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Hey Gruesome, I watched your youtube vid, and couldn't help but notice you have a locking hood latch.

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I've never known anyone else that had one.
Haha yeah, i took it out though. It wasn't working in the slightest and was a pain to use. I now have the manual latch from an F100 pickup, it works and makes it hard to open. There isn't much room to pull the handle.
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The '66-'77 Bronco had the back glass mounted in a frame in the top. It didn't roll down, it opened like a hatch with a pair of self-latching braces that held it when raised... Not hydraulic "strong arms" like modern vehicles have. You opened the glass up and it latched up. To lower it again, you lifted slightly and the braces would release and let the glass/frame close. The tailgate still lowered the same way and the license plate frame was spring-loaded so that if you opted to run with the tailgate open, you could flip the license plate down so it could be seen.

Only the full-cab early Broncos had the rear glass. The half-cabs (obviously) did not. (Yes, the EB was available with a factory half-cab complete with a bulkhead behind the front seats).
What in the world is a full cab or half cab in relation to Bronco's?????

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A "full cab" is what you're most likely used to seeing. This is a half cab:

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Ah they have those for the FSBs too, they just don't look as good.
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I live the early Broncos but the half cabs look weird and awkward to me.
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WOW, what a sweet yellow Bronco AB, well done
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Say what you will folks, but the half-cab is a sought-after commodity among EB enthusiasts and unique to the 66-77 units as there is no OEM half-cab for any full-size Bronco. The EB half-cab came in two pieces. The top fit over the front seats and held a single piece of glass while the doors would close to meet it. The lower bulkhead fit between the front seats and the bed and bolted into place. The bulkheads are actually more difficult to find than the half-cab because many folks who removed the half-cab discarded the bulkhead in favor of having the open bed behind the seats.

Creative Products of Minnesota made an aftermarket bulkhead for the full-size (1980-96) Bronco body that essentially turned a full-size into a half-cab unit. It was steel reinforced fibreglass with an opening sized to accept any OEM or aftermarket pick-up truck rear glass. It ran all the way to the floor in one piece. They were few and far between and in spite of the Graveyard's claims that they had bought the tooling rights and planned to produce them again (CP of MN has been out of business for nearly a decade now) there has been no sign of the product resurfacing for some time now.
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Wow, okay. I just thought they were conversions.

Come to think of it I've seen a full size Bronco that had been turned into a half cab.
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Yeah replacement covers in a way. They also got these, which i don't know how you buy them and i don't think they look all too terrible. I wouldn't buy one but i don't hate them. I like the look of the squarish soft top.
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Ah they have those for the FSBs too, they just don't look as good.
They do, but they're not stock, which is the biggest difference.

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Just a picture I found on the internet. But agreed, it's very well done!

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Say what you will folks, but the half-cab is a sought-after commodity among EB enthusiasts and unique to the 66-77 units.
I know it is. People go crazy over them!
I've just personally never liked them. The same goes for a FSB. Fastbacks, half cabs, etc. etc. just aren't my style. Makes me wonder what the point is.
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You know, i like the stock look of it. It looks mean. But for some reason i kind of like the fastback covers. They just kind of have a cool look to me.
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You know, i like the stock look of it. It looks mean. But for some reason i kind of like the fastback covers. They just kind of have a cool look to me.
I like the profile of fastback covers but the rear window issue bugs me too much. I've never seen one done in a way that I would repeat for my truck. I've kicked around the idea of building my own but haven't settled on it yet.
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Here is my '85 Eddie Bauer Bronco.351w on propane with C6.2 inch lift w/ 35 BFG muds.Sold it about a year ago.Had two other Broncos but sadly no digital photos of them.In the background is my '83 E150 w/ '79 Bronco front Dana 44 and 205 transfercase also on 35" BFG ATs.Trying to sell it as well.Thinning out the herd.Click the image to open in full size.
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No idea it I posted them in here or not, so here they are....ol #88 as she is referred too, and the parts bronco #1 and #2.

#88 4" chassis 3" body 33's and a PO paint job, bought it and then got sidetracked with a 71 EB. On the block, to a needy 4bying family that will give it some TLC.

Parts bronco #1 (greeny) bought it for the roll bar cause thats about all it has left in it thats worth saving, retired tuff truck thats wore out or close to it, lol.

Parts Bronco #2 (dead brown) rear-ended while setting still by a chebby s-10 doing 50, bent the rear frame enough to rip the rear body mounts outa the frame and crush the fuel tank.

It gave up it 92,000 351 and front clip so others may live, still have it for parts just in case.
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