95% of Autobody & mechanics garages out there have no clue what they are doing when it comes to repairing classic automobiles
There are always modifications that need further modifications to get OEM Parts installed, regardless of which parts distributor you buy from. Every layer you peel back is another trip down the rabbit hole or, at least another trip to the parts store.
So, when you are pricing a Classic Bronco, You must ask yourself, How much is it gonna cost me to repair rust? Do you need to REPLACE panels or PATCH them? And when you consider what work any particular EB has had done to it, you must remember that someone else has spent the blood, the beer money and the crap load of time.
Every Vintage Bronco Owner will tell you that anytime you are replacing parts, the time allotted must be doubled or even tripled, because bolts are frozen, rusted, stripped… There is always blood from knuckles. And if you are a DIY’er (rhetorical- I know you are, if you own an EB) then you better double the costs too… (that means $$ for beer too).
So- When asking the question what is the difference between a $20k and a $50k Bronco- real consideration has to be given to the quality of repairs and replacements as well as the labor to sheer, cut, modify and fabricate as necessary. While the mechanics guide may indicate 1 manhour to install and then 1 manhour for removal- If it hasn’t been done in the last decade, you may as well block-out your schedule for the whole day and “play it by beer.”
A good place to start educating yourself on what to look for when buying a Box Bronco is over at B.C. Bronco’s website. Prices aren’t discussed, but you’ll get a good grasp of the 1st Generation Ford Bronco’s must look spots.
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Series Page Jump
- How to price a 1966-1977 Ford Bronco Start Page
- Determining Bronco Condition
- Average Early Bronco Sales Prices $27,415
- Average Replacement Values (ARV) Insurance Values Calculations in progress
- Determining Values for Options, Upgrades, Modifications otherwise unaccounted