Restomod 1974 FORD Bronco (NO RESERVE)
I’m selling the truck I swore I’d never sell….. but only because I found an original unmolested 66′ Bronco in excellent shape that I couldn’t not buy and restore. Selling my 74′ to fund the restoration of the 66′. I also feel bad for owning a truck like this with so much off road capability and never taking it off road.
I’ve owned this Bronco 5 years; I can’t take credit for actually building it…. I just made improvements. The build was a 5 year project, completed in 2014. The builder was a genius, he really thought of everything. He was a robotics engineer and his “attention to detail” is evident. He saved all the build notes, cut sheets, receipts, manuals, etc. He even created an electrical schematic on CAD that shows where every wire goes and has everything labeled using a wire label printer. There is a lot of custom one off fabrication work that he had done to make this truck exactly how he wanted it. Safety and reliability was clearly the priorities. He sold it because they relocated to SC and there wasn’t anywhere to use it for what he built it for.
On the outside it looks like a lifted Early Bronco but underneath it’s all modernized (details below). I’ve owned 9 Broncos (now 10) and they all basically drove like an old truck but this one is completely different…. I’m very comfortable (feel safe) driving this one even on the highway. The amount of power it has is ridiculous but it’s built more for torque so it’s not jumpy.
Engine: 1990’ 302 Bored 0.30 Over (331 ci) with DSS Stroker Kit (~450hp)
Transmission: 49R70W Automatic Transmission w/OD. US Shift Controller
DESCRIPTION & INFO:
331 cubic inch stroker engine / DSS rating assembly kit (balanced with 50oz, 164 tooth flywheel).
Edelbrock E Street Aluminum Heads E6SE (2.02 intake valves) Heads disassembled and upgraded valve springs/seats installed.
1992 A9L EFI computer mounted on passenger side kick panel
Edelbrock Performer 5.0 Upper/Lower intake with 1″ Phenolic spacer
JLT Performance Oil Separator 3.0 for for PCV valve back to intake
70mm Throttle body and 75mm ProM mass air meter calibrated to injectors by ProM
30lb fuel injectors, BBK adjustable fuel pressure regulator with oil filled gauge
Rear frame rail Low Pressure fuel pump fed to BC Bronco’s EFI Accumulator (custom mount / guard)
High Pressure fuel pump mounted in finned aluminum heat sink on passenger frame rail
All fuel line fittings use AN style where possible / 13 gallon plastic main fuel tank (aux tank removed)
Custom passenger side exit exhaust with 3″ high flow catalytic converter and muffler. All exhaust tubing Jet Hot ceramic coated inside and out from headers to the muffler
Tri-Flo 4-core Aluminum Radiator with Derale HD Fixed Pitch Fan, puller electric aux cooling fan mounted in front of radiator (temp sensor controlled with toggle switch override option)
2000 Ford 4R70W Electronic OD transmission (complete trans rebuild when Advance Adapters kit installed)
US Shift programmable transmission controller for 4R70W with all options wired in and custom switch panel
Mag-Hytec extra capacity transmission pan with temp sensor for trans cooler fan
Transmission cooler mounted into front bumper with integrated electric fan (temp controlled)
D20 transfer case complete rebuild with master kit and twin stick option added
Tom Woods Custom drive shaft front and rear (spare Tom Woods front shaft)
Front axle: D44 with 4:56 gears on Richmond PowerTrax No-Slip locker, larger F150 axle shafts
Front axle uses BC Bronco’s Tie Rod Over conversion with all Heim joints
Front axle BC Bronco’s caster adjustable radius arms
Rear axle: Ford 9″ with 4:56 gears and factory limited slip (limited slip clutch pack replaced and entire axle rebuilt with all new bearings and seals)
Front disk brake upgrade (from 76’ Bronco/F150) with Stainless Steel extended brake lines (rebuilt with all new bearings and seals)
Power Brake Booster and MC kit from BC Broncos
IDIDIT tilt steering column and Lokar shift linkage to transmission
Transmission gear indicator is a digital display on transmission controller, not on the column
Power Steering w/ Hydro-Assist steering set up with quick ratio box (all parts from Redneck Ram)
Derale Finned Power Steering cooler mounted horizontally behind front bumper
Suspension lift 3.5″ BC Bronco’s – Rear 9 pack leafs Front rock crawler coils. Cross Enterprise rear inboard shock hoop, front extended F250 shock towers. 1 inch body lift to accommodate new transmission
35×12.5×15″ BFG KM2 tires including spare, Pro-Comp 15×8 wheels
Front and rear bumpers are Balie Bilt style with extensive custom fabrication upgrades
Front bumper mounts moved down to eliminated body to bumper gap, flush mounted Rigid LED’s, vertical cooling holes milled into lower bumper and trans cooler mounted in bumper, fabricated rock guard lip added to protect trans cooler
Rear bumper has hinged trim panel to cover exposed 2″ receiver tube, frenched in LED reverse lights, flush CB antenna mount, and custom fabricated tire carrier with High Lift jack mount
160amp alternator with dual V-groove pulleys from BC Broncos
Fabricated removable transmission tunnel cover with quick release fire extinguisher
All Autometer gauges including oil temp and trans temp
6 point roll cage integrated into the frame rails with dash and ceiling mounted speakers. Wired for CB radio and antenna but not installed.
Rear section side mounted gear storage boxes with integrated rear speaker mounts (boxes and all speakers are waterproof)
Wild Horses fold and tumble rear seat, Bestop front seats with custom passenger seat lift mechanism (up 6″ – fwd 10″) to allow access into back seat
BC Bronco’s full framed safari soft top with removable side and rear panels
Smittlybuilt 8500lb winch with synthetic line
New Optima Battery
13 inch wiper arms from 98 Jeep Cherokee.
Only left on my “to do list” is to replace the front floor pans. The previous owner put metal over the original pans because there’s some rust on them. So it looks fine now from inside but I planned to cut out the original pans and replace so I could honestly say there’s no rust at all.
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Originally listed on November 18, 2021. Older listings are displayed for reference and probably will not be available.
Seller's other items: parrot_heads
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States