The people of Icon have finished a great vehicle for the restomod. It is a Ford Bronco Roadster SUV from 1966 that ended the treatment. According to Icon, it is the first Bronco that they have done in the Derelict style. In case you are not familiar with the Icon Derelicts, it is classic cars that largely remain out of stock and look down on the worn, chipped paint. At the bottom they are completely overhauled with modern components to make them easy and fun to drive.
In the case of this Bronco it started as the Roadster variant where the doors were removed and the finish of inserts was put in place for maximum driving in the open air. The man in charge of Icon, Jonathan Ward, told us that he had bought the truck from the original owner, who had not only bought the Bronco, but also spent his first date with his future wife. Ward was planning to make this a Decrepit because it had the original paint on it and had only a handful of dents and dents, and he told us it took only an hour to put the Bronco with the building plans on Instagram so that someone could come on tap and execute the assignment.
The construction was quite extensive. The original paint was given a fresh clear layer on top to prevent it from deteriorating further. The freshly protected body was then applied to an Art Morrison chassis. The leaf springs of the Bronco were discarded in favor of Fox Racing coilovers. They are connected to new Dana axles with ARB lockers. Under the hood is a Coyote V8 from a 2018 Ford Mustang coupled to a five-speed AX15. To stop this much more powerful Bronco, there are also brake discs from Brembo on all four corners.
Finishing things are the usual subtle Icon touches inside and out. The interior has an Ididit tilt and separate steering column for both safety and comfort. The seats were renewed in the original silver vinyl and a back seat was added. A Bluetooth sound system and speakers are hidden from the inside so that you can listen to your music in the open air. The stereo also has a volume knob in vintage style to preserve the classic look of the truck. A center console with cup holders and storage space was also fabricated and dyed to match the faded white paint. Literally capping things are Icon's vintage style 18-inch wheels with Ford hubcaps.