Gateway Bronco Announces Run of ‘Resto-Mod’ Ford F-Series Trucks
Gateway Bronco, which specializes in rebuilding classic Broncos using modern mechanical components, has announced a licensing deal with Ford Motor Company to create a run of restored and modified (resto-mod) F-Series models from the 1967 to 1972 model years.
Starting with an original F-100, F-150, or F-250, Gateway adds a brand new 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a 4-wheel-drive system with push-button electronic controls. A sophisticated, powder-coated 4-link chassis improves the ride and handling, and based on the illustration, a Gateway F-Series sits high off the ground on oversized all-terrain tires. An active exhaust system with different modes makes the truck quiet, subtle, rumbling, or loud with the push of a button, depending on the driver’s preferences.
Every Gateway F-Series truck gets a full cosmetic restoration. Exclusive seat upholsteries include distressed leather, American Bison, or hair-on-hide, and the cargo bed is lined in genuine reclaimed barn wood.
Options include big upgrades in terms of power. Buyers can add a supercharger to the 5.0-liter V-8 engine or swap that power plant out for a 7.3-liter V-8 equipped with a choice between two turbochargers or a supercharger. An Eaton Performance differential package adds an electronic locking front differential and a Detroit Truetrac rear locking differential.
Gateway plans to build an average of three trucks per month, each backed by a full 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty. The cost of the Gateway F-Series was not set as this article was published, but based on the company’s Bronco models, you can expect to pay at least twice the price of a brand-new Ford F-150 Crew Cab Limited with every option box checked.
But most likely, the resto-mod F-Series trucks will cost well above $150,000.
The information in this article is from Gateway Bronco. It was accurate on June 17, 2020 but may have changed since that date.