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Shed Find: 1974 Ford Bronco Ranger Project

Before you get your hopes up, you must realize that this 1974 Ford Bronco is a project. Once your expectations are a little lower, this truck appears to have a lot of potential. The Bronco is listed here on eBay with four days remaining in the auction. It is currently bid to $6,400 and there is no reserve. The Bronco is located in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware, and has a clear title. With some work, this project 4WD can be put back on the road.

The Bronco is equipped with a 302 cubic inch V8 engine backed by an automatic transmission. The Dana 44 rear end houses 3.54 rear gears. The V8 motor is nonrunning and the current owner has not tried to start it.  There are no warranties on the transmission or rear end either. The long time owner of this Bronco died many years ago and the vehicle has been sitting in a shed since the 1990’s. The owner does not know much about the history or condition of the vehicle. The Bronco was built in late 1973 (November 1973) as a 1974 model.

The Bronco is equipped with a full gauge package and the truck is said to be uncut and unmolested. The interior seats are usable but the floorboards are covered in surface rust. The brakes and the fuel system will need restoration for safety reasons. In addition, it is safe to say that the engine will need to be rebuilt, if it will not turn over.

The ad says there is a lot of rust but we at Barn Finds have seen a lot worse. Every other panel is painted green or white which is unusual. The glass all the way around looks good and the frame appears to be solid based on the pictures of the undercarriage. The tires hold air but those would be the first thing I would replace. All in all, it is a good start for a project if this is your cup of tea!


  1. Poncho

    Another overpriced Bronco that needs everything.

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  2. Chud

    Uncut? It’s clearly cut. What’s a “full gauge package”?

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    • KKW

      Amp and oil gauge in place of warning lights

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  3. chrlsful

    yup (& that’s from me, an owner). The paint scheme is an interesting puzzle for me. Wonder if the white is under the green & something they exposed doing some sanding/beginning of a restore…
    There’s a good bit of originality here, the current $ is pretty correct as a national price target. They were #1 in $ this past winter falling to 23rd in spring. As I watch, the bloom has come off a lill, not near as much as reasonable tho. Is emotionality ever “reasonable”? No…
    liken the ‘highly modded’ loosing price and oem on these bronks reachin parity w/other ‘classic’ vehicles. Till this summer I saw the ones w/all the “bolt ons” selling higher than the oem ones. Now? not so much, a good sign for ‘classic’ listing (& what goes along w/that – no more ‘hacks’ destroyin neat ol rigs).

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  4. Insanity

    $500 tops. Junker needs everyting.

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  5. Don Wann

    rear fenders apear to have been cut

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  6. Steve

    I don’t get it. I wouldn’t want one mint for the purpose of driving it, or looking at it, regardless of popularity or price.

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  7. Chucko

    “uncut and unmolested” with fender flares on the rear wheel openings? What else does the lister not know about or not being truthful about?
    10K to make it a driver without paint.
    Hard pass for me, let someone else ‘enjoy’ this one.

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  8. Desert Rat

    You say it’s uncut? Take a look at the rear quarter panels ,it has been cut for larger tires.

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  9. Johnny

    This coming spring. If the lord,s will and the creek don,t rise. I know where one is like this. Been their for quite awhile. I,m gonna check on it and bet the price will be REASONABLE and not have a BARRET JACKSON price on it. Its gonna take alot of money and work to get it back on the road again. I,m talking about getting American made parts for it and NOT China made junk. No it,s not worth $6,800. It doesn,t even run or move on its own power. The motor might be stuck and ruint. How about $600 more reasonable. These BARRET JACKSON SALERS should realize what all it takes to get these old vehicle run down. To know the price and troubles it is to find GOOD PARTS and locating them.

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  10. gaspumpchas

    There are a lot of vendors At the Ford Nats at Carlisle selling all kinds of parts including bodies, both Steel and ‘glass. As Always you would need to look at this and see if it suits your needs. I’m wondering if it was originall that puke green??The fenders look like they came from the desert. Good luck and stay safe.

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  11. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry

    I don’t buy and sell cars anymore, but I used to. When I set a price it was because I knew what I had in it, when someone came along I told them price was firm, sometimes someone would make a reduced offer, in turn I told them the price just went up by the same amount. I always got my price.
    God bless America

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    • Kenn

      The reason so many of us dislike buying cars, and why car sale reps have such a bad reputation.

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