This Bronco was completely rebuilt. Although it doesn’t look very bad in this picture, the only body part that was reused was one front fender. The engine and transmission were used from this vehicle as they had been recently rebuilt.

This is the donor vehicle that was used for body parts. It was a derelict located in a cow pasture. The previous owner had began to convert it from gas to propane and then lost interest. It was no longer running. It looked rough but the cab, with the exception of the quarter panels, was virtually rust free. It had a new tailgate installed only several years earlier and this was also rust free. Being an XLT model, it had air conditioning and a factory roll bar installed. Rust free doors and one front fender were sourced from an auto wrecker.

The cab was removed from the frame and completely stripped. Underside was sand blasted while the topside was chemically stripped. Quarter panels were replaced with new panels.

The rear structural supports for the quarter panels needed to be rebuilt.

Inside walls were undercoated before installing the new quarter panels.

This truck was painted a dark red pearl. The cab is now ready to be re-united with the frame after it has been detailed.

This engine has less than 100 miles on a rebuild. Apparently the battery was not secured after the rebuild and fell into the fan, which in turn caused battery acid to be sprayed over the engine bay.

This photo shows the beginning of the engine & frame detailing.

At this point most things have been re-assembled. Engine bay is complete and only the front end needs to be re-installed. Each item under the hood was refurbished to look like new, if it couldn’t be made to look new it was replaced.

After six months of work this is the finished project. Modifications include 4” suspension lift, 2” body lift. The bumpers were also raised 2” to match the body. 38” Super Swamper tires are mounted on 15 x 10 Eagle Alloy wheels.

This Bronco is powered with a 351M engine, which includes 10.5:1 aluminum flat top pistons, mild cam, headers, Edelbrock Performer intake and Edelbrock carburetor. The transmission is a C6 automatic and turns the large rubber through 4.10 limited slip gears.

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