Starting in 1972 the early Broncos could be ordered with the Ranger trim package. It included all the items from the Sport package plus several additional enhancements. Like the Sport, the Ranger was and appearance upgrade only. Rangers could be ordered with the same engines, axles, transmission and other mechanical options found on other Broncos of that year.
The Ranger package included items like full interior color-keyed carpet, quarter panel trim, door trim, dash elements and more. Exterior appointments included unique lower body striping, spare tire carrier and a RANGER spare tire cover.
The Bronco Ranger was a trim package first offered in 1972 as an upgrade to the Bronco Sport package.
Like the Sport, the Ranger was and appearance upgrade only. Rangers could be ordered with the same engines, axles, transmission and other mechanical options found on other Broncos of that year.
The Ranger interior included all the items on the Sport model plus a few extras including color-keyed full carpeting. This included the tailgate as well as the wheel housings, which also had vinyl trim above them covering the rear quarter panels. Behind these panels was full insulation. Seats were a combo cloth and vinyl and came in different color combinations including Blue, Green and Ginger. The cloth inserts were a Houndstooth pattern and definitely reflected the 70’s in style. Doors received special trim panels with wood grain accents and cloth inserts to match the seats. Following through with the color keyed look was a matching painted instrument panel and RANGER emblem on the glove box door.
The Ranger exterior built upon the Sport trim. In addition to all the chrome work the Ranger added lower body stripes that ran from front of the front fenders all the way back to the rear quarter panel. This was a thick stripe at the bottom with a thin pin stripe following an inch or so higher. The hood also got a U shaped stripe that followed the raised contour in the sheet metal. The Ranger also included a swing away rear tire carrier and special “BRONCO RANGER” white vinyl spare tire cover.