Bought Tucker in Deer Park, WA after finding him on Craigslist.com while stationed at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls, MT. He started out as a California emissions truck and slowly grew to the truck of my dreams. The only reason the guy sold it to me was because it kept blowing alternators and batteries. He also rebuilt the tranny after the long haul from California to northern Washington. He did not build the tranny right and lost reverse. So he just gave up on him. That's where he became mine for $450. I stole this truck and I think it is one of the happiest buys I have ever made. I took all emissions off the truck including the brain. He know sits with all new MSD ignition system and new top end Edelbrock Performer manifold and 4 bbl carb. I also took the exhaust system out and replaced with a custom one; BlackJack headers and CherryBomb Pro mufflers with the tailpipe dumped right after the rear axle. I gutted him because I could stand the smell. I replaced it with Rhino lining and Mossy Oak seat covers. I replaced all dash gauges with iEquuis white face gauges and GT steering wheel. I had my buddy, Greg Ponshock, custom build my gauge dash board out of black diamond plate. He also did the radio mount the same way. My wife, Ashley, took some old Mossy Oak material and covered the cracking dash board. I think it adds a nice touch due to the fact that we love to hunt and just be outdoors. The future plans that I have for Tucker are; 6" suspension lift, 35" tires with new wheels, new Sonic Blue paint job, refresh the motor with .040 over and towing cam to boost hp to around 330, dual batteries for HID headlights and LEDs in the rear. Big plans for this Bronco and can't wait until I see him complete.
Comments: My Mom's old '86 had the same electrical problems (ate brains and fried alternators), but was otherwise a really good truck - looked pretty and could go anywhere (as long as to had an extra brain in the glovebox). Finally sold it for a '96 which is even better :-)