1979 Bronco Build – Supercharged Coyote Project “NIKA”

 

 A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH! RUGGED ON THE OUTSIDE, REFINED ON THE INSIDE, AND RADICAL ALL AROUND. BLENDING THE ICONIC STYLING OF THE FULL SIZE BRONCO WITH THE AGGRESSIVE APPEAL OF A TONKA EDITION  F-150, THIS ONE OF A KIND TRUCK IS SURE TO DEMAND THE ATTENTION OF ONLOOKERS YOUNG, OLD, AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN.

 

THIS ONE OF A KIND BRONCO IS POWERED BY A SUPERCHARGED 5.0L COYOTE AND IS SITTING ON A CLEVELAND POWER AND PERFORMANCE BUILT CHASSIS FIT WITH BELLTECH SUSPENSION. INSIDE THE CAB YOU’LL FIND ALL THE MODERN COMFORT AND TECH OF A NEW TRUCK.

 

 

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE BRONCO AS WE RECEIVED IT. IT WAS A RUNNING AND DRIVING TRUCK SOURCED FROM AN AUCTION, HOWEVER WE HAD BIGGER PLANS FOR THIS TRUCK. 

 

 

WE QUICKLY BEGAN WITH THE TEAR DOWN, REMOVING THE COMPLETE INTERIOR AND SEPARATING THE BODY FROM THE FRAME.

 

ONCE THE BODY WAS SEPARATED FROM THE FRAME AND INTERIOR WAS OUT WE BEGAN TEST FITTING THE LATE MODEL F-150 PARTS. WE THEN FIT THE F-150 FLOOR PAN AND COWL INTO THE BRONCO. THIS ALLOWED US TO TEST FIT THE MODIFIED BODY ON AN F-150 ROLLER WE HAD IN THE SHOP. 

 

ONCE WE EVALUATED FITMENT OF THE BRONCO ON TOP THE F-150, WE CONTUINUE MODIFICATIONS THE FLOOR PANS TO BEGIN THE DESIGN PROCESS OF THE FRAME. 

 

FLOOR PAN, COWL AND FRAME MODIFICATION CONTINUE. 

 

FABRICATION FUN CONTINUES ON THE BRONCO BODY AND COWL

 

WITH THE COWL AND FLOOR PANS IN PLACE WE BEGIN BUILDING A CUSTOM FRAME, USING THE F-150 SUSPENSION MOUNTS, TO FIT OUR 79 BRONCO BODY. 

 

WE CONTINUE FRAME FABRICATION. WE ALSO BEGIN TEST FITTING THE ROUSH SUPERCHARGED 5.0L COYOTE ENGINE! 

 

FRAME FAB CONTINUES AS WELL AS CONSTRUCTION OF A CUSTOM TRANS CROSSMEMBER AND OTHER SUSPENSION MOUNTING PIECES. 

 

 

WE CONTINUE FRAME CONSTRUCTION AS WELL AS BEGIN HOOD SCOOP DESIGN AND DRIVE SHAFT LOOP FABRICATION. 

 

EXTERIOR MODIFICATION CONTINUES ON THE BRONCO AS WE BEGIN RE-SHAPING THE BUMPERS, LIGHTS, AND OTHER BODY PANELS. FRAME WORK ROLLS ON AS WELL.

 

 

FRAME FABRICATION CONTINUES AS WE WORK ON THE FRONT SUSPENSION MOUNTING POINT. WE ALSO BEGIN CRAFTING THE RADIATOR SUPPORT AND CONTINUE WORKING AND SHAPING THE EXTERIOR LIGHTS. 

 

 

WORK CONTINUES ON THE RADIATOR SUPPORT, SUSPENSION MOUNTS, AND EXTERIOR. 

 

 

THIS BRONCO IS REALLY STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE! WE WORK ON THE HOOD LATCH, FRONT GRILLE, DOORS, AND MORE. 

 

WORK CONTINUES ALL AROUND HE BRONCO. WE BEGIN DESIGN FOR OUR RADIATOR SUPPORT COVER, HEAT/AC SYSTEM AND MORE. 

 

 

WE BEGIN MODIFICATION ON A PAIR OF BRONCO DOORS TO UTILIZE THE LATE MODEL FORD LATCHES. WE ALSO CONTINUE DOOR MODIFICATION AND BEGIN WORKING THE UNDER SIDE OF THE HOOD. 

 

 

DOOR HANDLE FAB AND FIT CONTINUES, AS DOES THE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR RADIATOR SUPPORT COVER. 

 

 

FABRICATION AND FITMENT ARE IN FULL EFFECT ALL AROUND THE TRUCK. WE CONTINUE WORK ON THE EXTERIOR AS WELL AS INSIDE THE BRONCO. 

 

 

WE BEGIN FIT AND MODIFICATION OF THE LATE MODEL TRUCK INTERIOR FOR FITMENT IN THE BRONCO.