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Thread: Four Wheel Popup Campers in Ford Broncos

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    Default Four Wheel Popup Campers in Ford Broncos







    Hey Guys,
    I have done a series of blog posts on Four Wheel campers in 66-77 and 78-79 Broncos. Do you have any more photos or information on them?

    http://offroadaction.ca/bronco-campe...ng-restoration

    http://offroadaction.ca/more-early-ford-bronco-campers

    http://offroadaction.ca/more-camper-broncos

    A reader on Classic Broncos.com started a post and there was some good information there.

    http://classicbroncos.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=155093

    Early Broncos have been my vehicle of choice for years and the thought of having a camper on the back makes me woozy with excitement!

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    Dang, where was this when I was doing my research like 6 months ago. I had had the thought that a Bronco or K5 blazer with a pop-top truck camper would rock, but couldn't find much info at the time.

    I went and bought a van, so now I'm sort of committed to another path, but those look awesome.
    Herbie - K6ZMB
    "My minivan is cooler than your bro-truck"
    2003 Chevrolet Astrolander 4WD Van - DIY GTRV PopTop, 4" Lift
    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX "Outback" - a.k.a Frankenstein's Trailhead Vehicle. Lifted, WRX-TR Brakes, STi Seats + More

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    I love the ideas of these or the Chalet Blazer. Maybe it is because they are so different? I have to admit, I there is probably not much room in the early bronco unit, but the 78/79 or 80-86 would work well. Imagine at 79 with a 4BT diesel?

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    Default K5 FWC in SD.

    There's a K5 Blazer w/FWC here in San Diego. It's a daily driver with swingout bumper. The guy's a rockhound. Somedays I feel like leaving him a note..."when your ready to sell".
    2007 Dodge 2500 Regcab 4wd 5.9 CTD. G-56 , TC800 Northstar popup 24/7.

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    Call 4wheelcampers in Sacramento- they know all about them. They were built in Colorado and most of the used ones are still there. 4WC will refurb one for you if you find one.
    Kevin Price
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    '95 Ford Bronco

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    Those are cool for sure.
    I have always thought that a late model (96) Bronco with a solid front axle and a four wheel camper would be a blast.
    SOLD 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited - Ursa Minor J30 camper, 3.5" AEV/Synergy/Metalcloak lift, 35s, 4.88s, Tera44 front axle w/ARB RCVs and Reid knuckles, Fox ATS, Warn Zeon 10s on Expedition One full width bumper, Truck Lite and JW Speaker LEDs, sPod.

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    I sent an email to FWC about putting a unit into a 96 Bronco, but have not received an answer. I think that would be a great set up. I was thinking about a Sportsmobile, but would totally go the Bronco route if FWC would work with me on fitting a unit into one. If any one knows who to contact about this at FWC or if you know a third party that would do a quality job please let me know.

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    Talk to Stan, user name Stan@FourWheel
    When I inquired about custom work (even something as simple as a 54" cabover instead of a 48") he told me that they can not do custom work as all of their plans have to go through some approval process through California or something.
    SOLD 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited - Ursa Minor J30 camper, 3.5" AEV/Synergy/Metalcloak lift, 35s, 4.88s, Tera44 front axle w/ARB RCVs and Reid knuckles, Fox ATS, Warn Zeon 10s on Expedition One full width bumper, Truck Lite and JW Speaker LEDs, sPod.

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    We can do some custom stuff here at the factory, but we try and stay away from it. A few simple things here and there is OK. But when we get into big changes we basically end up building the camper from the ground up as a "one off". We are so busy right now we just can't afford to redesign each camper one by one. If you have customs ideas, we always wecome you ask to see if we might be able to do it. Sometimes we can do them, sometimes we can't. If we do something like go from a 48" cabover out to a 54" cabover we are going to need to retest the strenght of the cabover, build a longer soft-sided liner, re-do the jigs for the roof framing, re-work the arctic pack measurements, etc.

    The last Bronco Model we built here in the shop was here for almost 2 years. We won't be doing that anytime soon. We lost money and the customer got a smokin good deal for a ground up, custom built camper. Good for him, bad for us.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brianjwilson View Post
    Talk to Stan, user name Stan@FourWheel
    When I inquired about custom work (even something as simple as a 54" cabover instead of a 48") he told me that they can not do custom work as all of their plans have to go through some approval process through California or something.



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    www.FourWheelCampers.com
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    109 Pioneer Avenue
    Woodland, CA 95776
    1-530-666-1442 - phone
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    That's a shame, although I can't say I blame you. I would love to be able to put one on my '96 too. How awesome would that be for long trips.

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    '96 Bronco and Custom Toy-Hauler Trailer

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