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1980-1986 Ford Bronco responds to the oil crisis

It might not have sold as well as its forebear, but it did well enough for itself.

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The oil crises necessitated sleeker, more efficient vehicles.

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While the Bronco's dimensions stayed mostly the same for the third generation, the powertrain variety was widened.

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A 4.9-liter I6 was standard, alongside a manual transmission.

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The base V8 was a 4.9-liter unit, with a 5.8-liter Windsor V8 and 5.8-liter 351M V8 also on offer. 

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Updates like fuel injection slowly worked their way into the lineup, as well.

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In keeping with the second-gen Bronco's lineage, the third-generation Bronco once again borrowed most of its updates from the F-Series pickup truck line.

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From the doors forward, it's pretty much the same as the pickup.

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The Bronco also used the same trims, including the outdoor-themed Eddie Bauer edition that made its way to multiple Ford SUVs in time.

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Sales hovered around 40,000 units per year from 1980 to 1985, when it shot up to 54,000 units, finishing its run in 1986 with 62,127 examples sold.

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