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Ford is talking about the 2021 Bronco’s modularity again. A few select builders have been given a chance to see just how customizable Bronco can be. We saw this demonstrated before with Ford’s SEMA Bronco build, but now for the first time third parties get a chance to play with Ford’s new open air 4×4. The results speak for themselves.




Bronco has a history of modularity and customization. If you walk down the line at a Bronco event like Super Celebration East, it can be hard to find two Broncos that look similar. As Todd Zuercher, Bronco historian and author of Ford Bronco: A History of Ford’s Legendary 4×4, told Bronco Nation, “The original Bronco was of very simple construction and people with little to no mechanical skills could do a lot to make the vehicle their own.” While the 2021 Bronco is a touch more sophisticated, in a technical sense, than the original, it is still packing tremendous customization potential, even for those who are new to wrenching.
As we saw in Ford’s SEMA build, nearly every visible component of the new Bronco can be removed and customized with relative ease. Beyond the obvious things like wheels and tires, you can switch out body panels, grilles, doors, tops, and bumpers. All this, without having to break out a reciprocating saw. On the interior, the modularity continues, as grab handles can be exchanged, accessory switches can be equipped on any 2021 Bronco, and more.



Ford is very invested in giving new Bronco owners the taste for customization. As we noted in our forum post from King of the Hammers, all Broncos come with the basic tools that you need to take advantage of many of these modular features. Let’s hope, within a few years, we’ll be walking down lines of Gen 6 Broncos at our events and no two look the same.
Here at Bronco Nation, we’ve had a chance to play with several of the more visibly modular pieces of the Bronco. We’ve already taken you through how to remove the soft top and hard tops, removing the doors, and some of the modularity of the optional steel bumper. Now we’re diving into fender and grilles. Enjoy as Jon shows how you can get the most out of your Bronco…once it’s been delivered.
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When you read the comment section of some of these videos it is surprising how many people just want to bitch about something or the ones that don't even get why you would want to remove so many parts so easily . I'm not worried that the host is wearing a mask or that the parts are going to be super easy to steal , LOL . To me it's exciting that I can have a cheap set of plastic or already dented fenders that I picked up from a savage yard to slap on the Bronco in an afternoon and not worry about beating up my 40-60k vehicle when I go rock crawling or down a rough trail . There's a lot of comfort in knowing my pretty mall crawler parts are hanging on the garage wall when I get back :)
 

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Only makes it easier to drop a V-8 in there.

Also makes it easier to change the body color, the cops will be looking for a white Bronco while you drive around in a Race Red Bronco.When OJ saw this he smacked himself in the head and said "oh man..."
 

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Hey @BuzzyBud I'd bet we can find a spot to hide an on-board air compressor and small tank behind one of those fenders. Behind the driver side front fender, maybe?
I agree it does look promising, but might be a challenge regarding servicing the unit.
My current plans are to use a portable compressor and see what the Bronco community and aftermarket suppliers develop.
This YouTube video attached below shows how the Jeep community has been experimenting with various locations, some better than others.

 

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When you read the comment section of some of these videos it is surprising how many people just want to bitch about something or the ones that don't even get why you would want to remove so many parts so easily . I'm not worried that the host is wearing a mask or that the parts are going to be super easy to steal , LOL . To me it's exciting that I can have a cheap set of plastic or already dented fenders that I picked up from a savage yard to slap on the Bronco in an afternoon and not worry about beating up my 40-60k vehicle when I go rock crawling or down a rough trail . There's a lot of comfort in knowing my pretty mall crawler parts are hanging on the garage wall when I get back :)
Yes this exactly. Its its exciting to me and fun to check updates. Not here to complain complain complain. I'm excited.
 

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This is the biggest reason why I am comfortable buying a first model year.
-for all the things I can’t fix, there’s going to be a recall and Ford fixes it for me.
-my dealership does free lifetime powertrain warranties (because the average ownership is 3 years, they can risk not paying for anything before something in the PT breaks)

And most importantly:
Years from now, when it needs body work, or a fresh new dash, or whatever it is... I can do it myself for a fraction of the cost it would normally be for any other truck or SUV.

Yeah modularity is cool and all, but the value of longevity that Ford has unintentionally created, means much more to me.