Well, Ford played chicken, and I flinched.

BrAUnc

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I just emailed my dealer, to drop the hard top to a soft top, to give myself any chance at all of getting AMB. I am not budging on the 2.7 or Sasquatch though. If it doesn't work, I will go back to the drawing board, reluctantly....I will buy a Bestop fastback top either way. I guess I will just live with soft top only for a while.
 

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I just emailed my dealer, to drop the hard top to a soft top, to give myself any chance at all of getting AMB. I am not budging on the 2.7 or Sasquatch though. If it doesn't work, I will go back to the drawing board, reluctantly....I will buy a Bestop fastback top either way. I guess I will just live with soft top only for a while.
Just did the exact same thing for the same reason. Switched to the soft top to get it sooner and preserve the AMB color selection, and will just get a Bestop and maybe a MIC top one day..
 

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It looks like 2021 is becoming the Year of Compromise to get what we want. It was for me because I changed to a soft top and reconfigured my entire build and now have a build date and VIN. Hope that your change gets you an AMB Bronco.
If it is a compromise, do you really get what you want?
 
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BrAUnc

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If it is a compromise, do you really get what you want?
Valid point. It all comes down to what you are willing to compromise on, and what you aren't. I was willing to compromise on a soft top, because now I know Patriot is building a fastback hard top. I was going to buy a Bestop fastback soft top, but would love a fastback hard top also. I like the lines of a fastback top, with the rear body line of the Bronco. I am not budging on 2.7 engine, sasquatch package, etc. even if that pushes me out to 2023. Hell, I might even be tempted to go Warthog, when the info is released for it. The color I wanted was more important than the top, since I am buying aftermarket anyway.
 

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If it is a compromise, do you really get what you want?
Most definitely! What I want is a Bronco, and I have no illusion of a perfect build for my Bronco. I have a few non-negotiable items but others I forego because of price or practicality. I was against a soft top until Ford offered the hard top prep kit. I then chose to opt for the soft top until I can purchase a hard top at a later date. There are aspects of other vehicles (Wrangler, 4Runner) that I really like that the Bronco does not offer and I have compromised to get a Bronco that fits most of my needs.
 
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