Here's the deal- I've been building this truck as a worry-free trail-duty rig that I can bash and not cry about. It's built to be street legal and with a little work can be both a really cool weekend cruiser as well as a bad ass, extremely capable trail rig. The problem is, I wheel my Jeep every chance I get and it's doing everything I expect it to do plus some. I simply don't have the desire for a dedicated rig of this capacity any more.
My price is slightly negotiable, but this truck is worth way more than the asking price. I'd consider trading or partial trading for pretty much anything that can entertain my ADD long enough for us to go to the DMV and make the swap, including (but not limited to) classic cars, guns, and shop equipment. I have a slew of other items included, listed below the description of the truck.
I'm not to the point of parting this out, but if you want something in particular, PM me and throw out an offer. Maybe we can make it work.
IF YOU WANT THE TRUCK BUT NOT THE TIRES OR ANY OF THE OTHER EXTRAS WE CAN WORK OUT SOME KIND OF DEAL. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CONTACT ME, LOOK AT THE TRUCK, AND MAKE AN OFFER THEN WE CAN GO FROM THERE.
E-mail me if you're interested- wjacocks at gmail dot com
1979 Ford Bronco Ranger XLT
351M, fires right up, minimal smoke, but runs rough; I'm under the impression it needs a new carb (it has the factory Motorcraft 2150)
New ignition rotor, cap, plugs, and wires.
3G alternator professionally rebuilt, with conversion wiring harness
Taurus two-speed electric fan, operated by thermal controller and heavy duty relays
Saginaw heavy duty power steering pump with remote reservoir
Rebuilt steering gearbox
Superlift 4" drop pitman arm
Industrial single ended ram (1.5" x 8") set up for hydraulic assist steering (5000psi braided steel hoses)
Hydraulic brake booster (hydroboost) from F-550
All new brakes
New brake lines on both axles
New braided stainless extended brake lines from frame to axles
-- This truck stops on a dime, even with the 38" tires
5.5" Rough Country coil springs in front
Superlift radius arm drop brackets in front
Superlift adjustable track bar (to be installed)
Energy Suspension 4* radius arm C-bushings (to be installed)
3" Superlift leaf springs
Brand new extended shocks front and rear
Transmission / Transfer Case:
T-18 manual transmission with 6.32:1 "granny" gear
NP205 transfer case rotated flat with the frame rails
Twin stick modification performed on NP205 (can operate front and rear axles independently)
Tom Woods high angle U-joint on front driveshaft ($70 joint)
(5) 38x12.50x15 Interco Super Swamper SX - Excellent tread, only about 200 miles on the tires
15x10 Black steel wheels with 2.5" backspace (Spare is on 15x8" wheel, but otherwise matches the rest)
AM/FM/MPx player radio with two speakers. It honestly sucks, but it's better than nothing.
Tan cloth seats, front has center fold down seat with cupholders built into the arm rests
New pedal pads on all pedals
Aftermarket tachometer installed on steering column
New ignition switch and key tumbler
Camouflage paint scheme, great for hunting or surviving the zombie apocalypse
Heavy duty 6" pipe bumper on rear
Comes with two top shells, a second pair of doors, and a second set of seats
All factory headlights, marker lights, and turn signals work
Brand new headlight switch, headlight dimmer switch, turn signal switch, turn signal thermal flasher
Interior dome light works
Carburetor is having trouble. I've driven the truck around town several times, but it idles high. Last time I tried to adjust the carb I found that it's leaking out of the throttle shaft, which means the carburetor needs to be replaced.
Front driveshaft is at a hard angle from the combination of the lift and transfer case rotation. The 4* C-bushings or Duff arms will correct the pinion angle to eliminate any binding in 4wd
Other parts included:
James Duff extended radius arms with heim joints ($700 new)
Spare 351M with fresh rings and bearings (per previous owner of motor); includes both Edelbrock Performer 4bbl intake, Weiand 4bbl intake and Holley 4bbl carb