Re: To build a Bronco or Jeep?
I have owned 6 early broncos and now a 1985 CJ7, and done a lot of work on a buddy's 81 CJ7. I personally loved my broncos but as far as the cost situation you will usually be able to build the jeep for less. A later model bronco has better running gear than the later jeeps and a V8 which is nice but the 258 6 will get you anywhere you want to go. I would say it is a toss up, I think you can find a decent jeep platform with disc brakes and power steering for a great deal less than a hard to find decent bronco to start from. Most of the broncos around here (NJ) are swiss cheese...
1985 CJ7, T-176 4spd, Dana 300, 1" body lift, 31" tires (for now)