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Frankenstein 1979 Ford Bronco Modernized With Super Duty Body Parts: Video

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While every generation of the Ford Bronco has its fans, the second-gen Bronco – produced only in 1978 and 1979 – might enjoy the largest fanbase of them all. People just love the way these full-size, Ford F-150 based SUVs look, so why mess with perfection? Well, we’re not sure why the owner of this 1979 Ford Bronco decided to do just that, but the results are, well, interesting, anyway.

From the front, it’s easy to mistake this classic Bronco for a modern Ford Super Duty. Mainly because the entire front end was lifted from one of those heavy-duty trucks, Look up, however, and it’s immediately noticeable that the roofline doesn’t match up at all, and looks quite strange when paired with the modern front end.

Then, we move down the side and realize – this isn’t a Super Duty pickup, but rather an older Bronco. The sides of the utility are dead giveaways to that fact, aside from the set of Super Duty wheels this Bronco rides on. Out back, the new truck’s taillights have been crafted into the Bronco’s bodywork, and everything actually appears to have been done quite nicely, even if it looks a bit out of place.

The interior is all Super Duty King Ranch, with seats lifted directly from the high trim level truck and installed in the old Bronco. The same goes for the dash, instrumentation, and steering wheel/column, which truly upgrades the comfort level inside. Pop the hood, and there’s no 6.7L Power Stroke diesel or 7.3L Godzilla V8 in the engine bay, however, but rather a 5.0L Coyote V8.

Even though the body lines don’t match up incredibly well here, we have to give credit to the builder for masterfully meshing two very different vehicles together. It’s a cool idea, for sure, but we’ll just stick with the timeless style of the second-gen Bronco rather than try to reinvent the wheel as has been done here.

We’ll have more interesting builds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Bronco news and continous Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. John

    I disagree with the author in that I believe this is a remarkable improvement, a great original idea, and was obviously built with care, passion, and a strong eye for detail.

    I don’t know the guy who deserves credit for this Bronco, but I’d sure like to.

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  2. Scott Z

    Nice 5 liter DOHC 4 valve FORD V8 under the hood. With the front like that though, how aerodynamically INEFFICIENT would that be.!?

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    1. John

      I would be willing to bet that it is more aerodynamically sound than the original front end.

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      1. Scott Z

        Or a block of Flats.!

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  3. Bob

    One skilled body man to pull that merge off!!
    Not fond of the late model front & rear, but this fella did one helluva job making it work.
    Might be time for a 7.3 Godzilla powerplant to make it whole.

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  4. Dave Mathers

    The bigger question – WHY?????

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  5. Roy Chile’s

    The 79 Bronco front end looks better with this body style, the King Ranch upgrade inside looks great, the Coyote 5.0 is a plus and taillights work

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  6. Sterling Reese

    Good job guys. Another classic bronco gone to “creativity”

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  7. David Cutler

    Great job. Much better look than the original!

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  8. Bob

    So much skill & work to convert a nice 79 Bronco to a modern day Fuglymobile!
    And you all thought the Edsel was ugly, this has the Edsel beat by miles!!

    Reply

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