My 1986 Ford Bronco II Re-Paint Job Is Finally Finished…

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here later this morning.




Several days ago I reported that I had made arrangements to have my towed Ford Bronco II repainted. It went into the shop Monday February 12th. It came put of the shop Tuesday afternoon…a total of 16 days. It took a little longer than I was hoping, but they did a nice job and it’s looking good!


Yesterday I returned to the shop for an engine wash and a wax job.


The photos below show the final product.


The colors are Medium Dark Fire Red (an original factory color) and Medium Dark Desert Tan (specially blended to match the spare wheel tire cover color).


As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…





































Here’s the really good new… the entire job costs only $1,000. Prior to committing to the project I had two additional estimates of $5,500 and $3,800 proving the most expensive is not always the best way to go.


I also had new shocks installed and greased the front wheel bearings.


Now it looks as great as it runs. Looking good for a 32 year-old vehicle!




I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…


Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein


My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

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2 thoughts on “My 1986 Ford Bronco II Re-Paint Job Is Finally Finished…

  1. Holy cow that looks amazing!! And that price!! How could they make any money charging so little??? You definitely found the bargain of the year!! I suddenly hear an old Anne Murray song playing on my head – When Everything Old is New Again!!
    Hope it brings you many, many more years of fun!! I must have missed the post of it’s mileage. I am going to look back!! But the way you take care of that baby it doesn’t matter what that number is!!

    • ramblinmanjimj

      Thanks for your comment. Yeah, it’s looking good. Downside is washing and waxing cars is not one of my favorite activities. 🙂
      Mileage is 185,000 on odometer minus 45,000 towed miles means about 140,000 on the motor. I tend to baby my equipment, so it’s really running good. Change oil and filter every 2,500 miles. Burns no oil, etc…

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