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Hard/soft tops

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rockjunkies, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    Any body have any ideas for a blazer top? It is an 81 and has the hard top on it right now. I can't justify the cost of a soft top, that seems high to me. I am not crazy about the top that converts the truck into a half cab either because of the roll bar thing. I can't run topless all the time. I have thought about putting a p.u.cab on it and building a light weight flatbed with a rollbar. But I would rather stick with the Blazer body. I am looking to shed some weight of this truck. Anybody ever tried to build their own softtop? I need some input to get the gears in my head rolling.

    Keep it simple!
     
  2. Thumper

    Thumper 1/2 ton status

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    Check out my top at my site. <a target="_blank" href=http://sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper>http://sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper</a>
    A few of the guys have used the same idea I think for the hard top cut for a frame. It cost me $400.00 to get the top made.

    Mike


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  3. Rockjunkies

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    Hey thumper, how did you attach the top at the front and is it wind and waterproof?

    Keep it simple!
     
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    Its snapped all the way around. The lip where the snaps are through was doubled up by the shop with a webbing strap. It leaks a little bit from the front edge, but I have to be driving in a pretty heavy rain for it to come in. Or fast highway speeds it sometimes leaks a few drops. Other than that, I have no complaints at all.

    Mike


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