Week to Wheelin’ Part 3: Our Early Bronco Comes To Life!
Our early Bronco comes to life!
Welcome to the MotorTrend Group Tech Center for Day 3 of Four Wheeler's Week to Wheelin' vintage Bronco build, presented by Golden Star Classic Auto Parts. In the last two stories, we visited Classic Truck Supply, in Plain City, Ohio, where our early Bronco body was assembled from Golden Star Classic Auto Parts sheetmetal, sculpted to perfection with 3M body products, and coated in a rad two-tone BASF paintjob. From there, the body traveled to California, where our team of master builders made quick work of getting the Bronco onto a rolling chassis. Jason Scudellari and Christian Arriero, of the MotorTrend Group Tech Center; Christian Hazel, editor of 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine; John Lehenbauer, Diesel Power tech editor; Jim and Mitch Creel, of Wild Horses 4x4; Matt Dinelli, of Attitude Performance; and Chris Durham, of Chris Durham Motorsports; all devoted their time and wrenching skills to the Bronco.
By sunset on Day 2, we had the Wild Horses 4x4 suspension components hung from the Golden Star Classic Auto Parts frame, the axles filled with Eaton Truetrac differentials and outfitted with Duralast brake components, and the Delium Terra Raider tires from TireGet mounted. We mated the Ford Performance Boss 302 engine to our Gearstar Performance AOC Level III transmission, bolted on the transfer case, and dropped the trio between the framerails. By the end of the night, we secured the LMC Truck fuel tank, plumbed the Earl's fuel lines, mounted our ididit steering column, and installed our Energy Suspension body mounts. Before locking down the Tech Center, we lowered the Bronco body onto the frame for the first time.
Join us now for some highlights from the final days of Week to Wheelin', where we brought the Bronco to life just in time for a celebratory Friday-night burnout!
Jim and Mitch Creel, of Wild Horses 4x4, teamed up to fit the Bronco's front and rear LMC Truck bumpers into place on the framerails.
Chris Durham prepped the engine for the manifold before laying out all the parts and installing the Holley 4BBL Sniper EFI and Drop-In Fuel Module. No vaporlock or difficult cold starts for this Bronco!