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Wait this is a trick question.
The pic shows 5 of them taking it off, but to get it ready for shipping actually only takes one person.
 
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Wait this is a trick question.
The pic shows 5 of them taking it off, but to get it ready for shipping actually only takes one person.
It is indeed a trick question. That way we stop bothering him about not answering actual questions that haven't been asked before or have a video supposedly coming out.
 

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Wait this is a trick question.
The pic shows 5 of them taking it off, but to get it ready for shipping actually only takes one person.
You’re right. It’s a trick. Looking at that top, that Bronco was clearly built to go topless so should take zero people.
 

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Even though i have gear acquisition to do before i can do any off-roading i live in Florida. That carpet probably won't last a week. Having the hard top during the week and being able to know I'm not coming back to a fishtank/swamp while I'm at work then switching to the soft top for beach days is something I'd like to know about. Not necessarily a need just need to know more than i do MGV. The dual top definitely is asking for a flooded interior in FL. @David
The minute I saw the MGV seats and the rubber floors with drain plus I knew this had to be my new beach vehicle. I'd still do the hard top and pop off just the front two panels for here in S Florida then reinstall while at the beach. We haul my wife's paddle board and my kayak to the beach every weekend and holiday I'm off for sunrise. So I was happy to see the roof rack allowed the panels to come off. The soft top is just too loud and since I need a roof rack It will not cut it for me. I can't see the roof being fully off as long as I live here. I just hope they can work out something for heated seats and power w/memory for the MGV since there is about a foot difference in height between my wife and I and she needs to be able to drive it. Plus even when it's 90 degrees out or more heated seats are nice with wet cloths for the drive home.

One time when I had my Jeep years ago with a bikini top there was not a cloud in the sky so my wife and I were in Cosco. While checking out I was wondering what that noise was. Apparently Niagara Falls got diverted to the Skys over the store we were in. It took a week to dry out. I sold the top the following week. I've owned 12 convertible vehicles since I've lived in Florida from a Honda to a Porsche and a few Jaguars and every one of them has been caught out in the rain in a situation that I could not quickly put up the top. So I know it will happen a few times with this since I plan on having it for a long time. I've seen a video taking the panels off and on and it did not look that painful. So hard top only for me and I'll deal with storing the panels on the back seat since it is rare it's more than my wife and I.
 
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The minute I saw the MGV seats and the rubber floors with drain plus I knew this had to be my new beach vehicle. I'd still do the hard top and pop off just the front two panels for here in S Florida then reinstall while at the beach. We haul my wife's paddle board and my kayak to the beach every weekend and holiday I'm off for sunrise. So I was happy to see the roof rack allowed the panels to come off. The soft top is just too loud and since I need a roof rack It will not cut it for me. I can't see the roof being fully off as long as I live here. I just hope they can work out something for heated seats and power w/memory for the MGV since there is about a foot difference in height between my wife and I and she needs to be able to drive it. Plus even when it's 90 degrees out or more heated seats are nice with wet cloths for the drive home.

One time when I had my Jeep years ago with a bikini top there was not a cloud in the sky so my wife and I were in Cosco. While checking out I was wondering what that noise was. Apparently Niagara Falls got diverted to the Skys over the store we were in. It took a week to dry out. I sold the top the following week. I've owned 12 convertible vehicles since I've lived in Florida from a Honda to a Porsche and a few Jaguars and every one of them has been caught out in the rain in a situation that I could not quickly put up the top. So I know it will happen a few times with this since I plan on having it for a long time. I've seen a video taking the panels off and on and it did not look that painful. So hard top only for me and I'll deal with storing the panels on the back seat since it is rare it's more than my wife and I.
First off, welcome to the Bronco Community. I'm not talking about Bronco Nation. The community in general. You'll always have a fan somewhere while driving a Bronco. To answer your question yes on the MGV heated seats. No on the power seating. I know its SHOCKING (‍bad joke I know), but it is better this way. For electricity and water don't mix reasons.

I'm an old truck guy and could literally care less about noise, no offense. I still hear my old Bronco in my sleep (and so do my neighbors). You definitely make a point for yourself and others that need the accessibility of gear hauling from roof racks. I'm just a go and chill in a chair guy. I've seen a few times how modular and customizable the Bronco is supposed to be so a truck that can be converted on the fly for my needs is interesting and being ignored over seeing " yes the MGV will have heated seats" again (like the 5th time?) Is annoying. They definitely have their place in terms of importance for some and it will be an extremely useful option. I won't deny that, but lets start doing research. Utilize the Bronco6G search feature. Utilize the search feature here. Read the Bronco page on the Ford website. The instagram live had one question that was directly on the Ford website and then they answered several more on social media that were on the Ford site. There needs to be a pinned thread on all the answered questions here so new questions can be asked. BN is very poor at keeping newcomers up to date on info that has been relayed before.

We STILL don't know how the roof rails attach to the back roof panels. I know not everyone worked in an autoparts warehouse like I did; some won't understand why equipment and accessory details should take precedence over interior material details that will be available in a video that is supposedly coming. I won't judge you for wanting information thats why Bronco Nation is supposed to be here, but lately they're failing heavily on the community side and focusing on their merch store.

If i decide to use a different rack system because the Yakima one no longer serves my needs then i need to know what to do. Am i able to just switch to the new one or am I out a hard top roof? I highly doubt that the rack will be permanent and resukt in needing new roof panels, but I have to know before I spend money on something I am stuck with when it no longer suits my needs. The aftermarket is going to have a field day with the Bronco. And i have no doubt that we'll be getting a better roof storage system fairly quickly. As and off-roader and future overlander the more utility I can squeeze out of my vehicle the better.

Honestly, I'm very curious about the soft top because of spy shots and screenshots from the rubicon videos. It looks like it'd be easy to put up. Which would serve my needs on a beach day. Amd it'll be a nice option for me since the roof rails and rack aren't at the top of my list until I know whether they can be removed without taking away from the integrity of the panels. I won't be leaving any carpet showing. If i even leave carpet in. So im not scared of a little moisture getting in.


As long as you have zero carpet and carseat covers made with water resistant materials you'll never worry about that swamp smell while your interior dries again. I'd go up for the washout, but i have other needs that supercede it and cheaper ways to get the water resistant interior i want.
 
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My initial focus will be on Colorado. More specifically the trails around Telluride. Never been to Colorado and hope to spend the winter months planning my trip. Hope this helps. (Black Bear Pass will be on the list!)
I can understand Black Bear, of course that is one of the most iconic trails. Just curious if you had any further ones in mind? Colorado is a great place to go! I was around Telluride just a few weeks ago after Super Cel West.
 
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Will there be an option to relocate the backup camera? Not a huge thing, but if you want a tire cover it obviously would block the camera.
Did you ever find this out? I was wondering the same thing.
BN was able to get an answer and it was no. The reason had to do with the way the 360 cameras work. I did see accessories with the hole cutout. Still looks silly, but I'll take it.
 
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