When Ford unleashed its sixth-generation Bronco a few years back, it quickly became one of the hottest new vehicles in the gearhead universe—and we knew it was only a matter of time before the gang at Summit Racing got their hands on one.
And now, that time has come.
For its Ford Bronco build series, the Summit Racing folks are taking a stock 2022 Bronco and giving it some key upgrades to make it an even more versatile off-roader—and it’s staying street legal. Better yet, they’re doing it as an homage to the Mexican 1,000-winning 1969 Bronco driven by legendary racer Rod Hall.
After taking its Project Baja Bronco out into the wild a few times, the Summit Racing team wanted to change things up a bit with a simple front bumper swap.
The gang chose a new DV8 Offroad OE Plus Series bumper because it offers a smidge of additional tire clearance. Perhaps more importantly, the new bumper more closely mimics the Bronco’s factory one—which means it’s a good fit for the retro look of the original Rod Hall Bronco that inspired the entire project. Though the smaller bumper means ditching the Warn winch, there’s still plenty of room to stuff in a new Hella light bar.
Finally, the entire Project Baja Bronco series nears its thrilling conclusion with some finishing touches on its throwback-themed vinyl wrap. (If you’ve never applied a vinyl wrap before, you’ll get a good look at the process in this episode.)