For over a decade, men and women of the U.S. armed forces have borne the full weight of a nation at war while making countless sacrifices on our behalf. In distant outposts stretched across the globe, these brave few have endured numerous deployments away from home and hearth to little fanfare, with some paying the ultimate price by sacrificing their life.
So Charlotte, North Carolina-based RK Motors wanted to do something special for Adam Brown — a 12-year veteran of the Navy Seals who tragically lost his life in Afghanistan in 2010. In November, his family was presented with a fully-rebuilt and customized version of Adam’s beloved 1991 Ford Bronco.
In the place of the original stock motor now lies Ford’s 5.0 liter Coyote V8 borrowed from a Ford Mustang GT making a very-capable 400 horsepower. The potent and high-revving V8 is paired with a T56 six-speed transmission and a NP241 transfer case. The Bronco’s factory suspension was then swapped out in favor of a BDS suspension system, making contact with the ground using 18-inch Fuel wheels with Nitto Mud Grappler tires.
The exterior was given a few noticeable enhancements as well: gone are the factory hood and fenders. In their place are custom-made fiberglass body parts along with a new front grill, light and bumper assemblies, plus a Warn M12000 winch. The interior was entirely overhauled, with the factory seats being replaced with Corbeau racing chairs, a custom dashboard featuring Class Instruments gauges was added replete with the Navy Seal logo, and the factory sound system was replaced with an Alpine touchscreen navigation unit.
We’re sure Adam would appreciate his upgraded Bronco.