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Homemade Softtop Project

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tecton, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. tecton

    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    anyone ever made one?
    ive seen them online for as cheap as 400$ (screw that)
    thinking about doing it myself...

    so if anyone has ever made one, care to share plans or pics?

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  2. cegusman

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    Here is my homemade softtop:
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    I used a canvas tarp and snap fasteners.
    It cost about $75
     
  3. tecton

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    thats what im wanting to do
    but i want to use some kind of heavy duty fabric....boat covers or something and i want to be able to use the rear seats...roll up the sides...ect

    i can do it myself, just wondering if anyone else can save me some design time
     
  4. sled_dog

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    can you sew cause its gonng take a lot of that, as well you are gonna have to put in bars to support it. Personally I say just put in a full family cage out back and use that. Thats what I hope to eventually do.
     
  5. jackedjimmy350

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    how does that do as far as leaks are concerned?
     
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    I used a roll of self stick weather stripping along the roof and down to the bed rails and it does not leak.
     
  7. Thumper

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    Here is mine. I built a bar for support over the back seat. I can roll the back, sides, or both. Its all custom made. I took the truck with the bar installed to a local boat shop. They took the truck for two days and charged me 400.00. It doesnt leak, and doesnt flap. Its made from tonneau cover material. Oh ya, I used a old hardtop that I cut down for a frame. The frame bolts on the same as the hardtop, and it has the snaps in it not the body.

    Mike
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