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Classic Ford Bronco bodies go back into production

By AutoWeek Nov 7, 2012 10:07AM




The ever-expanding range of officially licensed reproduction car bodies has grown to include everything from the 1967 Camaro to the 1940 Ford Coupe that debuted at SEMA.

 

Now, vintage sport utility vehicle enthusiasts can get in on the fun as well. Hemmings reports that Dynacorn—a company that already produces Camaro, Mustang and Chevy truck bodies—will add the Ford Bronco to its reproduction lineup.


It's not hard to understand why. Vintage trucks are appreciating in value, and high-end shops like Icon have shown how the rugged, classically styled vehicles can serve as the basis for re-imagined on- and off-road machines.

 

The lives of International Harvesters, Broncos and Jeeps were seldom pampered—they were designed to serve as utility vehicles, after all. Years of use and abuse (to say nothing of a decade or two stashed behind a barn) have left many desirable old trucks looking worse for wear.

 

The Dynacorn bodies won't be perfect reproductions; instead, they'll combine elements from the 1966 to 1976 model year Broncos. All sheet metal will be slightly thicker than the original, which should help limit the impact of rust. Dynacorn hasn't set a price yet, but somewhere in the $15,000 range doesn't seem unreasonable given the prices of their other bodies.

 

-- Graham Kozak

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Dec 16, 2012 5:12AM
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wow, I've never been a Ford guy, but I've always admired that body style.
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