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Half Cab conversion kits available now

Got an email today from Bronco Graveyard that the half cab conversion kits are now available. I have one of the original ones and love it.
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I could never understand the appeal of these things. Why not just buy a short wheelbase pickup?

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Think how much better the AC and Heat will work.
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Man I was super excited............ until I saw it was only for 78-79. A man can dream.

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Buy a Chevy Avalanche or Subaru Baha.
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Combine this with a soft top and it's a mini pickup with a ... soft top ...

Yeah. That sounded better in my head.

In the early 90's I would have loved this, as the ride I had back then could have used the dirt and water blocking ... instead of having the great outdoors all over me everytime the wind changed direction.

Can't use it on this one because I have the full carpet and vinyl stuff going on in back.

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Think how much better the AC and Heat will work.
Not for the people riding in the back that are out in the heat/cold!

The whole reason to have a Bronco is to have more than three people in it!

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Pretty cool idea but that's just too much money. Cut the price by 75% and I'm all over it.
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I like it but it's not the way I want to go with this Bronco. I think this means I need a second Bronco...

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I dunno, pretty cool, but I have the bronco, and a Dentside truck (feels like a 78-79 FSB from the driver's seat forward) with a slider rear window and is plenty windy and open inside if I want it to be. Plus, I can use my real bed to haul a cord of firewood.

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The whole reason to have a Bronco is to have more than three people in it!
there are so many mo-betta reasons. cool... sure but "whole reason"?

I like that it's an available option... but I don't honestly think I'd ever use one.
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I don't get the appeal, would be easier to just buy a short bed pickup.

And one of these with a soft top is just a pickup with a topper?? lol
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Questioning why someone would choose to customize their vehicle in a certain manner is a slippery slope. Why would you buy a soft top at all if Ford didn't intend it to wear one? Why would you buy a lift kit, lights and 35's if it's never going to see mud? Why would you put a 600HP engine in it when you have no need for that much? The half cab is not a truck. The Bronco retains it's sweeping roof line, unibody-style bed and a shorter cargo area. That appeals to some people. If your argument is that it's "easier" to buy a truck, then we shouldn't be driving 25 year old Broncos at all.

It's not for everyone but luckily we all like different things. That way we don't all end up driving identical vehicles.

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Questioning why someone would choose to customize their vehicle in a certain manner is a slippery slope. Why would you buy a soft top at all if Ford didn't intend it to wear one? Why would you buy a lift kit, lights and 35's if it's never going to see mud? Why would you put a 600HP engine in it when you have no need for that much? The half cab is not a truck. The Bronco retains it's sweeping roof line, unibody-style bed and a shorter cargo area. That appeals to some people. If your argument is that it's "easier" to buy a truck, then we shouldn't be driving 25 year old Broncos at all.

It's not for everyone but luckily we all like different things. That way we don't all end up driving identical vehicles.
Opinions go both ways. I never said don't do it. It's your truck and you can do whatever you want with it, but you can't expect everyone to like it or agree with it.

I have a cummins in my Bronco, lots of people get upset about that. Not even going to mention my LS powered Mustang.
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I don't think anyone said you had to like it. The comment was directed towards the 4 or 5 posts stating to "buy something else".

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I think your Cummins project is cool D (;
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Have a Coke and a smile?

I think it's a cool option if you don't have a back seat, carpet, etc and want the back as utilitarian.

Just like the softoppers aren't for everyone, I'm sure all 78-79 owners are happy that one more option actually exists for our two year only vehicle.
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Yeah I saw this in an email from JBG. I'm curious though. Does anyone know what it's made of? Is it steel for fiberglass? Doesn't say on the web site or I missed it.
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If it is like the original one I have that was an aftermarket part back in the 80s then the top half is fiberglass and the lower half is steel. From the weight of the top half I would say there maybe some steel reinforcement embedded. Good news for me, I got an email answer about buying just the lower half to match the upper that I have. They will sell the lower section separate.
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