1968 Bronco is Ready to Play in the Dirt

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Born as a competitor to the Jeep CJ-5 and the International Harvester Scout, the Bronco was Ford’s original compact SUV.  It proved to be a popular vehicle out of the gate, and is arguably even more popular today, thanks in large part to its great looks, off-road prowess, and the availability of upgraded parts.

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Early Broncos can be easily transformed into serious mud and trail eating machines, as can be seen with this 1968 example. Quite a few parts have been added to make this a reliable and capable off road vehicle – a Warn winch, lift kit, Rancho shocks, and some 33×12.50-15 tires.

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This Bronco has also received an upgrade in the power department thanks to a Fox Mustang-sourced 5.0 and Flowmaster exhaust. Gears are (thankfully) selected manually with a 4-speed transmission. The interior features some form-hugging bucket seats, a roll cage, and spray-on bedliner on the floors and dash.

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Outside, it’s classic Bronco lines covered in midnight blue paint. Some of the trim has been fogged black which provides a nice contrast to the body color. It’s a great look that may just make you think twice about going too hard on your local trails, but you can be confident knowing that this ’68 is ready if you are.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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