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General Information

Name
Whiplash the Mudhorse
Year
1990
Make
Ford
Model
Bronco
Color
Gunmetal Gray/ Black/ silver
History
Took 3 Broncos to make this one with extensive back story
Posting this for show, curiosity and anyone who wants to know just what goes into this type of build and project.

Modifications

Drivetrain
Custom 498ci stroker motor with custom Turbo400 transmission turning FTI 18” gear driven drop transfercase pushing Rockwell 2.5 Ton custom axles with full hydraulic steering and single pinion brake on rear axle
Interior
Custom roll cage and dash with all new gauges, controls and cheetah shifter, Dodge dragpak seats and five point harnesses for front, rear bench seat rewrapped, corrosion coated interior body
Exterior
Custom hood scoop added, chopped original top to body contour, custom rope holder for spare tire mount, planned custom bumpers, new paint and doors, removed mirrors and minor accents, planned custom badges for quarter panels
Audio
None at present
Lighting
Led light bar, blacked out head and tail lights
Exhaust
2 inch hooker headers with cut and open down pipes after collector, tucked under drivers compartment
Suspension
Custom 4-link with 14” coil over King shocks, sway bars and mounting
Wheel and Tire
24”x15” custom rims with 14.9x24 BKT-171 Tractor tires (50”)

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One of the first things I tackled was the engine. I knew it would be the most expensive component and the heart of the truck. After some research and discussion with various enthusiasts I decided on a power level required to push the tires I had selected. It started as a 552ci Ford motor and ended up being a 498ci Chevy motor🤫
 

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After I bought the tires and rims, axles and built the motor...I turned my attention to the body and resculpted it.
 

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I had to replace the frame in my 90 bronco from being cut on too much by previous owner. I found a 95 bronco that was being sold for parts and harvested the frame from it.
 

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Finally got the stage where fabrication started. Raising the money took the longest. Once I found the right builder to entrust the project to it was exciting to watch the progress unfold.
 

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Fabrication was done by Southern Kustoms LLC in West Palm Beach FL. Excellent work and craftsmanship. Truck was disassembled multiple times to check fitment of parts and design schemes. Mock engine block and tranny was used for measurements. Lots of planning and multiple stage builds for every system and stress. Briefly considered 2 1/2” exhaust headers for motor....
 

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Checking seat placement and making sidesteps...checking fitment and preparing for next stage...rear mounting the radiator
 

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Coming along... first crank this Sunday...completed build pictures to follow...
 

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