About Vintage Iron Fabworks
I got started loving the Early Bronco all the way back to my high school days. My first love was a 79 FJ40. The FJ was a typical high school kids ride- all show and now go! That FJ was beautiful in many ways but it wasn’t until my best friends Dad taught me how to install a water pump into that FJ that I was hooked on the mechanical side of things. After my third $250 “ignitor” went bad, I went for something classic and All-American. In 1993 I bought a 69 Bronco that was fun but really a mess to be polite. After the 69 I sold it and bought a 86 CJ-7. While the Jeep brand is a true icon it was the allure of the blue oval, the racing history, and V-8 power that made me a lover of the 66-77 Bronco!
The white 72 in the picture above is Abagale. I built her from the frame up and she is what I developed my fabrication skills on. One of the things that I love about the Early Bronco is the rich off-road racing history. My love of off-road racing and the overall design and style, very much guide how I build a 66-77 Bronco. For me a beautiful paint job is nothing if nothing has been done beneath the sheet metal. One of my specialites are areas that I call the “sub-systems” of a vehicle. Whether that be electrical, plumbing, or simple layout of the spark plug wires. Keeping things simple, sweet and tidy are key to trouble free operation.
Today I have owned around ten Early Broncos and just love about everything about them. So if you are needing parts, service, or just advice, know you are talking to someone who truly loves your Early Bronco as much as you do!