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Gateway Bronco Website

Wanting that brand new Bronco now but not the Unibody version, a new Body on Frame Bronco from the original series? Ford has licensed Gateway Bronco to build unlimited Bronco's based on the original but at a modern spin. As such you get a your choice depending on model picked of a Ford Fuelie 347 Stroker or Coyote 5.0L V8. Manual or automatic transmissions, disc brakes and noise reduction is standard.

Now Gateway can also restore your Bronco to Factory fresh with a new engine too. Restoring or building new from scratch is easy due to the "Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015" a program that makes it easier for small manufactures to pass safety and emissions.

Want a monster Bronco, no problem, Twin Turbos, Borla fuel injection and exhuast, Shelby Superchargers, there is no limit to what they can build into your New Old Bronco. These are Ford Certified with warranty. 

Enjoy your new Bronco today, no waiting needed. :metal:

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8 hours ago, balthazar said:

Didn't see this before.

Those prices are nuts.

I owned one of these as a restoration project when I owned my 66 Fastback.  Sadly, the Ohio Tin worm had taken what was once decent and destroyed it...

Neat vehicles but not worth 150 Grand IMHO.

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I want to say to you guys, that yes. Those prices are crazy and nuts and high!  And that I agree.

Where I may not agree, is that where you guys may think their asking price is not worth it while I tend to think that the asking prices ARE worth it.

Lowest price is $107 000 and the highest is $198 000 depending on engine and choice of leathers , level of  noise reduction materials and warranty...

Why I think these are worth the price:

1.   These are built in an assembly line in a 60 000 foot "factory".  Not in someone's basement and in  their parent's garage and on the street.  Rent or mortgage and heating has to be paid, along with property taxes and upkeep of the place. So, right off the bat, those costs are obviously gonna be in the price tag of the vehicle.  

2.   The finished truck is delivered to the customer in about 2 months. That means there might be a substantial amount of people working at this place therefore payroll may be high. You guessed it, that cost will be included in the price of the vehicle. 

3.   2 or so months is a relatively short amount of time. It aint a every other weekend warrior project car with your buddies drinking ice cold beer and eating pizza while tinkering with the idea of how to get the engine in and out of the engine bay with a hammer and a Phillips screw driver in hand. These guys over at Gateway are probably master craftsmen and seasoned veterans.  So yeah, that expertise costs money and yes, you will be paying for it in the price of the vehicle.  

4.   Gateway also stands by their product and workmanship and offer their customers 3 and 5 year warranties...

5.   In some trim levels, one could buy a Bronco with the 5.0 Coyote V8 engine. I googled and Ford charges about 8000.00 dollars. Plus the Wilwood brakes. The brakes are not Pep Boys brakes so they too cost some money that Gateway has to buy and pay Ford's and Wilwood's profits on those items that are past on to the vehicle price. 

6.  I do not know if they produce their own hoods and fenders, etc,  or if the Broncos are barn yard finds and restorations have to be made. It does not matter as both require lots of metal fabrication are labour intensive and expensive to do.  Their paint jobs are probably show quality, judging by their pictures. 

7.   The company has to pull a profit too!  And if Gateway wants to be known as a high end company selling a high end product, which I think they do sell a high end product, then the price of a Gateway vehicle HAS to be crazy high.  

 

One could do a project like this on their own.  But, looking at all kinds of restoration shows on TV featuring  companies like Gateway or do-it -yourselfers, depending on the quality of the work done, usually, the price tends to be crazy high anyway. 50 000/60 000/70 000 dollar builds are the norm.  All depending on what kind quality parts and hardware and restoration needs to be done. 

True that the Gateway Bronco is double that at the very cheapest end and triple that at the very top for what I see on TV.  But I also know that some builds even on TV go for 100 000 dollars also.  At Gateway,   the workmanship is there, the job is a full frame restoration job, and the job seems to take 2-6 months.   Guaranteed with a warranty.  

 

 

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This kinda of thing has become some sort of passion for me.  Well, a daydreaming passion! 

I sooooo want a 1970 Olds 442. (and/or a 1970s Trans Am (1973 or 1979)) Numbers matching or a not too far gone barn yard find Cutlass that I would be able to restore into a 442 clone as a restomod and/or protouring car.  I watch those restoration TV shows,  and dream of my day one day to own that dream car(s) of mine.  I study the prices of those crate engines, I try to see where I could find body shells (like Dynacorn) to make the restoration process easier, I see for similarities for what I want to do like Gateway Broncos or the Year One Trans Am or the Trans Am Depot SD455 Trans Am, Ring Brothers builds, ICON, Singer Porsche. etc... Those Broncos and those 2 Trans Ams are all in the 150 000 dollar range mind you.  The others go well into the 200 000 dollar range.  Restomods and Protouring cars mostly all run in the 100 000 dollar price range to build also. 

What I learned is that NONE of these are worth it!  ZERO!  Not a Gateway Bronco, not a Year One Trans Am, not a do-it-yourselfer restomodded car.  Not even a Singer Porsche.  When compared to what you could buy new off a Ford or Chevy or Dodge or Porsche dealership lot.  Brand New...

But its the level of car craziness that one has and how much is he willing to spend on that one dream machine he always wanted that makes this hobby what it is!  And obviously if one can afford this madness.   Jay Leno can afford 100s of these dreams. And to drive them and brake them and fix them regularly too! Others, cannot! 

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10 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

With all of the mentioning of their costs you never mentioned amortizing those costs with volume.. 

Ford and GM have MASSIVE plants with hundreds of thousands of employees.. They should be charging 250-350k for a vehicle.. 😉

They can spread the cost out over millions of vehicles rather than dozens. 

KAR Mustang used to sell restored Mustangs here in Columbus...they are going or have gone the way of the Dodo bird. Vintage Iron is becoming less and less compelling. this is a short term bisniess venture in any case. 

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13 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

With all of the mentioning of their costs you never mentioned amortizing those costs with volume.. 

Ford and GM have MASSIVE plants with hundreds of thousands of employees.. They should be charging 250-350k for a vehicle.. 😉

That's a bit different, Ford & GM are manufacturing vehicles (stamping parts, welding bodies together, forging engines, etc) , companies like Gateway are just assembling parts from various vendors..very small scale and low volume in comparison, probably much lower costs. 

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16 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

With all of the mentioning of their costs you never mentioned amortizing those costs with volume.. 

Ford and GM have MASSIVE plants with hundreds of thousands of employees.. They should be charging 250-350k for a vehicle.. 😉

They got volume. Gateway does not! 

Irony becasue Ford Bronco:

'Twas Henry Ford who perfected the assembly line to produce more vehicles in a time frame to get volumes of scale to be able to reduce the unit/price to pass it on to its customers etc...

Listen, either you want to fork over the money for a Gateway Bronco or you do not.  You could try to duplicate what Gateway does with its product by doing this yourself and you could either fall short, duplicate or exceed what Gateway does in all the categories. Price, build quality and time delivered. 

Yes, those are very high priced indeed. The PRODUCT itself is worth that much.  You are paying someone else do it for you.  This person has a certain level of expertise.  As far as what you deem as worth it...well, a brand new Jeep Wrangler is a quarter of that price.  Buy that and be done with it!  Save some money and buy a used Jeep Wrangler. Not much money to be saved as Jeeps keep their value...

Well, buy a 1980s rusted ole YJ and play with that!!!  Fix it up, not quite restoring it as we will fall into the spending money in a money pit game...

So...you see, its a never ending cycle of spending loads of monies into cars.

Gateway probably does a 150 000 dollar job on its 200 000 dollar Bronco.

Gateway probably does a 50 000-75 000 dollar job on its 100 000 dollar Bronco. 

Gateway needs to make a profit and a name for itself. You will either be a client of theirs or you will not. 

But...a Gateway Bronco product is worth the money you are gonna spend on it. 

The whole buying a beat up classic car, restoring it, or buying a restored classic, using it and fixing it when busted is NEVER a value proposition...

Either you want to spend tons of money or you do not on a thing like this. 

There are other companies that do such a thing for cheaper, but you probably do not get the same levels of quality or guaranteed workmanship. There are other companies that charge you a lot more than what Gateway does. 

 

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1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

They can spread the cost out over millions of vehicles rather than dozens. 

I know.. lol I was being a smartass. 

1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

That's a bit different, Ford & GM are manufacturing vehicles (stamping parts, welding bodies together, forging engines, etc) , companies like Gateway are just assembling parts from various vendors..very small scale and low volume in comparison, probably much lower costs. 

I know.. lol i was being a smartass. 

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33 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Interesting novelty, but if I wanted an old Bronco I'd want a '92-96. 

Ya wanna relive OJ Simpson? 🤔

1 hour ago, oldshurst442 said:

They got volume. Gateway does not! 

Irony becasue Ford Bronco:

'Twas Henry Ford who perfected the assembly line to produce more vehicles in a time frame to get volumes of scale to be able to reduce the unit/price to pass it on to its customers etc...

Listen, either you want to fork over the money for a Gateway Bronco or you do not.  You could try to duplicate what Gateway does with its product by doing this yourself and you could either fall short, duplicate or exceed what Gateway does in all the categories. Price, build quality and time delivered. 

Yes, those are very high priced indeed. The PRODUCT itself is worth that much.  You are paying someone else do it for you.  This person has a certain level of expertise.  As far as what you deem as worth it...well, a brand new Jeep Wrangler is a quarter of that price.  Buy that and be done with it!  Save some money and buy a used Jeep Wrangler. Not much money to be saved as Jeeps keep their value...

Well, buy a 1980s rusted ole YJ and play with that!!!  Fix it up, not quite restoring it as we will fall into the spending money in a money pit game...

So...you see, its a never ending cycle of spending loads of monies into cars.

Gateway probably does a 150 000 dollar job on its 200 000 dollar Bronco.

Gateway probably does a 50 000-75 000 dollar job on its 100 000 dollar Bronco. 

Gateway needs to make a profit and a name for itself. You will either be a client of theirs or you will not. 

But...a Gateway Bronco product is worth the money you are gonna spend on it. 

The whole buying a beat up classic car, restoring it, or buying a restored classic, using it and fixing it when busted is NEVER a value proposition...

Either you want to spend tons of money or you do not on a thing like this. 

There are other companies that do such a thing for cheaper, but you probably do not get the same levels of quality or guaranteed workmanship. There are other companies that charge you a lot more than what Gateway does. 

 

Your right, most of us are thinking if we are spending 100,000 we want an Escalade, Navigator or some other luxury SUV for that price, but there are plenty of people willing to spend that amount of money on alternative rides and no matter what the company building it deserves to make a fair profit.

Thank you for pointing out the business side we all ignored.

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

I know.. lol I was being a smartass. 

I know.. lol i was being a smartass. 

Sarcasm is so rarely used around here that we didn't recognize it. Our bad. 

25 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Nah, I always liked the last of the big Broncos, almost bought one in 1998 when I had a Bronco II, before I switched to Jeeps. 

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God...THAT is a sexy beast also. 

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44 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Sarcasm is so rarely used around here that we didn't recognize it. Our bad. 

God...THAT is a sexy beast also. 

Who said any of us could actually type Sarcasm! :lol:

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