1972 Ford Bronco Bug Out Vehicle

Ever since my last post about my previous 1968 Ford Bronco Bug Out Vehicle I’ve gotten tons of questions about my current BOV. I loved my former Bronco so much I opted again for another Bronco. My current one is a 1972. Below are some photos and specs.

Creek's 1972 Ford Bronco Bug Out Vehicle & Daily Driver

Creek's 1972 Ford Bronco Bug Out Vehicle & Daily Driver

As you can see, this one isn’t as Mad-Max looking as the last. However, this Bronco has a 1987 Ford 302 Roller Cam Engine and it runs like a beast. It has way more power than the 289 in my other Bronco and I can feel it when I smash the gas pedal.

Ford 302 Roller Cam Engine

Ford 302 Roller Cam Engine

I’ve lifted this Bronco and opted for 16X10″ Custom Wheels with 315/75/16 Toyo Mud Terrain Tires.

Bring On The Mud

Bring On The Mud

Other than that, this old truck is pretty much stock. This truck also serves as my daily driver. I prefer older trucks mainly because they are easier for me to work on and I understand the mechanics more than modern engines. It’s easy to keep spare parts on hand for when something goes wrong. I can fix most things on this Bronco with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers.

Back Side View

Back Side View

I’ve got plenty of cargo space on the inside – even with the jump seat in the back.

Cargo Area

Cargo Area

Overall, this is a really solid truck. I know it inside and out and completely trust it – especially in an off-road environment.

Bring on the EMP

Bring on the EMP

So there she is. No bells and whistles. If you’ve got any ideas for her – let me know. I would love to hear them. If you haven’t read my post about the 5 Essential Elements of a BOV you should read it.

Cheers-
Creek

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Comments

  1. Ty Gladden says:

    Love it. Such a nice, clean looking Bronco. :) I suggest a Warn winch on the front bumper, just in case.

  2. Patrick Poe says:

    First things to add? Front and rear recovery points. There is no place to hook a chain or snatch strap to on those pretty chrome bumpers.

  3. Matthew Tate says:

    I personally would put a different coat of paint on it, something a bit darker in case you end up having to live in the woods for a bit, that way it's not glaringly white which would be a dead give away.

  4. Bo'Skarr says:

    I want to get a Bronco as my first car. I have found a couple nice cheap ones on the Internet. I want to put a lift on it, skid plates, paint it a dark green, through on some recovery points, a winch, a cargo rack on top, a larger swing gate for the spare tire to sit on, I will put some jerry cans on it, A bench inside over the left wheel well, and a cabinet over the right.