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Anyone here ever chop the top on a 76 and up???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by staceydude, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. staceydude

    staceydude Registered Member

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    I am looking for ideas for chopping the top off my 81, i will still run a soft top but I would love the complete top removed most of the time.

    Who has done it and is there a tech articel somewhere that details this???

    If you have done it what are the pitfalls?

    Do you have pics?

    Do you run a soft top? what brand or custom softtop?

    Thanks

    Stacey
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I don't think there is a tech article yet, but a few have done it. Can't think of them all off hand. Coloradok5, Sandman, Bowtie, and Trustyk5 are a few I remember. Try a search with their usernames. I know Steve and Sandman have pics /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Look up BOWTIE. He has a link somewhere (in his profile I think) that goes to his web page. He's got a pretty detailed explanation and a BUNCH of pictures. With that said. You will need a roll cage or some sort of re-enforcement for your body since it will flop around like a piece of paper standing on edge. I'm cutting mine when my S&W cage arrives and welding in a '73 window frame so I can run the hard top in the frigid Massachusettes winters /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
  4. staceydude

    staceydude Registered Member

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    Bowtie has a ton of pics on his website.

    I will look up the others as well.

    I am looking for detailed photos of the area just aft of the windshield and how the top choppers installed a softtop (if they did)

    Regards,

    Stacey
     
  5. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    if you graph a pre 73 windsheild frame, you can run a full hardtop, and a first gen soft top.
     

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