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Camper Shell Rear Window?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fourdays, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. fourdays

    fourdays Registered Member

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    A few years ago I saw a 73-75 K5 with a pickup tailgate and a hard top. The rear window was a camper shell type window. Was this an option if you fitted a hard top to an original soft top model? I have seen pickup tailgates on rag tops but never on a hardtop. I'm thinking of trying to fit a camper shell window in my hard top so I can stop fixing my roll up type. Has anyone done this before and how did it go?
     
  2. ratpack7

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    I would like to know about that too. I have a 74 that the window just blew out of when I the body flexed about a 1/4 inch and the fiber glass top didnt.

    Pretty looks good trying but ugly gets the job done.
     
  3. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I've looked into this also. Looks like a fair amount of work, but it sure would be sweet to ditch the roll up window and heavy tailgate. I have mounted up a PU tailgate....that was easy, but when winter came I had to switch back. Keep us informed if you try it.

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    I just cut a peice of Plexi glass in the original groove and have a tab that holds it up when the gate is open. Takes about 15 seconds to pop it out on the rare occasion I need to. My storage box opens from the rear so 95% of the time the window is not in my way. Picture on my site, link below. I used a peice of Aluminum L for the bottom and it has foam bed rail tape that seals to the gate.
    I'm about to replace the wifes 79K5 I hope with a Suburban. The rear window with age just becomes a problem. The Lady is a Petite woman and even with the springs on the drop gate it's about all she can handle.I think the Barn doors will be better for us on that. One handed operation and don't have to wait for the window to go down. You can't drive with the window down anyway unless you want to be gassed. It's become more hassle than it's worth.

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