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custom half cab K5. Been done?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Ever seen a K5 with a half cab like broncos.
     
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    Yes /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    pics? links to a kit or something?
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    These are out now. I have seen custom jobs though.
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    $459 + shipping? good lord. how hard could it be to make a simple one out of marine grade vinyl, some grommets, some sinch straps, and a few bolts?! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif prolly wouldnt even be to hard to put a window in it. That one on ebay is cool and all, and if I won the lottery... maybe... as it is, just doesnt seem worth it. Just my op...

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    I know what your saying, but I think that if it is a well designed product and there is a market for them then thats awsome, I'm always glad to see new products for the k5's.

    I also think there is a link to that guy on our homepage /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    There is a 69-72 half cab I know. I was thinking just making a vinyl thing that goes from the top of my cab down to the floorpan and uses my soon to be cage for supports. Not sure. I'd like a skyler top like Potent rodent had, but I'd have to modify it for the cage. I want something I can just snap away like a soft top on nice days. I will probably just get a simple soft top.
     
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    Hey Jek, what is a sinch strap? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    consider it done! have to modify it to accept a soft window setup. Then modify the soft window for my cage. or could just do the half cab, either way I must do it.
     
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    nevermind I see that you use the blazer's cap, so it is removeable /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. Hmm now how to modify it for the cage.
     
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    This may seem kind of off a bit... but I've been thinking about doing this with a top from a Blazer. My idea is cut the front where it bolts to the top and the back where the window is, and join them together to fit right behind the front seats.... It would probably be more work than it's worth, but it's an idea...
     
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    look up 2 or 3 posts, part of the design is chopping the front off the old cap. I will likely get another cap so I can still have mine just in case.
     
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    Yeah I was looking at that... my idea is more to "fuse" the front and back of a spare top together... I'd like to try and design a way to keep the rear power window.

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    hmm that would be quite intersting. I'm just going to weld a square tube across level with the tops of my bedrails. Then put a piece of sheetmetal filling the gap with my floorpan and that bar. Then top of a k5 and custom add a back window /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I love this idea. I will have a really shortbed with extra large cab.
     
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    Hey Jek, what is a sinch strap? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    grrrrr... /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif



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