Take a look at all the sides of the All New 1968-76 Bronco Reproduction Body Tub.
Use the SLIDER to view in the round the impressive construction and exacting details.
This is what the interior of the new Bronco body tub looks like. Made of today's engineered automotive steel, all of the structural details of an original Bronco are accurately recreated from new tooling. The tubs are made of reproduction components that have been reverse engineered from mint original or New Old Stock Bronco parts and are assembled on CAD designed, precision fixtures using original Ford drawings and assembly techniques. The assembly process is performed in the U.S.A. by Rust Belt Broncos in Canfield, Ohio, a division of TM Thoroughbred International, makers of classic Mustang body skeletons.
are covered inside and out with a protective silver coating to inhibit surface oxidation. This coating is not intended to substitute as a proper paint primer.
on original Bronco floors, toe boards and cowls have been accurately recreated on the reproduction tub floors and cowls to maintain structural integrity and rigidity.
All of the sheet metal panels required to construct a complete Bronco body (except tops) are available from Dennis Carpenter. Along with tailgates and doors the list includes steel left and right front fenders, hoods, 1966-68 and 1969-77 steel grilles that are made from original Ford tooling.
in Canfield, Ohio.
Kevin from Rust Belt Broncos welds the inner fender panel to the radiator core support. Notice the substantial welding fixture used to ensure that each body component is positioned exactly where it needs to be for final assembly.
So that we can control the quality, the panels are shipped to the USA and each body is assembled by hand at Rust Belt Broncos. Body assembly takes place on a system of multiple welding fixtures that were CAD designed using information, dimensions and techniques from original Ford drawings. This assembly technique ensures that every body built is consistent and built square within original Ford drawing specifications.
A suspended spot welding machine similiar to those used on an assembly line is used to assemble the 1968-76 Ford Bronco body tubs. The left image shows how the inner fender panel and radiator core support are welded together
Body tub shown as shipped except windshield frame is retracted and secured.
BODY TUBS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE
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