BDS Bronco Pickup Truck

Missed the earlier episodes? Click here to check out Episode 1  |  Episode 2  |  Episode 3

In just 10 weeks, BDS, makers of extreme duty suspension, have completely overhauled a bone stock 2 door Ford Bronco Black Diamond Edition into a mission-ready "half-cab" Bronco pickup. Built with a backwoods fire/rescue theme, the ultra-capable Bronco is designed to help a fire chief or command-lead get on-site quickly. The goal is to assess each situation and build a tactical plan of attack for the team. "Fire Command" as it's been dubbed, is a one-of-a-kind short wheelbase Bronco truck that pays homage to the early Broncos used by many rural fire departments decades ago.

Equipped with the right gear to get the job done, Fire Command is ready for action thanks to suspension upgrades with oversized wheels and tires, dual winches, state-of-the-art comms, emergency lighting, first aid, an assortment of tools, storage, and much much more. Given BDS's reputation and background, it's no surprise this Bronco is outfitted with the latest and greatest BDS and FOX components. Along with the half cab conversion, the "bed" has been fitted with a custom bottom-hinged drop tailgate in place of the swing gate that gains access to a slide-out storage tray. If you missed how Project Fire Command took shape, be sure to check back through the entire build series to see how this Bronco came to be.

Watch Build Episode 1
Intro, Teardown & Fabrication

Watch Build Episode 2
Suspension, Wheels & Tires

Watch Build Episode 3
Bumpers, Lights & Much More

Vehicle:

Ford Bronco 2Dr (Black Diamond Edition)
2.3L Engine | 7-speed manual transmission
Race Red Paint Color

Build Specs:

Performance:
Hypertech React Offroad + Speedo Calibrator (more info)
Ford Performance by Borla Catback Exhaust System

Suspension:
BDS 4” DSC Coilover Lift System (more info)
- FOX 2.5 Performance Elite Series Coilovers w/ DSC
- BDS Uniball Upper Control Arms
BDS Adjustable Rear Upper/Lower Control Arms & Track Bar

Wheels & Tires:
37x12.50x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers (more info)
17x9 Method Series 106 Beadlocks (custom powdercoat) (more info)

Exterior:
Half Top Conversion (modified OE MIC hard top) – painted race red
Lower Half Top Bulkhead
Drop Tailgate Conversion
Crawltek Modular Front Winch Bumper (more info)
Crawltek Rear Winch Bumper (more info)
Dual (Front+Rear) Warn VR Evo 10-S Winches w/ Epic Hooks (more info)
Crawltek Fender Trim Kit (more info)
Fabricated Tonneau Cover
Yakima LoadWarrior basket w/ misc accessory mounts (more info)
ARB Jack w/ custom mounts (more info)
Axe, Shovel, Chainsaw, First Aid, PPE, Emergency Comms
RCV 300M Axle Shafts

Lighting:
Rigid 360-series 6” LED lighting (red backlit) for roof (more info)
Rigid 360-series 4” LED lights on cowl (more info)
Rigid SR-M LED Lights on bed rack (more info)
Rigid A-Series LED underbody lights (more info)
LED Emergency Flashers

Interior:
Katzkin Leather Seats (black & red w/ embroidery) (more info)
Ford OE Upfitter Switches to control lighting
Rescue Siren/PA System
Garmin Overlander GPS Unit and Camera (more info)
Fabricated rollcage to tie into factory rollbar
Ford Performance Door Sill Plates
Ford Performance Floor Mats (more info)
Ford Performance Fire Extinguisher
CargoGlide Trailslide Tray System (more info)
Ford Performance by Warn Recovery Kit (more info)

Thanks again to all our build partners for their support - Ford, FOX, Crawltek, Nitto, Method, RCV, Warn, Rigid, ARB, Katzkin, Yakima, CargoGlide, Hypertech, Garmin and more. #ProjectFireCommand

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