This Coyote-Swap 1973 RestoMod Is The New Bronco You Need

Are you hyped for the forthcoming new Bronco from Ford? We bet you are. There is even a baby Bronco coming. However, as cool as these new versions might be, it will be tough for them to top a 1973 Bronco that underwent a 1,500-hour restoration and is now motivated by a Ford Performance Coyote 5.0-liter crate engine.

To build a truly complete restomodded vehicle, you need to put an intense amount of work… — Brandon Segers, Velocity Restorations

Velocity Restorations set up a Ford Performance Coyote 5.0-liter crate engine with one of its own serpentine belt drive systems and backed it with a 4R70 four-speed transmission to motivate this 1973 Bronco. (Photo Credit: Velocity Restorations)

“I’ve seen many restomodded Broncos built in 90 days or less and I could never understand how they are completed so quickly until I saw them up close,” Brandon Segers, Co-Owner of Velocity Restorations, said. “To build a truly complete restomodded vehicle, you need to put an intense amount of work and man hours into it. There are no shortcuts in this industry.”

What does over 800 hours of metal repair, bodywork, and paint look like? This beautiful Bronco, that’s what.

To reimagine these off-road crawlers, Velocity puts together a six-page detailed build plan that outlines all the modifications (see sidebar for the example pictured here). Then its team puts 300 hours into repairing the rust and metal, another 550 hours into the paint and bodywork, and 600 more hours into the mechanical work. Along the way they document the whole process in photos, so the new owner will get weekly updates over the course of the build.

As nice as its exterior is, this Bronco’s interior stands out. It features a full custom-stitched upholstery, a custom roll bar, and numerous modern upgrades, like Dakota Digital gauges and a Bluetooth audio system.

Of course, this level of work doesn’t come at bargain-bin prices. If you want a classic Brono restomod like this one, it will set you back $229,000. Yup, it’s a six-figure classic machine, but we can’t argue with the results. If this is in your budget, you can visit the company’s official site here to get more details.

Velocity Restorations 1973 Bronco Mods

Drivetrain

• Ford Performance Parts Coyote 5.0-liter crate engine

• Velocity-exclusive serpentine-belt system

• 4R70 four-speed transmission

• Custom 3-inch two-into-one exhaust

Exterior

• Custom bumpers

• Custom PPG paint

• JW Speaker LED headlights

• New accessories throughout

• All-new glass

Interior

• Custom dash w/ Dakota Digital gauges

• Single DIN Bluetooth stereo system

• Vintage Air heating and cooling system

• Custom hand-stitched brown interior

• Custom hand-built six-point Roll Bar with LED lighting

Chassis

• Dana 44 front axle

• 9-inch rear axle

• 3.5-inch suspension lift

• Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes w/ Hydraboost

• Custom stainless steel fuel tank

• Pacer wheels

• Front/rear sway bars

• Powdercoated chassis

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About the author

Steve Turner

Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge in the world of Ford performance, having covered it for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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