11551 Tanner Williams Road, Mobile AL 36608 251-605-1545

Poor Mans Restoration

Mobile Alabama Car Restoration

1966 Ford Bronco Parts

The idea behind the Bronco began with Ford product manager Donald N. Frey in the early 1960s (who also conceived the Ford Mustang) and engineered by Ford engineer Paul G. Axelrad, with Lee Iacocca approving the final model for production in February 1964, after the first clay models were built in mid-1963. Developed as an off-road vehicle (ORV), the Bronco was intended as a competitor for the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout. Today a compact SUV in terms of size, Ford marketing shows a very early example of promoting a civilian off-roader as a “Sports Utility” (the two-door pickup version).

Although many original parts were delivered by the owner, many were not suitable for a quality restoration. Below are pictures of a variety of parts used either for the restoration or as a basis for determining measurement and fit. If you are following along with this restoration project, you may find duplicates photos from previous posts.

 

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