Ford Bronco: Then and Now

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New Safety Features
Ford added a slew of new safety features to the fifth-gen Bronco including crumple zones, driver-side airbags, a top-mounted third brake light and shoulder safety belts for rear-seat passengers. Because the third brake light and shoulder belts were integrated into the roof, the top could no longer be removed legally. However, the removable top had already been designed into this updated Bronco, so Ford’s solution was to remove any reference to the removable roof from the Bronco owner’s manual, as well as to install tamper-proof bolts to make roof removal more difficult. For those who wanted to put in the effort, the Bronco roof could still be removed like the original.

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