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Best Soft Top for my 82?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82Jimmy, Oct 2, 2000.

  1. 82Jimmy

    82Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Any ideas? I just rebuilt my engine, and damn that gets expensive, next comes the soft top, then the axles.


    Listen to Biggray71 when he says a camshaft is too big, saves money.
     
  2. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Go with Kayline Fast Trac, hands down. They are a great price and are very functional. I love mine. See the Kayline Review on the main page.

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  3. 86blazerk5

    86blazerk5 1/2 ton status

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    i prefer the skyler, as long as you are prepared to lose your back seat on rainy or cold days

    Spreading The K5 Gosple!
     
  4. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    Love my Skyler Sof-top, breeze to install, and it looks real sharp[​IMG]

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  5. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking around right now and i think i am going with the Skyler. I just think it looks cool. That is my .02.

    Later


    Have you driven OVER a Ford lately?
     
  6. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

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    I sure like the looks of Steves Can Back, that is probably what I'll go with when I buy a soft top.
    Dan

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  7. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I really like the can-back also, I should be getting a roff-rack for it in the next few weeks.

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  8. Eric

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    Have had good luck with my Skyler. Goes on and off real easy. Has a neat look too. Never leaks or causes problems. No back seat though!

    One eyed super fly- watch out!
    86 K5 Blazer
     
  9. 82Jimmy

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    I like the idea of a canback, but I am scared it may leak...then again I am worried about the loss of storage space w/ a skyler. I like the looks of a canback, but a skyler makes the k5 look like a k10 pickup. Thanks for all the help guys.


    Listen to Biggray71 when he says a camshaft is too big, saves money.
     
  10. CAPTAINK5-CT

    CAPTAINK5-CT 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going with the Kayline next spring. Saving up the $ over ther winter. The Skyler looks sharp, but I like the quick access to the cargo area for my work gear.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I just installed the Kayline soft top. I love it!![​IMG]
    Best of all no more jacking around with electric rear windows![​IMG]


    Rene

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  12. Moose

    Moose 1/2 ton status

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    I just installed mine you can check out the pics at <font color=blue>http://www.toyboxoffroad.com/kayline/kayline.htm</font color=blue> everything went on really easy. I was worried that the top leaking but we had a huge thunder storm today and not a drop.
     
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    I still swear by my little custom designed unit. It takes me a whopping 5 mins to put on and even less time to take off, I didnt lose my back seat, and it doesnt look like anyone elses!

    Just my .01c worth (canadian dollars)

    Mike
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    <font color=blue>Thumper
    85 Fullsize Jimmy
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  14. 82Jimmy

    82Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    That looks great!
    My dad thinks soft tops make my jimmy less safe, I mean they are not a roll cage, but they are better than an inch of fiberglass right? He also thinks they whistle really badly, I told them no one that I have heard on this board has had a problem.


    10 out of 11 people prefer Jimmys over Blazers.
     
  15. Thumper

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    Mine doesnt whistle. leak or flap in the wind... at least not up to around 140 km/h!
    And I like not having any holes in the body either.

    Mike


    <font color=blue>Thumper
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  16. 89K5

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    Moose and Thumper, those are two of the most awesome K5s one this sight!!!! Love 'em!
     

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