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Hey all,
I was looking at all the rust on my bronco and thinking that it just isn't worth buying new panels and lust patching it is just not what I want.

Then I was thinking about just getting another tub or crew cab cab and making a cutom short bed. (really short bed)

then I remembered a company that made hummer look-a-likes that are all fiberglas and bolt onto your frame with little mods. I think GM bought out the Bummer company and closed them down.

Is there anyone eles that makes kits that can top our Broncos

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I believe that hummer kit you're refering to was only good for GM frames specifically 3/4 ton truck or better, if I remember.
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Yeah, the Bummer was on GM trucks, and it is now discontinued....you want a new body do you? How about if you make your own?

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Yeah, the Bummer was on GM trucks, and it is now discontinued....
Isn't this the same body kit that prompted GM to buy the guy out, for the sole purpose of shelving the body kit, and all his patents??
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I do love that "post roll bronco", but I want street legal.

Man I really need a bender and some practice!

that looks really good!

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Yeah, the Bummer was on GM trucks, and it is now discontinued....you want a new body do you? How about if you make your own?

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That's what I thought but I didn't know if someone else picked up that ball and is doing anything similar?

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Isn't this the same body kit that prompted GM to buy the guy out, for the sole purpose of shelving the body kit, and all his patents??

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I do love that "post roll bronco", but I want street legal.

Man I really need a bender and some practice!

that looks really good!
If people can build rail buggies and drive them on the road then why wouldn't NAMELESS and yourself be able to do the same?

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I believe one of the big requirements of a vehicle on the road is that the tires are covered so they can't throw debris up at vehicles. At least in Maryland.
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Yeah, you'd have to run big fender of some sort to cover those meats. Or, you could put a orange traingle on the back, point to the winch, and call it farm equipment

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i do beleave there is something call "Runt" or "Grunt" or somthing like that around.
but i think its only for S10 frames

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Too bad We can't buy a Fiberglass tub like the Heeps or Early Broncos

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GM bought the Bummer just to cancel it....it was prob cheaper and easier to do that than sue the guy for vague copyright infringement.

And yes there is a Runt/Grunt kit, but it uses the S-10 blazer chassis.
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I believe one of the big requirements of a vehicle on the road is that the tires are covered so they can't throw debris up at vehicles. At least in Maryland.
I can't recall ever seeing a rail buggy going down the road with fenders covering any wheels.

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runt web site

me and a friend of mine both have s10s and we wanted to see how much the front fenders off of one of the runts were do yall know the website for the runts?
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Cool stock eqipment?

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Yeah, the Bummer was on GM trucks, and it is now discontinued....you want a new body do you? How about if you make your own?

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I was just wondering if that tow strap was stock equipment ? ....darn good looking rig though, I like it!

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theres a guy where i live that will put a hummer body on anything :d i was thinkin about doin it to my bronc, but decided against it (cost issuse) but my buddy has one,

cept he painted it zebra striped

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just get an early bronco body, shorten the wheelbase on your bronco a bit, and then cut the fenders on the early bronco body, best of ALL worlds

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How bad is the cost issue and do you have any pics of his work?

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no pics but the hummer my buddy has looks pretty good cept he need bigger than 35" mudders (he's goin 42's this spring)

he also built a 502 supercharger hummer bodied truck with nitrous for running stuff in alberta

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I was just wondering if that tow strap was stock equipment ? ....darn good looking rig though, I like it!
Since you're new around here, here's the history....It looked like this:
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/15-general-discussion-bronco-wheeling-related/3143-bored.html
Then a lil too much skinny pedal made it look like this:
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/15-general-discussion-bronco-wheeling-related/5739-roll.html
So he had to do this:
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/15-general-discussion-bronco-wheeling-related/6829-bruggy-pics.html
http://www.fullsizebronco.com/forum/15-general-discussion-bronco-wheeling-related/6967-bruggy-pics-2-a.html

Thought I'd catch you up..and your right...I like it too!



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