670 HP Four-Door Bronco Restomod Is Painfully Beautiful – And Expensive

With Ford confirming the return of the Bronco in 2020, custom projects based on the original model started to gain more coverage recently.

For some reason, though, probably the most intriguing build of all has flown under the radar until now. It’s a Bronco restomod built by Maxlider Brothers Customs that’s unique in the fact that it has four doors.

Ford never built a four-door Bronco, although that will change in the near future as the new model (and the rumored “baby Bronco”) will have four doors. Until those come along, this classic Bronco build is one of the very few with four doors.

Practicality wasn’t the only thing on the builder’s mind. This Bronco packs a Roush supercharged Coyote 5.0-liter V8 linked to a modern six-speed overdrive transmission. It puts out 670 horsepower and it has tons of custom features.

It’s based on a 1966 Bronco frame that was chopped in half to add a 23-inch (584-mm) section to the middle in order to accommodate the stretched body. The build also features an uncut rear quarter panel and a full roll cage that protects the six passengers in case of a rollover. The three rows of retro-styled seats are wrapped in super tough baseball glove-grade vinyl and feature contrasting stitching.

Besides Roush, which supplies the supercharger, the project features input from Yukon Gear & Axle, Currie Industries, EPAS, Centech, MPT Custom Tunes, Wildhorses 4×4, Fox Racing Shox and others. Over 4,000 man hours have been put into the project and looking at the photos it’s easy to realize why.

It’s one of the most attractive Bronco builds we’ve seen so far, and if it drives as good as it looks, Maxlider will have a lot of people interested. If you want one, though, you have to be able to write them a check for $250,000. That’s quite a lot of money, but building it does require a lot of work and expensive bits, as the following “making-of” videos can reveal.

 

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  • IF PEOPLE ARE STUPID ENOUGH TO PAY A QUARTER MILLION FOR A USED ONE…
    IN THE MEANTIME FORD CAN’T GET IT’S ACT TOGETHER.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      Are you referring to the Bronco above or a different all original one that sold for $250k? I have to ask because calling this Bronco a “used one” is ridiculous and nonsensical. The only “used” part of this Bronco is the original 1966 frame and even that can barely be called “used” as it was obviously heavily modified. Every other part of the truck features high quality components with many of them being custom including the entire interior, lots of the bodywork, the chassis, and the suspension.

      All that being said, the real reason this Broncos costs 250 large is the 4,000 man hours it took to finish the build. That would give us a hourly/man hour rate of $62.50/hour and that doesn’t factor in the cost of all the new parts. Even if it actually was $62.50/hour, that is well below the average rate for a good body shop or mechanic. Assuming the parts only cost $25k, that drops the hourly rate down to $56.25.

      While you may think that one would have to be stupid to pay this much, $250,000 for this Bronco is actually an extremely fair price. There are plenty of very successful people that understand why a truck like this costs so much and they don’t think twice about it. It is an entirely hand built piece of art. Not everything can be priced the same as a 20 year old Miata.

      Also, the second part of your comment makes no sense either. Ford is literally bringing the new Bronco to market in 2020.

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      • I’M QUITE AWARE OF THE WORK THAT WENT INTO IT AND THAT IT’S WAY BETTER THAN THE TIN CAN IT STARTED OUT AS. BUT EVEN IF YOUR THE BUILDER YOU HAVE TO ADMIT IT’S A LOT OF MONEY. MY ORIGINAL POINT WAS THAT FORD HAS BEEN DRAGGING IT’S ASS WHILE PEOPLE ARE OBVIOUSLY WILLING TO PAY BIG BUCKS FOR A NEW ONE. LET’S HOPE THEY USE SOME COMMON SENSE AND STICK WITH THE ORIGINAL FORMULA AND NOT DO WHAT CHEVY DID WITH THE BLAZER, TURN IT INTO AN OVERWROUGHT SUV.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          Yeah but still, you calling this particular Maxlider Bronco a used car is a bit of hyperbole. That’s my point. That’s Mike S’s point. that’s everyone’s point 🙂

  • Blade t

    Very cool build..

  • Robert S

    …uncut rear quarter panel…”

    The rear quarters are cut, with fender flares.

    Robert S

  • Deadnstien

    The words four doors and beautiful do not belong in the same sentence together. In my opinion they ruined a perfectly good Bronco.

    • JaxTeller

      Well, you are entitled to your opinion.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Couldn’t disagree with you more!
      This thing is gorgeous.

  • MarketAndChurch

    This is getting me hyped to see the 2020 Bronco come out in 2 weeks.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      M.A.C. I wish I can say the same. I am almost certain FORD is going to screw it up. Nothing close to what this is, which is a shame.

  • Bash

    We need car manufacturers to make and build cars like this now! Besides looks at that engine compartment, it’s cleaner and more near than any Tesla interior. lol

  • Matteo Tommasi

    This is so cool and well made

  • Six_Tymes

    thanks for posting, that was fun. amazing how many shows gas monkey style of production influenced others

  • Skitz

    You are out of your damn mind!!! Any way you look at it, it is STILL a POS Ford!!! 👎👎😅😂😅😂😅😂

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