While there may be a new Bronco on the horizon, it’s unlikely to offer the kind of quirky charm found in the original run. And now, in the hands of tuners and enthusiasts across the country, the Bronco is somewhat of a legend. This unique example comes to us with a 302ci crate motor, along with a whole host of modifications. Not for the purists, this Ford Bronco has reportedly had no expense spared in its creation, and in addition to the swapped motor, features upgrades to the suspension, body, and brakes.
Recently refreshed and modified, this stand-out 1969 Ford Bronco features several upgrades to the exterior. During the build process, the undercarriage and frame have reportedly been treated, with the external frame treated with Chassis Saver by Magnet Paint Co., and the internal frame treated with Eastwood Internal Frame Coating. The undercarriage was further treated with Rust-oleum product. The exterior is finished in Durabak rubber-based sand color exterior paint. All body parts have been replaced with OEM parts from LMC Truck, and it features Wild Horses fiberglass door inserts. Wild Horses also provide the 5.5-inch suspension lift and 3-inch body lift. Key to the exterior is a convertible soft top by Specialty Top in Denver. As too are the Gorilla fender flares that house the 35-inch BF Goodrich tires mounted on 15” Pacer rims. Pre-runner bumpers have been installed, with a SmittyBilt 8000lbs winch mounted to the front. Last but not least, outside is a LED light bar by North Pole light. During the refresh, the interior of the Bronco was stripped and painted black with Durabak. To this, new Toms Bronco Deluxe bucket seats were added up front, as well as a rear tumbler seat. This 1969 Ford features new sliders, a new center console, and a Tuffy gun box installed under the passenger seat. The dash-pad is of OEM quality by Tom’s Broncos. This Bronco features a custom steering wheel attached to an Ididit steering column. Finally, occupants are protected by a 3” Family roll cage.
With a 302ci Windsor crate motor built by Jasper Industries, this Bronco has done only 6000 miles on the new engine. It features an Edelbrock off-road series carburetor and performance intake manifold, and long-tube headers leading to a dual exhaust. A newly-added 23-gallon fuel tank holds fuel by NWMP Industries. The engine is connected to a freshly-built New Process 435 transmission (with granny gear) mirrored up to a New Process 231 transfer case with slip yoke eliminator from Novak Industries. The front end is a Dana 30 with a 3.54 gear ratio, while the rear is a Ford 9-inch with a 3.50 gear ratio. Both axels have been overhauled with new gears, gaskets, and seals. The drivetrain is from Man-Trans of Tallahassee, with heavy-duty driveshafts, both front, and rear, from Wild Horses. Other notable upgrades include a Painless wiring harness, power disc brake conversion (discs in front and 10-inch drums in the rear), new braided lines and hoses, a gear banger shift kit, James Duff traction bars and dual shocks all around, a new wiper motor, upgraded wiper linkage and Bestop wiper cover by Tom’s Broncos, and a Borgeson power steering conversion kit.