Modern amenities such as power and disk brakes, upgraded electrical components and few other more difficult and costly upgrades should be installed as a standard across all #Early Bronco‘s. So keep these in mind as something already done, or must be done- when determining vintage Bronco fair market values. Modern conveniences that modify, but don’t change the general appearance and or operation, such as power steering, quick release door hinges, etc. should be assessed according to current cost to buy & labor to install as well. Look for amenities price list right here – coming soon.
In my opinion. All new parts should be given near full valuation (labor inclusive) for approximately 5 years after installation, where upon on the 6th year a 10% depreciation and then 5% year after year should be reduced due to ware and tare as well as “the seized bolt phenomenon” described above.
Finally, non OEM modification that changes the appearance and operation are a matter of personal objective opinion. Almost every EBR lover immediately reacts the same way upon stopping to chat about Ol’ Blue, saying “To bad the fenders are cut!” I bought the coolest EB on the planet with the fenders already cut out… with fender flares already installed– just like I dreamed about since I was a kid. I love this mod. I could replace all fenders (front & back) for less than a $2k including parts, paint, labor and beer. I could get it done in less than 7 hours (well 12hrs -seized bolt phenomenon -rear fenders only). And I may do that EVENTUALLY. But, for now— I am just gonna bust up the fiberglass flares installed more than 20 years ago and fixed, by me 3 times since– hitting the trails, scaling some rocks or scooping up some dirt/mud.
|Necessary upgrades||Conversions/ Modifications||Additional Equipment|
|Front Disk Brakes||Rear Disk Brakes||Hardtop Full
||Hardtop Half Cab
|Axles- Spline counts