This year, Ford is partnered with RTR Vehicles (known primarily for Mustang builds, but no stranger to Fords in general), ARB 4×4 Accessories, and 4 Wheel Parts, who each contributed a full-size Bronco build. Ford also brought along one of its prototype Broncos bedecked with custom parts and accessories from a handful of other aftermarket partners, and 4 Wheel Parts threw in a Bronco Sport build for giggles.
Custom four-door by RTR Vehicles
RTR is a well-known name in Ford enthusiast circles, so plenty will likely be happy to see the name make an appearance in the Bronco realm. RTR built a four-door Badlands model with custom rock sliders, a custom rear bumper, and a 3D-printed grille with “simulated accent lights.” The wheels are RTR Tech-6s wrapped in 35-inch Nitto Ridge Grapplers. RTR also fitted a Project X lightbar and had a custom wrap done to round it out.
Custom four-door by ARB 4×4 Accessories
The ARB build is also based on a four-door Badlands model and features (airbag-compliant) custom front and rear bumpers, custom heavy-duty rock rails, a custom skid plate and some camping gear.
“These accessories represent years of design and engineering collaboration with the Ford team to build parts driven by the Bronco SUV off-road heritage and styling,” said Doug Pettis, president, ARB USA. “This design represents a practical yet capable vehicle that improves performance and enhances comfort off-road.”
Custom four-door by 4 Wheel Parts
4WP started off with a four-door Black Diamond model. This build features in-house designs for the front bumper, skid plate and winch platform. They also claim credit for the custom suspension, roof rack and light mounts. The tent comes care of Smittybilt, and the 17-inch Method wheels are wrapped in 37″ BFG mud-terrains.
Ford’s original plan was to launch the 2021 Bronco with more than 200 available accessories. Between the pandemic itself and the associated supply chain calamities, we’re not certain how close they came to that mark, but it’s evident that Ford remains committed to the concept, come hell or high water.