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.