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1971 Ford Bronco - 2008 Top Truck Challenge Finalist

Posted in Project Vehicles on November 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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There's not much "Bronco" left to Brandon's tubed-up Ford save the front clip and grille, though the Windsor V-8 and C6 do remain true to Blue Oval heritage. A Warn 9.5XP winch resides on the front tube bumper, and rolling stock comprises 46-inch Mickey T Claws on 15-inch USA 6x6 rims.

Hailing from Colorado, Brandon Lammers' '71 Bronco may be the closest thing to a "real-world" TTC rig in our field this year-that is, if you can get past the Rockwell running gear and 46-inch rubber. The engine and tranny are pretty much stock, the rig rides on old-school leaf springs, and Brandon estimates he's only got some $25 grand invested in his TTC contender.

Owner name/city: Brandon Lammers/Monument, CO
Occupation: Tile setter
Vehicle model: 1971 Ford Bronco
Estimated value: $25,000
Engine/aspiration: 351 Ford Windsor V-8, Edelbrock EFI and intake, James Duff headers and glasspacks
Transmission: Ford C6
Transfer case(s): Atlas II four-speed
Suspension (f/r): Semi-elliptical leaf springs, Rancho 9000 shocks/Semi-elliptical leaf springs, Rancho 9000 shocks
Axles (f/r): 2 1/2-ton Rockwell/2 1/2-ton Rockwell; 5-ton rear axleshafts, Wilwood pinion brakes; full hydro front and rear steer
Axle ratio: 6.72:1
Wheels: 15-inch steel USA 6x6s
Tires: 46-19.5/15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws

Keepin' it simple. A pair of well-worn seats taken from a '91 Mitsu Eclipse and a Grant GT steering wheel adorn the Bronco's Spartan interior. The twin sticks for the Atlas 'case are placed high on the tranny hump to better accommodate the lever-actuated hydro-steering box beside the driver seat, and an Edelbrock Pro-Flo module on the dash monitors injection rates.

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