New Ford Patents Reveal Door Hinge/Latch for Removable Doors And Door Opening Restraint for 2021 Bronco!

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I definitely hope the Bronco doors are removable without tools as the several patents we've seen so far would imply.
 

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That's kind of hillarious.
 

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ok, so, there was a similar patent about a year ago, looks like a few engineering changes to the design.

But basically, a tool-less door removal.
Doors cannot be removed if the truck is upside down (or doors cannot come off if upside down...)
And an auto extending door crash-bar for when in a high speed crash with doors off to keep people inside the truck?
 

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ok, so, there was a similar patent about a year ago, looks like a few engineering changes to the design.

But basically, a tool-less door removal.
Doors cannot be removed if the truck is upside down (or doors cannot come off if upside down...)
And an auto extending door crash-bar for when in a high speed crash with doors off to keep people inside the truck?

Is it a bar or a semi-rigid airbag? When it's shown as deployed, the airbags in the truck are inflated and it looks like an accordian.

Either way...That's pretty f'n pimp.
 

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ok, so, there was a similar patent about a year ago, looks like a few engineering changes to the design.

But basically, a tool-less door removal.
Doors cannot be removed if the truck is upside down (or doors cannot come off if upside down...)
And an auto extending door crash-bar for when in a high speed crash with doors off to keep people inside the truck?
I was trying to figure out if it was supposed to be auto extending or if it's a manual one that passengers can use if they take the doors off. My guess is the latter - imagine if they have an auto extending one and a limb happens to be in the way of this projectile extended panel that rapidly shoots across the door opening - you'll lose a limb.
 

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I was trying to figure out if it was supposed to be auto extending or if it's a manual one that passengers can use if they take the doors off. My guess is the latter - imagine if they have an auto extending one and a limb happens to be in the way of this projectile extended panel that rapidly shoots across the door opening - you'll lose a limb.
Not if it's soft. Like an airbag.
 

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Not if it's soft. Like an airbag.
Airbags are very not-soft when they are initially deploying, that's why sitting too close to one is dangerous...I certainly wouldn't want a limb to be in the way of one.
 

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Airbags are very not-soft when they are initially deploying, that's why sitting too close to one is dangerous...I certainly wouldn't want a limb to be in the way of one.
Having been intimate with a couple , I know how hard they are lol.

But if they're slightly flexible and still inflating...They would be less damaging to your arm than say...A Bronco rolling over it.
 

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Welcome Topnotch! Good to see you over here! I been on mustangsource for the 2011 stang debut, M6G for S550 debut and refresh, and now here for the Bronco
 

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That's still one of my favorite renders. Particularly in that green. C'mon Ford. Show us the goods already!
 











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