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Bestop TigerTop

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sammy, Jul 5, 2001.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Who has one of these on a 1988 (or at least one with a metal front roof). I was wondering what it looks like, and even more, if and where I it took drilling in the body.

    And is it about the same as the Kayline (Shame they died out eh) when looking at running safari style.



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  2. Grim-Reaper

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    They just pout on on a truck in the last "Trucks" show. Ehhh it's ok but you got to drill about 40 holes in the body for the top. Now hold off a little while if you got a problem with holes. Kayline has been bought and going to restart production with the fast track that doesn't require the holes.

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  3. FatBoyBlazer

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    does the fastrack require puting snaps in th tail gate?

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    I thought my (old style) Kayline was crappy untill I saw the BestTop install on Trucks the other day. The only good thing about the snaps being on the body is that you could still stand on the bed rails, and not worry about people climbing in the side.

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    I still think the Kayline is the best looking of the bunch. Especially when it has the side panels and rear rolled up.

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    wait a sec...kayline has been bought? by who? when? emailed them prolly 2-3 weeks ago, and they said they were still in limbo at that time. =\ If they have been, any word on when the Fastrac will be ready to ship?! =) All I know is that the fastrac kicks a$$ all over that $1000 canback top. bah!!

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    I saw a Bestop a few days ago on a Jeep... if the Blazer ones are the same quality as that, then I'd save up some cash and go else where. That thing was cheap cheap cheap.... I won't even mention they make them anymore when someone asks me where to buy soft tops because I have a feeling they'll have to be replaced within a year of purchase/install if you buy one....

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    Yeah Stephen Watson put up a post a few days ago about it. No up time yet but he's keeping in touch with them and going to let us know when they are back in production


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