Dave Hoffman Puts the Spurs to His '72 Bronco Whenever Needed
"Give it the mustard!" could be heard as Dave Hoffman climbed a long, loose sandy hill in southwestern Utah. He didn’t need any encouragement, though, as his mustard yellow '72 Bronco leaped forward with a snarl and topped the climb with power to spare.
Dave spent two years building his clean early Bronco and it shows. The Ford Racing 302 crate engine produces 340 horsepower with its Edelbrock multi-point fuel injection and provides plenty of motivation. The C4 automatic was beefed up, as was the Dana Spicer 20 transfer case that's shifted with a twin stick shifter.
James Duff 3.5-inch coils and long front radius arms work well with the 3.5-inch Deaver leaf packs in back to control the Bronco in the dirt. The Bronco front Dana 44 has 4.56 gears, an ARB Air Locker, and Superior hardened axles. The Currie Ford 9-inch rearend has 4.56 gears and a Detroit Locker.
Proto Fab front and rear bumpers and rocker guards protect the Bronco's exterior while Line-X was applied to protect the interior. MasterCraft seats keep occupants comfortable and Auto Meter Carbon Fiber Ultra Lite gauges keep Dave informed. A Warn 9500i winch sits ready for action in the front Proto Fab bumper. The 35x12.50R15LT Goodyear Wrangler MTR tires are mounted on 15x8 Weld Racing forged alloy wheels with OMF beadlocks and Rock Domes.
Dave's early Bronco is an excellent example of how an older 4x4 can be restored to better-than-new status. Give it the mustard, Dave!