BudgetBronco

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YoU'rE gOiNg To VoId YoUr WaRrAnTy!!!!

:LOL: Glad to see you proving you can do just about anything with time and vision and good tools.


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Talk about commitment!
 

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Almost done so I thought I'd start a thread.

Chopped up a bronco more-doors top and did some fab work. Got a few adjustments to make and a final sand and paint, but overall I'm satisfied so far.

The front two top panels still lock in place to the new half-cab the same way, and they are obviously still removable.

The Bronco top is nearly 3 ” narrower in the rear than at the B pillar,.so this presents a bit of an issue. Some massage is needed to make up for the wider B-pillar and get the rear of the old top to match up well with the middle of the truck.

I made sure I can still use my old MIC 2 top ... and I will add 4130
inserts to the roll bar at each end that can be bolted in with aircraft grade fasteners. The roll bar will be removable.
The original hard top is still usable and now I have two top options.

I will build a bolt-on bulkhead across the front of the bed that will match up with the bottom of the window. The window is the same, so the defrost, wiper and washer will all be functional.

The side curtain airbags did need removed, and I plan on installing a set from a 2dr F150 in the near future, as they appear to be installed in the same area and fashion.

I also ordered a new back roll bar cross support that I will build into a removable cross support while the half cab is installed.


Still have lots to do.

Bulkhead

Speaker pod mounts.

Tail gate

Tool boxes built into bed.

Here's a few pics of my progress. It's a bit dusty as I'm still sanding here and there.

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This looks more like the OG Bronco and I like it. Great work!
 

hemiblas

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Did you also install a bigger lift and different sized tires?

This looks great!!!!
 
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widnere12

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Congratulations... You recreated the Isuzu Amigo.

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JimmyDean

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Almost done so I thought I'd start a thread.

Chopped up a bronco more-doors top and did some fab work. Got a few adjustments to make and a final sand and paint, but overall I'm satisfied so far.

The front two top panels still lock in place to the new half-cab the same way, and they are obviously still removable.

The Bronco top is nearly 3 ” narrower in the rear than at the B pillar,.so this presents a bit of an issue. Some massage is needed to make up for the wider B-pillar and get the rear of the old top to match up well with the middle of the truck.

I made sure I can still use my old MIC 2 top ... and I will add 4130
inserts to the roll bar at each end that can be bolted in with aircraft grade fasteners. The roll bar will be removable.
The original hard top is still usable and now I have two top options.

I will build a bolt-on bulkhead across the front of the bed that will match up with the bottom of the window. The window is the same, so the defrost, wiper and washer will all be functional.

The side curtain airbags did need removed, and I plan on installing a set from a 2dr F150 in the near future, as they appear to be installed in the same area and fashion.

I also ordered a new back roll bar cross support that I will build into a removable cross support while the half cab is installed.


Still have lots to do.

Bulkhead

Speaker pod mounts.

Tail gate

Tool boxes built into bed.

Here's a few pics of my progress. It's a bit dusty as I'm still sanding here and there.

20220407_194201.jpg


20220407_194140.jpg


20220407_194132.jpg


20220407_183220.jpg


20220407_183126.jpg


20220407_182943.jpg


20220404_073610.jpg


20220322_225013.jpg
this is exactly like one of the photoshops I did a couple years ago.
 

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wetdog

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Crazy cool,nice job!
When you cut the top in half what was inside? 2 layers of fiberglass and some honeycomb cardboard?
I have to drill thru and I wonder what it constructed of.
 

JonathanDuong

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Almost done so I thought I'd start a thread.

Chopped up a bronco more-doors top and did some fab work. Got a few adjustments to make and a final sand and paint, but overall I'm satisfied so far.

The front two top panels still lock in place to the new half-cab the same way, and they are obviously still removable.

The Bronco top is nearly 3 ” narrower in the rear than at the B pillar,.so this presents a bit of an issue. Some massage is needed to make up for the wider B-pillar and get the rear of the old top to match up well with the middle of the truck.

I made sure I can still use my old MIC 2 top ... and I will add 4130
inserts to the roll bar at each end that can be bolted in with aircraft grade fasteners. The roll bar will be removable.
The original hard top is still usable and now I have two top options.

I will build a bolt-on bulkhead across the front of the bed that will match up with the bottom of the window. The window is the same, so the defrost, wiper and washer will all be functional.

The side curtain airbags did need removed, and I plan on installing a set from a 2dr F150 in the near future, as they appear to be installed in the same area and fashion.

I also ordered a new back roll bar cross support that I will build into a removable cross support while the half cab is installed.


Still have lots to do.

Bulkhead

Speaker pod mounts.

Tail gate

Tool boxes built into bed.

Here's a few pics of my progress. It's a bit dusty as I'm still sanding here and there.

20220407_194201.jpg


20220407_194140.jpg


20220407_194132.jpg


20220407_183220.jpg


20220407_183126.jpg


20220407_182943.jpg


20220404_073610.jpg


20220322_225013.jpg
I barely even allow food in my First Edition and here I am reading about your balls of steel chopping one up! Looks great man.
 

wetdog

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YoU'rE gOiNg To VoId YoUr WaRrAnTy!!!!

:LOL: Glad to see you proving you can do just about anything with time and vision and good tools.
There is one thing that is impossible, putting toothpaste back in the tube.
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