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?
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.
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.
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.