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Calhoun687
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:16 am    Post subject: Hard Top Reply with quote

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/default/files/orcreambronc%206.jpg


Thanks james



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DirtDonk
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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Stan
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PacifiQ
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well if you really want lightweight, getting a soft top can be your option
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DirtDonk
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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'71 Bronco - 302 4v
3.5" WH/Skyjacker Lift
33 x 11.50 x15 Thornbirds on 15x7 Enkei's
Kayline soft top
Hanson bumpers
Dual batteries, Large 1G alt.

WWW.WILDHORSES4X4.COM Mr. Green
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