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So, this is the first SUV/truck I’ve ever built.  It will most likely be the only one, as my thing is muscle cars, but the original Broncos were always a car I liked.  I bought the Baja version to get the better wheels/tires and the full rear fenders and flares, but never intended to build it as that exact version.

I did a lot of research on colors, and that was a struggle.  In the end, my choices are a little different, but I think they work.  I also had a minor tragedy to overcome...  right after I bought the kit, I set it in the work room downstairs.  That night, a feeder line from our Aprilaire Humidifier got clogged, filling the area with water and soaking the box.  As I had removed the outer plastic, my decal sheet was nearly destroyed.  I was able to save some decals on the sheet, and others were stuck to one of the plastic bags of parts.  Those came off and went onto the car, luckily.  Most of the decals that I wanted for the non-Baja version were able to be spared, but I had a couple problems with the houndstooth seat inserts.  The rear folded partially over itself the first time it got wet and refused to come undone.

 I chose to do a red/white houndstooth  interior with a tan exterior.  I also wanted to paint the top of the roof body color, but keep the sides white.  Since I went with black wheels and fender flares, I trimmed the edge of the roof in black as well. The grill is white to match the side panels of the roof.  I wired the engine as always.  The last detail that I debated was the bumper color.  I ended up spraying them with flat coat and leaving them silver.  My other thought was to paint them black... if I change my mind later, It’s easy to change.  The paint is one of those Krylon Short Cuts enamels they have at HL, and this color is called cinnamon.

The only issue in my photos is that my front side windows, especially the left one dried crooked.  I noticed taking the pics and corrected it later.  This really is an awesome kit.  Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.  It was a nice change to build my first truck!

Chassis:

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Interior:

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Very sharp man. I like the 2nd color on the roof, black rims and dual pipes out back - it gives it a nice aggressive look. Job well done!

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That turned out very nice. I also like the two tone on the roof with the grille in white. Well thought out color combination.

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Looks great. I like the owner modified look. Wouldn't normally think of the exterior and interior color combination, but after seeing it they really compliment each other. The white sides on the roof look better than having all one color. I like the way you did the chassis. 

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Beautiful build of an iconic truck.  I must parrot the others on your choice of colors, very nice combination and they complement each other so well.  I do have one question, would it have not been better to have a rubber floor covering as opposed to carpet?  After all this truck is going to be driven in the mud and sand and a carpet will not last long in those circumstances; just an observation.  The carpet does look nice, is that embossing powder or funny fur.?

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15 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

Beautiful build of an iconic truck.  I must parrot the others on your choice of colors, very nice combination and they complement each other so well.  I do have one question, would it have not been better to have a rubber floor covering as opposed to carpet?  After all this truck is going to be driven in the mud and sand and a carpet will not last long in those circumstances; just an observation.  The carpet does look nice, is that embossing powder or funny fur.?

You are correct in that carpet may not have been the best choice.... truly a sign of a complete rookie when it comes to building trucks.  But, it was also dictated by the fact that I had bought a tub of red embossing powder for another recent build, and just wanted to use more of it.

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Great looking Bronco.  The color combination works good for it. Good job on your first 4x4, it won't be your last.

Jeff 

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Any trick you used to adhere the white paint on the air filter element under the chrome cover?

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Well done! Looks mean with the black wheels.

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