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BAT Craziness

JefeAZ

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I dont think many here would even consider this a Bronco. Custom tube frame with an independent front end that looks piecemealed together. Love the supercharged coyote and some of the custom touches but where does 77 Bronco even come from, the glovebook door? It even says replacement Dennis Carpenter panels

Reserve met at $85K somehow. He's gotta have $65K into it at least

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-ford-bronco-64/

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The Cal Creations Bronco just got posted! Saw this at Barrett in 2019 when it sold for $148K including fees

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1966-ford-bronco-68/

I saw that one today too. The high end crowd doesn't seem to pay up for U14's so I wonder what this one will do. It is not my style but I do appreciate all of the work that went into it. Typical SEMA build though as it is cool looking and they still left the D30 in it with all of the other mods.
 

Broncobowsher

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Holy Cross(members)!

That is a serious drop crossmember. And when it wasn't enough, cut and drop it some more. That powertrain is really sunk into the chassis, way too deep.

As much as I am guilty of cobbling a crossmember together out of straight sticks, for a build like this there really should have been a crossmember made from a bent piece of tube. Quit trying to recycle the late model crossmember that was butcher upon butchery.

But it is pretty.
 

toddz69

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Holy Cross(members)!

That is a serious drop crossmember. And when it wasn't enough, cut and drop it some more. That powertrain is really sunk into the chassis, way too deep.

As much as I am guilty of cobbling a crossmember together out of straight sticks, for a build like this there really should have been a crossmember made from a bent piece of tube. Quit trying to recycle the late model crossmember that was butcher upon butchery.

But it is pretty.

I really bit my tongue on this one with the comments online - only commented on the crossmembers, like you did.

I don't even think it's pretty - the whole build suffers a lot in the aesthetics department - just my opinion.

Todd Z.
 

Jakedog

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I dont think many here would even consider this a Bronco. Custom tube frame with an independent front end that looks piecemealed together. Love the supercharged coyote and some of the custom touches but where does 77 Bronco even come from, the glovebook door? It even says replacement Dennis Carpenter panels

Reserve met at $85K somehow. He's gotta have $65K into it at least

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1977-ford-bronco-64/

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This thing looks like a major pos underneath. Is that even a bronco frame?
 

Broncobowsher

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I think that is one of the problems. They did keep the bronco frame and grafted too much onto it.
 
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ngsd

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I would not have a lot of confidence driving that. It just looks scary.
 

rguest3

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That's one hell of a Transmission Crossmember!

There is A LOT going on there! No thanks.
 

hunter1

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What's going on with the left front control arm support? looks like the have a block behind it to space it out at the bottom crossmember? Not sure what this was designed after, but would it be offset from pass side to driver side for a reason? Or were they doing it for alignment issues. Looks like a cobbled-up mess to me.
 
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I really bit my tongue on this one with the comments online - only commented on the crossmembers, like you did.

I don't even think it's pretty - the whole build suffers a lot in the aesthetics department - just my opinion.

Todd Z.

And it still brought 97k plus fees. BAT for the win!
 

JefeAZ

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I think that is one of the problems. They did keep the bronco frame and grafted too much onto it.
The owner said it was a custom built frame. You can see the front portion in the walk around video and it gets scary thin under the drivers seat. I think the only thing original was the tub and glovebook door

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Jakedog

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It makes me wonder if they're just modifying a newer f-150 frame to fit the bronco body. It looks like it has a 9.75" ford rear axle.
Instead of building a nice 9" they can just use a wrecking yard 9.75 and clean and paint it. I might be wrong but the axle looks full width.

It would be a way to make a custom bronco fairly cheap and quick, and then sell it for a nice profit.
With nice custom builds going for $200k+ these guys might be taking advantage of the market and people.
Just my 2 cents.
 
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I was wondering if the color would hold this back or not. Well at 210k, it seems like it did very well but would it have gone for more? hard to say but the winning bidder sure must have liked the color. It was a beautiful build, just not my taste.
 

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Howard2x4x4

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I was wondering if the color would hold this back or not. Well at 210k, it seems like it did very well but would it have gone for more? hard to say but the winning bidder sure must have liked the color. It was a beautiful build, just not my taste.

I'm sure it would fit in my garage; my wallet, not so much.
 

Mark1911

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I was wondering if the color would hold this back or not. Well at 210k, it seems like it did very well but would it have gone for more? hard to say but the winning bidder sure must have liked the color. It was a beautiful build, just not my taste.

At 210k, starting to get into ICON money. At least with ICON you get so much more than that green build had to offer.
I'm just saying..........


Mark
 
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At 150 it was about the same as before.
 
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This Coyote is a nice one. I am still amazed at how much more the Coyote builds bring over a nicely built 302. I have one nearly identical (pictured) to this one that I am finishing that has a killer 331 injected motor that will match the coyote in performance but will probably sell for about half what this one will. Do people really feel they get that much more for the money with a late model drivetrain?

 

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