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Hard top removal ASAP

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Aug 19, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Have to remove hard top tomorrow, and wondering if anyone know where to pick up the torx head driver with a circle in the middle of it. Can't imagine I have to make this, but if I can't get it somewhere in short order (by tomorrow morning) I will be drill out a torx in hopes of it working. Any suggestions appreciated.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  2. k5king

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    <font color=green>go to napa or some auto part's store,,they should have it,,if not,,try an allen wrench,,metric or standard,,some will fit just enough to work</font color=green>

    <font color=purple>ANYBODY LOSE THEIR JEEP????????[​IMG]
    I JUST FOUND ONE UNDER MY BLAZER!!!![​IMG]
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  3. rampage

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    So, why did GM use these tamper proof torx screws when anyone can buy the torx bit anywhere?
     
  4. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    It is just not a tool that everybody carrys with them. They are also used on Fire alarm boxes.......Dan

    If it ain't broke.......Don't fix it....
     
  5. BigTex

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    Yeah, you can find these torx bits anywhere. And I wouldn't exactly these "tamper-proof".

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chriswhitley.com>www.chriswhitley.com</a>
     
  6. k5king

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    <font color=green>i guess it was so noone took the top off, or at least anyone who did might have been more mechanically inclined being you would have to go and buy the bit and know what it was...could you see the 200 lb hard top coming off on the freeway at 70 when joe schmoe forgot how to tighten up all the bolt's correctly,,lol [​IMG]</font color=green>

    <font color=purple>ANYBODY LOSE THEIR JEEP????????[​IMG]
    I JUST FOUND ONE UNDER MY BLAZER!!!![​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]</font color=green>
     
  7. Seventy4Blazer

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    speaking of tightening the bolts correctly...
    is there a torque? is is it german torque? gootentight.
    and is there an order? top first? then side rails? i have a 74 so i gots the full top.
    Grant

    1974 Chevy Blazer Cheyanne. but it is on 33's now, with saggy old springs. i am in Yuma Arizona if ya got any parts for me.
     
  8. shane

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    If the guy is already inside your vehicle to undo the bolts and he really wants your top but cannot unbolt it he may just take the whole show!!

    Shane

    Never argue with idiots; They will drag you down to their level and beat you up with experience [​IMG]
     

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