Restored 1976 Bronco From Chattanooga Goes Center Stage At SEMA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A 1976 Ford Bronco belonging to Chattanooga businessman Jarret Kinder and completely restored by Knoxville’s Thomas Kincer of Krawlers Edge Restoration and Custom Fabrications in Knoxville, has been chosen to take center stage at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8. 

The two-toned bright midnight blue metallic truck with a medium silver metallic hardtop will be featured by the popular Car Crazy Central TV show, hosted by Barry Meguiar on the new Velocity Channel. The Bronco, sponsored by North Carolina’s Steele Rubber Products, will be on display at the Car Crazy exhibit at SEMA. The Bronco was one of a few chosen out of over 500 vehicles at this year’s show.

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association show known as SEMA is the world’s largest and most prestigious automotive specialty products show in the world. Kincer, who has a long resume of restoring and customizing trucks for a living, specializes in Ford Bronco models dating from 1966 to 1977.

“I have to thank Steele Rubber Products for sponsoring my first trip to the show, and Knoxville’s Larry Burchett at B Rod or Custom,” Mr. Kincer said. “This is the first time one of my restorations has received national attention and I am a little nervous but absolutely thrilled to be seeing my work on exhibit in front of thousands of the most innovative automotive minds in the business.”

Mr. Kincer says every nut and bolt on Kinder’s ’76 Bronco is brand new. It also features a new 5.0 EFI engine and Kincer’s new custom-designed Bronco tube chassis creates a great platform for modular engines and diesel swaps. It also provides more room between the frame rails for engine conversion swaps among other driveline customization.

For more information about the restored 1976 Bronco on exhibit at SEMA and featured on Car Crazy Central, contact Jarret Kinder at 901 277-0014, or jarretkinder@gmail.com. For information on the actual restoration, contact Thomas Kincer at Krawlers Edge Restoration and Custom Fabrications at 865 659-0689 or by email at thomas@krawlersedge.com


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