1977 Ford Bronco
Mark Maunders stunning 1977 Ford Bronco Ranger. With a great vision and an even better customer to work with, the theme in mind was executed perfectly on this build. with its subtle advancements and retaining a classic appearance and feel this bronco is the ultimate 4wd classic cruiser. Upon disassembly Marks bronco required a completely new floor installed prior to fresh undercoat, a vista orange paintjob and a new reinforced 5 bows top painted a warm Wimbledon white and placed back on a stripped and painted matte black factory frame. Powered by a PAD Customs fuel injected 302 and c4 transmission, the goal was for this vehicle to increase both performance and luxury while remaining a stock look with just enough upfit to catch one’s eye. In the engine bay we obtained this by sl hiding a factory off gold color 2-barrel Holley sniper EFI system and engine plumbing with the original 1977 bronco air cleaner assembly. We also added a custom-made set of hydraulic lift supports for the hood, a factory design aluminum radiator and factory bronco exhaust manifolds rebuild and resurfaced in front of a PAD Customs true dual 2.5 in stainless steel exhaust system and Magnaflow performance mufflers.
Marks bronco now drives as good as it looks and sounds since the team has Installed a pair of radius arm drop brackets and a high angle front driveshaft to increase caster and result in better drivability and stability in these old bronco’s followed by a new red head steering gear and a PAD Customs 66-77 bronco steering stabilizer kit with a fox 2.0 steering stabilizer, 2 in lift springs and coils, Hellwig front and rear sway bars, 2.0 fox performance shocks all the way around.
We obtained a modern pollack style switching valve and used it in conjunction with the factory fuel tank level switch to rid the mechanical valve in that hard to reach below the driver seat location and control both fuel sending units for the gauge and the electronic tank switching valve both by the flip of the original dash mounted fuel level switch. Inside received full black leather reupholstery and ultra-plush cut pile carpet along with complete hvac restoration, Painless wiring harness, retrofit blue tooth stereo and a Rockford Fosgate speaker system installed. This has truly been an enjoyable build and we cannot wait to see it around at the shows.