The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the automotive world thus far, from cancelled events to closed factories. The launch event for the upcoming Ford Bronco was among those postponed until conditions in the United States improved. While we can’t bring you any more information about Ford’s new SUV, we would like to draw your attention to this awesome home-built SUV deemed the “Super Bronco.”
Created by 61 year old David Stockman, the Super Bronco is part F-250 and part Ford Excursion. The project started as the Texan was looking for a vehicle that would be more efficient and smaller than his F-250 during his 80,000 miles of driving each year. While this question initially led him to build a custom 1996 Ford Bronco, eventually the old 7.3L diesel he had installed in that truck died. It was from here that Stockman decided that he should give it a go with the more modern 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel engine.
The Super Bronco’s story began when Stockman picked up a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty with a non-running 6.0L, as well as a 2001 Excursion body that would be used for the rear section of the build. First the Powerstroke had to be rebuilt and “bulletproofed”, including the addition of a stage one camshaft. The end result is somewhere near 400 horsepower according to the builder’s son in a Reddit post detailing the build.
Stockman would eventually chop both Fords in half before stitching their frames together, which acts as the chassis for the Super Bronco. Separating the truck front end from its SUV derriere is a set of custom made suicide doors based on those found on a number of F-250s. In order to make the truck look more modern, it features front fenders and the hood from a 2008 Super Duty, a current-gen Super Duty grille, and taillights from a 2017 F-150 mounted upside down.
The fact that this truck was made at someone’s home in the name of ease of parking is awesome. Perhaps even cooler is the fact that the truck has already covered 15,000 miles since it was finished in late 2019 according to the Reddit post. For more information about what it took to create the Super Bronco, you can click here.