A Bronco Body On A Raptor Suspension Is All Sorts Of Awesome
July 28th, 2017
Ford’s Raptor F150 is arguably one of the most popular models in the truck market since it was released back in 2010. The truck’s 6.2-liter engine puts out 411 horsepower.
So why not add features from another one of Ford’s iconic models - the Bronco. That’s what the guys at Tumblin Auto decided to do. They dropped the Raptor’s highly capable suspension under the Bronco body, which resulted in a great looking setup. Of course, the guys took the Raptor Bronco out to trails to test the suspension with a lineup of flexibility tests. They trimmed the fenders but still ended up having some minor clearance issues, but if that’s the only issue that’s not bad. The suspension clearly works overtime to keep the tires on the ground, but it does a pretty good job. The short wheelbase of the Bronco made it a favorite among off-roaders in the 90’s, so if you add the Raptor’s shocks putting in work, it’s an insanely stable trail ride. The only stuff left to do is trim a bit more off the fenders, maybe bump the power a little or add an exhaust but overall we give it a thumbs up. What two vehicles would you mash up to create your dream vehicle?
Katie features a gorgeous restoration of a rare 1967 Jaguar Type E Roadster this week on PowerNation. The car had sat in pieces and in boxes in a storage unit for years before owners Lee Scott and Jeanne Beauchamp decided to restore it. They turned to T.C. Penick and Bay One Customs and the guys hit a home run! And even more challenging; the owners wanted it period correct. T.C. and his team transformed the rare roadster in a three-year build with over 2000 man hours, back to better than new with a 4.2-liter engine with a 4 speed. The car only has 30,000 miles on it.
Lee picked Glasuret “Opalescence Blue” and it hints silver and blue depending on where and when you look at it. The leather interior was created by BAS with the original stitch in the seats just like in 1967. Bay One installed the interior along with period correct gauges they had to fly to England for their restoration. Although Lee passed away before the car was completed, Jeanne says she plans to drive and enjoy the Jag they way it was meant to be. It’s a beautiful display of craftsmanship!