A Designer's Dream
Does the term "Oakley sunglasses" ring a bell? All of those incredibly designed shades, worn at competitions all over the world, have all been designed in this man's office. A week prior to this photo shoot, we spotted Hans Moritz's 1968 Ford Bronco in a parking lot and left a business card on the dash. We had no idea who the owner was but the trick design and solid list of parts kept us wanting to see more. When Hans gave us his work address to meet for the shoot, we were grinning ear-to-ear as we pulled into the Oakley parking lot.
So, where does a design guru go to have a custom vehicle built?
While Hans was searching for a builder to help with another Bronco he already owned, he ran into Ryan Millett, a machinist and tool-and-die maker out of Costa Mesa, California. Ryan had built a '68 Bronco that was almost complete that had already proven itself prerunning the Primm 300 racecourse. Hans made him an offer he couldn't refuse and today we bring you their collaboration.
Vehicle: '68 Ford Bronco
Owner: Hans Moritz
Chassis: Stock with Custom Fab
Engine: '75 Ford 351w small-block
Drivetrain: C6 transmission, Currie 9-inch rear end, Dana 20 T-case
Suspension: King shocks, Fox hydraulic bumpstops, Deaver springs, Millett Fab
Steering: Tom Lee
Tires/wheels: Eagle 15x10 wheels, 37x12.5R15 Goodyear MTR tires
Interior: Line-X, Auto Meter, Beard, Crow, Garmin
Other Parts: Fuel Safe cell, KC lights, Kenwood race radio
Favorite Off-Road Area: Moab, Utah, SoCal Deserts