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Fully removable top

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jeffreysebastian, Mar 25, 2001.

  1. jeffreysebastian

    jeffreysebastian Newbie

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    What was the last year that GM made the removable top go all the way to the windshield. I looked in the specs and it says that they started making the steel 1/2 top about 1976, but I see quite a few 79's with the fully removeable top.
    PS: If anyone has one of the for sale contact me. jeffreysebastian@yahoo.com
     
  2. Brady

    Brady 1/2 ton status

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    !975 was the last year full a full convertible, after that it was the half cab style.The ones you seeing are probally older blazers with newer front clips or grills.Brady

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  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah they were made from 1969-75.

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    73-80 had same front sheetmetal. 73-78 the only differences were the plastic grill insert. In 79 the headlight bezel was changed and also extended down to to also surounded the turn signal. There was also a stainless exstension to the lower grill trim added that went over the slots below the grill. Most 80's, while having the same sheetmetal, it got new headlight surounds and the first year of the square headlamps. In 81 all the front sheetmatal was changed. The hood was cut short at the rear and a cowel fill peice was intorduced. Before that it was part of the hood. That sheet metal stayed basicly the same through 91. What changes that were made were mostly to the grill, core suport and trim.
    75 is the last year that GM made the Roadster K5. Several factors were sited. Structural being high on the list as GM had many complaints of door alingment problems as well as top noise at the windsheild header. It was also cheaper since the hard top could share the same door used onthe trucks and Suburban GM could drop the cut off door from production. Safty was another issue. Seat belts went to 3 point in 76. Suposidly (never seen them myself but it was brought to my attention) The trucks that were ordered with the Hard top had a should belt avaialbel that bolted to the the hard top. My 75 does have the provision but that last thing I want is to be strapped to that top in a roll. Good way to getyourself ripped in half.

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  5. HispanicPanic

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    75 was last year made check mine out at jimjim.coloradok5.com

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  6. rampage

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    It could have also been a 79 that's had the top converted into a full convertible.
     

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