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Ford Bronco Classic 4x4

Lifted Vintage Ford Bronco Offroading Beast!

The head turning beauty of the classic Bronco is hard to deny and an early Ford Bronco is tough to find. With only 230.800 classic Ford Broncos produced between 1966 and 1977 the few that are still left are getting more expensive.

Ford produced the Bronco to meet competition from the Jeep CJ and the International Scout.

Specs

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Performance

  • Engine - Standard: Inline 6 - 170 cid (2.8 L) -> 200 cid (3.3 L)
  • Engine - Optional: V8: 289 cid (4.7 L) -> 302 cid (4.9 L)
  • Hp: 205 (302)
  • Torque: 290 lb·ft (393 N·m) @ 4300 rpm (302)
  • Transmission: 3-speed manual - later C4 automatic optional
  • Turning radius: 35 feet (10.7m)

Reasonable performance, especially with the 302 V8 engine and a really short turning radius.

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Size & capacity

  • Dimensions: Wheelbase = 92.0″ (234cm) - Track = 57″ (145cm) - Overall Length = 152.1″ (386cm) - Width = 69.1″ (176cm) - Height = 70.8″ (180cm)
  • Weight: 3360 lbs (1524 kg), gross weight GVWR: 4299 lbs (1950 kg)
  • Seating: 4
  • Towing capacity: Not too much!
  • Payload rating:  900 lbs (400 kg)
  • Wheel bolt pattern: 5 x 5.5

Short and light weight.

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Offroad

  • Ground Clearance: 8.6″ (22cm) 
  • Suspension front: coil springs
  • Suspension rear: leaf springs
  • Axles front: Dana 30 - later Dana 44
  • Axles rear: Ford 9"

Good ground clearance and coils.

Modification / Lifting tips

Start with a non-rusty lifted truck and work from there 🙂

The Ford Bronco is very popular among offroaders as the simple no-frills design is built to handle well in tight spots and rough terrain. With the inline 6 or the more powerful V8 302 and Ford 9 inch axles in the rear and Dana 44 front axles in the later models the driveline is pretty robust. Coil spring suspension in the front and a more traditional leaf springs in the rear creates a nice starting point for an awesome lifted 4x4.

The Dana 44 is a strong front axle that can handle up to 35 inch tires and even 38" with the stronger 38mm u-joints.

The 28 rib 8" rear axle is not strong enough to handle bigger tires than 35". Popular modification is to use the stronger (and wider) Ford 9" from a pickup and move the wheel centers out. The rear suspension can be upgraded with four-link type using coils or airbags.

Dana 60 front and rear would be the optimal modification for even more serious offroading!

The original steering box has 5.3 turns lock-to-lock. The 1976 and 1977 models have the much more desirable 3.8 turns.

The biggest drawback for the classic Ford Bronco for offroading is how short it is.

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Used Off Road Ford Bronco Trucks For Sale

Lifted 4x4 Ford Bronco Trucks for Sale

1994 Ford Bronco CUSTOM LIFTED 1994 FORD BRONCO 4X4 5.0 FORD RACING CAM NEW TIRES RUNS AND DRIVES CAM

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1969 Ford Bronco 302, Lunati cam, T19 4spd, 3 stick tans case, Wild Horses

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1977 Ford Bronco Custom 1977 Ford Bronco w/ pwr steering & brakes disc lift BFG 35" kevlar paint & cage

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1970 Ford Bronco 1970 Ford Bronco | New Drivetrain | C4 Automatic | 302 Engine

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1988 Ford Bronco Bronco 1988 FORD BRONCO LIFTED RUST FREE EXCELLENT CONDITION OFF ROAD MUD RACE

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1978 Ford Bronco 1978 Ford Bronco 460 Big Block with Super Swampers and Lift Kit

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Thrandur Arnthorsson
Thrandur is the chief-editor and owner of 4x4 Off Roads and an 4x4 off road enthusiast. Living in Iceland he loves to share the coolest 4x4 trucks and supporting more offroad freedom. If you want to get YOUR 4x4 featured on 4x4OffRoads you can post your story here.