Click for Coverage
  • JP Magazine
  • Dirt Sports + Off-Road
  • 4-Wheel & Off-Road
  • Four Wheeler
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter
X

1966 Ford Bronco - Early Bronco Lid - Tech

Posted in Features on August 1, 2004
Share this

Can-Back has recently released its new soft top for the '66-'77 early Ford Bronco. The lightweight top eliminates the cumbersome factory steel top and fits like a glove. The top not only looks great, but offers functionality and protection from the elements. The whole setup weighs in at around 50 pounds, a far cry from the burden of a 200-pound factory steel top. When your Bronco loses 150 pounds of top-heavy weight, it not only increases the drivetrain performance, but also unleashes suspension performance.

Construction of the new top starts with a tube steel frame strategically designed for strength and durability. The rigid frame is black-powdercoated steel. Covering the frame is premium marine-grade fabric, which is 100 percent solution-dyed, PVC-lined woven acrylic. This material has been tested for years and proven to withstand the harshest elements Mother Nature has to throw at it. The top will endure years of wind, water, rot, mildew, and atmospheric chemicals, and won't fade from sunlight.

Can-Back's painstaking design and construction make the soft top strong enough to support a roof rack, with a payload of 150 pounds. This feature almost doubles the amount of cargo area on your Bronco, and the rack is the perfect place to carry the spare tire, coolers, or camping gear.

The top's other very cool features include the roll-up sides, back window, and top section over the driver and passenger seats. These attributes give the Bronco an open feeling and 360 degrees of trail visibility. The side panels can be ordered with or without windows, which are made of 0.040-inch-thick DOT-approved vinyl and offer excellent clarity. The long-lasting vinyl is almost twice as thick as any OE soft-top window vinyl.

Connect With Us

Newsletter Sign Up

Subscribe to the Magazine

Browse Articles By Vehicle

See Results