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1993 Ford Bronco - Built To Chase, Bred To Lead

Posted in Features on September 1, 2010
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Photographers: Jordan May

High-speed, desert-bred Broncos are quickly becoming the norm south of the border these days, so when Chano Aldrete sent us a picture of his all-business Bronco, we knew we had to catch a glimpse of this beast in action. And it's safe for you to assume that it did not disappoint. We caught up with Chano in Ocotillo Wells just days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexicali. Despite the quake's effects, Chano made his way across the border for the photo session ready to show what his Bronco was capable of. The Bronco doubles as a chase truck for Roger Norman's Trophy Truck team, so it was no surprise how easily it soaked up the jumps making quick work of Devil's Slide and Shell Reef. One thing's for sure, this Bronco is definitely shaking things up in the desert.


1993 Ford Bronco

Chano Aldrete / Mexicali, Mexico

Notched for clearance in the rear

351ci Windsor EFI V-8, BBK shorty headers, Crower RV cam, 3-inch Flowmaster exhaust

Manual valve body C6 transmission, manual-shift Borg Warner 1356 T-case, TTB Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear with Summer Bros. 35-spline spool, 4.86 Richmond gears

NT Racing Works custom long travel cut, turned and extended beams, NT Racing Works extended radius arms, Fox 2.5 coilovers, 2.5 King bypass shocks, NT Racing Works chromoly four-link, 3.0 King shocks, 2.5 King bypass shocks, Fox 2.0 hydraulic bumpstops, ORW limit straps

Quick-turn steering reductor, chromoly tie rods and heim joints

Stock front, disc brake conversion in rear, extended braided steel brake lines

35-inch BF Goodrich Baja Radial TA race tires, 15 inch KMC trophy truck beadlocks

Custom Aluminum dash wrapped in Nautical vinyl, 5-inch Auto Meter tach, Auto Meter gauges, Art Carr shifter, Mastercraft suspension seats, Simpson Platinum series 5 point harnesses, Icon electrical switch panel, Icon battery disconnect switch, Alpine head unit, Race X intercom, Lowrance HDS7m GPS, Yaesu CB radio, 1.75-inch 0.120 wall 4130 chromoly eight-point cage, Momo quick release steering wheel

Other Parts:
McNeil Fiberglass hood, fenders and bedsides, NT Racing Works prerunner bumpers and skid plate, two Hella HID flood lights, Hella HID pencil style light, remote start, Optima Red Top battery

Favorite Off-Road Area:
Erendira and Baja 500 racecourse

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