How to Remove the Hard Top on the 2021 Ford Bronco

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We could run a contest of your luck and my luck vs Bronco durability. I’m able to break anything, including unbreakable items! :oops:
In my last Bronco I broke the the back window out while 300ft away. Before that I started down a hill and heard a bang, left the auto trans, torque converter, and a few other parts in the road. Before that, I threw the engine through the hood (don’t ask how) and the first issue I had was I hit a boat... I’ve had a tree fall on it, hit about tons times in the parking lot... my first bronco suffered a fate worse than death. Haha

btw I owned that one for 2.5 years...
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Brand new GMC truck on top deck of car carrier, low bridge, yup , it was decapitated.:eek:

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With the hard top off, can I put the roof rack back on? I am assuming so but have not seen it shown.
When I asked Esteban (Bronco Brand Manager) about that at the Super-Cel West, he gave the guardedly vague response that more accessory options will be revealed soon, stay tuned. Based on that, I'm hopeful that there will be a solution for that.
 

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When I asked Esteban (Bronco Brand Manager) about that at the Super-Cel West, he gave the guardedly vague response that more accessory options will be revealed soon, stay tuned. Based on that, I'm hopeful that there will be a solution for that.
Thank you. This seems like it should be a reasonable request. Being able to put gear on the flat rack as I Baja with the top off was my vision. Strapping some gear down in the back may not be as easy as it sounds at first since some of the items can be long. I see the rack is a pinch style in the rear, so I was hoping not to have to get my local metal shop to build an adaptor for me, a factory solution would be appreciated.
 
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How are we going to see out the back with the top stored like this? Will the camera show us what is behind? Kind of detracts from the whole "open air" vibe. Maybe I'll just put it in the bag then in the garage when we want to tool around without the front top. If it rains, we get wet :ROFLMAO:
And from what I understand will not work if you get the late available slide out tailgate that flattens the 4" drop in the cargo area which seems to impact access to the stored jack/tool below the floor. Nice idea for an occasional coolness factor but I think that would wear off quickly. They should have a demo video with some slightly serious off-road so we can see how well the door bags protect. Since this system is only for 4dr, maybe we will see an aftermarket 2 piece fabric/soft door for both 2&4 that could be stacked for 4dr and for 2dr, with longer door, might require a hinged/folding setup to enable fitting in limited cargo area. Overall could be a better bang for the buck vs. the storage bag system.
 

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How are we going to see out the back with the top stored like this? Will the camera show us what is behind? Kind of detracts from the whole "open air" vibe. Maybe I'll just put it in the bag then in the garage when we want to tool around without the front top. If it rains, we get wet :ROFLMAO:
If you've got a 35 on the swing gate, you can barely see anyway :p
 

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I am confused by this post. Is Figure 3 in the post something that is being delayed and is there any video of how this config works (especially with a roof rack on)?
The illustration with the rear hatch is on the 2D Modular Hardtop which is a late availability. The standard MIC 2D top does not have the removable hatch.
I don't recall if the hatch can be removed with the roof rack on.
 

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We could run a contest of your luck and my luck vs Bronco durability. I’m able to break anything, including unbreakable items! :oops:
In my last Bronco I broke the the back window out while 300ft away. Before that I started down a hill and heard a bang, left the auto trans, torque converter, and a few other parts in the road. Before that, I threw the engine through the hood (don’t ask how) and the first issue I had was I hit a boat... I’ve had a tree fall on it, hit about tons times in the parking lot... my first bronco suffered a fate worse than death. Haha

btw I owned that one for 2.5 years...
Can you announce what events you plan to attend, so that my Bronco and I stay far away from you lol
 
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How are we going to see out the back with the top stored like this? Will the camera show us what is behind? Kind of detracts from the whole "open air" vibe. Maybe I'll just put it in the bag then in the garage when we want to tool around without the front top. If it rains, we get wet :ROFLMAO:
While I'm entirely certain a decent amount of Bronco drivers will use this feature, I'm also pretty certain this is a bit gimmicky and we won't see this feature after a few years. I could be wrong though
 

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Thanks for the short and sweet vid. Definitely the way to go. I like the new Dual-Top options. I'm still leaning MIC, but the painted black is interesting. Also, curious if there are any garage storage systems for hard tops from jeep world that one could use here?
 

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Also, curious if there are any garage storage systems for hard tops from jeep world that one could use here?
I'm confident the aftermarket will blow this out of the water. Otherwise, a great little gem I've found is Harbor Freight has a really solid and affordable rolling bicycle storage rack that is easily modified. I took 2 of them, 20 ft of 2" c-channel, some clamps and foam pipe insulation, made a mobile 4 kayak storage rack with life jacket and paddle storage, less than $100 total. My gears are already churning on making one for a roof, doors, and roof panels!
 

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I'm confident the aftermarket will blow this out of the water. Otherwise, a great little gem I've found is Harbor Freight has a really solid and affordable rolling bicycle storage rack that is easily modified. I took 2 of them, 20 ft of 2" c-channel, some clamps and foam pipe insulation, made a mobile 4 kayak storage rack with life jacket and paddle storage, less than $100 total. My gears are already churning on making one for a roof, doors, and roof panels!
I have an extra Kayak/ bike pulley systems I was going to fashion something from that, if the top is less than 100lbs I can use just the one. My garage has 12 foot ceilings so it should lift it enough.
 

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Glad that you've got the info you need! Also, the record should state that @mitchcreel didn't break a thing on the Filson rig and, to our knowledge, that truck is still running like a dream.
Coming back to this video and the roof rack removal...do we know whether the FE will have the same mounting points and access caps along the top of the windshield frame to accommodate an OEM roof rack when available at some point in the future?
 
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In the thread attached I see the roof rack caps which cover the mounting points.

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Thanks for sharing the link...makes me begin to (again) rethink my pending decision...I need, 4doors (wife, 2 teenagers and two not so small dogs...) roof rack for the Yakima cargo box and trailer hitch for the Thule bike carrier. I still need to decide on whether to convert my FE reservation and get creative (find an OEM rack somehow and order the Trailer Hitch Kit assembly listed in the Bronco Accessory spreadsheet from the other forum and hope both work) or convert my OBX reservation where I can have both the roof rack and hitch and rest easy after I order with no questions asked...