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Full convertible conversion reinforcement

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kmbonomo, Aug 24, 2001.

  1. kmbonomo

    kmbonomo 1/2 ton status

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    anyone with a full convertible conversion done reinforcing???
    My rides door latches make a lot of squeekin on rough roads, Im thinking of welding some pipes from my roll bar to the windshild frame, or should i say bolting to the windshield frame,,, they didnt squeek when the hard top was on so I think its going to cure the problems, Never using that hard top again so Any coments or ideas??? Keith
    PS: free full 1975 hard top anyone???
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    Go Topless or don't go at all !!!
    <font color=red>83 K5 Full Convertible Conversion</font color=red><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by kmbonomo on 08/24/01 09:45 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Tieing the cage to the windshild would be the best thing to do. It will put the strenght back where it came from. Tieing the legs to the door frame near the latch would also help.

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  3. shupach

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    wow that truck is amazing, u did a great job on the roof, i have 76 full conv. conversion but it doesnt look nearly as nice as urs, however i have a full rollcage.

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  4. kmbonomo

    kmbonomo 1/2 ton status

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    Actually the guy that I bought it from did the conversion but yes he did a great job... Ive seen people do it both ways, cutting the windshield frame and welding a 73-75 windshield frame top on it and seen people cut across the top. this had the 75 frame welded on and Im happy with it...

    Go Topless or don't go at all !!!
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  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Ok you got me Jonesing. Had to put the hard top on my 75 for a few weeks to get it all weather (don't have a soft top just a Bikini and it's hashed). so I could help my mom move. I think I need to pull the roff back off tomorrow [​IMG]
    Good looking truck BTW

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  6. kmbonomo

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    Maybe you should get a full convertible top??? problem is I dont think it will support that clay you like to play in!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Topless or don't go at all !!!
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  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Grimmy already has a full convertable...his 75 "Dollar" is a factory 'roadster'...[​IMG]

    Rene

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    I saw that,, I meant full soft top...

    Go Topless or don't go at all !!!
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Sorry, my bad...[​IMG]

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    Yeah I regret not buying MtPockets when he had it up for sale.

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    I eventually want a white top, the one I have now is black.. unfortunately bestop doesnt make a white one and I hate the idea of drilling more holes....

    Go Topless or don't go at all !!!
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