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Hard top

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

  1. Sammy

    Sammy 1/2 ton status

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    Does anybody know how thick the hardtop is? I want to screw something on it from the inside.
    And what about taking off the coating. A mate of me took off the coating of a CJ hardtop and that turned out to be all but a vlat surface. Seems that the coating is there to cover such things up.


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  2. Michael

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    It varies, but I would guess 1/4" maximum thickness. The "texture" can be sanded off and the top painted to look just like smooth metal. I think that's what you wanted to know.....

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  3. 6.2Blazer

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    Years ago I installed a rear deflector wing from GTS on the hard top. These are installed by a combination of screws and advesive. If I remember correctly, the top seemed to have a double layer, at least around the back section and had some metal reinforcements in it.
     
  4. HarryH3

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    At the very back, around the rear window, it's pretty thick. Also, where you can see the support ribs going from side-to-side on the inside of the top, those ribs are pretty beefy. The rest of the top is very thin. Mine had a couple of holes drilled in it for a roof rack when I got it. Looks to be 1/8 to perhaps 3/16's of an inch thick in the thin areas.

    The sides appear to be thicker, probably to support the weight and hold the windows in place. I've run 1/4 inch screws into the thick area just above the side windows to install curtains without puncturing through the outside.

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