One major change in the 1972 Ford Bronco was Ford’s modification of the fuel system to include additional vapor control system in an attempt to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.  The catalyst for this change was the 1972 oil crisis in which gas prices skyrocketed from 38.5 cents per gallon to 55.1 cents (imagine paying that much, lol).  Outside of this modification, not much changed from the prior year likely because of the focus Ford had to put on all of their models in order to survive the crisis.  Late in 72 year model, Ford did start to offer some of the new features planned for the 1973 models including power steering upgrades and new dash control lights to make night driving a bit more comfortable.

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1972 Ford Bronco Factory Specifications – 21,115 Units Made

Dimensions:

Wheelbase = 92.0″
Track = 57″ (Front),  57″ (Rear)
Overall Length = 152.1″
Overall Width = 69.1″
Overall Height = 70.8″
Ground Clearance = 8.6″

Capacities:

# of Passengers = 4
Main Fuel Tank = 12.7 gallon
Auxiliary Fuel Tank = 7.5 gallon
Engine Oil = 5.0 quarts
Transfer Case = 2.75 pints

Chassis/Suspension:

Front Differential = Dana 44 w/Drum Brakes
Rear Differential = Ford 9″ w/Drum Brakes
Transfer Case = Dana 20
Transfer Case Shifter = T-style Chrome Shifter w/Indicator Base
Steering Gear Ratio = 24.1 (Factory Manual Steering)
Steering Gear Turns Lock to Lock = 5.3
Steering Linkage = T-Style
Turning Circle Radius = 36.6 ft (Wall to Wall)
Weight Distribution = 50% Front/50% Rear

Brakes:

Dual-Line Hydraulic
Front Drum = 11″ dia. x 2″ width
Rear Drum (Big Bearing) = 11″ dia. x 1.75″ width
Rear Drum (Small Bearing) = 10″ dia. x 2.5″ width

Wheels/Tires:

Wheel Size = 15″ dia. x 5.5″ width
Optional Wheel Size = 16″ dia x 5.0″ width
Bolt Pattern = 5 x 5.5

Engine:

Standard = 170 cu. in., Inline 6 cylinder
Optional = 302 cu. in., V8
Igniton = Points

Additional Information:

Wipers = Single Electric Wiper Motor w/Transmission Linkage
Side Marker Lights = Side Marker Housings w/Lights
Emergency Flasher Switch = On Dash