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Mike Bain's 1972 Bronco

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Mike's Bronco has been to West Coast Broncos for several times over the years, with each visit bringing it closer and closer to Mike's vision of a complete trail rig. This truly versatile Bronco features a fuel injected 5.0 engine, full West Coast Broncos suspension and great looks.

The most recent projects at WCB included the installation of Radflo hydraulic bumpstops on all four corners as well as a custom roll cage. Mike likes to get his rig up to speed on the fire roads around hs Big Bear, CA home, and the hydro-bumps would make the truck handle the larger whoops with greater ease. Installing these is no small task in an Early Bronco, as custom mounts for the bumps as well as the landing pads must be fabricated front and rear. We chose the longer travel (4") bumpstops from Radflo in order to give the Mike's long-travel WCB suspension more room to slow down at full bump. Camburg mounting cans were used, and we fabricated custom mounts for these. The WCB radius arms and rear spring plates were modified by adding the landing pads for the bumps. In our initial testing, this modificaiton did wonders for enabling the Bronco to take the rougher sections at higher speed, soaking up the high spots more smoothly.

Mike's cage is a custom version of WCB's standard family style 6-point cage. Custom touches include extra gusseting, a cross-dash brace with "Oh-Shit" bar, front entry grab handles and rear side handles, windshield braces, and shoulder harness mounts behind the front seats. The entire cage was powder coated in metallic flake Silver Bullet with clear coat. While we were at it we powder-coated many other previously-installed components to match, including the radius arms, WCB tubular shock hoops, coil springs, bumper, etc.





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