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Bikini Top

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by HIX, Feb 28, 2003.

  1. HIX

    HIX Registered Member

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    I live near the bestop Facility in Broomfield. I am going to try and contact them about putting in a request for a bikini top run. Normally thay want a "first run" group purchase to start things off. 10-15 people would be good. The price should be 100-125 for the first run.

    Who's in?

    This would have to be a "pay to play" thing w/ money taken in a couple weeks before you get the top. I am going to call themthis morning. I will post w/ more information later.

    Can one of you who has the top off right now get the measurments of the

    Width of the windsheild

    distance from the back of the windxhield to the center stock bar in the middle and at both corners

    Distance frome the bar to the center of the top of the wheel well
     
  2. Roostr84

    Roostr84 1/2 ton status

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    I would be interested.
     
  3. HIX

    HIX Registered Member

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    Bestop sucks...They are no help at all.

    I did call a good shop in town here who made this soft top
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    They said that w/ vinyl one top would run 175. W/ leather it would be 300.

    He said w/ an order of 10 or more he could knock 10-15% off the price. I am going down to get measured next friday.


    Let me know what you all think
     
  4. BigOrange

    BigOrange Registered Member

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    They have been talking on and off for at least a year about doing a complete soft top, so they should have the measurements. I am interested in the Bikini so count me in, but talk to them about a Supertop full softtop when you have them on the line. I am sure that they could get a bunch of early orders from guys on this site even if it took a few months to get the Supertop design done.

    They completed the design for the 1st Gen Ford Bronco and it looks great. How much harder could it be to get the 1st Gen Blazer done?

    here is the URL if anyone has not seen it:

    http://www.bestop.com/supertop/index.shtml
     
  5. BigOrange

    BigOrange Registered Member

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    HIX...

    I am interested in the company you are talking to as well. Bestop has been jerking around for to long. Any details you can provide would be appreciated. Do they have or can they do some concept design drawings off a top for a Blazer?

    thanks!
     
  6. HIX

    HIX Registered Member

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    RE the BESTOP

    They havent finished the version yet. The Bronco top had problems, so they are just finishing up the changes.

    Before they will even get to the blazer top they are making one for the cj8 and Jeepster Commando tops.

    No eta on when they will go into production.
     
  7. BigOrange

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    Bummer...Probably at least another year then. Do you think they wouldbe interested in a custom job?
     
  8. stevie

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    I'm looking for a bikini top that would just go past a roll bar, not all the way to the back. What kind are you thinking of making?

    Stevie
     
  9. Blazer1970

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    [ QUOTE ]
    They have been talking on and off for at least a year about doing a complete soft top, so they should have the measurements.

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    Bestop has made a top for the 1st gen. Blazer/Jimmy for many, many years. It is just the new supertop version or whatever they call it that everyone is waiting for.
     
  10. HIX

    HIX Registered Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm looking for a bikini top that would just go past a roll bar, not all the way to the back. What kind are you thinking of making?

    Stevie

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    That's the one.
     
  11. '72brett

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    never really thought about it, but a bikini top would be neat. I got one for my '86 suzuki samurai JX. That top never did fit right, untill last year, I took the buttons out of it, and places them in new spots, it fits great now.
     
  12. RingMaster4x4

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    I will take a bikini top if you get group together.
     
  13. Tuff

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    I'm in on the bikini top. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I'll go for a bikini, and tell them to hurry up on the super top!
     
  15. HIX

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    I am going down there on friday. I will post the infor on final cast w/ different types of fabric and the dicount based on number of tops ordered.

    I am not even going to talk to bestop untill the development guy calls me back
     
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    someone came on here and posted about a top for the first gen but was booted, so there is someone who makes them, just have to find them... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    HIX,that is a nice top.that style top would be killer on a k5.
     
  18. moose71

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    I would be intersested in one also. But I would like mine to come backpassed the back seat to cover kid. I did move my seat up 8 inch It only has to come back 18inc past the roll bar. Also wont soft top so I don't have to ever put the hard top back on. What the next best top to use verse the top were waiting for to be made. thanks Moose /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  19. supersize75

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    not to rain on your parades but I sold/pending my soft top and am very interested in a bikini that goes just to the roll bar I also would really be greatfull if one of you guys posted up first gen measurements, I have a 75 and have heard of it being close enough to work, keep me updated. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    also I forget who told me this but I saved it, maby some one knows this guy?

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    (The beater) in my club SoCalBigDawg.com has a 73 he is running a first gen. donco bikini

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  20. smp

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    Here's a pic of a pre 75 CJ5 bikini top on my 72 Blazer

    [​IMG]

    Heres a link for more pics Bikini Pics
     

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