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Bikini or Bimini Tops

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by acablik, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. acablik

    acablik Registered Member

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    Who makes Bikini (or Bimini) tops for 1973-1975 Blazers? How much are they? Are they easy to make? If so what materials would be good and water resistant and where do you get these materials?
     
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    Polaris 1/2 ton status

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    beater74 1/2 ton status

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    hey Alen nobody makes a bikini top for our rigs /forums/images/icons/frown.gif theres a shop down the street from me in tucker that does tops and interiors i've been meaning to se how must they would charge to make one. I'll give you a hollar when i find out. Alen where in atlanta are you?
     
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    I just got one made from my local upholstery shop.

    It looks pretty good, and uses Sunbrella material.

    I also used a convertible rod piece for the front. Bolted this to the existing hard top mounts. The shop sewn in some straps (like the jeeps or boats have) on the top and I hooked this up to my bedrails with some hooks.

    I used a charcoal sunbrella material. I wish I went with a little lighter top. Oh well next time.

    They charged me:
    $37 for the material (I got it oversized because I had NO IDEA what I was doing).
    $4.00 for the nylon webbing (for the back connectors like jeeps).
    $2.00 fo the slide adjusters in the nylon webbing.
    $10.00 for the Awning rail (this is an aluminum piece where the bikini slides into.
    $20.00 for their labor and expertise on how it should go together.

    I really took about 1 1/2 hours of their time. They only charged me for 1/2 hour of time. I think she is still a little sore about that. /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    DAMN IF IT DOESN'T look like a JEEP or a '76 Blazer now /forums/images/icons/mad.gif

    I am rather fair skinned, so I can't be in direct sunlight for more than 30 minutes. I am sure I will use this top when I wheel.

    If your interested, I can get some pics made up.

    It actually did pretty good on the freeway too! > 70 MPH!

    The rear still flapped a bit on my roll-bar. But not much louder.
     
  5. acablik

    acablik Registered Member

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    Captain, I'm over in brookhaven (near lenox mall). Yeah, let me know if the guy in tucker makes you one. Thanks
     
  6. acablik

    acablik Registered Member

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    Your top sounds like a good set up. If you could, post/send some pictures so I can use them as an example for myself or the upolstry shop. Thanks
     

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