The Bronco Gets an Incredible Custom Paint Job From the Best in the Business! Part 4
When you want something done right, you call the best in the business. Chris Ryan from Ryan’s Rod and Kustom is the top builder and painter in the industry, which is why Music City Trucks sought his brilliance to tackle this major project.
Since our last update, the Sea Foam Bronco has made substantial progress, thanks to the hard work, dedication, and long days the guys over at Music City trucks have put in.
In a few short weeks, the Beach Cruiser has made some serious strides toward completion since Michael Duff and crew from James Duff came by to help install the suspension. Once the suspension was wrapped up, the guys shifted gears and focused on finishing the final body welds. It allowed them to do a full mock-up of the engine, transmission, and transfer case. brake master cylinder, steering column, A/C box, and engine control.
Next up was the roll cage, which made it resemble the awesome Bronco they’ve been envisioning. Finally, it was time to disassemble everything again and put the body on the rotisserie to prep it for its biggest milestone to date – paint.
Once they propped the body up onto the rotisserie, it was sprayed with epoxy primer. They followed this up with spraying bed liner on the underside to coat it, powder coating the frame, then bolting the body back to the frame. With the foundation set for paint, the Bronco was inching closer to the vision they’ve had since the start. Soon, that vision would become a reality when Chris Ryan and team set foot into the studio.
Over the course of a week, Chris Ryan and team put all their effort into the body work, and coated the Bronco’s tub and panels with an eye-popping paint job. Music City Trucks chose the colors Caribbean Turquoise and Wimbledon White. Why, you might ask? It’s the first year factory color for the Bronco, and they wanted to be retro while sticking with the theme. Not to mention, it matches the Sea Foam logo.
After the paint wrapped up, the guys welcomed James Caldwell from Black Rifle Coffee, and Tom Spooner from the Warriors Heart Foundation into the studio. They talked about the foundation, which provides private treatment to active military, veterans, firefighters, police, EMTs, and active members from across the United States that belong to organizations that protect and serve citizens of this country. They also discussed the Bronco’s journey, and how once it’s sold at Mecum, all proceeds will be donated to their foundation.
It’s been a jam-packed couple of weeks in the garage, to say the least. With visits from Chris Ryan, the Warriors Heart Foundation, and all of the progress Music City Trucks made on the Bronco, we’d label that an overwhelming success. The next milestone for the project will be putting it back together, dropping in the powertrain, and firing it up for the first time. Make sure to check back for more updates!