If Ford made new product decisions based on enthusiast forums, it'd have never killed the beloved Bronco. Of course, planning corporate strategy around internet commentary doesn't exactly a guarantee a slam dunk—or a future as a going concern.
But true believers—like Icon's Jonathan Ward—have stepped up to fill the void left in the demise of the beloved Bronco, and Tumblin Automotive's 1993 example is one of the coolest we've seen. From the outside, it looks like the standard white Bronco made infamous by OJ Simpson.
The body is actually mounted on a shortened 2011 Ford Raptor frame, and so all the new-school running gear—including the 6.2-liter V-8—is onboard to make sure performance will be several notches above stock. And because there's no kill like overkill, the interior has also been swapped for the Raptor's. It's some truly top-notch work.
Check out the video above to see the pre-paintjob Raptor-Bronco undergoing some shakedown testing off-road, and watch the video below to watch it lay down an impressive 340 horsepower at the wheels.
More photos available at JustThatFordGuy.