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66-96 Ford Broncos - Early & Full Size


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About bowker88

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  1. Before and After pics from my 1969 Restoration Mod. Took 20 months and worth every day.
  2. I am building out a '69 Bronco and I'm at the point where we are cleaning up the body and hopefully painting soon. One of things the body shop pointed out to me were 3 holes all vertically aligned on the left hand side of the tailgate (if facing it from the rear) next to the license plate. After looking into it, the holes are designed for a wire to enter the bottom, then exit the tailgate at a very narrow part, and then feed through again towards the top, ultimately providing electricity to the light bulb that illuminates the license plate. I am sure the experienced Bronco owners know what I am describing, but ultimately my question is this.... Is there a prettier way to provide electricity to the license plate light? It seems like a very archaic and obtrusive way to feed light to a small bulb with wiring exposed. I get that it's a 40-year old design so I'm wondering if this was improved up on in later Broncos or if anyone has gotten creative with running a wire through the pivot point where the tailgate opens and is closest to the body. I would appreciate any feedback... again just looking for a better way since I am building practically from scratch. Thanks!
  3. Really appreciate the feedback gents. I should have clarified that the road trip would be once a year, most likely to the FL panhandle (30A or PC Beach). For the rest of the time it is a cruising-around-town vehicle, hence the desire to have a beefy engine that I can show off! I'll keep posting pics along the way.
  4. Hey folks. I bought a '69 Bronco and I'm restoring it. The engine is not usable so I need to pick an engine to put in it. I didn't want to assume that I was getting a 302 and thought I would ask the community for any ideas\suggestions of engines that are a good match for the classic Bronco. I want a powerful engine matched with a 5-speed that will give me some punch but also be something that I can take on a 3 or 4 hour road trip comfortably. Let me know what you would do if you had a chance to select an engine. Thanks!
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