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Old 01-19-2017, 09:25 PM
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So I want your opinions. I picked this guy up a few months ago and I'm trying to decide what to do with it. It's a one owner rig with all original paperwork. My cousin has a 96 with a solo Motorsports kit on it that rides awesome. He says to buy another one to build and leave this one alone. Im thinking about making a straight axle version of his. Long arms with King coilovers in front and national or Deaver leaves in the back with king triple bypasses. What do you guys think?
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:22 AM
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Um, the 2nd generation Bronco (1978-79) are still solid front Dana 44 axles... no need to "convert". 1980 and up were equipped with the "twin traction beam" articulated Dana 44 front axle.
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78-79 is very different from the 96. If you want a toy stick with what you are familiar with. You'll have to deal with carburation, the Cleveland motor, and a fleeting supply of quality year specific parts. The 96 has all the modern amenities and easy access to parts.
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Keep this one as close to stock as you can if you have an inkling of selling it later, use it as a daily driver or a weekend cruiser.

Then find another one to build out to your desires. I don't know enough about suspensions to offer my opinion on your proposed build, but if you're not going to be using it off road a lot I don't see a reason to build one up.
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beautiful looking bronco. i would just leave it as is. maybe a bit more aggressive tires so you can take it out on the dirt every once in a while.
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I am aware of the differences in the generations. I have had trucks from each generation. I was just asking what guys thought about doing a build on such a clean bronco. Here is my current 78 f150 which is also all original besides the lift I put on.
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Nice looking truck! I sense a color theme going on here
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