Bronco Frame Buyer's Guide

Do you need to replace your Bronco’s frame, but you’re not quite sure what to do? You’re not alone. That’s why we put together this buyer’s guide about Bronco frames.

In this guide, we’ll answer some of the most common questions we get about Bronco frames. If your question remains unanswered by the time you’re finished with this guide, we can answer it if you reach out to us.

What Components Does A Bronco Frame Have?

197 Bronco

A frame may look like a simple part, but it actually has a lot of important components. If you’re wondering about the anatomy of a Bronco frame, this post has a complete list of all the Bronco frame components. You’ll also find a good illustration of the frame with all the components labeled.

To sum it up, a Bronco frame has the following components:

  • Rear Frame Horns
  • Front Frame Horns
  • Rear Shock Mounts
  • Front Shock Mounts
  • Transmission Crossmember Mounting Holes
  • Engine Perch
  • Coil Bucket
  • Track Bar Mount
  • Radius Arm Mount
  • Body Mounts
  • Leaf Spring Mount
  • Bump Stop Mount
  • Spring Shackle Mount

Check out the link for an explanation of each component and what it does.

Are Bronco Frames Interchangeable?

A lot of Bronco owners wonder if they can install a frame from another Bronco generation. Unfortunately, that’s not possible. It’s because each early Bronco generation (the Bronco, the Bronco II, and the full-size Broncos) has its own dimensions. To illustrate our point, here are a few examples of how Bronco frames differ from each other:

  • The second generation and the third generation full-size Bronco frames are of different widths.
  • Ford used the F-series as the base for the full-size Bronco frame, and it used the Ford Ranger as the base for the Bronco II frame.
  • The Bronco II frame is about 10 inches longer than the original Bronco frame.

This post does a good job outlining why Bronco frames aren’t interchangeable.

How Can I Tell A Well Built Custom Bronco Frame Apart From A Poorly Built One?

aftermarket Bronco frame

A frame replacement is a big job. It’s an expensive and time-consuming process. So you want to make sure that your replacement frame is:

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • True to the dimensions
  • Warrantied

How can you tell if a custom frame meets all the hallmarks of a well-built frame, though? This guide will help you gain the ability to recognize a well-built frame apart from a poorly built one. To sum it up, the features of a well built Bronco frame include:

  • No excessive holes
  • Thick steel
  • Tight tolerances
  • Lifetime warranty

Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!