Yep, that’s a 1968 Ford Bronco (somewhat rare) half-cab, and it’s all ours (add evil laugh here). The 1968 Ford Bronco comes with a stock 195 horsepower 289-cid V8 (it makes 288 lb-ft of torque), a three-speed manual (on the tree/column-shift) transmission. The 4WD transfer case is a 2,46 to 1. Our Broncho was the last year of the 289 before being substituted with the 302-cid V8.
Despite having a tiny 92-inch wheelbase, which is less than a 1981 AMC Eagle Series 50 Kammback.
This 1968 Ford Bronco is almost completely stock, nearly rust free and only has a few mods on it. Those mods include a 500-cfm carburetor with an electric choke, an iffy paintjob and a flat-tow front end. Otherwise, this truck looks pretty much like it did in the late 1960s.
Some of you will observe that this is indeed an early SUV and SUVs are (usually) on TFLCar.com. Ah, but this is a tiny pickup truck – isn’t it?
After some research, I located a few websites that say this 1968 Ford Bronco will get about 11 MPG, max out at 90-ish MPH and do a 0 to 60 MPH run in about 10-seconds. Living at high altitude, our numbers will not be that impressive. Curb-weight for the regular full-cab 1968 Ford Bronco is about 3,400 lbs. I’m guessing that ours is bit lighter with the half-cab setup as it omits a back seat, part of a cab and all of the components that go with that full cab setup (back seatbelts, opening tailgate etc.).
Now, I bet you’re wondering why we went and blew our wad on this wee-little truck. So am I. Well, Roman and the crew want to turn this in to our 2015 project truck for The Fast Lane Truck Channel/TFLTruck.com. We used our Ford Raptor as our project truck last year and, given the brand-name connection to the Ford Bronco, it made sense. Add to that the fact that it’s a 1968 Ford Bronco, the same year as our Tatra 603 from last year’s Prague to Pebble or Bust video series.
What are we going to do with it? Well, some of that has to do with what you think. Stay tuned to a series of videos about our 1968 Ford Bronco we’re calling Bronco Bustin’ that will be posted on our truck channel and our truck website!
We’re damn excited about this project and we hope you are too!