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Hope this is the right place for this, I have a complete 1990 Bronco II 4x4 chassis that is completely rebuilt and painted with drive train (5 speed) new wheels and tires, brakes, brake lines, wiring harness, etc, everything but the body. This is from a project I started about 10 years ago but never finished and the body is long since gone. I rolled this thing out of storage with intentions of selling it but I got to looking at it and thinking that it would make a great base for something different but what? It would be easy to find a good Bronco II body but then that is all it would be With this wheel base and the fact it is four wheel drive what would it be good for? I was thinking maybe a 4x4 car of some sort? or would that be too goofy? I am open to suggestions here.

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My part of the world (Moab), tube frame contortioned buggies are everywhere (using the original Frame in many cases)-do much "wheeling"?
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I think if you could find an old truck like this one (see links below) , I think these look good with just a little bit of a lift kit with about 32-35 inch tires under it. I pulled the picture from 53LEDSLED project journal. I was big into the 4X4 off road thing many years back, and I have seen many 4X4 cars and NONE of them looked right. Just my .02

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A year or two ago I was at the Shriner's Car Show here, and there was a Ford Maverick on some sort of 4x4. I think it was built on purpose to look like some kind of 70's disco machine. Because it was metallic green with fuzzy/shag carpet all on the inside. And I was about eye level with the belt line of the car. I'm not short. I'm not tall. And it was a pretty strange looking beast.

There used to be a Monte Carlo in town that was on a 4x4 80's Chevy truck frame. It was pretty ugly, but there was nothing else like it around here. But it had some bad problems because it would wander all over the road, since we had to follow it one day.

And once I saw a 73-74 Nova on some sort of 4x4 chassis when we was going to look at another Nova. They had used diamond-plate to make the bumpers, and it was flat black. Really ugly. Hack job. But maybe it had bad rust/collison damage.

And when we got there to look at the Nova, the guy had a 36' Ford Coupe on a 4x4 bronco frame. Some people were coming from Michigan to rescue it, it was fenderless, pretty nice body. Bad idea though...

I have seen in books and ebay, a yellow 55' Chevy on a Bronco chassis.(They shortened the body to fit the frame? ) A 70' super-sport Chevelle on a bronco frame, a 67' Camaro on a 4x4 frame (No hack-job it said, but why?) an 68' El Camino on a 70's Chevy 4x4 frame...

I always thought that maybe a Tempo/Escort/Cavalier would be funny to see on a 4x4 chassis.

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