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Help with GM hardtop fasteners?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Dznutz70, May 18, 2002.

  1. Dznutz70

    Dznutz70 Registered Member

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    Okay so I took the hardtop off for a week and well taking it off the hex bolt that goes through the tire brace started spinning. The bottom nut part thing a ma bobber had broken loose. So I held it with pliers and took the thing off. Now here I am putting the top on and I remember. So what can I do about this? I have been thinking about it and really can't think of anything simple to fix it. Any ideas?

    I did have some good luck though as I had just finished tightening the last bolt the torx security bit snapped in half. The way I look at it though at least I finished when it broke.
     
  2. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    have someone weld in a new one. If you don't know any one that has a welder, just prep it all your self, and take it to your local welding shop or even local college and have someone run a bead across it. Shouldn't be too much of a problem. If it wasn't the bolt that held your tire carrier in i'd say leave it out. You don't really need ALL of the bolts that are there.
     
  3. 78Jimmyish

    78Jimmyish 1/2 ton status

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    I had that happen a couple of times to my 78, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I drove around all winter with the top held on by the bolts around the cab and one bolt in each side - no leaks, no problems.
     
  4. BlazerGuy

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    Just use a nut....
     
  5. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    I plan on getting rid of the spare tire holder in the truck when I get one that'll mount on front of the tailgate (swing out type).
     

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