Introduction and my 1979

WGCbronco

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Hey y’all. Been watching the forum for awhile but decided to post. Gen 2 section is kinda dead so let’s get to know each other

I got my first bronco when I was 14. A 1971me and my dad restored and made into a beauty. When I was about to turn 16 I decided to get something with power steering, power brakes and a top so I sold it and got a 94 Lightning. I owned a 1996 bronco for awhile and then sold it to my dad (my nephews now) and he bought a 76 we built up over the past 10 years.
Two years ago I got my hands on my dream bronco. A 1979.Had all kinds of paperwork from the original owner who had custom ordered it. (I’ll try and find it all, but was spec’d out with dang near everything from the freewheeling package except the stripes)

We started with just getting it running (and stopping) good and restored the entire interior. Factory seats got reupholstered, Dakota digital gauges, carpet, and since the rear side panels were shot we fabricated some out of polyethylene sheeting. We’re able to use the factory rear armrest and then we mounted some speakers into them.
I put a 4 Barrel intake on the 400 and cleaned up the engine bay ALOT!
Suspension I went with a 4” Rough county, with 2” body lift. Rolling on 20x12 Ballistic wheels wrapped with 37” Ironman tires. I went through the undercarriage and POR15’d it all! Then lastly I threw on a softopper top. (Gotta keep the sun off my 6 year old heart transplant boy that developed a slight sun allergy from the meds)

We are planning on being at the Super celebration in Townsend, TN in October!

so there is the run down on Project Black Horse. Now for the pics!
 

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CliffB

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Looks awesome! Super rare Bushwacker flares, too. We haven't missed Townsend in years, looks like we may not make this one but we'll definitely be there in April.
 

Brahmco

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I was thinking the same about those flares. They sure would help with the rock chips on a gravel road.I also noticed it looks like you may have the factory CB radio?
 

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79 was a good year for Broncos and pickups the style change in 78 got a lot of attention. The 79 with the square headlights was really different.Made anything built before then look like an antique.
 

WGCbronco

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Haven't had time to update on here but after the Bronco Super Cel I found I had a bad transmission leak so I went ahead and started on the Winter upgrades. New deep transmission pan, and started sanding and repainting. All I have left is the hood and buff it all out, then it is going to a local shop to have the Freewheeling stripes put on! Can't wait to get some updated pictures on here!
 

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Hey y’all. Been watching the forum for awhile but decided to post. Gen 2 section is kinda dead so let’s get to know each other

I got my first bronco when I was 14. A 1971me and my dad restored and made into a beauty. When I was about to turn 16 I decided to get something with power steering, power brakes and a top so I sold it and got a 94 Lightning. I owned a 1996 bronco for awhile and then sold it to my dad (my nephews now) and he bought a 76 we built up over the past 10 years.
Two years ago I got my hands on my dream bronco. A 1979.Had all kinds of paperwork from the original owner who had custom ordered it. (I’ll try and find it all, but was spec’d out with dang near everything from the freewheeling package except the stripes)

We started with just getting it running (and stopping) good and restored the entire interior. Factory seats got reupholstered, Dakota digital gauges, carpet, and since the rear side panels were shot we fabricated some out of polyethylene sheeting. We’re able to use the factory rear armrest and then we mounted some speakers into them.
I put a 4 Barrel intake on the 400 and cleaned up the engine bay ALOT!
Suspension I went with a 4” Rough county, with 2” body lift. Rolling on 20x12 Ballistic wheels wrapped with 37” Ironman tires. I went through the undercarriage and POR15’d it all! Then lastly I threw on a softopper top. (Gotta keep the sun off my 6 year old heart transplant boy that developed a slight sun allergy from the meds)

We are planning on being at the Super celebration in Townsend, TN in October!

so there is the run down on Project Black Horse. Now for the pics!
I know a little late to follow based on when this was posted, yet enjoyed reading the story and see all the photos! Inspired.
 

WGCbronco

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Got a great shot the other day!! Got a few parts that I needed for the 429. Really hoping the old 400 can hold on until next winter. Got a bad rear main seal and transmission pan leaking so it’s going to the transmission shop in a few weeks (they are really backed up and it needs a good shift kit so I’ll let them fight that pan!)
 

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Jakob1972

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Got a great shot the other day!! Got a few parts that I needed for the 429. Really hoping the old 400 can hold on until next winter. Got a bad rear main seal and transmission pan leaking so it’s going to the transmission shop in a few weeks (they are really backed up and it needs a good shift kit so I’ll let them fight that pan!)
That is an amazing picture. That is one fine ‘79.
 
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