After the accident I was dead set on rebuilding, I got the rest of the front clip, which I had most panels but had to get my hands on a radiator support, grill and head lights. But, after 5 months of the bronco sitting it had gotten water in the fuel and also into the cylinders. Quite simply, it wouldn't run. After going under the truck to look for a pinched fuel line (at first I thought that's what it was) I found that the frame was twisted and the numerous spots of the body were cracked from the force of hitting the tree. So it was time to find something else.
I talked to my step mothers, brother in law about doing some work on his ranger and in return he would give me a truck. The ranger needed a water pump, brake lines and a tranny filter. That was $140 out of my pocket plus my time and I had myself a free truck.
It was a 4.9 with an m5od 2wd when I got it.