Anyone in ownership of a pristine 1966 Ford Bronco would have a very hard time bringing themselves to hit a rocky trail or dirt roads in the classic SUV, and for good reason. A 1966 Ford Bronco in general is hard to come by, but if you can find one in good condition, you’d be a fool to take it off-roading.
That’s exactly why Karl Bradley built his own, from scratch. Working closely with Jason Paule of Twisted Customs in Piedmont, South Dakota, to create a work of art that, at first glance, looks just like a legitimate 1966 Ford Bronco.
“Modified Ford Bronco buggies have been done for many years, some cut off behind the doors, some boat-tailed front and rear and every description in between,” Karl stated in a fourwheeler.com article. “Jason Paule and I spent many hours bouncing ideas off each other on where to cut, where to section, and where to stretch. The Mantra for this build was to modify the Ford Bronco body in such a way to keep it proportional and as close to stock looking as possible. Jason spent hundreds of hours making the molds from modified metal panels. Literally, every dimension of the body has been altered from stock.”
The Ford Bronco buggy is made from fiberglass instead of steel panels and Twisted Customs provided the base for the stock chassis. The other major difference between the custom buggy and an actual 1966 Bronco is that the center of the buggy is a full 10 inches narrower and the front and rear are 13 inches narrower.
This rough-and-tumble version of the classic is built for performance, and you better believe Bradley is hitting the trails, and turning heads as he does so.
What classic car would you build from scratch, if you had the opportunity?
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While we at Cambridge Classic Ford have already told you all about the 2015 F-150 and its revolutionary aluminum-infused frame—and you’ll probably continue to hear about that as production of the truck nears—but the new F-150 is about so much more than aluminum. In fact, it’s the most patented truck in Ford history, with over 100 patents filed for different technologies and features found on the all-new F-150.
From LED spotlights on the truck’s side mirrors to a remote tailgate release function accessible right from the key fob, it’s clear that the 2015 F-150 takes the spirit of progress and market revolution far beyond its aluminum frame. “The all-new F-150 is loaded with innovation,” said Alana Strager, Ford program analyst charged with tracking new innovations for the 2015 truck, in a statement. “Ford engineers filed more than 100 new patents for technologies on this truck as they have worked to redefine the light-duty pickup for the next generation.”
The new F-150 will begin production at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant this winter; the plant will soon undergo a massive transformation to prepare to build the new truck, which will go on sale sometime before the end of the calendar year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced the 2013 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer have earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing. These two vehicles have rated the highest for performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests, as well as resistance to rollover.
The 2013 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer feature several active and passive restraint technologies, which include redesigned airbags and restraint system enhancements. Each of these enhancements help drivers avoid potential crashes and all of these features played a part in their overall performance in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing.
Both the 2013 Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer offer safety and driver assist technologies, including dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags, Safety Canopy® System, inflatable safety belts, AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control), forward collision warning with brake support, SOS Post-Crash Alert System™, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert, and MyKey®. The 2013 Ford Explorer will also hold Ford’s first passenger-side knee airbag.
The 2013 Ford Taurus and Explorer are currently available here at Cambridge Classic Ford!