1978 Ford Bronco: Big, Bad, and Very Blue

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1978 Ford Bronco

Because nothing gets us more excited than a lifted, big-tired 1978 Ford Bronco!

There are many reasons why the Ford faithful love their second-gen Broncos. For starters, they ushered in a whole new breed of Ford’s off-road ‘ute, one much larger than the outgoing model. When you combine the beloved styling of the late ’70s F-Series with a removable rear roof panel, you’re guaranteed to have a winner. And you won’t find a much better example of that than this big, bad, blue 1978 Ford Bronco.

1978 Ford Bronco

We spotted the beautiful bruiser over at Worldwide Vintage Autos, where it’s currently seeking a new owner. As amazing as the frame-off rebuild is, we doubt it’ll have to wait long. For starters, it’s quite the looker with a fresh two-tone Ford Cobalt and Sky Blue color combination. But these big-bodied Broncos just beg for lifted suspensions and big rubber, and this one’s got both in spades.

1978 Ford Bronco

A 6-inch suspension lift and fender flares make room for massive 39.5-inch Irok Super Swamper tires mounted on a simple set of aluminum alloys. And that, folks, is pretty much all you need to seriously increase the attitude of a 1978 Ford Bronco. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that this one is a real looker with all the original chrome and trim intact.

1978 Ford Bronco

Power for this beastly Bronco comes from a 351, which is believed to have less than 100k original miles. Regardless, the previous owner rebuilt the mill with headers and dual exhaust about 25k ago. The interior is likewise fresh with new carpet, panels, and rubber. Plus, the lifted truck moves around quite well thanks to power steering and brakes. And if all of that isn’t enough to get you more excited than a kid in the front row of a pre-teen sensation’s concert, you need to check your pulse!

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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