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Heath Aggen

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Wildtrak
Clubs
 
Mine is really not a "Build" because I am just bolting on stuff to make it cool and perform better off road.

It started off as a stripped down 4cyl, Manual Transmission Big Bend. Only options were the rear locker, removable hoop step, aux switches and floor liners. I wanted to be mid 30s on purchase price, so with my Ford Price protection money I was able to get it for right at 36k, 2023, May 2023 delivery.

1. Ditch the ugly Big Bend Grill for a Base Grill.
2. Replace the Big Bend wheel with my favorite factory wheel, the optional Badlands Beadlock Capable wheels and tires. Found take offs. $1500
3. Add a 1/2" body lift, no new hardware required. $28
4. Amazon 2" Lift that was really a lot better than I thought. Was able to lift the front about 1.25" and the rear .75". $50
5. Underground Graphics Decal set. $350
6. Wife splurged on some Baja Designs Ditch lights. $280
7. Used Mod Bumper. $300
8. Amazon Metal Skid Plate. $185
9. Mabett Raptor Style fog lights. $180
10. Mabett Grill Lights. $40
11. Bronco Script Side Badge $30
12. IAG Mini Bull bar with light mount. $100
13. Spray paint and misc supplies to change wheel ring color. $60
14. 35-12.50-17 Toyo RT Trails. Sold the BFGs netting $1200

Future item, and it's a big one, Eibach Pro Truck coil overs.

For now, I am really happy with it. With the rear locker it has got me thru some pretty rough stuff and I have already had to do some body repair, but for the money, I am real happy with it.

Here are some progression pics.

Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20230511_162539
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20230517_200335
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20230524_170904
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20230611_145709
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20230611_191006
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20230724_130746
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240128_123426
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240128_123434
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240128_123523
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240128_123510


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Rick66

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Damn You! Just Damn You! I was all content leaving my 2DR EG BB SAS as is, but now that I have seen some quality pics with the bronze accents and the "new grill, I have to make some more changes. (I am sending you the bill, BTW). The BB/OB grill is butt-a$$ ugly!

Which accent stripe did you order?
Which Script? Did you have to paint it?
Did you stay with the bronze bead locks, or are they back to factory color?

Love the changes. But please stop - my Visa card needs to stop spinning for a while.
 

NORCALGXP

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Wildtrak
Clubs
 
Congratulations, two door score. Very nice build love the color. When did you order/reservation.
 

KRAKEN

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Black Diamond
Great looking rig!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Heath Aggen

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Damn You! Just Damn You! I was all content leaving my 2DR EG BB SAS as is, but now that I have seen some quality pics with the bronze accents and the "new grill, I have to make some more changes. (I am sending you the bill, BTW). The BB/OB grill is butt-a$$ ugly!

Which accent stripe did you order?
Which Script? Did you have to paint it?
Did you stay with the bronze bead locks, or are they back to factory color?

Love the changes. But please stop - my Visa card needs to stop spinning for a while.
Sorry about that, I am just so proud of how it's turning out.

I ordered the spear kit from Underground Graphics, but he modified it to have the bronze with the black center stripe and then added the little mountain scene in the stripe towards the back to match the hood graphic.

The Script was from the seller on Etsy. I got the link from this forum. It came prefinished.

I had to do some gouge repair to the rings because our rocks are brutal when off road. I took the opportunity to change the color. This time I went with a black steel metallic and painted the bolt heads bronze. My wheels are the optional Badlands wheel, so it's different from the sasquach wheel. It does not have the offset so my tires are nice and tucked, even with the narrow flare
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Heath Aggen

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Clubs
 
Congratulations, two door score. Very nice build love the color. When did you order/reservation.
Our orginal order/reservation was July 2021, we made a last second change to the striped down two door from a fully loaded four door at the beginning of 2023 and I am so glad I did.
 

NORCALGXP

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Our orginal order/reservation was July 2021, we made a last second change to the striped down two door from a fully loaded four door at the beginning of 2023 and I am so glad I did.
Early reservation, you waited along time. Enjoy
 

ths0002

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Clubs
 
That stripe is just perfect. Great build!
 

Sitruc_btb

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Nice ride!
 

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Clubs
 
Mine is really not a "Build" because I am just bolting on stuff to make it cool and perform better off road.

It started off as a stripped down 4cyl, Manual Transmission Big Bend. Only options were the rear locker, removable hoop step, aux switches and floor liners. I wanted to be mid 30s on purchase price, so with my Ford Price protection money I was able to get it for right at 36k, 2023, May 2023 delivery.

1. Ditch the ugly Big Bend Grill for a Base Grill.
2. Replace the Big Bend wheel with my favorite factory wheel, the optional Badlands Beadlock Capable wheels and tires. Found take offs. $1500
3. Add a 1/2" body lift, no new hardware required. $28
4. Amazon 2" Lift that was really a lot better than I thought. Was able to lift the front about 1.25" and the rear .75". $50
5. Underground Graphics Decal set. $350
6. Wife splurged on some Baja Designs Ditch lights. $280
7. Used Mod Bumper. $300
8. Amazon Metal Skid Plate. $185
9. Mabett Raptor Style fog lights. $180
10. Mabett Grill Lights. $40
11. Bronco Script Side Badge $30
12. IAG Mini Bull bar with light mount. $100
13. Spray paint and misc supplies to change wheel ring color. $60
14. 35-12.50-17 Toyo RT Trails. Sold the BFGs netting $1200

Future item, and it's a big one, Eibach Pro Truck coil overs.

For now, I am really happy with it. With the rear locker it has got me thru some pretty rough stuff and I have already had to do some body repair, but for the money, I am real happy with it.

Here are some progression pics.

Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510


Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Where did you get the bronze color Bronco script badge?
 

Bill K

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Big Bend
Clubs
 
Mine is really not a "Build" because I am just bolting on stuff to make it cool and perform better off road.

It started off as a stripped down 4cyl, Manual Transmission Big Bend. Only options were the rear locker, removable hoop step, aux switches and floor liners. I wanted to be mid 30s on purchase price, so with my Ford Price protection money I was able to get it for right at 36k, 2023, May 2023 delivery.

1. Ditch the ugly Big Bend Grill for a Base Grill.
2. Replace the Big Bend wheel with my favorite factory wheel, the optional Badlands Beadlock Capable wheels and tires. Found take offs. $1500
3. Add a 1/2" body lift, no new hardware required. $28
4. Amazon 2" Lift that was really a lot better than I thought. Was able to lift the front about 1.25" and the rear .75". $50
5. Underground Graphics Decal set. $350
6. Wife splurged on some Baja Designs Ditch lights. $280
7. Used Mod Bumper. $300
8. Amazon Metal Skid Plate. $185
9. Mabett Raptor Style fog lights. $180
10. Mabett Grill Lights. $40
11. Bronco Script Side Badge $30
12. IAG Mini Bull bar with light mount. $100
13. Spray paint and misc supplies to change wheel ring color. $60
14. 35-12.50-17 Toyo RT Trails. Sold the BFGs netting $1200

Future item, and it's a big one, Eibach Pro Truck coil overs.

For now, I am really happy with it. With the rear locker it has got me thru some pretty rough stuff and I have already had to do some body repair, but for the money, I am real happy with it.

Here are some progression pics.

Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510


Ford Bronco My Cost Effective 2 door Big Bend "Build" 20240126_105510
Like it. The gold nicely offsets the green and looks sharp with the amber ditch lights. I have the green BB 2 door as well and really like it.
 

Hey Buddy

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Base
Clubs
 
I love your wheel & tire setup!!
Nice Bronco!
 

American Sender

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Outer Banks
Clubs
 
Mine is really not a "Build" because I am just bolting on stuff to make it cool and perform better off road.

It started off as a stripped down 4cyl, Manual Transmission Big Bend. Only options were the rear locker, removable hoop step, aux switches and floor liners. I wanted to be mid 30s on purchase price, so with my Ford Price protection money I was able to get it for right at 36k, 2023, May 2023 delivery.

1. Ditch the ugly Big Bend Grill for a Base Grill.
2. Replace the Big Bend wheel with my favorite factory wheel, the optional Badlands Beadlock Capable wheels and tires. Found take offs. $1500
3. Add a 1/2" body lift, no new hardware required. $28
4. Amazon 2" Lift that was really a lot better than I thought. Was able to lift the front about 1.25" and the rear .75". $50
5. Underground Graphics Decal set. $350
6. Wife splurged on some Baja Designs Ditch lights. $280
7. Used Mod Bumper. $300
8. Amazon Metal Skid Plate. $185
9. Mabett Raptor Style fog lights. $180
10. Mabett Grill Lights. $40
11. Bronco Script Side Badge $30
12. IAG Mini Bull bar with light mount. $100
13. Spray paint and misc supplies to change wheel ring color. $60
14. 35-12.50-17 Toyo RT Trails. Sold the BFGs netting $1200

Future item, and it's a big one, Eibach Pro Truck coil overs.

For now, I am really happy with it. With the rear locker it has got me thru some pretty rough stuff and I have already had to do some body repair, but for the money, I am real happy with it.

Here are some progression pics.

20230511_162539.jpg
20230517_200335.jpg
20230524_170904.jpg
20230611_145709.jpg
20230611_191006.jpg
20230724_130746.jpg
20240128_123426.jpg
20240128_123434.jpg
20240128_123523.jpg
20240128_123510.jpg


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Looks very good. Any rubbing with the tires and the 55 mm offset?
 

JJ Bronco

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Clubs
 
Did you replace the bumper yourself? Difficult to do if you did?


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