Alaskan 1979 Bronco XLT
Not For Sale
Engine : 400, Edelbrock RPM 351C aluminum heads, Performer intake, Carter 625 CFM, Comp Cam XE262H, Jacobs Mileage Master ignition. Custom pistons, 10:1 compression, .040 quench, 1 5/8” headers.
Drivetrain : NP-205, 3.50 gears
Transmission : T-18 4 speed
2 1/2 inch lift
15 X 10 inch wheels
33 X 12.50
Bought it from the original owner in 1987, in Colorado, with 32,000 miles.
The factory paint was black and white, which I quickly changed to 2-tone blue (correct Ford colors for 1979)
Towed my boat from Colorado when we moved to Alaska in 1989, and now, 27 years later, will probably be returning to Colorado within the next year.
Will NEVER sell it (my kids are already fighting over who will get it when I croak)
Has always been very reliable. In fact, I stopped driving an identical Bronco in 1996, but kept it for parts. During the next 14 years the only part I needed off of it was one rear axle, so I ultimately gave the entire Bronco away to a kid who was restoring a 1976 short bed that his family owned since brand new. I think giving it to him made me even happier than he was!