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    Default 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

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    Default Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    Looks like a stick shift for the transmission, stick for the transfer case and maybe a manual locker? Whatever the deal it would no doubt give a gen Z valet parker pause for thought.

    I've got a fondness for the original Broncos I spent a summer driving one quite a bit when I was about 13, that one was very basic 3 on the tree standard. They were always kind of a poor cousin of a Jeep, dime a dozen 30-40 years ago. Not any more one that is all together and runs and isn't too rusted out will fetch 30-40 grand up here now. A perfect one more like 70 or 80. Crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SaltyD from BC View Post
    I've got a fondness for the original Broncos I spent a summer driving one quite a bit when I was about 13, that one was very basic 3 on the tree standard. They were always kind of a poor cousin of a Jeep, dime a dozen 30-40 years ago. Not any more one that is all together and runs and isn't too rusted out will fetch 30-40 grand up here now. A perfect one more like 70 or 80. Crazy.
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    My friend's jeep had three 'shift' levers. Two transmissions, and a third lever, I believe, connected the two trans. It had a total of 12 forward speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    My friend's jeep had three 'shift' levers. Two transmissions, and a third lever, I believe, connected the two trans. It had a total of 12 forward speeds.
    That's a possibility. The 'on the cheap' rock crawler crowd are known to go with two transfer cases so they can get down to insanely low gearing for the stunts they get up to, could be that too

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    This is an "off the shelf" kit to move the old column shifter to the floor. One stick for the 3-speed transmission, one for the transfer case.



    Then you build a custom box to hide it all.

    I keep hoping the combination of manual transmission, funky shift pattern and "armstrong" steering is a low-level theft deterrent. At 12 mpg I don't take the '68 out much these days.
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    My jeeps, GPW & CJ2A, had 3 levers. Gearshift, transfer case, and Hi-Low. Some had a fourth lever for the PTO.
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    The early Bronco came with a Dana 20 transfer case. 2high, 4high, 4low and neutral. There is a block-off plate on mine where the PTO would come out, at one point I was keeping an eye out for one. Thought it might be a fun way to run winch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Smith View Post
    My friend's jeep had three 'shift' levers. Two transmissions, and a third lever, I believe, connected the two trans. It had a total of 12 forward speeds.
    Kids I went to school with- two young brothers- put two transmissions in line in an old Landrover. They were going to have a vehicle that would go from zero to the speed of light. After much work they had a Landrover with several speeds slower than walking

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    Default Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    lol
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    Default Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    The minute there are three pedals most Gen-Z's I've met are disqualified

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    I cut my teeth driving a low-bed equipment transport, a B-71 Mack w/Quadraplex transmission, 5/4, with 2 speed rear axles
    (That's 40 possible forward gear selections and 8 in reverse. We're not counting the forward and reverse winch pto levers )
    That's 3 pedals, 3 stick shifters, and more switches, levers and gauges on the dash that you could ever imagine!

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    Default Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    My wife owned a 1980 Jeep Renegade - 6-cylinder / automatic transmission - we shipped the Jeep from Chicago to Houston , Texas as part of a corporate relocation - whoever drove it on / off the transporter 'thought' the transfer case lever was a stick shift, and managed to break off that stout lever at the base. When contacted, the moving company claimed they didn't do it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    How much side-to-side motion would it take to actuate shaft in that boot? I imagine hitting myself in the thigh with it while shifting.

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    Default Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    That extra shift linkage looks like a badly designed remedy for the slop of the double-bend stick. I don't care how many acorn nuts you use, it just looks wrong.
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    The 3 levers are normal shift (like any manual transmission car), high & low range, and 4WD/2WD. There is normally a lockout so you can't choose low range without being in 4WD as the torque in low range is enough to blow up the rear end.

    Simple, easy to use & seldom broke. Modern trucks have electrically operated controls instead (turn the knob to 4WD & it engages 4WD via a solenoid. IOW - just more stuff to break right when you really need it. If you have a 4WD vehicle, make sure you shift it from 2 to 4 & high to low every month or so to keep the solenoids & associated levers & pivots freed up - kinda like using your parking brake every so often to keep it freed up.

    As far as standard transmission vs automatic, Car & Driver had an article a few months ago showing that there has been an uptick in std trans cars being purchased by 20 somethings. Not a huge one - but noticeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    There is normally a lockout so you can't choose low range without being in 4WD as the torque in low range is enough to blow up the rear end.
    blow up a ford 9"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    blow up a ford 9"???
    OK - maybe just the driveshaft/U-Joints then. Even my 44 Jeep MB with the hugely overpowered flathead 4 (60HP on a good day maybe?) had the lockout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    blow up a ford 9"???
    I've done it (With a Hemi) it looked like a grenade went off inside the pumpkin, like bullet holes from the inside out

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    Default Re: 67 Ford Bronco, the valet parkerís nightmare.

    One lever is the standard 3 speed/reverse stick. Second one is 2WD/4WD, and the third is Hi/Lo range.

    ETA: OOPS! I see Garret already clarified this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrleft88 View Post
    One lever is the standard 3 speed/reverse stick. Second one is 2WD/4WD, and the third is Hi/Lo range.

    ETA: OOPS! I see Garret already clarified this.
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