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custom soft top help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    hey guys, i need a little help with my custom soft top. what i did is have rails made for my soft top al laround to bolt to the stock hard top locations. then my soft top would bolt on to that. the problem i am having is where on the top sides where the cab curves like behind the seats, the mounts are not flush, and water can seep though.
    anyone got some ideas on how to solve that?
    pics of my soft top cam be seen here:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.gdsbengals.org/~walkerd/index.htm>http://www.gdsbengals.org/~walkerd/index.htm</a>
    those are the only problems i have with water leaking besides my door seals.

    on another note, is there a way to align my passenger door? it is way out of line and so the door seal/gasket doesnt touch the door and water leakes in. any tips?



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  2. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    I am using a hard top that i have cut, but did you add any thing to make the wedge stay up in the center??

    91 K5 and 73 Cobalt http://brettmcox.rockcrawler.com
     
  3. DuneRunner

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    Same here $40 bucks for a hard top and windows. Pop'en the windows out and cutting larger holes.

    Later <font color=green>KEN</font color=green>
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    DANGIT it's not a bronco!
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  5. 87superblaze

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    My soft top looks almost exactly like that. I used oak for the sides and conduit for the top cab.

    To stop the water I would use a strip of door weatherstrip. The foam kind you find at a hardware store for houses. I don't know how you attached the top to the cab or what your clearance is. This probably won't look the best when the top is off.

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 87superblaze on 01/22/02 12:03 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  6. DuneRunner

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    ME TOO. THe guy that I got it from had custom sliders. They look like Pick up back window sliders. I already have factory sliders. SO no use for them.

    Later <font color=green>KEN</font color=green>
    Fremont, CA
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  9. 87superblaze

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    You can still use the back seat but you have to lean ahead a little bit. Gets to be a pain in the neck if you drive long distances, litterally. I still use it all the time. If the windows are shut, the vacuum of the wind coming over the top 'sucks' the top outward creating more room. If they are open it really sucks it in toward the seat, but still usable.

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  10. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    The reason i asked is if you could not use the rear seat at all i would have make it like the slyline style. I just want to know if you had 4 people in and started to rain you they still ride home. But i have not had any body in the rear seat for about 6 months or so. I has just been folded up.

    91 K5 and 73 Cobalt http://brettmcox.rockcrawler.com
     

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