In a world where first-gen Ford Bronco values have skyrocketed, there are more than a few companies out there churning out some incredible modified examples. Gateway Bronco is almost unmatched in their efforts to turn these vintage off-roaders into an ultra refined machine, and they’ve just announced a new project. The all-new Gateway Bronco F-Series line based on the bump-side Ford truck family is slated to debut at the 2020 SEMA Show.
Officially licensed by Ford, Gateway Bronco will now start to apply their touches to “bump-side” Ford trucks from 1967-1972. Like the early Broncos, this generation of the F-Series has seen a steady rise in value over the past couple of years, making them a great candidate for this type of build. Underpinning the pickups will be a custom-designed chassis complete with a 4-link suspension system, which is powder coated for corrosion protection. Under the hood will sit a modern 5.0L Coyote V8 mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive is handled by a push button inside the cabin, and there’s even a loud mode for the exhaust. Like the high-dollar Broncos, the F-Series line will also feature beautiful rugged leather interior treatments and the signature barn wood lined bed.
Similar to the likes of Singer however, these Gateway Bronco trucks will offer an incredible suite of options. Should you find the standard 5.0L to be inadequate, you can spec either a Harrop USA or Roush Performance supercharger, which will deliver a healthy 700 horsepower. Ford’s Godzilla 7.3L V8 engine is also available, and can be specced with either a Harrop USA supercharger or some twin turbos. There’s no word yet as to how much power that setup is making, but we’re willing to bet that it’s the motor to get. Gateway Bronco will also offer an optional Eaton ELocker for the front a and Detroit Truetrac for the rear differential, should you want to take the truck off-road.
Because of the extreme attention to detail taken when building these trucks, the company can only produce about two to four a month. That many man hours also is part of the reason why the Gateway Bronco SUVs range between $150,000 and $300,000, and we don’t expect that to change for the F-Series trucks. We’ll know for sure when the 1969 Ford F-250 detailed in the renderings makes its debut at Eaton’s booth at the 2020 SEMA Show. That truck by the way, will be fitted with a supercharged Godzilla V8.