Since the arrival of the sixth generation Ford Bronco, we’ve seen numerous limited edition models and very unique fan made versions as well. A Jurassic Park themed Bronco, and a chia seed Bronco remain some of the more quirky iterations. Then there’s the newly revealed Ford Bronco Heritage Edition that tributes to old school designs. However, one customer may have done it better than Ford has so far done. They’re calling it the “Retro-Mod” Bronco, and we hope to see more builds like this.
Joe and Kelly Charles are major Ford enthusiasts, obviously. They have a collection of Ford vehicles many would be stunned by. Their most recent addition to the family was a two-door 2021 Ford Bronco Badlands with a Sasquatch package. They decided, given their appreciation for prior generation models, that they would give tribute to those and create a unique “Retro-Mod,” not to be confused with “Resto-Mod.” Where a Resto-Mod supplies an older vehicle with modern upgrades, this is quite the opposite.
Their Retro-Mod Ford Bronco features a two-tone Antimatter Blue and Wimbledon White paint scheme. While they could have gone with a more aggressive 37-inch tire, Joe Charles wanted the better functionality of 35-inch tires, matching the standard size with the Sasquatch package. Joe’s reasoning was simple “This isn’t a pavement princess” the couple were going to drive the Bronco the way it was intended, off-road.
Supporting the upgraded General Grabber 35-inch tires and 17-inch Method wheels in satin finish was a host of suspension upgrades that included; King adjustable shocks with coil-overs and remote reservoirs all the way around as well as Baja Kits billet upper A-arms up front and billet upper and lower arms in the rear. To give it that earthy off-road look, the couple also attached a JCR Offroad Vanguard front bumper and two light racks that featured custom made period similar decal KC lights. If you took a second glance at their Retro-Mod Bronco thinking it as an older generation, then, mission accomplished.