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First day with top off

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jughead, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. jughead

    jughead Registered Member

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    I got the K5 about a year ago....today was the first day with the top off.....When people said these trucks are real head turners I would always think they were playing it up....me and the kids took a ride and they were amazed at all the people waving giving the thumbs up...pulling next to us...the kids had a lot of fun and always want to take it out...Wife hates the truck and now does not understand all the attention it gets...
     
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    MattK 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah they do get a lot of attention that's for sure. Especially if it's big, loud and topless(a good thing when it comes to trucks:haha:)
     
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    Yukon Jack 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, where are the pics? :D
     
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    jughead Registered Member

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    I know I need to post some pics...Just have a hard time figuring it out...8 inch lift with 38 inch Radial Swampers...and hopefully a set of tube doors that are being done soon...
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    X2!!
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The 3 simple rules you need to follow when pulling the top for the first time:

    1. Remove top
    2. Vacuum interior completely
    3. .....THEN drive!


    Skipping step 2 is a common mistake, followed by a phenomenon I call "dust bunny blindness".

    Live and learn



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    2wdBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Or make sure you are wearing your swim Goggles!!!
     
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    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I'll vouch for that! Although when you forget to vacuum (and you know you will!), you can try opening the wing windows a lot to get a bit of air shooting straight at you and it helps reduce the amount of crap that hits you in the eyes.
     
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    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :haha: I so know what your sayin'.

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    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I'm jealous, i want to take the top off so bad, but in oregon it rains until august. Then we get both days of summer.


    What follows 2 rainy days in oregon?..........Monday
     
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    I can't wait for the sun either. I'll probably pull the top in May so I can take advantage of three to four days of "teaser" weather we always have.

    FYI, when I first pull the top, I usually just put the tailgate down and use the leaf blower to blow all the dust bunnies out. Works great!
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yep definately want to reduce the amount of dust. I usually vacuum and hit it with compressed air.

    On mine I didn't think much about it since everything was just done, Forgot about all the sand from sandblasting in all the crevices. Bad mistake.
     

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