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If you didn't drop it, did you park/leave it somewhere with your windows open? Maybe someone swapped with you.

I believe I read on here somewhere they were about $2400 each panel to replace. That's why I have been extra careful.
That's slimy as all get out but makes the most sense if OP didn't drop it. That corner 100% nose dived into dirt.

If that's the replacement cost, the Sunrider is looking pretty good now.
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Don’t disagree with you at all.. the weird part is when I took it off this morning and I didn’t notice it at all..
anyone even know if ford is selling these replacement parts?
There’s no way I would have taken off my top panels without noticing something like that. And if it happened while it was in your storage bags riding around in the back, seems like there would be a bunch of little broken off splintered pieces in the storage bag. Maybe retrace your steps where you went that day. If you parked in front of any homes or businesses that may have cameras, you could ask to review their footage just to see if you might catch someone pulling off a swap.
 

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Where abouts in New York are you from? NYC? State? My neck of the woods (Buffalo)?

Here's a thread of someone else with a broken top very similar to yours, but they forgot to latch theirs and it blew off while they were driving. I bet it takes a pretty substantial force to break like yours. Can almost guarantee someone swapped with you if you didn't do it. This is a lesson for all of us.

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...cs-of-damage-and-material-construction.26886/

And here's the fix but yours looks worse than his. I'm thinking you need a new panel. Maybe if you go through insurance it would be a comp claim instead of collision.

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/a-mic-top-repair-after-panel-blew-off.28919/

I wonder if it's possible for the passenger side to blow off if not latched and not the driver side.
 
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Judging by the stress crack above the broken corner piece, i agree looks like it was dropped.
 
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That's slimy as all get out but makes the most sense if OP didn't drop it. That corner 100% nose dived into dirt.

If that's the replacement cost, the Sunrider is looking pretty good now.
Definitely wasn’t swapped out. Mainly cause my first batch ‘22 badge some of us got was still attached (and the extra sound padding that’s been pealing since I brought it home is still intact pealing…
This did slip out of someone’s hands a few weeks ago and hit the driveway but we checked it out and there was no break.. no visible break | crack and now there is. It legit looks mangled - I would have noticed. If it was that and it took being in the back of the trunk to come out - that sucks.. but it wasn’t visible until this afternoon. $2400….. ughh. Roof lights are going to have to wait.
 

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Where abouts in New York are you from? NYC? State? My neck of the woods (Buffalo)?

Here's a thread of someone else with a broken top very similar to yours, but they forgot to latch theirs and it blew off while they were driving. I bet it takes a pretty substantial force to break like yours. Can almost guarantee someone swapped with you if you didn't do it. This is a lesson for all of us.

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/thre...cs-of-damage-and-material-construction.26886/

And here's the fix but yours looks worse than his. I'm thinking you need a new panel. Maybe if you go through insurance it would be a comp claim instead of collision.

https://www.bronco6g.com/forum/threads/a-mic-top-repair-after-panel-blew-off.28919/

I wonder if it's possible for the passenger side to blow off if not latched and not the driver side.
Hi. We are in Westchester. Thanks for the links. I’m going to see if someone can fix it. Also been toying with painting the roof - maybe this is the time to do it.
 

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Hard to tell if it’s a reflection in the paint, but those look like some pretty gnarly scratches at the top of your windshield. Did you by chance hit a low branch or something and not notice the panel damage when you last removed it?
 

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Hard to tell if it’s a reflection in the paint, but those look like some pretty gnarly scratches at the top of your windshield. Did you by chance hit a low branch or something and not notice the panel damage when you last removed it?
Good eye. My blinders had me focused on the roof panel.
 
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Hard to tell if it’s a reflection in the paint, but those look like some pretty gnarly scratches at the top of your windshield. Did you by chance hit a low branch or something and not notice the panel damage when you last removed it?
Sadly no… that’s taking the roof on and off.. hoping since it’s coated they can be buffed
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Hard to tell if it’s a reflection in the paint, but those look like some pretty gnarly scratches at the top of your windshield. Did you by chance hit a low branch or something and not notice the panel damage when you last removed it?
Nice catch, but the dirt....

Ok, we are going to need the op to take random soil samples so our lab can match it up.

This mystery needs solving
 

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The crack would make sense from a drop. The corner piece wouldn’t though with so many scratches going in so many different directions. The trim piece on the bottom pulling out would be a bit odd from a drop too. If anything that part would maybe be bent in if that area was impacted. It’s looks like an animal literally mangled it and was pulling at that corner.
 

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Definitely wasn’t swapped out. Mainly cause my first batch ‘22 badge some of us got was still attached (and the extra sound padding that’s been pealing since I brought it home is still intact pealing…
This did slip out of someone’s hands a few weeks ago and hit the driveway but we checked it out and there was no break.. no visible break | crack and now there is. It legit looks mangled - I would have noticed. If it was that and it took being in the back of the trunk to come out - that sucks.. but it wasn’t visible until this afternoon. $2400….. ughh. Roof lights are going to have to wait.
If you dropped it and it needs replacing file a claim under your insurance comprehensive coverage. At $2400 it should exceed your deductible.
 

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Off topic…..I thought the roof panels were solid MIC plastic? I see fiberglass in there. Isn’t that a good thing if the roof panels are fiber reinforced?
 
 


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