I just got back from looking it over and driving it.
It has some issues of course but it is almost 30 years old too.
The odometer says almost 140,000 miles on it.
It has a high and surging idle problem when it warms up, the check engine light is flashing a code and the charging system gauge doesn’t work
Some asshole broke into it once so the drivers door lock cylinder has been punched out and the sheet metal around the hole is fucked up somewhat and rusty because it never got fixed.
It also has a bit of a stumble when you mash the gas pedal down, that could just be dirty injectors. There is a 351 Windsor in it and an automatic transmission. 351 Windsor being the 5.7 liter engine. It starts right up when it is cold but after it warms up the starter doesn’t want to crank. The guy says it had a new starter put on it but that doesn’t mean shit if it was a rebuilt unit.
There are new parts all over the engine so I see someone has been trying the shotgun method of trying to fix the idle issue.
The 4 wheel drive works but it still has those automatic hubs that everyone replaces for good reason.
It has new tires and shocks and the brakes and cruise control work good.
There is a hitch mount and trailer wiring plug plus some kind of removable luggage rack on top. He said the removable hard top on it has never been taken off either.
The fucking heater works and that is a must, don’t think the A/C works but Winter is just getting started. It still has the factory installed 2-70 cab cooling system anyway.
The rear window works, that just got fixed and was an issue with all of those old Bronco’s eventually.
The power windows and door locks work as do all the lights.
The old chrome spoke wheels are rusty and eventually will get replaced but that doesn’t affect anything except looks which I have never been concerned with too much anyway.
The plastic left front wheel arch flare is missing but the rest look cheesy anyway so they will come off.
Oh yeah, it doesn’t leak any fucking oil either.
Major bonus points for that.
The guy wants $2,000 for it and I just shook his hand on it.
He is waiting for his Mom to send the title this week, apparently it was hers and she was going to give it to him but after he found out about some of the issues above he doesn’t want to mess with it.
I’m sure the wife is going to throw a few fits about it but I am the one going to be driving it and this fucking thing has Phil written all over it.