Restore or Preserve? Buying a 1968 Ford Bronco Half Cab [Video]

1968 Ford Bronco pickup half cab truck
1968 Ford Bronco half cab

What to do with this 1968 Ford Bronco Sport half cab? It’s not 100% original, but it has the original body, interior, and engine (we think). The carburator, air cleaner, and Shelby valve covers are not original either. The yellow color you see here is not from the factory.

The engine is the 289 cu-in V8. It’s got a “three on the tree” manual transmission. It has a 4×4 system with low range and all the switches and gauges work.


Ford did not make very many half cab Broncos. The Sport model makes it even more rare and adds dual fuel tanks and bucket seats. This example has almost no rust. The only questionable area is where the cab meets the bed. There are less than 52,000 miles on the odometer.

It’s also a basic truck. It has manual brakes and manual steering. No power assist here.

Should this truck get a frame-off restoration or should it get minimal maintenance to preserve it? We are not even talking about any sorts of modifications. Although, power brakes, power steering, and even fuel injection conversions are common on the original Broncos.

Check out these possible Bronco modifications and upgrades as seen on other trucks.

Watch the fun video as Roman and Nathan go out to the mountains to purchase the 1968 Bronco earlier this year.