Hey guys I'm new herr and I have been reading forums here for a while. I have an idea, I am thinking about building a 08 bronco. I have been looking a buying an 08 f250 but still saving up at this point. I was wondering about two methods of building this bronco.
1-Finding a wrecked excursion cutting the rear off and mounting it to the truck,removing the back window welding it all together sanding it and bronco. but I can't remove the top so its really more of a suv.
2-Buying a reg cab truck,buying a camper shell remove the back of the cab making it one. putting a seat in the bed. so than i can remove the top. question am i going to have leaks and a draft. solution ideas to that maybe a seal? but i want it to look like it belongs there.
Idea tips all would be great! my uncles and I are planning this build now. due to the fact at the shop i help out at for a little extra change I am building a 50's chrysler than i have to help with a chevy truck.
thanks alot guys,this will become a daily driver and mud, trail toy.
if you would like to hear more on what i plan on doing to the bronco let me know guys!
We thought about that route still a possible way but Jean(my boss) said be just about as much work as the 08. Thanks for the input though! I really appreciate the idea,i'll keep that in mind.
No matter what it's going to be a crap load of work.
What's the benefit of the 08? I'm not a Super Duty expert. So I don't know what years had what changes/improvements.
Starting with a good Excursion gives you the complete vehicle to work with. No adding parts, Just removing.
If you likes the looks of the 08 better ( if they are different at all ) you can swap on the 08 front clip with a little work.
If you want a removable top you can make a sub structure for the Excursions rear roof and cut it off.
Slapping a topper/camper shell on a truck is going to look like a truck with a camper shell. What makes the Bronco a Bronco is it's short wheelbase and it's unique B-pillar. It has the nice slant to it, not a vertical one like a k5 blazer. The Excursion top and rear side windows have the right look. But it will still take a lot of work.
But if you are dead set on starting with a truck to make a Bronco. You'll want to shorten the wheelbase, shorten the box, Weld the box sides to the cab, cut out the rear wall of the cab, create/modify the B-pillar. Then you have the fun of the removable top. I would still go with an Excursion rear clip for parts. The Excursion rear doors set up is a lot more user friendly then a tailgate set up.
Originally Posted by dieselbronco17
btw i was reading your thread love that year of truck! it'll be sweet when you finally finish.