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1/2 top conversion **Step 3 COMPLETE

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    this project is basically taking a top, that i got for free out of a person i met at works yard...it was cut and sectioned about 3ft, so it will pretty much cover the rear seat...the side windows were made from lexan....the rest is up to me:D
     
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    what about just putting the tailgate behind the seats and attach the rear 3 in or so of the hard top to the cab. just an idea
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    not sure i fully get what you said
     
  4. AllamericanK5

    AllamericanK5 1/2 ton status

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    Cool man. I have been wanting to do that ever sence i got my k5 just like the fact of beening able to lock it up. Keep us informed and maybe even a wright up with lots of pix!!:D
     
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    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    In anticipation of replacing my Blazer tailgate with a PU gate (which I finally did last weekend) I talked to a company that makes fiberglass pickup caps, and they were willing to make me a custom topper gate very reasonably. I'll be doing that for the winter.
     
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    primerk5 1/2 ton status

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    If I'm understanding what you want to do correctly, this is what you need.​

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    I killed this truck in April. I used the front panel from a bed for the lower part of the cab enclosure. It worked out great I just had to get some flat steel and take up the space between the bed floor and the back of the panel. It worked great. I had no leaks either. Now the top panel you can't get any more. But it is a direct bolt on.
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    nope.....you`ll see:D
     
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    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    dude that is exacly what I need!! what brand is that, how did you get it?? i wonder if there are any used? somebody should make that definately.
     
  9. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok, the time is coming near where i`ll actually be doing this, so my questiom is, how should i do it....i was goin to make a wall, similar to a tailgate, about 3 inches thick, then make another piece for the window , and then fasten it to the wall.....but now i`m thinking of taking a piece of 3/8 or 1/2 thick ply wood, cutting out the shape for it to slide into window channel in back of cap......so it would look like the pic below, thats the basic shape of the wall, without window....then i`ll cut out a big whole to put a sliding glass window from a pickup in it, then seal it all up...whadaya think guys? any other ideas?

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    Is this for the half top thing you've got?
     
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    yep it is
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yep.....
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok, bit the bullet and went down to the JY and got a window, its a little smaller then i wanted, but will still work....got it out of a Ferd Ranger, has the two sliding glass, but the only problem is that its missing part of the lock...but i`ll figure something out....pics tonight
     
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    cool beans. id eventually love to find another hard top so i could attempt to make a 1/2top. you lucked out finding one.

    have u determined if the rear seats will work with that top or not?
     
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    well, its gonna be damn close:D worst case it will have to lean on the wall a little, it wont got all the way back to its original up position...but i`m almost positive it wont
     
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    here it is

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    Hmmm, I suppose you could rig something pretty decent. Marine grade plywood is probably the way to go. Maybe some thick RV/Cap foam tape on the edges for waterproofing and stopping the rattling. If you got real creative you could look into steaming plywood and form fit a piece right around the curve of the cab cap.
     
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    Here we go....

    Step 1.

    Buy a sheet of 1/2x4x8 plywood. Then measure out ~ 52in. long x ~20in tall, and cut out with circular saw. After that, either open tailgate, put the latch down which will allow you to use the window, then put it up all the way, and trace it...or use cardboard to make a template...then just "gently" shove it in...sorry i didnt get a pic of it before i put it in...but its pretty easy to see what it looks like...Step 1 finished!

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    looks good so far!
     
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    i don't understand what you're trying to do... are you trying to make something like a extended cab truck out of a blazer???
     

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