1972 Ford Bronco 5000 Miles Silver V8 302 Manual 5-Speed
- Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Bronco
- Type: SUV
- Year: 1972
- Mileage: 4732
- VIN: U15GLM85965
- Color: Silver
- Engine size: 302 V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: 4WD
- Interior color: Grey
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible
1972 Ford Bronco description
This is my 1972 Ford Bronco, and sadly its for sale.
This Bronco has been with our family for the past few years (awesome birthday gift from the wife), and has been a daily driver for the past year following an extensive mechanical restoration.
Considering the amount of money I put into the truck during my ownership, I was expecting to own it a quite bit longer than I actually realized. A recent move into Seattle has brought smaller streets, an even smaller garage, and Seattle drivers into the equation of owning the Bronco, and honestly its been difficult to justify having a hulking off-road beast in this increasingly urban environment.
When first I bought it, the Bronco came to me in great cosmetic and structural condition. The previous owners of this Bronco were all from the Southern California area, and it's condition definitely shows. Unfortunately in addition to this great cosmetic restoration, one of the previous owners of this Bronco took it upon themselves to ruin its look with some abhorrent chrome wheels and some low-profile tires. I promptly got rid of those as soon as I took ownership of the vehicle. But the vehicle did include some of the following notable features:
- Titanium Silver Rotisserie Paint Job
- A Warn 10000 lb Winch
- Separate Half-Cab Top with Half-Cab Partition
- Racing Bucket Seats with Four-Point Racing Harnesses
- A Water-proofed Rear Bench seat with same aforementioned harnesses
- Sony Marine-Rated CD Receiver with 4 High-output Speakers
- Push-Button Ignition
- Dakota Digital LED Instrument Cluster (Hence the weird aberration in the photos)
- Climate Control
- LED Beam Headlights w/ High-intensity Halogen Low-Beams/Rear Tracking Lights
- Custom Fabricated Front and Rear Bumpers (w/ trailer hitch receiver)
- TBP Lockable Center Console
- I-Pod Integration?
- (MK Wheels? Feel free to take them off my hands)
In addition to "dedonking" this particular Bronco, and I also took this as an excuse to perform an extensive refresh of this Bronco's drivetrain, suspension, and mechanicals to perhaps to fit my particular needs (2000 miles ago).
I'm probably gonna miss a couple of things, but these include:
- A top-end rebuild of the Bored .30 Ford 302 Engine (which itself was a 1500 mile Crate Motor)
- New Edelbrock intake with Edelbrock 4-barrel performance carburetor
- New Edelbrock high performance mechanical fuel pump
- New WH fuel lines and fuel sending unit
- New aluminum radiator with custom-fabricated fan shroud
- New Pro-Billet Distributor
- New WH Spark Plug Wires, Heat Socks, Spark Plugs
- New Optima Red-Top Performance battery
- New WH High Torque-Reduction Starter
- New WH Heavy-Duty Power Steering Pump, Cooler, and Plumbing
- New WH Alternator and Power Steering Belts
- New WH Long-tubed Headers
- New custom-fabricated Y-fork exhaust with dual exit pipes and cherry bombs
- All manners of new heat-shields, shrouds, etc.
- Also included with the truck is the old exhaust system and old headers (which themselves were brand new. The system was reengineered due to extensive vapor-lock and excessive cabin heat but are yours should you want some art materials)
- New Bilstein Shocks all-round
- New leaf-springs in the rear
- Redesign multi-link front suspension
- New WH Body Lift Components
- New WH Front Disc Brake Kit Installed w/ Hydro Boost
- New Front Steering knuckles, spindles, bearings, etc.
- New Mickey Thompson Classic III wheels (5)
- New BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2s (5)
- Rebuilt Single-Stick Transfer Case (Dana 20)
- Rebuilt Dodge NV4500 5-Speed Transmission
- WH DNV4500 Transmission adaptor kit
- Rebuilt Front and Rear Dana 44 Axles
Essentially this Bronco was rebuilt again for the purposes of making it a reliable, reasonably comfortable, and immensely capable daily driver. Troubleshooting, engineering, and performing these fixes took many months, and it's been driving like a dream for the past couple months of almost daily driving.
Which makes it all the more frustrating for me having to get rid of it so soon. In an ideal world I'd love to keep this Bronco, but I have to make room for a new F-Type and Raptor and some new teenage-beaters coming in the near-future, which will keep me from driving it in the near future. Sure I could recoup some of the costs I ate building the Bronco by letting it sit (Hagerty's #1 Rated Collector Vehicle according to HVR), but that'd be just a waste.
It's current stored at a collector-car storage facility (The Shop) in downtown Seattle. Let me know if you have any questions or want any more photos/videos and I'll be happy to cater to them the best of my ability. And as always, price is negotiable. Thank you for your interest.