Restore vs buy new pickup

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Asked by Aug 15, 2015 at 01:57 PM about the 1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

Have had truck since 1999 and now has 233,000 miles.  We both still run well (the truck
anyway), but getting old and little things going out.   Had  1979 Bronco  before this one
and now considering restoring vs buying pickup since no longer  manufactured. If I restore
will outsource most the work.   I know this is a personal decision but  any suggestions
greatly appreciated.   Steve

4 Answers

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Buy a new one, your restored one may end up being a rust bucket before you get all the "goodie" out of it. Nothing smells better than a new vehicle.

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Thanks, this is certainly one of my concerns.

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You should restore this special addition truck. Starting with a complete engine rebuild. Add some upgraded parts as you go like pistons, cam & kit,, carburation or TBI, & modify the cylinder heads. Find a good machine shop for Ford, shop around for engine rebuild prices. Get estimates, ask Ford friends for advice. Upgrade the suspension & custom wheels & bigger tires. Add tube headers & cat back exhaust system. It will be so much better with NO new truck payments!

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Thanks James and Bob. Both are best answers from the two ends of the spectrum that I considering. Finding the local expertise, and reliable shops, are probably my biggest challenge. If going to do it, want to do it right! Added some photos as well.

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