Based off of the 1973-79 Ford half ton F100/F150 pickup, the 1978-79 Bronco was a full size sports utility. Using full width Dana 44 front axles with the full width 31-spline Ford 9 inch rear axle the Bronco was made to handle whatever was thrown at it. Power was supplied by either a 351 modified or 400 cubic inch engine. The available transmissions were either a New Process 435 manual transmission or an optional C6 automatic. Four wheel drive was transferred through a New Process 205 part time transfer case or the optional New Process 203 transfer case.