Soon You Can Buy a 700-HP-Plus '69 Ford F-series Restomod Licensed by Ford
June 25, 2020
The mad scientists at Gateway Bronco out of Hamel, Illinois—the same folks that brought us the amazing collection of restomod early Broncos—have now lifted the curtain on the company's next big contribution to our truck fantasies: Remastered classic 1967-1972 Ford F-Series pickups, with the first such build debuting at the 2020 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Like the custom Broncos the company is known for, the restoration of these F-Series pickups is officially licensed by Ford. These "bump-side" Fords are a natural choice to follow the Bronco, as interest in the platform has skyrocketed in recent years. Hagarty reports the value of these trucks has risen by more than 40 percent since 2017. Plus, well, just look at them. Similar to its Bronco builds, Gateway Bronco plans to offer these trucks with a 5.0-liter V-8 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. They'll have push-button four-wheel drive; a push-button active exhaust system (for a louder note when the mood strikes, which likely will be all the time); a custom-designed and powder-coated chassis with a four-link suspension; rugged leather interior treatments including American bison; and finally a genuine barn wood-lined bed floor.