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Can you convert...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BlackDog714, Nov 8, 2003.

  1. BlackDog714

    BlackDog714 1/2 ton status

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    a 76 or later top to a pre 76 full top?

    Has anyone done this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Yes you can do this. Several people here have done it. You can even use a full conv. hard top if you use a 73-75 windshield frame. Just do a search for "full convertible conversion" and you should find more info than you'd like.
     
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    I've done it. My "73" is a 87 tub. But there are several posts on the subject.
     
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    Well I searchedbefore I posted, but even with the proper phrasing, I still didnt see how to be able to use a 73-75 top... Lots of posts on just cutting it off, but I didnt see one for replacing the later top with the earlier top.
     
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    If you're talking hard top you'll probably have to get the windshield frame off a 73-75 tub and attatch it to your existing tub. If you're doing the soft top conversion you cut off your roof and half cab to a certain point and bolt up the brackets etc. to run the soft top. At least that's what I think you do... I might be able to tell you more next year when I chop my top off and run a full soft top. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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