Four-Door Conversion: 1989 Ford Bronco

The business of building four-door Broncos was quite active in the middle 90s, as no fewer than four companies were in the mix for taking the classic two-door and stretching it to a four-door platform. There are some differences between the primary players, but Centurion, Metropolitan, and Magnum all followed a similar approach of using a truck chassis and adding Bronco sheetmetal. This Texas truck is one of those conversions and quite rusty, listed here on eBay with no engine for $3,900.

I’ve seen some renewed interest in these conversions as of late, mainly because the Bronco itself is hot and many icons from the late 80s and early 90s has become fairly desirable. From my limited research, I can see that the other major conversion company, DaBryan, was the only one to start with a Bronco and build the rest of the body from scratch. This one is believed to be either a Metropolitan or a Centurion, and there should be a door tag other ID plate somewhere that confirms this.

It’s not surprising to see a Texas truck with a trashed interior, but the amount of rust is shocking. The fenders, lower sills, and tailgate all have significant rust issues to sort out, and it makes you wonder if the conversion company neglected to put seam sealer somewhere, or if an accident later in life resulted in a bodyshop not knowing exactly how to put it back together. Regardless, it’s not surprising to see the engine already yanked as this Bronco was just junkyard fodder a few years ago with the kind of rot.

It does have a few things going for it, like the Eddie Bauer package and clean Texas title. The seller is open to best offers, which is a good thing considering the amount of rust that will need to be repaired. The long wheelbase / four-door Broncos are a quandary for me, personally, as I’d rather have an authentic short wheelbase Bronco, but I can understand the appeal of wanting the looks and the additional passenger room. Do you think this stretched Bronco should be restored or left for dead?

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Comments

  1. chrlsful

    centerion.
    Hada long run. Did a F350 too, I liked the 2nd or 3rd Econoline conversion they did (did only 1 or 2 Chevy models B4 moved, then bought, moved again & ‘gone’ or converted ina way I could no longer follow). It had 4 dors & the windows were a lill different too. Fiberglass met steel at roof line and after the yrs/miles that’s 1 place they need some help. Usually U get ’em w/the wiring butchered…enuff on the van/pick up.

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  2. Rosco

    These are pretty unique and somewhat desirable, but his one has way too much rust to even consider at that asking price. If you’re wanting one just look around. I know there are much better examples available in that price range in much better condition.

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  3. bull

    No Motor or trans, a 1/2 ton conversion from a Bronco most likely a Magnum based upon the photos, no pics of the Ford sticker in the door jamb to confirm if built from a PU or Bronco and that rusty?

    $1,000 at best for this rusty roller!

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  4. Matt

    Lol its a metropolitan. Standard interior and bronco badges are a dead give away

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