The Bronco was one of Ford’s first big names in the 4X4 segment. Initiated by Ford’s product manager Donald N. Frey, The Bronco was meant to go knocking on the doors of competitors such as Jeep and International Harvester, demanding its place in what was a burgeoning SUV market. Our subject car is a first-generation Ford Bronco that has been built by the Rebel Motor Company. Heavily customized for modern-day use, this restomod currently resides in Florida.
This Midnight velvet metallic Purple Bronco has been given a complete makeover. The exterior boasts front and rear steel bumpers, LED lighting inside and out, including LED headlights, tail lights, markers, rock lights, and light bars. This truck is complete with a family-style cage and bikini top, a custom-built rear tire carrier, and a custom-built exhaust. It all sits on a 5.5-inch suspension lift connected to a set of 22-inch custom painted Fuel wheels, enveloped in 37-inch tires. Stopping power is courtesy of Wilwood disk brakes on all fours with a Wilwood master cylinder. The Saddle Brown Interior features custom distressed diamond-stitched leather seats with the dash panel housing Dakota digital gauges as well as a built-in Ipad that can control the lights and music. Bringing the Bronco into the 21st century is an electronic E-brake, two 110 volt outlets with a USB port for the rear, a JL Audio marine sound system with two 12-inch mini subwoofers, and a 6-speaker system including tower speakers that light up. An A/C unit from vintage air conditioning keeps occupants coll during the day, while a built-in fog machine ensures this Bronco, along with its impressive sound system, can be a mini-party station.
Under the hood is a torn-down and rebuilt 302 V8 engine. This build has been completed with a CVF Racing serpentine kit and chrome trim, aluminum radiator, and electric fans. To help power everything is a dual battery set up with a cut-off wired to a selector switch. The transmission is a brand new AX15 5-speed standard manual transmission.