In 1966 the original Ford Bronco was released with two options, either in a two-door configuration or a no-door. This no-door Bronco was known as the Roadster trim, which was built without doors or a roof, making it a fully open-top SUV for customers to enjoy. This configuration resulted in a loss of functionality, making it less popular with customers, with only around 5,000 units sold before it was discontinued in 1968. That said, if you want that classic no-door look on your modern Ford Bronco, Anderson Composites has you covered with its latest offering.
Anderson Composites Ford Bronco Roadster-Style Doors: Details
The Anderson Composites Roadster-style doors are designed to replace the stock parts, which means installation should be relatively straightforward. The fiberglass parts are functional swing-out doors, though they don’t need to be opened to get in and out of the vehicle. The doors weigh just 14.8 pounds compared to the Bronco’s 52.5-pound doors. That’s not a surprising difference, though.
The cool thing with these doors is that customers can still retain the SUV functionality of having a roof and windshield, making driving on the road with pesky bugs less of an issue. The classic Roadster model also had a windshield that could fold down if you’re on a high-protein diet. As for pricing and availability, these Roadster-style doors are only available for the four-door Ford Bronco and are priced at $1,099 per front and rear pair. As for the two-door Bronco, Anderson Composites will have that set later this year.
The Roadster-style Bronco doors are advertised for off-road use only, but driving a Bronco with the doors off in most states is legal. However, if you like the open-door concept, Ford has its own take with a set of tube doors priced similarly at around $2,250. And that at least gives you a better sense of security and offers something to lean on while driving.