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Updated on Sep 14, 2012
Body just came out of the oven. I like the color and finish sheen, came out just as we had (hoped) planned! We hope to put it on the rotisserie and poly urea coat the underside early next week, then begin final assembly!
Here are some shots of the body.
ALso went to the acid etcher today to pick up the stainless data tags we made. These will sit on the firewall where the stock heater intake used to be. They are CNC'ed stainless steel plates with the serial number and build info etched in them. Now I will take them to have the enamel backed into the lettering. Notice the Nike Swoosh logo we designed into them. Subtle, only place the Nike logo will reside. We wanted to hat tip them for all of their valuable assistance on the project!
So we are toiling away on final assembly. Check out the articulation. You CAN get full travel without hacking the body!!!!
Here are some trim and interior shots......
If you are going to be in the LA area on October 23rd, make sure to stop by the Pasadena Art Center Car Classic show. It is a neat opportunity to tour the transportation design division (Open House!) and see some seriously unique vehicles. We will debut the ICON Bronco at that event, just prior to SEMA!
Major progress this week! Check it out. Almost done!!
Engine bay almost finished......
Serial numbered data tag, all fabricated in stainless, then acid etched and enameled....
Our subtle redesign of the original emblem, fabricated in alloy...
Our side marker light guards......
Dash details- we redesigned the main dash panel with help from our friends at BC Broncos. We then designed an all new layout that allowed room for the Vintage Air Gen IIII unit. Major HVAC design improvement over anything ever stuffed in a classic bronco. All CNC'ed knobs, Learjet focusable LED spot lights, marine power port, custom glovebox and instrument panels all CNC'ed in alloy, then powder coated, then ribbed laser cut stainless inserts......
Custom Dakato Digital monocle gauge. Camilo and I redesigned the payout and fonts.....
Here are the door panels all layed out and ready to go. We used ribbed stainless intended for elevators in highrises, had it laser cut to shape. Then we fabbed a 10g. steel bezel, and sandwiched the Chilewich woven vinyl between the two. Door handle buckets and window cranks are all CNC'ed too. Aircraft stainless allen cap screws will be used to secure them, like the matched cargo panels.
Finally getting the custom glass from the supplier, at the last minute. First they cut it too large (glass stretches when you temper it...). Then they cut it so the tint, which is directional, layed up so we had all right side glass only (two sets)..... hopefully today they get it right.
Our friends at NIKE just sent me a gift. As if they had not done enough already! They made me a super cool custom pair of ICON Nikes, in this crazy walnut box. The box is a work of art- all hand made with brass hardware. They laser etched the Bronco on the lid. So cool and kind of them! Check it out!
We decided to try out these new super cool LED headlights on the truck. Made in the USA (EVERYTHING ON THIS TRUCK IS US MADE!!!!) by Speaker in Detriot. Originally designed for Harley Davidson.
Our redesigned door handles came out great. We first sketched them, then Nike helped do the math to grid them in CAD, then we printed a set using the SLS modeler. Then we sent them to Camilo in Detroit because he did not feel that they had the right amount of "tension" in the shapes. He then sculpted some bondo on the prototype ones until he was pleased with the shape. He sent them back and we scanned them to get the CMM data on the surfaces.... then we CNC'ed them in stainless at Nike. A lot of work went into this small detail.
Here are the door lock knobs we designed and CNC'ed as well.
Check out our redesigned rear view mirrors. The original ones were repurposed from the Mustang, but were never quite truck enough, IMHO. So we redesigned them. You dig?
On the tailgate insert, the original idea was to acid etch B4 brushed finish stainless. But it did not go as planned. The acid etcher screwed up and left them in the acid way to long. So we tried to media blast and powder coat them so we did not have to throw them away and start over. But then that did not match the body color well and we did not want to introduce a new color..... so we ended up painting the stainless and left the hi©h surface ICON and horizontal plane detail in stainless. I think they came out good. Next time I will try to reverse the acid etching and leave it all stainless.
Just got the stainless engine badge we designed....
LED third brake light.....
Hutchinson run flat bead locks with BFG A/T's....
Fox Racing remote canister Nitrogen charged shocks peeking out in the wheel wells....
Warn 9.5 hidden, with synthetic Viking cable and thimble....
Integrated LED fog lights. Small but big output!
Hard to see here, but we designed a wiper system with a three speed single motor (with delay). Our system will fit on all 66-77 Bronco's with no drillilng.
Redesigned tailgate handle with lock.....
Custom fuel cap for our sealed non-vented fuel system.....
Air shocks for lift gate......
All done! We are now selling these, and have sold 24 so far. Now is time to start scaling the program so we can build more! We won GQ Car Of The Year, and Robb Repport Best-Of-The_Best award! Tons of great reviews including New Yorl Times, LA Times, Jay Leno's Garage and many more. We are honored, proud and thrilled with this project!
Thanks for viewing! www.icon4x4.com
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Where can i get the plans for the bonco´s chassis
How do I find out the cost of this vehicle and do I have to sign up for one, if so where? Bob
Bob, you can contact me at 818-785-1728 for more details. Also make sure to visit my site at icon4x4.com
All I can say is "OUTSTANDING" Thank You
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