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Howdy Pop's Bronco; Whenever I hear the term Early Bronco I think of the original Bobtail, but I thought they ended production in 1975, is your '77 a Full Size Bronco or a Bobtail?
I am a member of the Northern Alberta 4wd Association, a 4wd club based in Edmonton, I don't know for sure what everyone owns as it's a large & diverse club. Check them out online at the club homepage http://www.na4wda.org/
Thank for the reply ken ill be sure to check the 4x4 club out.
I never hear of the term bobtail before.
I have done alot of research and never came accross that term.
Could you explain futher
All i know is ford made them from 66-77 and my grandfather owed 2 a 66 and a 75 i never visually see a difference.
Don't get me wrong i there is always something to learn.
I know have a1977 early bronco which to me is not a full size 78-and on bronco
The only time i hear it refered to as full size is when i order parts at partsourse.
Howdy Pop's Bronco, the term Bobtail is applied to the short wheelbase minimal rear overhang rigs such as the early Bronco, Toyota Landcruiser Hardtops (90" wheelbase), Jeep CJ-5 (83") Jeep CJ-7 (93") The early pre '70 Stout Scout even the littls Suzuki SJ410 could qualify... .
That's cool, if your '77 looks like your grandfather's '66 & '75 Bronco's then indeed you have one of the last Bobtails. There are a couple early bronco's still in action up here in Grande Prairie, have chatted with a few of the owners, but they have never come fourwheeling with me yet. I know there is one guy in the NA4wdA who runs one of the ugly early stout Scout's, wouldn't be surprised if there are a few early Bronco's among the 60+ members. Because I am so far away I only get together with the other NA4wdA members infrequently. Keep an eye open around Edmonton, you may be surprised by the # of 4wd's you see wearing the black diamond of the NA4wdA... . Feel free to drop by my Jeep'n homepage & look through the local fourwheeling photos (link from my profile).
Hey ken thanks again for your reply!
Yes my 77 is what you refer to as a bobtail.Your right there is still a few living around alberta. I have seen about 5 in total still running and i seen about 2 sitting and rusting.
And have heard of atleast three more in various conditions--as you know well known for rust.
the pic of you jeep with chains on i like best looks like its ready for what ever alberta winter has to offer.
I to have chains but havent had a chance to try them yet.
i am in the process of making my rig road worthy dont get me wrong its drivable now.
I just enjoy and feel safey driving a tight rig.
My goal is to drive the bronco up north visit some friends in grandpraire yes gp and keep heading north mybe yellowknife or alaska.
i love the outdoors what a better way to explore it.Later i will drive it down south and visit some bronco shops in WA
maybe you would be interested for a trip sometime in the future.
ill keep in touch .
oh i noticed the little jeeps on your drivers side fender ,nice touch
Last edited by popsbronco; 12-29-2004 at 01:21 AM.
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