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CK5 has just become a Can-Back dealer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, May 23, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey guys
    Need a soft-top, the best quality top on the market , CK5 will be a dealer for Can-Back tops for half top Blazer/Jimmy and full-size trucks. This is the same top that I run on project UAV and Stephen Watson runs on the TTC bound ORD Jimmy. More details to follow along with order page.

    Check out the review here: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/can-backreview.shtml>http://www.coloradok5.com/can-backreview.shtml</A>

    Steve

    Mall-Running poseur 4x4 with curb-feelers
     
  2. californiak5

    californiak5 1/2 ton status

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    So that means you can presure them into making a top for the first gen K5 now, right? [​IMG]

    Good luck, I hope you sell alot of tops.

    See Ya,
    Keith

    [​IMG] <font color=green>Born to Drive My K5</font color=green> [​IMG]
     
  3. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Yea!!!!! Steve saved the day again!!!!!

    Imagine a cowgirl twirling a rope.
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  4. delta9blazer

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    so, are they gonna redo the design to incorporate the factory holes?
    and how much?

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  5. JunkYardCrawler

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    now just get them to make one for 73-75 blazers. then i might be able to get one.
     
  6. JunkYardCrawler

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    now just get them to make one for 73-75 blazers. then i might be able to get one.
     
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    Amen, us 73-75 guys really need a soft top

    [​IMG]IF EVERYTHING WORKS IT AINT A REAL TRUCK[​IMG]
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  8. AGM73k5

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    Best top tigertop available from jc whitney for 73-75.


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  9. Brian 89KBlazer

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    Congrats

    Now just make yourself a dealer for OffRoad Design products (or at least get Stephen to give you a cut) and I'll order my bushings, x-over steering, etc from you now!!!

    Brian
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  10. BIGJ

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    What kind of prices? Same as on their website? If we make a group order can we get a discount?

    BIGJ
     
  11. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Just talked to Can-Back, they said it would be to expensive for them to hit the four factory holes in the bed-rail. Just a note, the Kayline required around 20 holes to be drilled, most of them in the cab, so the four holes is really no big deal because they are covered by the hard top should you be crazy enough to put it back on.
    I would like to get the prices a tad cheaper and as for a group discount you bet. I know 1150. is pricy but keep in mind a normal fiberglass shell is 1200. for a good one if you own a truck. You get what you pay for and these things are stout.
    Now for more good news, Can-Back has a 72 Blazer in their shop right now that they are working on fitting a top to, they said if they make it that it would be expensive though because it is designed like no other, they are going to send me pics when they are done. If you have an early Blazer you might want to email Can-Back and let them know you are interested and that you heard about it hear.

    Steve

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    I am going to e-mail them right now.

    Thanks Steve

    See Ya,
    Keith

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    Do they make them with tinted windows?

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    Steve,

    How was it running with your Softop in the winter?? Versus your hard top? Just wondering if it felt any different (temp) or anything like that (noise??).
    Boss

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    How is it with leaking, wind noise, flapping, etc?
    *still choking on the $1100 price tag [​IMG]*
    You do get what you pay for....

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  16. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Winter is no problem, the top is made out of a thick canvas and is designed to be run all winter, I don't ever plan to run my hard top again, it is quiet at highway speeds until you install a roof rack, the rack is what makes all the wind noise, I could put the wind shield (Yakima) thing on to help, but I think it would look kind of dorky. Temp inside feels the same when cold, remember the heaters work great for the front seats, the back is cold just like with the hard top.

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    ...any leaks?

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  18. CK5

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    When I first installed it, I had a few leaks around the cab, I reinstalled that part and no leaks so far, it's been a year now. If it's super windy you might get a little flap from the window area but that's not the norm.

    Steve

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    Man I wish they weren't so pricey [​IMG] Oh well, guess I'll put it on my list of things to buy within the next 10 years or so (I'm being realistic and saying I should have a durable trail rig within 6 years [​IMG])

    Dan, '86 K5, 5.0L v8, NP208, TH700R4, open 10bolts front and rear, 3.43gearing, K&N filter, 31x10.50R15 Trailhandlers
     
  20. K5BLT4FUN

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    The review is great, but I talked to Can-Back and they advised me to contact you for further info so here goes: can you post more pictures of the top inside and out showing all the aspects of the tension system as well as the corner and closure system. I rode in your blazer on the k5 run last year but didnt get a very good look at the top due to the situations that occured. Before I spend my money I want as much information as you can give me.
    Thanks Layne
     

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