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Dumb top removal question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bking, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. bking

    bking 1/2 ton status

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    My first summer with my K5, I am seriously considering removing the top for a while. My question is...All the bolts along the sides, are there nuts on these bolts? Do I have to remove all the interior side panels to get at the nuts, or are these bolts screwed into the frame of the truck (No bolts behind the int side panels)
    Last question, what weight do you reckon the top actually is?
     
  2. Pugsley

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    There's only 2 bolts that require removing the side panel, and you can actually get to them through the speaker hole if you use 2 wobbles and a long extension. There aren't any nuts to remove, the tops are mounted with speed nut type things, so there's no concern there. As for weight, someone recently weighed the thing, do a search for "topper" and you should find it.

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  3. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    No nuts, just bolts. Very easy to remove. I've been driving topless for a couple of months now. I love it! Totally different experience. Now the top weighs a ton! I thought it was a lot lighter but dang! You can remove it with 2 strong people, but you would most likely scratch the body's finish. I highly recommend you get 3 friends and get 2 of you on each side. Its very simple like that.
     
  4. UseYourBlinker

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    Top weighs about 180 pounds give or take.


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  5. BlazerGuy

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    Yep, no nuts to remove. There are two "security" bolts on the underside of the rail and you may have bend the back of the side panel out so you can get to them. Don't bother putting those back in, it's not neccessary, heck I only have 4 bolts total holding mine on with no leaks. The top is heavy but my neighbor and I get it on and off with no probs, my bro can take it off by himself(it's pretty cool to watch him do it too [​IMG])

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  6. 90K5

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    There was a nut and a bolt on each side that was accessed through the side panel on mine. I got 3 other people to help on mine. I got someone to lift it up on the inside, and I stuck 3 pieces of scrap wood between thge side and the top, and slid the whole thing off, and then we carried it to the garage.

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