How To Remove 1992-1996 Ford Bronco Top

Created by Tyler Rodriquez / 3 min read
Date Created: 10/2/2023
Last Updated: 10/10/2023

Follow along as we walk you through the easy steps of how to remove the top on your 1992-1996 Ford Bronco.

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Removing the hardtop from your 1992-1996 Ford Bronco is a great way to enjoy those nice sunny days and allow your Bronco to showcase it’s great off-road looks. This process is also good knowledge to have when having to clean or replace certain hardtop components. Let’s take a look at the step-by-step guide on how to remove OBS Bronco hardtop.


Tool List:


  • Phillips Head Screwdriver

  • Plastic Pry Tool/Door Panel Removal Tool

  • Socket Set

  • T-50 Torx Socket

  • T-40 Tamper Proof Bit Socket

  • 2 Friends To Help Remove Top


Step-by-Step Guide:


  1. Make sure the vehicle is turned off, with the key in the "on" position or in the accessory position.

  1. Lower the rear window and turn the key to the off position.

  1. Release the spare tire latch and swing the spare tire out of the way.

  1. From inside the tailgate, lift the handle and gently lower the tailgate.

  1. Carefully roll back the sheathing on the upper seat belt anchor point and remove 

the bolt using a T50 Torx socket. Repeat for the other side.

  1. Starting on either the driver or passenger side, carefully remove the six push pins running the length of the side window trim using a panel removal tool.

  1. Remove the panel from the vehicle. Repeat for the other side.

  1. At the rear corner of the top, pull the trim panel away to dislodge the push pins. If any push pins stay behind, remove them from the top and reinstall them onto the trim. Repeat for the other side.

  1. In the driver's side rear corner, dislodge the harness clip from the top and disconnect the electrical connection if needed.

  1. Release the seat back and seat bottom if necessary.

  1. Starting with the driver's side roof trim, loosen and remove the Phillips head screws.

  1. Remove the screw securing the center trim piece and loosen the other two screws securing the passenger side roof trim. Keep the trim in place so it doesn't fall down when removing the last screw. Set the trim pieces aside.

  1. Starting on the driver's side and working around the body to the passenger side, loosen and remove the bolts securing the top to the body using a T40 tamper-proof Torx bit socket. Note the position of the brackets for reference during reinstallation.

  1. With the help of two friends, lift the top at roughly a 35-degree angle to clear the front weatherstrip and locating dowel on the driver's side roof. Safely remove the top and set it in a safe area, preferably on towels, or other soft surfaces.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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1992-1996 Ford OBS Bronco: Top Removal

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Published on 2023-05-25
Follow along as Landan walks you through the steps of removing and reinstalling the hardtop on your 1992-1996 Ford Bronco!


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Tyler has written content for Late Model Restoration for nearly 8 years, producing over 300 articles. As an avid New Edge fan, Tyler has owned 4 2004 Mustangs and an 88 Convertible Fox Body. Read more...