im 15 i just bought a 1988 Ford Bronco from my girlfriends cousin. i am excited because this is my first vehicle ever but it doesnt run worth a crap. her cousin was a blonde ditz who didnt know crap about vehicles. she didnt know you had to change the oil every 3,000 miles. she brought it in every 10,000! i plan on fixin it up and sellin it to make money like my dad did when he was in high school. except he did mainly muscle cars. i'll get as much as i can for this one and save for my 1996 dream bronco. plus i want a bronco with a little less milage. less than 245,000. it is gray with rust everywhere. bumpers, fenders, doors, hood, tailgate, you name it, its rusted. she drove it two blocks to school every day in minnesota winters too. that beat up the truck bad. it definetly needs a arbureator rebuild same with the tranny. i need an oil pan swap for it (courtesey of broncorama89) and it really needs a new paint job. brakes are so warn that there is about a half inch grove in the rotors. have to see if i can get them machined. pads are down to the bare metal and calipers need changing; same with the shoes. spark plugs need replacin and left headlight bulb is dead. the left taillight has a huge crack in it and the transmission fluid is like syrup. two lugnuts are gone and there is a hole in the exhaust near the muffler.
i guess what im really asking is if anybody knows what this will cost me.
am i way in over my head for having only about two hours to spare eachday?
i am going to set aside friends and rc for this one. all though some friends are going to help me
i will probably get time for rc as i wait for the oil to slug its way out
i want to get about $3,000 for this truck when all is done
the paint job will be free coutesy broncorama89s friend
it will be sittin in a garage for about three months until we bring it over to broncorama89s house. there i will rebuild the tranny so broncoramas friend can take it over to his shop to give it a nice blue and white stock two tone.
i dont want to keep this truck for myself cause my girlfriends cousin came straight out and said it was abused alot and she just liked it because it was bigger than anybody elses vehicle.