1972 Bronco a Solid Project Truck With Good Bones

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1972 Bronco Sport

This Bronco may be a little weathered, but it is still a solid rig that could make heads turn with a little TLC.

We can’t resist the appeal of the first-gen Ford Broncos. These rigs were built to perform on and off-road, with simple but strong styling that makes them timeless. So when we came across this 1972 Ford Bronco on eBay, we just loved it. Sure, it’s a little rough. But this baby would make a dream project truck.

Also adding to its appeal is the price, currently at less than $10,000. The Bronco is currently road ready, and is powered by a 302 V8 2bbl, mated to an automatic transmission. It has about 93,000 miles and lots of life in it.

1972 Bronco Sport

The 4wd is working, and the hardtop is in good shape. Unfortunately, there is definitely some rust, especially around the body and on the floors. But the chassis, suspension, electrical, lights, and gauges are all solid and working well.

The interior definitely could use a refresh, new roll bar, seating, dash. But with a little imagination and some elbow grease this Bronco could definitely be restored to its former glory.

1972 Bronco Sport

Depending on your style, you could keep the rust and maybe bring out the patina’s character. Or give this Bronco a new paint job, and watch her shine.

We definitely look forward to a new Bronco, but we have to give it up to these early pioneers. They remain timelessly cool and capable.

What would you do to this classic Bronco? Restoration, restomod, rat rod…? Let us know!

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

S.J. can be reached at [email protected]

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