Just like the Jeep Wrangler, the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco doors are removable to provide a more open air experience and improved visibility when off-road. But Ford saw ways to improve the Wrangler formula, by using frameless windows and cowl mounted mirrors. Now, The Bronco Nation has released a video giving us a helpful step-by-step guide on how to take off the Bronco’s doors.
The first step is to roll down the windows, highlighting the benefits of frameless doors. This makes the doors more compact, as you only have to deal with the lower portion of the door. It also makes them lighter, because there is simply less material due to the lack of frame. Still, the front doors weigh 60 lbs and the back weigh 45, so they aren’t featherweight. Frameless doors also reduce the risk of breaking a window while in storage.
Once the windows are all down, owners need to remove the wiring connector and take off the hinge bolts. From here, you just need to lift the doors off the Ford Bronco. The video uses the optional door bags, which protect the paint, and allow owners to store the doors in the cargo area when the roof is off (four door models only). They cost $360, and are well worth it. Only by using frameless doors is Ford able to fit four doors in the cargo area, as the frame would make them too large.
When taking off the doors with the bags, owners should first put the bag over the door before taking it off. There’s an order to this, because the bags are specific to each door, and fit in the cargo area in a certain order on four door models. You also need to attach the harness in the cargo area, as explained in the video. In the end, all four doors fit snugly in the back, and the harness prevents them from tipping around no matter the terrain.
And that’s about all there is to removing the Ford Bronco doors. It’s clear the frameless design has its benefits, the biggest allowing owners to store the doors in the vehicle. Then, you can go off-roading with the doors off, but put them back on for the drive home. On the Wrangler, it’s all or nothing.