ARCHETYPE RACING is moving into BRONCO parts

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Great to have you. How quickly can you manufacture Hard Tops? It will be interesting what you come up with for a fastback hardtop solution
A quick win for everyone would be a front license plate frame and mounting solution. Factory sucks!
A high quality accessory mount bracket that Ford showed but no one has produced yet. If they did I missed it.
You already mentioned under body armor.
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Great to have you. How quickly can you manufacture Hard Tops? It will be interesting what you come up with for a fastback hardtop solution
A quick win for everyone would be a front license plate frame and mounting solution. Factory sucks!
A high quality accessory mount bracket that Ford showed but no one has produced yet. If they did I missed it.
You already mentioned under body armor.
A billet aluminum front license plate bracket is already in motion. The AR | CALL SIGN

It will work with the modular bumper, initially, without the bull bar, and another version for rigs with the bull bar. I'd expect to have those shipping out in October. I'll start a thread, once the CAD designs are complete. This part will make owners in rear plate only states wish they had a front plate. ;)
 

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Need a bolt on step for oem rock rails and the trail marker cross bar with fishing rod holders

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If this post needs to be moved, that's fine. If I need to register as a vendor, let me know. Thanks!

Hello! I'm Curtis. Long time forum reader and YouTube video watcher on all things new Bronco. I'm the owner of ARCHETYPE RACING. Currently we specialize in highly bespoke aero parts and hardware for the GT350, GT500, and other S550 Mustangs. I have a FE Bronco inbound from Upland Ford in Upland, CA. I'm super excited to get this project going! Once I have the new Bronco in my hands, I'll be 3D scanning and modeling as much as I can into Solidworks to develop high quality aftermarket billet aluminum, carbon composite, and carbon fiber parts for it.

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We'll be machining all of the aluminum parts, in house. The list of new components on my want list is quite expansive. I definitely want to leverage every aspect of the modular front bumper. Additional mounting for lights, modular utility mounts, recovery points, off road flag mounts, the list goes on and on. As always, your input is always welcomed. All of the mounting bracketry for our diffusers, wings, and other components are 6061, 7075, or 17-4 stainless. Being able to make more functional parts for the Bronco will be super fun!

I also work in a very specialized thermally bonded carbon composite. Currently, I'm using this in my front splitters for race cars. It's near indestructible. A 10mm thick piece is bulletproof against handgun rounds and subsonic rifle rounds. I'll start employing this same material in belly pans, rock sliders and skid plates. That is this material's initial use case, when the Gov't put the RFQ out for the design of this carbon composite. It was to line the bottom of APCs, MRAPs, and various other vehicles in war zones against IEDs. It does that job extremely well. It's extremely robust and lightweight. Why not use it for bash plates?
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Lastly, there's traditional carbon fiber. All of my carbon fiber parts are made nearby in oh so sunny Georgetown, WA. Replacement body panels, fender flares, interior bits and bobs. All of the typical uses for carbon fiber. With the ability to remove and replace fenders on the Bronco, this seems like a no brainer.


And this is where this community comes in. I'm an enthusiast, like you all. The reason I started ARCHETYPE was because no one was making the parts I wanted or it was being made and it was substandard and manufactured overseas. I'm an Air Force Veteran, small business owner, and I keep all of my manufacturing in the US. I am as passionate about producing a great product, as you are about your vehicle's modifications. It's always humbling to see my parts in pictures on instagram and the owner showing them off. Besides just looking good, they are always super functional.

Aside from my personal list of parts for the Bronco, I'd like the community to drive the direction of what's produced. Many of the components I make for the GT350 and GT500 were because the community asked for it. Group buys, deep discounts, early adopters, all of that is in play. ARCHETYPE can scan, model, produce amazing parts, and ship them direct to you.

ARCHETYPE RACING is also a dealer for Addictive Desert Design and Baja Designs. For Bronco6G Members, there's a standing 10% discount and $100 flat rate shipping on ADD parts and 15% discount and free shipping on Baja Designs. Just PM me your Name/email/Shipping Address/Ph#/and what you'd like and we'll get it going.

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I like what I'm hearing on all of the ideas and looking forward to what you come up with. I like the idea on cupholders, bashplates, grill and grill inserts, etc. Keeping imagining. I am close and can pick it up.
 

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Already on it. 😉

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I am definitely in for the Trail Sights Cross Bar and fishing rod holder attachments, and so is my Ford Dealer. We just talked about this two weeks ago.
 
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Please Skid/Bash plates, that's my one worry about off roading the Bronco, i am used to a plated truck and the peace of mind that it provides. I have no idea on the quality and protection the Ford plates offer...

Those are Ricochet Off Road Aluminum skid plates: Bash plate, Engine, Control arms, transmission, all the way to the gas tank.

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One of its uses is in NASCAR and other racing cars. A 3mm thick panel is used to line the door sections as anti-intrusion panels. This 3mm thick panel keeps any sharp objects from entering through the door panel area and injuring the driver. The collision tests were run at 200 mph by sanctioning bodies.

That type of protection potential grows exponentially once you go to 10mm thick. A 12"x12" square x .40" thick piece weighs in at about 12oz. Below are two Solidworks renderings of brackets that were manufactured for race teams. It's machinable, like steel and aluminum. You can also mechanically fixture it to... say the frame of a vehicle.

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I can see the value of a light weight carbon fiber skid plate or bash plate if it was properly engineered with proper mounting points after watching this carbon fiber test at the 2:24 mark:
 

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Excited to have you on board and local, love seeing composite products being developed. I work in the industry and its great to see it being applied with proper 3D scanning and development.
 

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After some more reading, it would appear carbon fiber bash plates are pretty common in the motocross racing circuit.

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