This 1976 Ford Bronco was modified under previous ownership and is finished in Brittany Blue over a custom two-tone white interior. The build was completed in 2019, and the selling dealer acquired the truck earlier this year. Features include a steel-reinforced fiberglass tub, a six-point roll cage, air conditioning, and a Pioneer head unit connected to Rockford Fosgate speakers. Power is provided by a 351ci Windsor V8 equipped with Edelbrock Performer aluminum cylinder heads, an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, and an MSD electronic ignition system, and drive is transferred to two or all four wheels via a three-speed automatic transmission, a two-speed Dana transfer case, and a locking 9″ rear end. The selling dealer recently installed a new carburetor system, replaced the spark plugs, changed the engine oil, and more as described below. This U-100 Bronco is now offered in Massachusetts with a Deluxe Marti Report, enclosed shipping in the contiguous United States, and a clean North Carolina title.
Per the seller, the tub, outer fenders, and hood are fiberglass pieces from Terra Comp with seams and indentations to mimic steel bodywork. Steel reinforcements are present in the floor, door posts, hinges, latches, and tailgate. A new metal nose clip was sourced during the project and provided widened inner fenders and the radiator support. The exterior is finished in Brittany Blue, a color borrowed from the 1967 Ford Mustang palette, and features hand-painted white pin stripes.
The doors have had the window frames removed and are from a 1968 Bronco. A white bikini top stretches over a six-point roll cage that is finished in white bed liner. H4 headlamps flank a replacement metal grille and Ford emblem from Dennis Carpenter. Additional chrome pieces include the bumpers, headlamp bezels, mirrors, and door handles. Blue bed liner is applied to the floor, engine bay, and underside, and the hood and front fenders wear a clear wrap.
Two-piece 15″ aluminum wheels are mounted with 35″ BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A tires, and a matching spare is fitted to the custom rear carrier. The braking system features four-wheel discs with red calipers, a 9” vacuum booster, and stainless steel lines. The body and suspension are lifted 2″ and 3.5” respectively, and shock hoops are welded in.
The replacement front bucket seats and rear bench are bolted to the roll cage and covered in two-tone white upholstery. Lap belts have been installed for the front and rear passengers, and additional features include air conditioning and a Pioneer head unit that is connected to Rockford Fosgate tweeters and speakers.
A Shelby Cobra-style wood-rimmed wheel is fitted to a tilting column finished in white. The body-matched dashboard is dressed with brightwork surrounding the vents, controls, and Speedhut gauges. An AEM air/fuel gauge affixed to a custom plate forward of the dual wooden shift knobs. The digital odometer shows 600 miles and represents the mileage driven since the build was completed.
The 351ci Windsor V8 is equipped with Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads and was built by Smith Racing of Frankfort, Kentucky in the 2000s. The exhaust system consists of ceramic-coated headers mated to 2.5″ tubing and Flowmaster mufflers. A previously fitted electronic fuel injection system was removed following the selling dealer’s recent acquisition, and the engine now features an Edelbrock AVS2 four-barrel carburetor, MSD electronic ignition, a Ford Racing air cleaner and plug wires, and Bronco-branded valve covers. Additional work included a new ignition coil, spark plugs, and an engine oil change.
A dynamometer test from 2009 with the previous injection system recorded 402 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 433.6 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm.
The three-speed C-4 automatic transmission has been rebuilt and is equipped with a mild shift kit and a Hughes 2400-rpm stall converter. The rebuilt two-speed Dana 20 transfer case connects to new driveshafts. An overhauled Dana 44 axle and Mile Marker locking hubs are equipped up front, while a Ford 9″ axle with a Hendrick locker and a 4.56:1 gear ratio is fitted at the rear.
The chassis tag is present inside the glove box and shows serial number U15CLC39045.
The Deluxe Marti Report lists the factory specifications and indicates that the vehicle was originally finished in Hatteras Green Metallic and ordered through Sanders Ford, Inc. in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The video below includes a walk-around and a discussion of the vehicle.