Original 1960s Ford Broncos made new by Illinois company


The return of the Ford Bronco may conjure up images of a large off-road SUV with Jeep-like character in pickup truck capability. It was big but had only two doors, powerful but came with a removable hardtop, all the better to conquer the American wilderness.

It was legend even before OJ’s infamous police chase.

When the new Bronco debuts sometime this spring for model year 2020, it will have to meet more than 20 years of safety and emissions regulations rolled out since the last Bronco was discontinued in 1996. The new one will have all the modern conveniences and adaptability to suit a global automotive marketplace, but it will likely lack that American ruggedness characterized by the original Bronco starting in 1966.

But what if?