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Ford F-350 Excursion Prototype Conversion???

I found this on craigslist here in columbus, oh. I've seen the Centurion conversions but this truck looks weird. The rear hatch almost resembles a blazer's and the rear windows remind me of the Bronco II's. Does anyone know what this is about?

http://columbus.craigslist.org/car/573467779.html

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it does look like a bII top. but BII didnt have removable tops, so i might be a hack job


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Top of the roof line looks taller than a Centurion conversion, the rear of it almost resembles a pickup truck with a cap. The wheelbase looks a little longer to, like a 4 door crewcab pickup truck? Prototype he claims, maybe 1 of the first attempts?
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Looks like an F350 Crew with a cap. Cant tell if its 4x4, cant see a punkin and the hubs are blurry. Id be interested to learn more about it and see better pics.
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It's a Centurion. Their Classic 2000 model.
Not many of those around, thank God they didn't continue with that style and went with the Classic Bronco style.

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So is that 1 of there first attempts at making the 4 door? What year was the 1st 4 door available?
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So is that 1 of there first attempts at making the 4 door? What year was the 1st 4 door available?
I think they were toying around with both versions at the same time.

Earliest Classic Bronco on record @ fourdoorbronco from Centurion, I think, is an '84 model.

Centurion was rumoured to have converted a couple '79's, but I've never seen anything to prove it. Not that that means anything.

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Either way it is worth 2500 with 60,000 miles...
Yup.
They are kinda ugly when you first see them, but the looks grow on ya.... like a fungus.

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...the looks grow on ya.... like a fungus.
Get a shot. I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those!
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Thats deff only 2wd, too low and closed front caps. looks like something done by a van conv company. That truck looks like it started it's life out as a crew cab, doesn't look like any bronco parts on there. There is a member here with a 79 centurion, IIRC it's silver or black pretty sharp looking.

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Worth every penny and pretty darn rare. I have one of the 86 conversions (1000 series), the other style that looks closer to the version they decided to run with. We affectionately call them Moon Buggys. I have only seen maybe 3 or 4 in all of the years I have followed them
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There is a member here with a 79 centurion, IIRC it's silver or black pretty sharp looking.
Black one is Infoford's, and he built it himself.
Blue one is 79time's, but still not a Centurion.

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Most 4 door Broncos will be Centurion (The company who did the conversion), there are also some Magnums (Another conversion Company), and there have been a few identifed made from other limo/conversion companies.

To my knowledge all the 78-79 Ford Door Broncos (I know of about 9 to exist) were converted by individuals.

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All of them so far were converted by individuals. That will hold true until we're proven wrong. But they are just that rare of a duck.
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yea that style isnt too good looking. If its 2wd dont even bother. See if you can get an F350 one with 1 tons and 4wd.....


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Looking at that era, you take or leave whatever options you find, you must of missed the extremely rare of that part of it. Or maybe missed the we have never seen more than a handful of these ever. Last one that came up for sale was 3 or 4 years ago.
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