Ford is no crazier than Jeep with MOPAR by offering a host of accessories for the Bronco. After the Overland concept for the forest, it’s now the turn of the Riptide for the beach.
Despite its roof problems, the enthusiasm for the Ford Bronco is unparalleled. Taking advantage of this excitement, Ford multiplies the accessories for the vehicle. With the Riptide, the emphasis is on toys, gadgets, and accessories for going to play in the sand on a beach.
Looks like the automakers are just playing daring to make sure they’re the one that produces the most accessories for their vehicles. Ford is taking the same approach as the Jeep Wrangler with its Bronco. In this case, Ford maintains its “spontaneous adventure” approach and targets beachgoers.
No doors or roof
Built based on the Sasquatch 4-door version, this Ford Bronco comes with the doors and roof removed. This is an opportunity to illustrate the tube “doors” which are already available as an option. To follow the theme, transverse spars are affixed to the top of the vehicle to support surfboards. Ford maintains that the choice of color “velocity blue” is not innocent, we want to refer to the blue of the tropical sea.
That’s not all
Other accessories dress this monster of the beaches. Also in the current options department, we offer LED projectors of RIGID Industries designs on the mirrors as well as a light bar at the top of the windshield. If the water is too cold, it will be possible to take a bike ride thanks to the integration at the back of a Yakima support.
Ford Bronco Riptide Concept Waterproof sobriety
Inside, the Riptide adopts a more sober presentation in onyx black and “Dark Space” gray. The vinyl materials on the seats as well as the rubber floor coverings allow an environment impervious to the elements and sudden waves!
Ford Bronco Riptide Concept High on wheels
Being the Sasquatch version, this Bronco is a show in itself with its big 35-inch tires mounted on 17-inch rims. Since it is made for extreme off-roading, like the Jeep Wrangler, the design of the front and rear differentials is left to Dana. We must not forget the contribution of another important equipment manufacturer, Bilstein in terms of long-travel shocks.
Do it yourself
Unlike many concept vehicles, it is possible to build the Riptide almost entirely through Ford’s comprehensive accessories catalog. According to the builder: “For the Bronco Riptide project, we envision a consumer who enjoys the open concept adventure of the free spirit of the West Coast lifestyle. “