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Old 06-05-2015, 01:14 PM
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Buddy of mine is buying his son a truck. He has it narrowed down to two vehicles makes.

1. Old Ford Bronco......my pick
2. Old Jeep

He wants a project build with his son, he can afford $12K he said.

I am very partial to the Old Bronco's, what say you?
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bronc, may not be easier or better, but way cooler!
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are we talking 1960/70s Bronco? then yes. Newer Bronco? then Jeep
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70's Bronco.
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Bronco is cooler, but less of them available, so would be harder to do for the budget listed...
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I would say a 78-80 jeep cj-7 and make sure it has the 304cu in v8 and the 4 speed manual. Those year models are in very high demand but you can get one for 4-5k and put 5k in it and it will bring 10-12k. Parts are readily available and they are very easy to work on.
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Jeep will likely find a lot more used parts for. Easier to do as well as they were sort of bolted together parts anyway. I'd do a later model one. For those same reasons. Easier to find those parts and more stable models. Find an inline 6 auto that is pre or after the head crack years.
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yah, on his budget, an 80s jeep.

If he had a lot more to spend, the bronco no doubt.

If he can find a 70s bronco not needing to be junked for $12k, it's gonna need about $10-20k in work to bring back to shape.
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Bought an early 70s bronco in the late 80's as a snow plow vehicle. The sheet metal in the body was that crappy Japanese steel that ford used widely in the 70's. There are some after market things available for the Broncos but no where near what is available for jeeps. Had to replace all the lines and hoses. Worked great and looked cool. Sold it for what I paid for it. Not a particularly safe or nimble ride on the road.
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Bronco.

I had a '93 Eddie Bauer. Yeah, I know, not one of the old ones, but I loved it.

EXACTLY like this one.

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You could find an already restored jeep for 12k. They are a dime a dozen.
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Originally Posted by turquoiseblue View Post
You could find an already restored jeep for 12k. They are a dime a dozen.
Or a late model running one with under 100k for that matter.
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Is his son driving age yet. If not very cool idea but go with the jeep. If his son has his license spend the $12k on a '05-'09 wrangler and he can spend some quality time adding upgrades like a OME suspension . Older cars don't make very good daily drivers
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Buddy of mine is buying his son a truck. He has it narrowed down to two vehicles makes.

1. Old Ford Bronco......my pick
2. Old Jeep

He wants a project build with his son, he can afford $12K he said.

I am very partial to the Old Bronco's, what say you?
This 1980 CJ5 would be hard to duplicate for $12k.
Finding one that is operational and has a frame and body worth restoration will set you back $3500 to $5000. Then you would have to put in another $10k to get close to this one.
In the For Sale section here on THT
http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-t...den-eagle.html

Jeep CJ's can be built from scratch with no actual genuine parts.
Better have deeper pockets to restore an early, pre 1978 Bronco to something nice.
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Consensus is in then, Jeep wins for many reasons. Thanks folks, I am sending him this entire thread when I can get one of my mentees to show me how! ��
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