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Almost F@%&ed Up!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hayduke, Jun 10, 2000.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke 1/2 ton status

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    hey there all,
    just a quick little story:
    today i decided to remove the cap off my 86, having never done so before and this weekend looks nice out. so i take out all the VISABLE bolts and unhook the wire, then start to lift. well, it seemed to be stuck in the rear near the tailgate, i figure it's the seals sticking a bit from the cap never being removed from the previous owner in 5 years, so i grab the trusty mini-prybar and am just about to lay into it with the pry-bar and a hammer when i decide to just run a quick search on removing the cap on this forum.
    this forum saved me from busting my cap apart in a fit of rage with that claw hammer....
    Thanks Everyone!
    HAYDUKE
     
  2. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Did not know about the last 2 underneath huh?
    Me neither till I read it here....

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    Masonry...It's a Good Thing
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  3. CrazeeBush

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  4. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Well I would imagine without them you might not get a good seal on the top.

    <font color=green>[​IMG]Eagle86K5[​IMG]<font color=red>
    Masonry...It's a Good Thing
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  5. CrazeeBush

    CrazeeBush 1/2 ton status

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    I'm about to make panels for the sides and I don't want to have to remove them everytime I take the top off... Hmmmmm Maybe I'll just make a fold down door on each side to hold crap, then it'd be no big deal eh?

    -JoSH
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  6. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey a stash compartment....hmmmmmm

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    Masonry...It's a Good Thing
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  7. White Knight

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    I've left those bolts out and to day no problems with a seal yet, if fact I run evevery other bolt and not a leak one...<font color=purple>."water water everywhere and all the boards did shrink, water water everywhere nor a drop to drink"</font color=purple> but all that water did make for some damn fine mudding[​IMG]

    <font color=blue>White Knight</font color=blue>
     
  8. laketex

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    I run one bolt in each side of mine when I had it going, never a problem with leaking. I know that's a little extreme, but the weatherstrip on those tops works great! Btw, will have pics up and running tonight. Finally.

    Bryan

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  9. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    On my 74 thoughs rear bolts aren't bolts there simply pegs that help align the top. I think the others may be as well due in part to the fact that you would have to take the side pannels off every time... Hmmmm.
     
  10. 82Jimmy

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    Thats what I thought
     
  11. 6.2Blazer

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    I left the rear two underneath bolts off and had absolutely no problems all winter long. When I took the top off again this spring, the two center bolts where the cap bolts to the roof were very loose (I took them out by hand)....and again, I had no problems with all the rain that spring.
     
  12. My 90 has both the alignment pegs and the underneath bolts. Well it had the underneath bolts. I didn't put them back in and it has been fine. I'm even missing two of the bolts into the back of the cab and it's been perfect.
     
  13. Blazer79

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    Hey WK, nice quote! Are you quoting the book or the Iron Maiden song? LOL

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  14. 72Blazerod

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    My buddy never puts those rear bolts back in and has never had a leaking problem. In fact we went on a 300 mile trip once, over some rough logging roads before we got to our campsite. When we set up I found out tha he had NO bolts in the roof at all. The roof didn't move and never leaked a drop with no bolts at all. (It was a 79 that did have the aligning pins on the back). I can't do that with my 72. I drove it from one side of the driveway to the other with no bolts and it creeked so bad I thought it was going to slip right off.

    So don't bother.

    72Blazerod
     
  15. Brady

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    I have a '73 and only use about 8 bolts to hold it on.I have had no problems.I don't even put in the windshield triangles(because i don't have them.)I leave my homemade bikini top on underneath the hardtop and have no probs even on the interstate at 70+.Brady
     

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