About Ford Bronco
The Ford Bronco has a legacy of thirty years with a whole range of models that have been manufactured in the line since its inception. The cars are usually categorized into two distinct classes of the Bronco
models, which were initially produced in its early phase, and the ones, which followed subsequently. The latter had increased dimensions and were referred to as full size broncos primarily because they were manufactured to compete with prevalent models of Chevrolet and Jeep.
The first Bronco model
was launched during the later half of the sixties and was designed mainly to capture a market share of Jeep’s popular CJ models. This Off Road Vehicle was the first compact SUV launched by Ford and had a wheelbase of 92 inches. The Bronco was a totally new car in terms of design and components parts such as its frame suspension and the main body of the vehicle. One limitation of the Bronco
when it was first introduced was that it was an SUV with a wide range of utilities but became ineffectual for towing and a few other purposes.
However, the early Bronco is not considered to be the best compact SUV launched by Ford
for a host of reasons. Technological innovation was incorporated in the placement of the front axle to provide the vehicle with a turning circle of 34 feet, which was quite commendable. This was accomplished mainly by adjusting the front axle to incorporate the option of employing coil springs. It also endowed the Bronco with added incentives of anti-dive geometry for plowing through snow. The engines of the first generation Ford Bronco
were the 170 cubic inches I6, which were revamped with solid valve lifters and a carburettor.
The Bronco car company
underwent considerable modifications leading to the presentation of the full size Bronco in 1978. It shared many aspects of its body and component parts with the F100. They were primarily developed to grab a market share of the other prevalent SUVs, which had acquired immense popularity at the time such as Chevrolet Blazer, and the Cruiser from Toyota. The engine for the new Ford Bronco
was the 351M but the consumer also had a choice of a 400. The vehicle synthesized Ford’s own 9-inch rear axle with a 44 front axle from Dana within an unimaginably durable frame. It came with a catalytic converter and a range of different devices to control emission as well.
There were significant modifications made to the car during the eighties decade such as the inclusion of the twin traction beams allowing for an independent front suspension. Ford
made other alterations with respect to the appearance, styling and design of the car, which did not dictate an overwhelming surge in sales. Before finally withdrawing the Bronco from production, Ford Motor
Company came up with the fascinating idea of allowing the consumer to choose from an immense number of specialized components and features which having being made was dubbed the Bronco Centurion which became quite successful before Ford stopped the production of the Bronco altogether.