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Old 11-07-2005, 01:27 AM
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Rare? Or is it just me.

Today in a junkyard I found a 1987 bronco with an I6 300ci, 4 spd trans, powerwindow and locks and a bench seat.(the right side folds down to allow access to the back seat) Straight body, solid frame, and runs strong. I thought this was a rare combination. So I gave the guy $400 and drove it home, about 25 miles. The paint is a little faded because it sat for about 6 years but other than that some old cracked hoses it is in remarkable condition. So tell me what you think is this rare or common either way I think it was a great deal.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:29 AM
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400.00 and it drove home what a deal.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 02:37 AM
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not really that rare for the year but besides that you got a great deal I think!!
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:36 AM
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great combo for sure. rare maybe. if there is carpet in it , peel it back in the rear. sometimes you will find the original build sheet.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:37 AM
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Thats a sweet deal. Where was this and were there any others? I need to hit up a yard with some broncos I gotta pull some parts.

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:22 PM
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$400, even if you parted her out thats a heck of a deal, and the combo I dont think is to rare, had a buddy with the same setup.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:19 PM
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Not too rare, mine is the same except being an automatic. The "split back bench" I pulled out. I had the same one in my king cab F150 and didn't like that one either. Both sides fold down but the handle and/or handle commonly break on the driver's side. I fixed mine once by getting the cable from the passenger side of a junkyard seat. You can unbolt the seatback and unzip the upholstery to get at it. You can in the meantime get hold of the latch with your finger and fold it forward that way. Check out the functioning side to see how it works, the latch isn't obvious.
My 87 I bought almost dead. It ran but knocked so bad I had it towed home. Got it cheap though. It died of silicone death. Ford used a silicone valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket in that year. Other the years they sort of crumbled and the bits went down in the oil pan. Then they got sucked into the oil pump pickup, stopping it up. I know this because I dug them out of there. No oil equals engine rebuild. WATCH OUT for this. Should you have to do something about it at some point I highly recommend going back with a "high volume" oil pump. Unlike on some other Ford engines, the 4.9's seem to appreciate these pumps. And there are no fitment problems. (Very unlike when I put one in my F150's 351W engine. Oy, that was rough)
Other than that, I hate you. I gave more than twice that for mine and like I siad, I had to tow it home. Grumble grumble. Enjoy it anyway! I love mine.
 
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Old 11-07-2005, 10:32 PM
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I would have bought it even if it didn't run. great deal
 
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:14 PM
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well thanks for the feedback everyone. To answer bgblktruk's question I found it in this old guys army junkyard here in cali. It was the ford there everything else was gm and a few deuce in a halves. but tell me what you need anyways i have a parts bronco and a parts truck just sitting in my yard
 
 
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