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2021 Ford Bronco Outer Banks, Non-Sasquatch

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ChapEJF

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Rig Name: Pilgrim, my Retirement Adventure Vehicle
Ford Bronco OBX, 4DR, A51, 2.3L/Auto, High Package, Soft Top, 4.27 Locking Rear Diff, Auxiliary Switches, Floor & Cargo Liners
This will be my daily driver/adventure/retirement vehicle.
Immediate Goals: leave stock for now, gather essential items such as recovery & camping equipment, hit the trails and learn the vehicle.
Intermediate Goals: upgrade the rig to enhance both daily driving and trail capability/durability.
Long Term Goals: drive the TransAmerica Trail and enjoy my Bronco into retirement.
Below are a few pics of Pilgrim in its stock configuration.
I will update this thread as my build progresses to share and hopefully learn from many of you.
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Oh yeah! Can you do me a HUGE favor and get some pics of your alternator for me? I'm hoping that it's a sealed unit that can be adapted to fit my 2.3 Ranger!
 
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Nice photoshop. It almost looks like you’re with a real vehicle, instead of vaporware.
 
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Nice photoshop. It almost looks like you’re with a real vehicle, instead of vaporware.
Well, not sure why you would imply that I am lying. You have the right to believe what you want, but clearly this is not the thread for you.
 

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Nice photoshop. It almost looks like you’re with a real vehicle, instead of vaporware.
Well, not sure why you would imply that I am lying. You have the right to believe what you want, but clearly this is not the thread for you.
I think he was just messing around and making a joke about the Bronco delays. I don’t think he actually meant that it was photoshopped lol
 
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I think he was just messing around and making a joke about the Bronco delays. I don’t think he actually meant that it was photoshopped lol
No doubt he was, but most people would have also qualified their statement by writing something like, "Congrats" or "Just kidding."
 
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Well, not sure why you would imply that I am lying. You have the right to believe what you want, but clearly this is not the thread for you.
Lighten up Francis. :screamcat:

I ordered one in January. Nothing but excuses since. I’m not believing Ford has much intention to deliver any production model.
 
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Lighten up Francis. :screamcat:

I ordered one in January. Nothing but excuses since. I’m not believing Ford has much intention to deliver any production model.
Got it, and your comment did get under my skin a little. Nothing personal and I hope your Bronco arrives sooner rather than later. I am well acquainted with the fiasco of this rollout, but I surely have no desire or ability to explain Ford's intentions. Not sure what you mean by, "not believing Ford has much intention to deliver any production model."
 

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Congratulations to your Bronco / unicorn!

Not sure though but I was told that non sasquatch softtop broncos would be delivered short term whilst everything with hardtop or sasquatch is imported directly from Mars... ;-)
 
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Congratulations to your Bronco / unicorn!

Not sure though but I was told that non sasquatch softtop broncos would be delivered short term whilst everything with hardtop or sasquatch is imported directly from Mars... ;-)
Thanks and yes the hard tops and Sasquatch to a lesser degree are limited for now. Ford is a massive company and I expect that they will bring things online soon. Jim Farley the CEO has even hinted that they might start opening the Bronco to Europe and other global markets. Not really surprising and I am happy to be a Beta tester.
 
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Thanks and yes the hard tops and Sasquatch to a lesser degree are limited for now. Ford is a massive company and I expect that they will bring things online soon. Jim Farley the CEO has even hinted that they might start opening the Bronco to Europe and other global markets. Not really surprising and I am happy to be a Beta tester.
I'm sure they get that sorted and we are hoping it to! Since it's based on the ranger platform and the engines are approved here anyway it would make sense to sell it over here as there is no competitor other than the wrangler. And the wrangler currently lacks in engine options.
 

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Sorry for the delay. Pics sent in DM. Hope this helps.
Thank you for sending those and unfortunately, that confirms something bad for me that you may want to pay attention to yourself!

Our (my Ranger and your Bronco's) alternators are mounted VERY low on the motor, and are subject to becoming submerged on creek crossings or when traversing deeper mud. Several Ranger owners have suffered alternator failure after creek crossings and it seems there is no rhyme or reason as to why, other than water/dirt/mud making their way into them. I personally have done a handful of water crossings with mine, and had no issue. On the last trip I did, I went into the water without issues but a Ranger a couple of vehicles behind me ended up with a damaged alternator.

So, just be careful!

I was really hoping for a sealed unit!
 
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Thank you for sending those and unfortunately, that confirms something bad for me that you may want to pay attention to yourself!

Our (my Ranger and your Bronco's) alternators are mounted VERY low on the motor, and are subject to becoming submerged on creek crossings or when traversing deeper mud. Several Ranger owners have suffered alternator failure after creek crossings and it seems there is no rhyme or reason as to why, other than water/dirt/mud making their way into them. I personally have done a handful of water crossings with mine, and had no issue. On the last trip I did, I went into the water without issues but a Ranger a couple of vehicles behind me ended up with a damaged alternator.

So, just be careful!

I was really hoping for a sealed unit!
Thanks for the heads up and I will keep an eye out. I find this interesting with the water fording depth of more than 30". Of course I do not plan on heading into water that deep.
 
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