April 19, 2024

1984 Ford Bronco

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The Ford Bronco is a model line of SUVs manufactured and marketed by Ford. The first SUV model developed by the company, five geberations of the Bronco were sold from the 1966 to 1996 model years. A sixth generation of the model line was introduced for the 2021 model year. The nameplate has been used on other Ford SUVs, namely the 1984-1990 Bronco II compact SUV and the 2021 Bronco Sport compact crossover.

Originally developed as a compact off-road vehicle using its own chassis, the Bronco initially competed against the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout. For 1978, Ford enlarged the Bronco, making it a short-wheelbase version of the F-Series pickup truck; the full-size Bronco compete against the Chevrolet K5 Blazer and Dodge Ramcharger.

Beginning production development in 1977 (before its predecessor was released for sale) the 1980-1986 Bronco was designed to address many concerns that held the 1978-1979 Bronco out of production. Nominally shorter and lighter, the 1980 Bronco was designed to adopt a more efficient powertrain while retaining its full-size dimensions.

This Bronco came in for diagnosing some rattles, the door buzzer, replacing the original seats, media blast the body and then a new paint job.

Removed the hardtop to begin the teardown process.

We have removed the hood.

The front fenders and doors have been removed.

We have begun to take the dash apart in order to media blast everything.

We have begun sanding the fenders, doors and hood to prepare for epoxy sealer.