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Could it be that simple

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I've owned two Bronco's my '78 and my '87. Loved both for different reasons, but there'll always be a place in my heart for that '78 with a bench seat and the roof off.
 
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I've owned two Bronco's my '78 and my '87. Loved both for different reasons, but there'll always be a place in my heart for that '78 with a bench seat and the roof off.
Do you think the Bronco will be same size?
 

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Do you think the Bronco will be same size?
I don't think the new one will be quite as big as the older ones. The full size '87 was huge. Then again, I don't have the numbers in front of me, just my fondest memories.

I do know for a fact, the '78 wasn't as long as the '87, I used to park them side by side in the bay garage right up against the stop. The '87 was a good three or four inches longer than the older model.

I'd honestly be surprised if the new ones were that big, as a lot of the over size came from the bumpers.
 

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Wow that thing had everything!
I remember the turning radius was crazy it could bite its own tail.
 

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If only there were 4 doors it might have been a fun and usable vehicle. ;)
 

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Simple now, not when it was built. If they had chat communities back then people would be arguing about how the front quad shock option is overkill, because they didn’t have it on their vehicle 20 years before that and they got along just fine :) they would be arguing about how the options are too expensive! And there would be a thread dedicated to why they should make the optional front bench seats standard! LOL

people back then are just the same as people now :)
 

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Wow that thing had everything!
I remember the turning radius was crazy it could bite its own tail.
I drive an 86 every day. the only thing with a tighter turn radius is a motorcycle. I can turn around on a two lane road with no shoulders.
 

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Nothing like a carburetor that would crap out on a steep grade or require messing with the jets when driving in and out of the mountains... simple.

And then there were the massive boat anchor engines that made zero hp but decent torque...
 

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And with a 'rear footwell'? Huh?
 

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Literally my first thought when reading the ad. It seems so obvious that some shit just needs to be left alone an not fancy
The near death of bench seats has been the biggest crime against trucks.

We're not asking everyone to buy them, we just want the front bench to be an option if we want it.

But then we'd have to make column shifters a common thing again.
 

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The near death of bench seats has been the biggest crime against trucks.

We're not asking everyone to buy them, we just want the front bench to be an option if we want it.

But then we'd have to make column shifters a common thing again.
The Bronco sport already has a knob dial shifter, no reason it couldn’t be a dial or push button on the dash.
 

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I love my '79... Can't imagine living without it. Tight turning radius for sure!

I'm a bit sad that the "retro" and throwback design elements of the new 2021 Bronco don't incorporate more from generations from other than the 1st generation. Sure would have been a nice bone to throw to include some little Easter Eggs of different generations than just the first gen. I understand with the body design you kind of need to pick the 1st gen and run with it, but there would be plenty of ways to work in subsequent generations into other things.

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