A beefed-up '76 C6 automatic transmission was installed with a fresh set of gears, stall converter, and valve body shift kit with an Advanced trans adapter 4x4 kit.

The Bronco was originally purchased in Arizona, and remained in the desert; therefore, there was no rust or major body damage. The entire body prep work, mods, and paint were done at Chris's Auto Body in Kingman, Arizona. Then, the entire body was block sanded to get the Bronco's flat panels and Jeff's Graveyard fiberglass hood perfectly straight and smooth. Chris then applied Dupont Blue Gray Metallic, followed by a thorough color sanding, before he applied multiple coats of clear, which achieved a rich depth in the paint. A set of black K Bar S fiberglass fender flares were applied after the paint had time to dry and cure. The front and rear of the Bronco is protected with Mile Marker pre-runner tubular bumpers. A 9,000 lb Mile Marker electric winch was mounted onto the front bumper. We figured, it was better to be safe than stuck.

The raw interior is strictly off-road. Its dcor does not feature creature comforts or frills. A pair of Beard high-back leather bucket seats, both gray with black inserts, provides comfort and maximum lateral support. Both driver and passenger are secured in their seats with a set of MasterCraft 3-inch three-way lap belts and shoulder harnesses. A 3-inch diameter tubular four-point roll bar allows ample driver and passenger roll-over protection. The Grant leather-covered steering wheel is responsible for the driver's lateral turning inputs. Separating the Beard bucket seats is a K Bar S Tuffy center console, which houses and protects the Clarion CD head unit. A pair of JL Audio 6-1/2-inch speakers allows basic tunes to be heard. Remember, this is an off-road machine.

John's '69 Bronco multi-purpose Arizona desert assault vehicle is the perfect weekend getaway truck and turns heads wherever it rolls.