Rich Abby knows how to talk the talk and walk the rock, and it's all thanks to location, location, location. Rich lives in Salt Lake City-a mere five hours from Moab. So by having the most famous slickrock this side of sediment as his neighbor, Rich's after-hours activities are no doubt rockin'. Utah is also the state Shawn Sorensen calls home. The connection? It's the how-come-he-gets-to- have-all-the-fun-in-his-CJ-7 motivation that led Rich to build this Ford. Well, that and his wife Katie wanting to keep their daily-driven Toyota intact. Early Bronco Specialties in Boise, Idaho, had the task of fitting a '78 NP435 underneath, which required nothing more than a modified crossmember and an adapter. To cure driveshaft angle, there's Six States Distributors Extended Duty components. The Bronco's underside features a Dana 20 transfer case with 2.34 gearing and 4.56s in a Currie Dana 44 with an ARB and a Ford 9-inch with a Detroit SofLocker. For minimal bash, a Go Rhino! axle truss and skidplate cling to the vulnerable parts.Early Bronco Specialties in Boise, Idaho, had the task of fitting a '78 NP435 underneath, The bummer of it all is that shortly after Rich bought the Bronco, Shawn sold his Jeep. But he put his firsthand experimenting to work and lent a hand to help Rich make a mighty machine for clawing Moab and other local Utah runs along the Wasatch Front. Rich has been spotted on one of the most-likely-to-toss-your-cookies trails in Moab, White Knuckle Hill. But thanks to a 3 1/2-inch suspension kit from James Duff, 35x12.5-15 BFG Mud T/As spinning 15x8 American Racing White Spokes, and Duff progressive-rate springs and shocks both front and rear, traction and clearance problems are a thing of the past. Rich also bolted on a Heckethorn stabilizer and rear traction bars, and he recently added custom 11-leaf spring packs to the rear for more articulation; the front is in the works. Custom rock sliders, shaved rocker panels, and a Warn fore and aft cover his hide, while the 'glass hood and 'glass door inserts round out the bod mods.Rich has been spotted on one of the most-likely-to-toss-your-cookies trails in Moab, White Dynamism for the Bronco was supplied by Mike Proctor of Enginuity Automotive Service in Murray, Utah, who stuffed in an '80 Ford Windsor, then added James Duff power steering and did some minor trimming of the brake booster bracket for fitment. Pony-power also comes in the form of Crower connecting rods, hypereutectic pistons, a Competition Cams camshaft, an Offenhauser intake manifold, an Edelbrock carb, a K&N air cleaner, and ACCEL wires.Dynamism for the Bronco was supplied by Mike Proctor of Enginuity Automotive Service in Mu For rollover-readiness, Rich added a six-point K-Bar-S rollcage and RSI four-point harnesses. Other trail necessities include Corbeau Clubman seats, material from WI Upholstery, an Auto Meter Sport Comp tach, a Grant GT wheel, and Sony and MTX musical accompaniment. Take-notice upgrades are the Zolatone paint on the tub as well as a custom rear toolbox and center console.For rollover-readiness, Rich added a six-point K-Bar-S rollcage and RSI four-point harness By Tori Tellem Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!