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Old 03-12-2016, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's it worth? 1979 Bronco

Hello, I have a 1979 bronco xlt sitting in my garage. It's a 351w, with a np435 transmission and a np205 transfer case. Mileage is 67xxx.

Body is a little rough. No rust.

Interior is a little rough. Needs a new driver seat and carpet kit.

Clutch is out.

Needs new tires and rims. Needs rear diff sealed up.

Starts quick if you pour some gas down the carb. I assume it's a engine fuel pump, so probably needs filter and a tank of gas.

700 in back registration.

What do I do with it? Fix it and sell it? Clutch and smog I can handle. I can do the brakes and the rear axle seals. Not too excited about it if there's no margin in it.



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I forgot, I live in CA so smog is a pita.


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In wv would be worth maybe $1500-2k in that condition?
Idk Wtf a 350w is. Probably a 351m.
One of those things you could spend a few hundred on and get an extra thousand back out when you sell it to get it running and roadworthy.

I don't know how back registration works there. If you're close to the state line sell it out of state or on eBay if you just don't wanna fuck with it?

They are getting harder to find....someoke will want it.
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They are getting harder to find....someoke will want it.
Bring it east - especially NORTHEAST! Lotta "WANTY," but few vehicles of that era left around here!
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No rust/rot? around here likely $4000+ for that.
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Put it up for sale on Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums - Ford truck and SUV owners and enthusiasts Community And Information Source.

Some dude from Illinois bought my '73 F-350 for full asking price and flew in to drive it back.

Rust free = $$$$$ east of the rockies.
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$1200 - $700... $500.

But it has the super rare 350w and np235, so $501.
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Doesn't run, has multiple problems, $700 in back fees, uncertain if it will pass smog.

What about a battery?

Here, just about zero as a runner, sounds like you'll have $3k into a$2.5k truck, best to part it out. Back in the rust states it could be worth good money as said above.
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Running with tags, $2000-$2500. Much less like it is. $1000 if lucky.
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Thanks for the input. My gut is 3-4K to get it running to my standards. I guess it needs to be parted.


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If you weren't across the country, my friend and I would split it and take it as is. We've been looking for one of those to fix up.
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If you are going to sell it whole online then it might be well worth the time to make it start and run and if it needs a clutch to move then throw a cheap clutch kit in. Many of the auto shippers won't want to deal with a vehicle that has to be winched on and off a trailer and if they do they will probably charge more.

Here in the land of rust I bet it would be 3-5k in running well enough to load on a trailer condition.
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I feel bad for the guys in the belt, when I see surface rust I wince and you guys have to deal with frames rotted through.

I just picked up an '80 F-350 that still has shiny paint on the underside.
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It would easily bring 3k if it was running and driving, even perhaps not quite street ready.

I don't think you could part it out and get even close to that, as someone who has bought and sold truck loads of dentside parts, and it would be a shame to me to see a relatively complete truck get the axe.

I'd be interested too if it was on the east coast.
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Some dude from Illinois bought my '73 F-350 for full asking price and flew in to drive it back.

Rust free = $$$$$ east of the rockies.
I saw his return trip thread over there, looks like a good truck and he was plenty happy with it. I don't know what you got for it but I sold a '79 F-350 SCS a month ago for $2,000. There was a '73 SCS '"clean and straight with no motor or trans" local today for $450.
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As others have said its likely a 351M, but that aside...

In CA, as is, its not worth much. Honestly with the back fees if I really wanted it I'd offer you no more than $100

Several years ago... OK maybe like 7 now... I bought a 79 in similar condition. Wasn't running but you could make it run on carb cleaner, starting fluid, etc. It had a cherry interior that someone put a lot of money into and was otherwise stock. Body was straight, very little rust. Bought it in Vacaville for $500. I kept the axles and a few other odds and ends and made money on the part out. But it was a lot of work getting rid of every last bit.

My guess is your best way to make money on it is to part it out because that negates the $700 in back reg fees. But that's a lot of work.

If it was currently registered and running great I think you'd be hard pressed to get $2K for it. There's just no demand for the FSB's requiring SMOG.

Me and some buddies bought a 89 recently for $450, running (quite well actually) and driving great. But it had like $500 in back fees. We green stickered it and its a non issue

Point is, its not an EB, its not pre-smog so its not that desirable unfortunately.
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I saw his return trip thread over there, looks like a good truck and he was plenty happy with it. I don't know what you got for it but I sold a '79 F-350 SCS a month ago for $2,000. There was a '73 SCS '"clean and straight with no motor or trans" local today for $450.
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I got $3,500.
Probably a good deal for both of you, he seems thrilled with it.

The '79 I sold had a few dents and dings but no rust. It ran but had carb problems and the buyer took it as is, he's still fighting with it and is not ready for SMOG. The emissions test here can be a killer, something that seems to run fine can fail and wind up costing lots of dough to bring in compliance.
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So would potential buyer have to pay the $700, or does that go away upon transfer? I know our state is stupid but what do they gain by sticking the buyer.
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So would potential buyer have to pay the $700, or does that go away upon transfer? I know our state is stupid but what do they gain by sticking the buyer.
Does that go away with an OUT-of-state sale?
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I saw his return trip thread over there, looks like a good truck and he was plenty happy with it. I don't know what you got for it but I sold a '79 F-350 SCS a month ago for $2,000. There was a '73 SCS '"clean and straight with no motor or trans" local today for $450.
what's an SCS, and where the hell is that one for 450 bucks?

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Does that go away with an OUT-of-state sale?
I think so if I remember correctly. I think you have to pay more in the "transfer-to" state, but it will be based on that state's fees, not the CA fees. Likely have to do a full inspection too.
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what's an SCS, and where the hell is that one for 450 bucks?
Super Camper Special, extra long wheel base F-350 2wd made from '73 thru '79.

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Super Camper Special, extra long wheel base F-350 2wd made from '73 thru '79.

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Thanks sir. I was hoping it had something to do with Super Cab Short bed. lol
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