It took some time for an aftermarket company to get a suitable OEM alternative for the sixth-generation Ford Bronco molded-in color hardtop to market, but Advanced Fiberglass Concepts (ADV) first announced that it was working on such a thing in early 2022. The actual production piece was finally revealed just last month, after which the company provided us with an in-depth comparison between it and the MIC top while also detailing the design process. Now, ADV is back with yet another video, this time outlining some of the advantages of its one-piece fiberglass hardtop design compared to the factory piece.
For the purposes of this video, ADV has painted its one-piece hardtop gloss black and fitted it to a a four-door Ford Bronco, which gives us a nice look at precisely how it blends in to the rugged SUV. The top’s lack of a seam where the OEM piece breaks into multiple parts gives it a cleaner look, and according to ADV, also cuts down on wind noise and the chance that the top may leak at some point in the future, too.
Aside from giving customers a fastback look courtesy of a slight slant in the rear portion of the top, the ADV part also comes in primer if owners want to color match it or paint it a totally different hue. Also, the rear wiper has been relocated up top, which makes it a better option for those that live in snowy climate as it reduces the chances of accumulation impeding its operation.
It is worth noting that going with the one-piece top means that one can’t remove the middle panels and leave the rear portion on, and taking the top off is going to also be a bit more unwieldy and difficult, but for some, the pros of such a design might be worth the trade-offs.