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Gateway Bronco to build ‘as-new’ 1966-77 Broncos under license from Ford

By Tristan Tancredi, 12 Dec 2018 News

American resto company reaches licensing agreement with Ford to build ‘as-new’ 1966-77 Broncos.

Gateway Bronco as-new 1966-77 Broncos under license Ford news

GATEWAY Broncos, an Illinois-based company founded in the States in 2016, was originally set up as a Bronco restoration and restomod business; however, the company recently reached a licensing agreement with Ford, allowing it to build a limited numbers of ‘as-new’ 1966-1977 Broncos.

The agreement signed with Ford means Gateway can build these first-gen Broncos with new metal – body and frame – without resorting to scouring scrapyards and donor cars. This means the Gateway Broncos will be built from scratch and as Ford intended.

Three featured builds listed on Gateway Bronco’s website are: Fuelie (US$120,000), Coyote Edition (US$150,000) and Modern Day Warrior (US$180,000).

The Fuelie runs a fuel-injected 347 Stroker engine, mated with a four-speed auto or five-speed manual transmission. It features a leather “original” interior and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, and it comes with a two-year warranty.

The Coyote Edition gets a 2018 5.0-litre Coyote donk with either a four-speed auto or five-speed manual transmission. It also gets a leather “original” interior and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, but it comes with a three-year warranty.

The premium Modern Day Warrior also runs the Coyote engine, but it’s mated to a six-speed Raptor transmission. It features genuine Porsche leather interior and Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, and it comes with a five-year warranty and a lifetime warranty on select components.

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The above video – ‘Building a Gateway Bronco’ – runs through to entire build process involved to bring an original Bronco back on the road. The Broncos are brought back to life on an assembly line within the 60,000 square foot “Bronco Factory”, with 100 per cent of the work completed in-house.

Gateway Broncos will still offer restorations of existing vehicles.