THE SHOP

June '18

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JUNE 2018 THE SHOP 43 made. Among them were the addition of variable-speed windshield wipers, padded sun visors, a dual master cylinder, self-adjusting brakes and back-up lights. As before, the 4x4 Bronco Roadster had no doors or roof. Its rectangular taillights were mounted vertically on the rear. Ford was printed on the far right-center of the tailgate. The license plate bracket was on the opposite end. Among standard features were a 3-speed fully synchronized trans- mission, a Mono-Beam front suspension, a through-drive 2-speed transfer case, 11-by-2-inch front brakes and a folding windshield. This year only 690 Roadsters were made. The previous year's sport utility was now called the Pickup. It had an all-steel, bolted-on, removable roof over the front seat. The side doors had roll-up windows. The compact rear cargo area could hold up to 32.1 cubic feet of whatever one wanted to haul. It had a 2,602-unit production run in 1967. The Bronco wagon was the most luxurious Bronco and the most popular, with 10,930 being built. It had a full-length roof and large quarter windows. In addition to the 170-ci six and the 289-ci two-barrel V-8, Broncos were available with four-barrel versions of the 289-ci V-8 that put out 225 and 271 hp. The first had 9.3:1 compression and the second had a 10.0:1 compression. The most noticeable change to the four-wheel drive Bronco for 1968 was the addition of side marker lights on the front fenders and reflectors on the lower rear quarter panels. Minor revisions were made to the interior, in particular the armrest, window crank knobs and door handles. A heater and defroster were now standard. Free-running front hubs and a dry-type air cleaner were also new. Among the other standard features were a 3-speed fully-synchronized transmission, a Mono-Beam front suspension, a through-drive 2-speed transfer case, 11-by-2-inch front brakes and a folding windshield. The pickup was also little changed. The wagon was the most luxu- rious Bronco. It had a full-length roof and large quarter windows. All 1968 Broncos sold for under $3,000. For 1969, the 4x4 Bronco looked about the same as it always had. However, there were some changes. For example, the windshield no longer folded down and the side marker light pads on the lower forward section of the front fenders had a lighter color. There was Seth Burgett of Gateway Bronco is a longtime fan of Henry Ford and set up his company to restore Broncos using a Ford-like assembly line system. 800.264.9472 • DesignEngineering.com DEALER & DISTRIBUTOR INQUIRIES WELCOME KEEP IT CLASSY & CLEAN EASY LOOM MASTER KIT KEEP IT CLASSY & CLEAN EASY LOOM MASTER KIT • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE COMPLETE KIT • CLEAN UP & BUNDLE OLD OR NEW WIRE LOOMS • NO NEED TO DISCONNECT LINES TO INSTALL • EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE COMPLETE KIT • CLEAN UP & BUNDLE OLD OR NEW WIRE LOOMS • NO NEED TO DISCONNECT LINES TO INSTALL Great price point for profits! For a free catalog and a distributor near you: (901) 396-5782 Info@performancedistributors.com www.performancedistributors.com

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