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1979 Bronco Ranger XLT - Super Solid Rust Free Southwest Vehicle!

Make: Ford
Model: Bronco
SubModel: Ranger XLT
Type: SUV
Year: 1979
Mileage: 53,549
VIN: U15H0DH0304
Color: Black
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Normal, Illinois, United States

1979 Ford Bronco Additional Info:



Maxlider Brothers Customsis an Illinois based shop focused solely on high end custom restoration and sales of the Ford Bronco and other rare Fords. With Mustangs & Broncos in their family since 1966, Erik & Kris Maxlider have always been passionate about these iconic vehicles. With over 20 years of dealership experience, Kris is the General Manager of the shop and is an ASE Certified Senior Master Ford Technician. Erik is the CEO and personally handles sales and customer management. We have 2 Senior Master Ford techs on the team, 2 professional builders, 1 fabricator and 2 apprentices, along with Keith Mortimer, a renowned Bronco body/paint expert.

In this auction, we offer one of the most solid original metal 1979 Ford Broncos we have ever owned! This Bronco was discovered in southwest Texas and was very well taken care of. The metal on the body is RUST FREE and there are no disappointments.

We searched for this Bronco for years before tracking it down. We wanted to do a 2015 Coyote 5.0L engine swap, but we are very blessed at the shop with lots of clients who are keeping us so busy, we have decided to let it go to a new home. We never get to work on our own projects!

Below is more info...


The 351M engine starts up and runs fine. We have noticed a knock when you rev the engine. We are guessing its the lower bearing, but we haven't had a chance to dig into it. I drove the Bronco for 2 weeks and it never failed me. It may run for a long time or it could die tomorrow...it's impossible to predict. WE CAN INSTALL A NEW 351M OR 400M FOR YOU IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO QUOTE/DO THAT WORK.

The transmission seems to shift fine and I have not experienced any issues with it.


The Bronco has a super solid body. It is in good shape and has a driver grade paint job with a couple wear marks.


One of the reasons I picked this Bronco is because it is black and it was finished inside with new interior. The seats and dash are in great shape. Check out the photos...this one is very clean and would nothing inside! It also has a Retro Sound stereo with smartphone capability.


The Bronco drives straight and feels stable on the road.

We repaired the heat and it works well.

The Bronco has A/C but that is not functional at this time. It needs a few parts and an upgrade to the new version of Freon.

It has a 5" Skyjacker dual front shock lift kit

New wheels and new 35" Maxxis Bighorn tires on it. The stance is pefect on this Bronco!

It has drop radius arm brackets.

The Warn winch/bumper is very cool. I get compliments on that bumper almost daily.

I have a few videos of under the car and a walk around if interested, please text me.

WE WOULD LOVE TO RESTORE / BUILD THIS BRONCO FOR YOU!We could do a high-end custom build with a new 2015 Coyote 5.0L engine and add the transmission of your choice. Our award winning team can build the Bronco of your dreams...if you would like to talk through some options for a custom build, give us a call.

Call or text Erik Maxlider: 309-530-5555


"The work put into my vehicle was immense. Erik would constantly give me updates, and recommendations on what to do with certain problems that arose. He would give it to me straight, no B.S. And, the work is top quality. I am extremely pleased the way the Bronco turned out.If you are looking for a Bronco, from a show vehicle to a project, I would NOT hesitate recommending any of my family, friends,& acquaintances to seek one from Maxlider." - George C. of Michigan

"We had a great experience finding the right father/son project Bronco with Erik. His knowledge, patience and honesty were greatly appreciated." - Scott S. of Illinois

"Bestcar buying experience I've ever had.And most of it really was over text!Erikwalked me through three tiers of Broncos based on budget, amenities and overall condition. He coached me through my expectationsbased on my budget, askedvery specific questions to nail down my very vague request for a "daily driver." Erik tookgreat care in locating the right vehicle for me. He communicated often over text keeping me posted on his progress. Once we found the right vehicle thescariest part of thetransactionturned out to be the easiest. I wired money...and 6 days later Lucille was in my driveway...In Oregon." - Leah M. of OregonThis is a garage kept vehicle.