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dumb softop question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by meatloafK5, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. meatloafK5

    meatloafK5 Registered Member

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    I have been looking at getting a soft-top both for practicality and light weight, but unfortunately I live in PA where it tends to snow and get cold at times. I basically want to know if anyone else uses a soft-top in a cold climate and how it works for you? And yes, my heater works! How does it handle snow and cold? Thanks guys/gals.

    ...who knew working on a Blazer would be this addictive!


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  2. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I have both hard & soft. Once season, while I procrastinated on fixing the cracks in my hardtop (I would have got a new one, but it's the '73-75 style...$$$) I ended up running the soft top until early January. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. I wouldn't recommend it. At the time, it was my daily driver. Very Drafty. (funny how you don't notice that in the summer). It might be a little less cold & drafty if it was the '76-'91 style with Steel half cab.

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    I have a 74 and my buddy has a 73, I run my soft top in summer and hard top in winter and he runs his year round and I gotta tell ya it gets cold in his truck and wet too since we live in Washington. If you have a 76 -91 then it might not be to bad, also I have a HD blower moter for my heater and he doesn't so that makes a big diff...

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  4. meatloafK5

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    Thanks, this is some of the info I was looking for. I do want to have the lighter rear-end, but I don't know about the cold when it's below 20-30's, and about the possibility of water leaks due to snow build up on the roof.

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  5. meatloafK5

    meatloafK5 Registered Member

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    Anyone run a softop year round on a 79-91 in cold climate?

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    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I don't yet but I plan to. I only live about 40 minutes from you in Gettysburg so we basically have the same weather. I will be keeping my hardtop handy just incase I run into problems but once I have a garage the truck fits in it probably won't be a daily driver anymore.

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  7. meatloafK5

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    I will probably do the same Wayne. Mine is not a daily driver now/yet. I really want that roofrack as well. I think the possibilities are endless with those tops.

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