the following: Engine: The original 302 engine was bored over to 306. and all internals were replaced. The cam is a performance cam from Erson. and gives pretty good power without a rough idle. The carburetor was replaced with a Mass-Flo electronic fuel injection system with 40lb injectors. The fuel injection computer is tucked away under the dash. which hides it nicely. All ignition components are Mallory. The heads were completely rebuilt with all new internals. roller rockers. adjustable arm studs. and the ports were matched and polished. The oil pan is a Milodon deep off-road pan. and is filled with Mobil-1 synthetic. The engine was broken in with Royal Purple engine break in oil. and then flushed with a conventional Castrol 10w-30 before changing to the Mobil-1 synthetic. The air intake is a washable K&N filter. The engine exhausts through full length ceramic Headman headers leading into a Magnaflow muffler with a 3" exit. It breathes nicely. and sounds good. The original belts were removed and replaced with a single belt serpentine system. I also installed an engine block heater in case I move to Canada or something. Transmission: The transmission is a C4 3 speed automatic transmission. It was completely rebuild with performance components. and gives nice crisp shifts. The original pan was replaced with a deep pan for increased capacity. The transfer case was also rebuilt with all new bearings and gears. The transfer case is operated from a twin stick shifter from Toms Bronco. Electrical: Every wire on the vehicle was replaced. I installed a complete Centech wiring harness. along with the upgraded waterproof connectors. The wiring harness for the EFI is from Mass-Flo. and came with the EFI system. The alternator is a new 100 amp 3G. and the battery is a new Die Hard AGM. The starter is a new high-torque mini-starter. which gives enough clearance from the headers for easy removal. The instrument cluster was sent off and rebuilt. with the volt meter upgrade. The odometer was reset to zero. and now shows around 1500 miles or so (I drive it some. so the mileage will increase). Heating/Cooling: The original heater was replaced with a 'Vintage Air' air conditioning system. I also opted for the upgraded billet controls for the dash. The heat works great. and the AC blows cold when charged. The AC system is currently not charged because I decided to move one of the lines to a better position. The original radiator was replaced with an aluminum Griffin radiator. which also has a transmission cooler. Suspension/Brakes: The original springs were replaced with a 2. 5" spring kit from Tom's Bronco. I had originally planned on keeping the stock height. but I now think that it looks perfect with the slight lift. The original shocks were replaced with a dual shock kit from James Duff. This placed 2 shocks on each corner. which really helps with handling and stability. The C-bushings were replaced. The original drum brakes were replaced with 4 wheel power disc brakes with stainless steel lines. The steering was upgraded to a power steering kit from Tom's Bronco. and the steering stabilizer is from James Duff. The tires are 235/75r15 BF Goodrich ATs with about 90% tread. which is a 29" tire. It is possible to install a 31" tire with the new lift. I did not have it aligned after installing the lift. but it tracks pretty straight so I haven't bothered. Fuel: The original fuel tanks were removed and replaced with a single 23 gallon rear tank. The high pressure pump for the fuel injection is located inside the tank. and is oversized in case the injectors are upgraded in the future. The fuel supply line is 3/8". with a 5/16" return. The fuel pressure regulator is located in the engine compartment. and has a gauge to monitor the pressure (currently requires 40 lbs). Towing: There is a 2" receiver located in the back. and a brake controller box in the cab. Interior: The entire floor and roof are lined with 1/4" foil insulation. It really helps hold in the heat and keep out the noise. The firewall insulation was replaced with a new kit. The door and tailgate seals were replaced with new ones. It takes a little more effort to close the passenger door after the new seals. but I expect it to break in. The carpet was replaced with a rubber floor liner. which makes it nice and easy to clean out. I don't like the way it installed though. as there are a few wrinkles in it that won't go away. I was told they will flatten out with time. The seats are the same as I received them. I installed a locking console between the seats (Tuffy Products). which houses a CD receiver. There are a pair of infiniti speakers in custom made panels above the rear wheel wells. The original AM/FM radio is included. but not installed. The speedometer is off a bit. but can be adjusted pretty easily. Exterior: The previous owner told me that the paint is original. The paint is in pretty good shape. but of course shows some chips from being driven. There are no dents. and of course no rust issues. I suppose this restoration is incomplete since I didn't paint it. but in my opinion the paint is too nice to mess with. I built this Bronco to be a comfortable daily driver. and didn't want a fancy and expensive paint job to worry about all the time. I did paint the entire frame and undercarriage with 3M rubberized undercoating. and I painted the engine compartment with a high-temp flat black before installing the engine. That is all the painting that was done. All new door seals were installed. along with seals for lights and turn signals. The windshield had a crack in it and was replaced. Feel free to call or text me at 865-386-1144 if you have any other questions about it.

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