A #10SEMA2017 Mini Feature on Skyjackers Cool 1966 Bronco #TENSEMA17Posted in Events on November 2, 2017
The SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the automotive industries largest events if not the largest. Every year many amazing project vehicles are assembled on incredible timelines to “make the show”. Honestly we can take or leave about 90 percent of the shows shiny show only cars that are all fluff and little filling, but not all SEMA show cars are filled with hot air. Some are built, not only for the show, but also for use on the road, track, or trail. One such SEMA “show car” we got a closer look at today is this stretched Early Bronco built by the folks at Skyjacker with a little help from Curt LeDuc.
We are gonna keep the details on the Bronco brief for now to focus on the photos of the rig, but be sure this rig will be on the trail all over the country in the coming year. Were sure we’ll see it in Moab and so on. For now know it’s a 1966 Bronco that was stretched. The frame was lengthened 8 inches in the center, the front axle was pushed 3 inches forward, and the rear pushed an additional 3 inches back for a total wheelbase of 106 inches. The engine is a 351 Windsor stroked to 427 cubes and the dyno numbers are impressive with a potent 656hp and 650 lb/ft torque at 4,500rpm. Axles are from Dynatrac, and shocks are Skyjacker LeDuc Series coilovers. The suspension is a four-link with a track bar up front and a triangulated four-link rear built to go fast and work on the trail. Lots of folks were involved in the build, and the time frame was rushed to say the least. As a result the truck is not quite finished, but the bones are solid and the work is very clean. This is clearly a great combination of talent from Skyjacker and Curt LeDuc. Count us impressed and we can’t wait to see it on the trails.