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72 top on 71 blazer, Anyone?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevy111, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. chevy111

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    I have a 71 blazer but would like to put a 72 one peace top on it. Is this possible? What needs to be done?
     
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    I thought they were the same.
     
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    should be the same...everything changed in 73
     
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    Well first you gotta disconnect everything going to the body, then unbolt all the bolts from the frame to body, then give a lot of people beer to come over and lift body. Reverse order for putting it on other thing.
     
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    There are two tops out there for the 69-72 blazers. Single wall top, which is bolted from the top down, and a Double wall which is bolted from underneath the bed rail on up into the top. A blazer that came with a single wall top will have threaded pieces of steel lodged underneath the bed rail to bolt to.

    I think that you can interchange them without much problems. You just need to see what kind of tops they are. and what it would take to bolt them down.
     
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    Yeah thats what I want to do is change to the single wall top. I haven't had problems with my top but would like to have the convenience of taking the top off without removing the panels. Also I like the fact they have lights in them. And I have heard that the double walls can seperate and leak. I suppose you could weld threaded nuts at the bottom.
     
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    You could weld threaded nuts to the bottom, but you might have a hard time alligning the top to the bolt holes. Mine came with a single wall top and it has threaded plates that sit in a channel so that the plates can slide forward and backwards. This way, it has a little bit of adjustability when putting the top on. Remember that when the top is off, the body changes shape slightly unless you have a roll cage in there holding it all together.
     

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