1983.5 - Bronco II had an optional pop out style rear side window.
1984-1985 Bronco II's have metal side window trim and are urethaned (glued) in place. Late 1985-1990 models have a rubber weatherstrip style trim and are bolted in.
1984-1985 Bronco II's had optional opening glass on the rear hatch. None of these had the rear the window wiper or defroster.
Photos of opening glass in rear hatch - Photos courtesy of 'IamMonsterMan'
1984-1990 - All Bronco II's had an optional swing out spare tire carrier. The standard version mounted the spare inside the rear cargo area. The swing out tire carriers on 1984-1985 models were aluminum.
1984-1985 Bronco II's had optional rear reclining buckets instead of a bench. Look real close at early XLS models or any Bronco II with a factory knob type sunroof.
(Rear Reclining Buckets)
1986 - A 2.3-liter turbodiesel was available, but rarely ordered.
1986 - Was the first year for a 2WD Bronco II.
1986 - The electronic (shift-on-the-fly) transfer case became available in late 1986 and were an option until the end of the Bronco II's production. The buttons to activate the switch were in a small overhead console.
1986-1987 were the only years to have EGR systems.
1986-1987 were the only years to have the larger 58mm throttle body.
1986-1987 were the only years to have a stock H pipe making it easier to add true dual exhaust.
1987 Bronco II's got rear anti-lock brakes.
1990 Bronco II's were listed as having an optional 4.0 Liter V-6, but none have ever been seen.
There was a sport package that had a front air dam and side skirts.
Rare Bronco II Conversions:
There were (2) rare Bronco II conversions available.
Sherrod Bronco II convertible - Click HERE.
Bronco II Plus - Click HERE.
Almost all Ford Bronco II's had 4WD transfer cases. Even the 2WD models. Why? Who knows. The BW1359 transfer case in the 2WD Bronco II's was basically a 'dummy' case and had a permanent seal where the front driveshaft would go. This means that the two-wheel-drive Bronco II's had 4WD transmissions. It's strange considering the Ranger and Bronco II drivetrain was essentially the same. Why didn't Bronco II's have a Ranger 2WD transmission with a longer drivershaft? In 1990, the Bronco II's final year of production, the 2WD Bronco II started showing up with a 2WD transmission. It used an adapters that slid on to the output shaft of a 2WD transmission and had a four bolt flange for the bolt on driveshaft.
(Photo of flange adapter slid on to the output shaft of a Bronco II 2WD transmission)
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