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hard top sizes

Post by stretchcorn » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:23 pm

Does anyone know which years had the same hard tops? For example, would a hard top from a 1973 bronco fit a 1974?

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Post by Tom Dummer » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:04 pm

Hard tops are universal. I believe some earlier ones had a different style rear door handle, but for mounting purposes the tops fit the same.
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Post by LOW KEY » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:49 pm

Vaccum wiper widow frames have a different bolt pattern on top. At least mine did. Easy to re-drill it though.
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Post by stretchcorn » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:37 pm

Thanks for the replies.

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Post by Stan » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:17 pm

Only because sometime in the future someone might ask this in a Bronco trivia game :) Did some of the early hard tops come without the" stakes"/
"posts" in the rear? Seems to me there was a discussion about this a couple of years ago and it wasn't decided if it was a factory thing or a previous owner thing.
Hmm- jim has an early '67 top i guess i could look at - :) I've helped move it a couple of times and noticed the lock isn't in the handle but dont remember anything about the "posts" 8O
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Removal secrete

Post by Jazcat » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:01 pm

Just started on a new project Bronco. Is there a secrete to getting the top off? Brut force? Thought I have removed all bolts, but will not budge. Any advice is welcomed.

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Post by Arsenio » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:04 pm

you probably still have the stake bolts in the back corners still bolteted in. they go down into the rear quarters.
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Post by Jazcat » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:40 pm

Arsenio wrote:you probably still have the stake bolts in the back corners still bolteted in. they go down into the rear quarters.
I think I removed them all .... 4 per post? Top has not been removed since at least 1997 when my wife bought it. Aside from those bolts, the 7 along the rear sides and the 6 or 7 above the windshield, is there anything else other than rust and time holding it on? Thanks.

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Post by nvrstuk » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:33 pm

The front windshield gasket can get sticky over time... rear sides usually pops off pretty easy.

My guess is a stray bolt???
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Post by Jazcat » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:28 pm

Sticky gasket. Thanks.

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Post by DirtDonk » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:14 pm

A good thing to do with electric wiper equipped EB's is to loosen the wiper motor.
Since you have to almost move the top forward just a bit to clear the motor otherwise, and it doesn't want to move forward when the reinforcement stakes are in the stake pockets, and they can't come out in any position but straight up, loosening the motor helps.

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Post by 73orangewhitebronco » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:32 pm

There's more than 6 or 7 across the windshield. Check carefully to make sure they're all out of there.
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Post by DirtDonk » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:45 pm

Some other differences are the rear liftgate gaskets. Shape of the opening is different after about '68 or so.
Of course the latch and lock, and the bolt pattern over the windshield that were mentioned. The number, or design of the struts had a variation or two as well.

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