- like the jeep wrangler, the 2021 ford bronco has removable doors and roof, and here's how to take them off.
- the two-door bronco is a hardtop only, while four-door models can have either a soft or hard top.
- the front roof panels are removed by releasing a few latches, and the rear panel and doors use tools included in the factory tool kit.
ford is going straight for the heart of jeep with the revival of the bronco, so it's no surprise that, like the popular wrangler, it also has removable doors and roof. here's how you remove the doors and roof off the 2021 ford bronco:
the two-door bronco is a hardtop only and has three panels on the roof—two front sections and a rear section—although a painted top with an additional section over the cargo area is available. those roof panels can be removed by one person, ford says, by unlocking a few latches on the inside. the four-door models, however, come standard with a soft top, and the available hardtop models have the four removable sections.
ford says that all four doors can be stored on board in protective bags, but they take up a lot of space, so don't plan on taking much gear with you if you do that. to take off the doors, first roll down the windows of the doors you wish to remove. then fold the mirrors forward; they're connected to the body so, unlike on the jeep, they stay in place, which is good, but you'll want to get them out of the way. then you'll need to release the door's electrical and mechanical connectors via a small compartment inside. ford claims these are much easier to release than the jeep's. finally, using the m10 hex tool that's part of the factory-included bronco tool kit, remove the lower and upper hinge bolts and lift the door up to remove.
now on to the roof, which is much easier up front. the front and mid panels only require releasing a few latches. for the rear panel, you'll need to locate the torx plus 50 and 30 tools, which are also included in the tool kit. first, disconnect the electrical and washer hose connector on the driver's side of the rear tailgate. then there's a fastener at the top center of the roof, which is removed using the tp30 tool. after that, there are eight fasteners that are undone using the tp50 tool, and voilà, you have a roofless bronco.
whether or not the bronco's doors and roof are easier or harder to remove than the jeep wrangler's we have yet to see or test. we'll be sure to put the two side by side when we get them at our michigan headquarters and have a little friendly competition to see which can be torn down faster.