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DIY wrapped, painted grill and beauty rings plus retro pin stripe

Top wrapped with 2080 3M vinyl film. It took my husband and I about 5 hours and was surprisingly simple after we got the hang of the corners. It cost 180 on amazon. The only thing we’ve ever wrapped before was a Christmas present. It turned out really good! The quote we got from the local wrap guy was 1500.

Talked to a powder coat guy about the wheels, but that was going to cost 500, so we just removed the beauty rings and did the same thing we did to the grill.

The grill was the hardest to get just right. We removed the grill, drilled out the letters, sanded and prepped the grill. Sprayed it with gloss automotive paint and finished it with a clear protective coat. The letters we painted red and glued them back with JB weld.

The pinstripe is from underground graphics. It was 90 dollars and took about and hour to install. Getting it perfectly straight is almost impossible. Even with a level….

we removed the Badlands badges, put one under the painted white bronco on the back and the other on my son’s hat. Retro script from Bronco graveyard is on the way.

Thanks for looking! It was a super fun project. I had a 4 dr cactus grey badlands and I switched it out for the 2 dr cyber orange. Really happy about that decision!

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Was there beer involved when the white spear stripes were installed. They don’t look very straight.

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Love your build. I would like to hear the answers to the questions above. We all love the Heritage style but making it your own and a little "one of a kind" is something special. I look forward to seeing others create their own take on the heritage style. Thank you for posting the how and where you made the modifications. I actually replaced the grill rather than painting mine. I went with a Gloss black. The wheels were the largest cost. Wrapping or painting the top was my biggest worry or concern but I actually like the contrast of black and white so I left it alone. the blue flames was a bit of a miss-communication between me and the airbrush artist. My fault:( They are growing on me though..
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I’m usually not into the retro builds but I would drive this, very tastefully done. Still waiting for someone to come out with chrome grills.
 
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Nice. Yours is a personalized, hybrid Heritage/Badlands. :)

I'm in process of making my Badlands a near-Heritage as well. I've got white wheels which I use as the daily drivers and just swap back to the OEM wheels and KO2s for off-roading. I'm going to have my Heritage grille painted professionally, as I'm going to do the surround in body color (Cactus), the face in white and leave the center in black as seen in the Ford Heritage promo photos. Ford doesn't do the surround part of the grille in body color, so careful eyes will notice that difference. :) The Heritage grille comes with FORD letters in red, and of course, the 6-slot wide grille.

I did the Heritage strip that includes the Bronco script up by the front. The last step will be wrapping the top.

When the Heritage was announced (literally just a few days after I got my VIN), I was disappointed that I was going to miss the opportunity to get it. But after the specs came out, I realized I couldn't get it the way I wanted, anyway. I'd have to try to get a Heritage Limited but would end up with black wheels and Sasquatch and I think leather. The regular Heritage requires Sasquatch and doesn't allow the Badlands features and options, so in the end, converting Badlands into Heritage style was the only way to go.
If you can find the promo photo. I'd like to see it.
 

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DIY wrapped, painted grill and beauty rings plus retro pin stripe

Top wrapped with 2080 3M vinyl film. It took my husband and I about 5 hours and was surprisingly simple after we got the hang of the corners. It cost 180 on amazon. The only thing we’ve ever wrapped before was a Christmas present. It turned out really good! The quote we got from the local wrap guy was 1500.

Talked to a powder coat guy about the wheels, but that was going to cost 500, so we just removed the beauty rings and did the same thing we did to the grill.

The grill was the hardest to get just right. We removed the grill, drilled out the letters, sanded and prepped the grill. Sprayed it with gloss automotive paint and finished it with a clear protective coat. The letters we painted red and glued them back with JB weld.

The pinstripe is from underground graphics. It was 90 dollars and took about and hour to install. Getting it perfectly straight is almost impossible. Even with a level….

we removed the Badlands badges, put one under the painted white bronco on the back and the other on my son’s hat. Retro script from Bronco graveyard is on the way.

Thanks for looking! It was a super fun project. I had a 4 dr cactus grey badlands and I switched it out for the 2 dr cyber orange. Really happy about that decision!

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That looks great! And did it on a budget...even better! y'all nailed it.
 

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This looks Awesome!!
 
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Looks great! Cyber Orange is a nice subtle modern twist to the Heritage design. Any issues with the wrap adhering to the top? did you have to prep it chemically or with special cleaner to make the wrap stick in crevices?

Also, did you try seeing how it looked leaving the front grill camera black instead of painting it white? The camera is about the same width as the hole gaps between the other letters. Since it sticks out, maybe it might look like a nose if it was black. Just curious if you experimented with it.

nice build!
We washed the top with dawn dish soap, rinsed and dried with a clean lint free towel, then wiped down with a 10%/ 90% water solution. Nothing special.
I thought it looked odd leaving the camera black- it just looked like it should be white with the rest.
Looks awesome! One of a kind.
Which brand of wrap did you decide to use and why you chose it?
3M - that’s what the local wrap guy uses so I figured he knows since he’s a professional.
Great Job! Looks so retro I had to add my 2 cents.
Waaay back a friend of mine asked if i wanted to go off roading with him.
Jumped in his only 2 years old '71 Bronco, yellow and white and headed off to the little ghost town of Calico CA. Back then the town was almost in its natural state of disrepair. Its since then become quite a tourist attraction I guess. We did some rock crawling (for the early 70's) in the area. I was in charge of taking pictures. I ran across this picture I took that reminds me of your new Bronc Things to see in that picture: Fuel Filler Cap had to be leaking? Photo dated 'Feb. '73, thats 50+ years ago now. Warnings painted on the rocks. DNA Style Badges.
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that’s exactly what I was going for- now… to the rocks!
You all did a great job on your Bronco. The top looks great.
thanks! I’m really happy with how it turned out
Was there beer involved when the white spear stripes were installed. They don’t look very straight.

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no beer. Just a lot of ‘help’
 

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Makes me smile. Looks kind of like Dad’s old Bronco.
 

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Beautiful. Great job!
 

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Was there beer involved when the white spear stripes were installed. They don’t look very straight.

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No worse than what the factory would put out. Plenty of evidence to support that.
 

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DIY wrapped, painted grill and beauty rings plus retro pin stripe

Top wrapped with 2080 3M vinyl film. It took my husband and I about 5 hours and was surprisingly simple after we got the hang of the corners. It cost 180 on amazon. The only thing we’ve ever wrapped before was a Christmas present. It turned out really good! The quote we got from the local wrap guy was 1500.

Talked to a powder coat guy about the wheels, but that was going to cost 500, so we just removed the beauty rings and did the same thing we did to the grill.

The grill was the hardest to get just right. We removed the grill, drilled out the letters, sanded and prepped the grill. Sprayed it with gloss automotive paint and finished it with a clear protective coat. The letters we painted red and glued them back with JB weld.

The pinstripe is from underground graphics. It was 90 dollars and took about and hour to install. Getting it perfectly straight is almost impossible. Even with a level….

we removed the Badlands badges, put one under the painted white bronco on the back and the other on my son’s hat. Retro script from Bronco graveyard is on the way.

Thanks for looking! It was a super fun project. I had a 4 dr cactus grey badlands and I switched it out for the 2 dr cyber orange. Really happy about that decision!

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I really like this Bronco of yours. You pay homage to the past while bringing it to the present. I look forward to your future adventures!
 

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DIY wrapped, painted grill and beauty rings plus retro pin stripe

Top wrapped with 2080 3M vinyl film. It took my husband and I about 5 hours and was surprisingly simple after we got the hang of the corners. It cost 180 on amazon. The only thing we’ve ever wrapped before was a Christmas present. It turned out really good! The quote we got from the local wrap guy was 1500.

Talked to a powder coat guy about the wheels, but that was going to cost 500, so we just removed the beauty rings and did the same thing we did to the grill.

The grill was the hardest to get just right. We removed the grill, drilled out the letters, sanded and prepped the grill. Sprayed it with gloss automotive paint and finished it with a clear protective coat. The letters we painted red and glued them back with JB weld.

The pinstripe is from underground graphics. It was 90 dollars and took about and hour to install. Getting it perfectly straight is almost impossible. Even with a level….

we removed the Badlands badges, put one under the painted white bronco on the back and the other on my son’s hat. Retro script from Bronco graveyard is on the way.

Thanks for looking! It was a super fun project. I had a 4 dr cactus grey badlands and I switched it out for the 2 dr cyber orange. Really happy about that decision!

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Looks awesome! @fifteen52 makes white analog HDs that we have used for some "Heritage Builds" Check them out. Great Build.
 

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