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CAN'T POP MY TOP!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rockink5, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. rockink5

    rockink5 1/2 ton status

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    CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    First off, it's an 85 and the the top has never been off. Trying to take off for the first time. Have removed all bolt and worked around weatherstrip from the out side. The frikin thing will not budge. I have even tried a Hilift on the back just to see if I could give it a little UUMF...... no dice, any suggestions?
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    There are two bolts that go up into the top behind the inner panel in the back. Did you take those out?
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    Are they hidden? If they are, then no. Didn't know about those /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    Yea, take the panel off in the back and you should see them
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    The bolts mount from under the bed rail and screw up into the top/cap back near the tailgate on both sides.
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    And you don't need to put them back in.. /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    nah.. i didnt put mine back in either...

    besides one was ripped out...
     
  8. rockink5

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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    COOL!!!! Thanks, all ready to pull it off tomorrow night. That was the problem. I didn't know about those two bolts.
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    Try to pop it from the inside. I was able to get mine loose for the first time by standing in the bed with my back up against the inside of the top and pushing with my legs. If that doesn't work, try some boards and a jack inside. Prying around the outside might mess up your seals and they are kind of pricey to replace.
     
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    Re: CAN\'T POP MY TOP!

    yeah i agree, once you get all the bolts out inculding the hidden 2, just stand in the bed and push up with your back/shoulders, theres a lip where the cab meets the top, so when you're removing it you need to push up from inside at the cab while someones at the back pulling it, it doesnt just slide off like the broncos do...much better design in my opinion, mine comes on and off and it doesnt leak with the 17 yr old seal! my friends bronco leaked the first time he took it off and it still drips occasionally
     

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