Texan father and son build their own 'Super Bronco'
We are all eagerly waiting for the return of the Ford Bronco in 2021 and the leaked photographs have already divided opinions. Prior to the leak during 2019, a Texan father and son were already in the process of 'frankensteining' a 2005 Ford F250 Crew Cab and 2001 Ford Excursion in order to create what would become their own custom vehicle, dubbed the "Super Bronco". The final result is truly epic and even Jay Leno's Garage-worthy.
A modern take on an American legend
The father decided that he wanted the Super Bronco to be practical and easy enough to drive downtown. Most of all, he wanted to create something unique but that was not going to be easy by any means. The process of gathering and installing all the parts together was incredibly complicated, so in short he mated the front of the F-250 and rear of the Excursion together. The completed frame was bolted and welded for strength before the bodies of the two vehicles were finally merged.
The truck has some modern touches too, including a 2017 F-250 grille, 2010 headlights and set of 2017 F-150 taillights. The hood and fenders are a story of their own as the duo cut and modified them significantly. However, it's the rear lightbar with "Super Bronco" lettering that is the coolest and signature feature of the truck.
A mighty heart for a mighty machine
The Super Bronco is powered by a 6.0L Power Stroke diesel V8 sourced from the F-250 donor truck. The engine suffered from a bad timing cover, and so the father rebuilt that component and added a stage 1 cam to the engine. The final result is an estimated 400hp+ and an unholy amount of torque. The best part is how the duo sourced a front axle and locker rear end of a 4WD 2012 F-250 in order to convert the RWD project into a 4WD Super Bronco.
An interior fit for a road king
The cabin continues the modern theme, featuring a 2017 F-250 dashboard, King Ranch leather upholstery and Lincoln MKX heated and cooled seats. The centre console was built from scratch using Aromatic Cedar, a personal preference of the father. Do excuse the exposed wires and shallow cupholders as I believe the interior is not 100% complete in this photograph. Nevertheless, it has not stopped the dad from putting 15,000 miles on the clock as of late 2019.
How would you spec your Super Bronco?
You can read more on the build via the son's Reddit page by clicking here or at the bottom of the article. Do leave some positive and constructive feedback for the duo on there if possible.
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