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Hard Top

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:16 am
by Calhoun687
Hello Every, new to the group and just purchased my First Bronco a 1973, currently they have a half cab, and we would prefer a full cab, where can I find a Fiber glass cab for the 73
I have seen some steel ones, but hoping to find a light weight fiber glass

http://www.mainlymusclecars.com/sites/d ... nc%206.jpg


Thanks james

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:35 pm
by DirtDonk
Hey, welcome Calhoun! Very nice rig indeed too! Thanks for sharing a pic right off the bat. Interesting paint scheme pulling it all together too. Pretty unique in the Bronco world I'm thinking.

Where are you located? I know a member in Florida that's debating a used fiberglass top or not. I can get a message to her if she decides not to go that route. Frankly, I'm tending to recommend it just based on where she lives and the known rust issues these things have.

For new, I see we only list the half-cabs for some reason, but thought we could still get the full wagon style hard tops. I'll have to check on that Monday for you. Might have been some changes I'm not aware of.
I often "don't get that memo" and use that as an excuse for lack of knowledge all the time!

Maybe someone will chime in with a good used one for you. But list up what neck of the woods you're in too. That might help narrow down some, to help with shipping costs.

Paul

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:44 am
by Stan
Another way to significantly reduce the weight of a full hardtop is to remove the side glass and the lift gate & glass. Then replace with light/thin plexiglass if you want to seal it from the elements . Of course the look and finish would depend on your customizing abilities. I saw one like this years ago and --ah-- those boys didn't care about looks . LOL
Stan

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:37 pm
by PacifiQ
well if you really want lightweight, getting a soft top can be your option

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:16 am
by DirtDonk
Good call. Because of another discussion on body weights being very close due to steel reinforcing in the glass, I was wondering if the glass hard tops are really that much lighter than a steel one?
The soft top would definitely be the winner in a weight contest. Wonder if the OP is more interested in insulation characteristics though.

Anyway, welcome too PacifiQ. Seen your posts but just had the chance to say howdy. Seems a lot of new members with the threads you brought up, but some of them are older so I guess it's not much of a storm as it is a tide.

Paul

Re: Hard Top

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:48 pm
by brncofan
For Blazer soft tops, try to check out offroaddesign.