: Ford F-350 Excursion Prototype Conversion???


parttimer
02-17-2008, 02:33 PM
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

ToddACimer
02-17-2008, 02:38 PM
Just another 4-door Bronco conversion

Billingslee
02-17-2008, 02:40 PM
it does look like a bII top. but BII didnt have removable tops, so i might be a hack job

Ranger429
02-17-2008, 03:05 PM
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?

cmotsvt
02-17-2008, 03:32 PM
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.

4drbronko
02-17-2008, 03:54 PM
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.

Ranger429
02-17-2008, 03:58 PM
So is that 1 of there first attempts at making the 4 door? What year was the 1st 4 door available?

4drbronko
02-17-2008, 04:05 PM
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. :thumbup

GTRider245
02-17-2008, 05:02 PM
Either way it is worth 2500 with 60,000 miles...

4drbronko
02-17-2008, 05:04 PM
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. :toothless

Steve83
02-17-2008, 05:27 PM
...the looks grow on ya.... like a fungus. :toothlessGet a shot. :uke: I wouldn't be seen dead in one of those! :brownbag

KC200787
02-17-2008, 05:37 PM
Kinda reminds me of something like a Chebby Suburban that screwed an f350 and that thing was the offspring.

BigBad94Bronco
02-17-2008, 05:49 PM
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.

Audra
02-17-2008, 08:50 PM
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

4drbronko
02-17-2008, 10:30 PM
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.

79Time
02-18-2008, 12:28 AM
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.

Audra
02-18-2008, 07:08 PM
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.

700R
02-18-2008, 11:23 PM
I saw one of those trucks around here a couple weeks ago. It blew my mind because I've never seen anything like it...

broncoxlt4x4
02-18-2008, 11:28 PM
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.....

Audra
02-19-2008, 06:09 AM
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.

Ranger429
02-19-2008, 07:14 AM
I emailed him on the truck, still didn't tell me if it is 4wd. If it is automatic 4wd he does not need open front caps. I don't know what year they started the automatic option tho.


> Hi,
> I was told that it was the original prototype of the Excursion. It
> was made by Centurion at the request of Ford Motor Company,
> apparently to Ford's Specs. It is an F350 Chassis. It has a 460 in
> it. The interior is pristine, except for the speaker opening in the
> center of the dash, which has opened where the little holes are. It
> has new brakes and exhaust. Runs like a charm.
> Robert

I emailed him back about rust issues and here is his response:


Yes, some around the door edges, etc. These can be easily fixed.
I will take $500 off for the repair of the rust, if you are
interested. The truck has new brakes, and new muffler/exhaust system.
I was going to repair everything, but my wife needed surgery, and
this takes precedence.
Robert


Two wheel drive. Does not need 4WD. Pulls like a champ. The interior
is excellent, with the exception of the speaker hole in the dash
opening up, where the many small holes are. Easily replaced.
Robert


If he is willing to take 500 off his asking price for the rust issues it sounds like a hell of a deal. According to him the interior is in mint condition other than the grate for the speaker. Why must I have so many projects....