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Brandon Goodwin: 1972 Ford Bronco

Posted in Top Truck Challenge: 2010 on November 1, 2010
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Photographers: Sean P. HolmanKen Brubaker

Shocker Of A Bronco
Brandon Goodwin's Bronco has as much in common with an early Bronco as the Tank Trap has with Interstate 5, but at least it is a cool conversation piece. With some vaguely recognizable early Bronco sheetmetal that has been massaged and narrowed to fit over the Kitsap Kustoms-built tube chassis, it is clearly purpose-built-for the purpose of taking it all at Top Truck Challenge.

Sitting low and wide on 54s, this Early Bronco-inspired rig looks serious. With approach and departures angels that are off the chart, Goodwin has a rig that has clearly been designed to perform in the harshest terrains and look doing it, thanks to Flames by James bodywork. The tube chassis is constructed from 1.75-inch-diameter DOM tubing.


  • Owner name/city: Brandon Goodwin/Belfair, WA
  • Occupation: Rigger
  • Vehicle model: 1972 Ford Bronco
  • Estimated value: $35,000
  • Engine/aspiration: Chevrolet 6.0L Vortec OHV V-8
  • Transmission: TH350
  • Transfer case: Klune/NP205
  • Suspension (f/r): 16-in Sway-A-Way coilover /16-in Sway-A-Way coilover
  • Axles (f/r): 21/2-ton Rockwell/21/2-ton Rockwell
  • Axle ratio: 6.72:1
  • Wheels: 20x10 aluminum with internal beadlock
  • Tires: 54-in Interco Boggers

Brandon Goodwin, Team #4

  • Most looking forward to: "Tank Trap. It looks like the hardest event and not everyone makes it."
  • Not looking forward to: "Frame Twister. Hitting the logs at full speed is rough on equipment."
  • Playing in his iPod/CD player: "Big B, White Trash."
  • Goodwin says: "I'm very helpful and always willing to lend a helping hand."

A simple interior layout utilizes Corbeau buckets and a Grant steering wheel. Auto Meter gauges relay the rig's vital signs, and a JVC head unit provides the tunes. We think the EB doors that retain the wing windows add a little bit of retro flair.
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