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Bronco or Bronco 2?


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I was thinking late 80's-90's broncos as they're in my price range. Someone is selling a 96 for $5500 near me.
 


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I just hope they don't get harder to find later, i have mad fomo.
 

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I was thinking late 80's-90's broncos as they're in my price range. Someone is selling a 96 for $5500 near me.
87-91's and 92-96's will probably make the best daily drivers. Espicially the 92-96's.

IMO though the 78/79's looked the best....followed by the 80-86's. 87-91's seem to be the cheapest.

Personally for a DD id go for the FSB or the B2 but either are more then capable.
 
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It really depends on what you want, and what you can afford. I’ve wanted a 66-77 “Early Bronco” for a long time, just haven’t had the budget.

The 78-96 range of “Full-Size Bronco” was based on the F-series chassis and front end of similar year and had removable tops.

The 83-90 run of the Bronco II was based on the Ranger chassis and front end like it’s big brother.

Honestly, I got my first Bronco II because I wanted a Jeep YJ or TJ and couldn’t afford one. The B2 was what I could afford and close enough. It actually shares the same wheelbase as those Jeeps, just a little longer body. It’s also surprisingly good off road even stock. After I got my first B2, I had to have more. Currently only have two, but have owned 4 total so far. Oh, and when I bought my first B2, I already had my first Ranger and was a member on here so I knew I was buying something decent, I just didn’t know I’d fall in love with it. Which my Choptop is going to be taken to JeepFest this year just to annoy the Jeep crowd…
The 66 to 77 are hard to find up this way in solid enough condition to fix up. Just a title, dash, and frame will set you back a grand on average, then the bodies cost around 12 to 15k and you've gotta build it yourself. They're quite fun to drive even without a ton of power too.
 

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The 66 to 77 are hard to find up this way in solid enough condition to fix up. Just a title, dash, and frame will set you back a grand on average, then the bodies cost around 12 to 15k and you've gotta build it yourself. They're quite fun to drive even without a ton of power too.
I know ill get shot at for this but i never understood the attraction to EB's
 

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I know ill get shot at for this but i never understood the attraction to EB's
This will gert their guns out, for sure . . .

What's an "EB"?




eco boost?
Eddie Bauer?
Early Bird?
Every Body?
Entertaining Baboons?
 

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I know ill get shot at for this but i never understood the attraction to EB's
They're neat looking to me, but the current market is insane, this is bolstered by the fact that I've had my hands into helping build two of them from the ground up and seeing how little there really is to them. Modern ish powertrains make them drivable and fun and you can add some creature comforts to them as well but what they're worth is still insane.
 

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They're neat looking to me, but the current market is insane, this is bolstered by the fact that I've had my hands into helping build two of them from the ground up and seeing how little there really is to them. Modern ish powertrains make them drivable and fun and you can add some creature comforts to them as well but what they're worth is still insane.
Ive only really ever been around one of them...and it was back in the early 90's my buddy had a 70(?) Maybe with a I6 and 3 on the tree. I guess i just didnt see the hype. They just seemed like a less good looking CJ to me.

Now the 78/79's i thought were bad ass. Espicially with a 4 speed.


To each their own i suppose
 

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Ive only really ever been around one of them...and it was back in the early 90's my buddy had a 70(?) Maybe with a I6 and 3 on the tree. I guess i just didnt see the hype. They just seemed like a less good looking CJ to me.

Now the 78/79's i thought were bad ass. Espicially with a 4 speed.


To each their own i suppose
The 78-79 is also my favorite.
 

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I know ill get shot at for this but i never understood the attraction to EB's
I like the looks of them but not enough to pay what they are selling for. The same goes for early Toyota FJs. To find either of those I could afford, they would be pretty much a rusty pile of parts or an extremely lucky barn find where the barn owner has no clue what they have.
 

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