I re built the motor at 18, re built the 3 speed and transfer case, brakes, then put 10,000 miles on it over 8 years and parked it. Work, marriage and kids.I SAY RESTOR IT! its a fun project
He cut the fenders, the body under the doors. He used it for the rubicon and hunting. I was lucky enough to be on it's 6th and last rubicon trip at 15.I'd have trouble selling a car my father bought brand new, let alone a 72 Bronco. Keep it, depending on it's condition either get it running/driving and enjoy or go all out on a full resto to bone stock exactly how your father ordered it.
I was thinking the same thing with a '22. You have an early reservation, but if you order a late availability item, you may be looking at a 22. I don't know you, but I sense that you really don't want to part with the 72 your dad ordered and gave you. You will probably regret it if you do let it go. It's OK to look to the future and hold on to/appreciate the past.Maybe i should wait for a "22". They could have green by then and i'd have 2 50 years apart. Btw fyi my dad ordered mine , it took 6 weeks and was $4200 out the door. 302, dana 44. ???
1) 1st night reservation: You will get the vehicle early and should be able to AT LEAST get your money back if you decide to sell it, might even make a few bucks?So I'm really on the fence about buying this with my 1st night reservation without ever sitting in one at least. Also i'm considering selling my "72" that was ordered by my father when i was 4 and given to me at 16. I have kept it in a warehouse since i quit driving it in the 90's. Anyone have any advice?
Don't restore the '72, keep it as a survivor. Rebuild the engine and make sure that everything is mechanically sound and safe. Splurge for some seat covers, but don't spend a lot of time on cosmetics. You can happily drive it for many years and likely not spend a ton of money. Let is be your toy. If you can afford the Badlands, do it. If it is outside of your budget, get something reliable for a DD and take the '72 for a spin anytime you want to treat yourself.Thanks for the input. I think restoring my 72 to my desires now would cost as much as the 4 door badlands i have reserved.
Maybe on the West coast, if it is in horrible shape.Thanks for the input. I think restoring my 72 to my desires now would cost as much as the 4 door badlands i have reserved.