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Why is it taking so long for the Bronco to come out?


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#221 OFFLINE   probowler

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:11 PM

Exactly and  as  indicated previously,

Everest - is to Land Cruiser 120 / Prado as Bronco is to Jeep Renegade...I think it will be between the Renegade and

an older styled Cherokee because it is going to have to please a wider audience than just the Bronco purists but I'm still

convince that most will be pleased with the style and mix of equipment and power train....

 

Isn't the Renegade just cheap Hipster-bait?

 

 

I want the Bronco to be on another level (preferable higher)
 


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#222 OFFLINE   jpd80

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

See this is why (and also my fault for) trying to compare other existing vehicles to what we expect from a Bronco

can become very misleading as people tend to take examples too literally.

 

Perhaps we leave it at a more chunky looking SUV styled vehicle that pays respect to past Broncos

while looking completely different to Everest



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

To my knowledge MAP has never built anything in RHD, nor is it set up to build anything in RHD. Perhaps they might factor that into the retooling work since MAP will be the only source globally for the Bronco.

 

What kind of investment/changes do you need to make in a plant to build RHD? (it's a serious question... I don't know)

 

Some design and engineering costs will be incurred as Ford will have to model out crash impact with steering wheels and offset crash structure reinforcements on different sides. And you'll need suppliers to create 2nd set of plastic molds for some interior trim pieces.

 

Maybe assembly process may have to be modified? What did Ford do to Flat Rock to assemble RHD Mustang?


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:36 PM

 
What kind of investment/changes do you need to make in a plant to build RHD? (it's a serious question... I don't know)
 
Some design and engineering costs will be incurred as Ford will have to model out crash impact with steering wheels and offset crash structure reinforcements on different sides. And you'll need suppliers to create 2nd set of plastic molds for some interior trim pieces.
 
Maybe assembly process may have to be modified? What did Ford do to Flat Rock to assemble RHD Mustang?

I'm not sure, I think it might have to do with plant layout? It wasn't a big deal for FRAP to build the RHD mustang because they used to build right hand drive models in the past (I think it was the Probe, but I can't remember for sure) and not much has changed since then.

What? What happened?


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:01 PM

FRAP built RHD Ford Cougars

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:47 PM

See this is why (and also my fault for) trying to compare other existing vehicles to what we expect from a Bronco

can become very misleading as people tend to take examples too literally.

 

Perhaps we leave it at a more chunky looking SUV styled vehicle that pays respect to past Broncos

while looking completely different to Everest

 

And I was just playing devil's advocate. Someone has to... :stirpot:


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Posted 22 November 2017 - 04:34 PM

To really sum up this question as to why there can only be 1 answer.."ford hates us off road guys"..there i said it..now i will go back to playin in my sandbox with my tonkas..good day

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Posted Yesterday, 12:55 AM

To really sum up this question as to why there can only be 1 answer.."ford hates us off road guys"..there i said it..now i will go back to playin in my sandbox with my tonkas..good day


As a Raptor owner, I must respectfully disagree with that statement. Im not aware of any other manufacturer that built a dedicated off-road truck. I think it remains to be seen what the Bronco will be. Nobody really knows At this point.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:39 AM

As a Raptor owner, I must respectfully disagree with that statement. Im not aware of any other manufacturer that built a dedicated off-road truck. I think it remains to be seen what the Bronco will be. Nobody really knows At this point.

And the very few people that do are being very tight lipped about it. More so than usual.
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#230 OFFLINE   twintornados

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Posted Yesterday, 09:36 AM

FRAP built RHD Ford Cougars

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What would a RHD Ford Cougar look like??


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Posted Yesterday, 09:49 AM

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What would a RHD Ford Cougar look like??


A LHD Mercury Cougar with the wheel on the wrong side.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:27 AM

Mercury was a NA only brand. Anything sold in Europe would have been a Ford brand vehicle.

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Posted Yesterday, 11:36 AM

They posted a blueprint of the plant layout and outlined some of the construction they're doing in December and January. I'm not convinced they're changing enough to go RHD but what do I know? It's just a small part of the overall construction anyway.

What? What happened?


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Posted Yesterday, 09:37 PM

 

What kind of investment/changes do you need to make in a plant to build RHD? (it's a serious question... I don't know)

 

 

More or less a complete gut job. Edison went from the Escort to the Ranger in 1992-3, which would be similar to what MAP needs to do. 


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Posted Yesterday, 11:00 PM

I recall Ford saying that MAP wouldn't require a complete gut and rebuild, The standardized build process

now in place with Focus s carried over to Ranger, meaning the work stations are altered but generally

stay in the same or similar locations relative to each other.


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