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I built this model probably 15+ years ago. Maybe longer. I had bought an '81 F-150 High Roller on ebay. But, when I got it, it was missing the bed floor and a couple of other pieces. I got a partial refund. But, I had a model that I couldn't build. So, I decided to use the High Roller parts on this Bronco. I did quite a bit of work on it. I filled the floor, scratch built an exhaust, firewall, push bar, step bars, roll bar and sub box. The little 302 got ditched in favor of a 351C from a Monogram NASCAR. I mixed the tan and sprayed it with an airbrush. The rest was painted with Testors Boyd's Teal. Then covered with a coat of clear.

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Thanx for checking it out!  

 

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Great looking color combination and finish. Almost to pretty to take too far off road. Looking under the hood is when I remembered Ford was using some specially treated metal for inner finders on their trucks at that time. 

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Nice. I love the paint. She’s a beauty. I have a 1:1 ‘86 Eddie Bauer. This is the first time I’ve seen someone to an EB inspired paint scheme on the forum. I like the tail light treatment, that’s unique, too.

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That’s sharp! Great color combo! Looks awesome lifted with those wheels and tires! I had all of the high roller kits when I was a kid, wish I had them now! Nice work incorporating it into this Bronco 👍👍

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On 4/1/2022 at 11:07 AM, espo said:

Great looking color combination and finish. Almost to pretty to take too far off road. Looking under the hood is when I remembered Ford was using some specially treated metal for inner finders on their trucks at that time. 

Thanx David! Actually, those inner fenderwells are wrong for '80 and up Fords. I should have changed it. But, I wasn't up for the task.

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On 4/1/2022 at 10:26 PM, Maindrian Pace said:

Really neat, reminds me of the red/tan '86 Eddie Bauer Bronco that my father bought new, our first 4x4.

Thanx Mike! I had an '86 XLT, 300 six cylinder, automatic, 4.10 gears with 38" Buckshot Mudders. I cut the fenders out (the rears were pretty rusty) so that I wouldn't have to do a lift. I beat it to death for years and it still kept going. I only got it stuck twice. But, both times the mud was up to the bumpers. Had a lot of fun in that old thing.

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On 4/2/2022 at 12:14 AM, Hmann68 said:

That’s sharp! Great color combo! Looks awesome lifted with those wheels and tires! I had all of the high roller kits when I was a kid, wish I had them now! Nice work incorporating it into this Bronco 👍👍

Thanx Christopher! I only had the GMC as a kid. Never saw the Bronco until several years ago on ebay. I always got outbid on them! So, I just made my own.

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On 4/2/2022 at 6:18 AM, PappyD340 said:

Very nice Bronco, I had an 86 F150 in the same color combination.

Thanx Larry! I had an '83 F-100 that was the same color green. I hated green until I got that truck. In certain light, it would look blue. 

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1 hour ago, Intmd8r said:

Awesome - Very reminiscent of the Eddie Bauer Edition Broncos seen with the later generations.

 

Thanx Steve! The '85 was the first year for the Eddie Bauer edition Bronco. Exact same body. But the grille was different. It had the Ford emblem in the center and no letters on the hood. 

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Very nicely done and as many others said, excellent color combination.  I wondered about the inner fenders, I know up to '79 Ford used the galvanized steel inner fenders.  I like the look on your Bronco, though. and who cares if it's factory correct or not.  Fantastic job on that build.  I would be proud to have that on my shelf.

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