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It's comin' off!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, May 30, 2001.

  1. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    I'm taking the top off tonight, hope everything goes smoothly....gonna put it in the garage which is already small...hope it works.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Took mine off last weekend fot the first time. I love it.....Dan
     
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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Cool
    I've had mine off for a few weeks now.
    I backed up to my 73 C20 and just slid it on the bed, took about 15 minutes.
    See ya

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    You're gonna love it! Don't drop a nut heaving it around though, get some buddys to help (or suspend it form the shop ceiling)

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Ive had mine off for 3 weeks now[​IMG] and love it, even though it rained over an inch sunday night. spent monday drying everything out[​IMG]

    [​IMG]IF EVERYTHING WORKS IT AINT A REAL TRUCK[​IMG]
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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Took mine off.. now freakin rain is in the forecast.. I can't win.... lol
    I love the wind through my hair... oh wait.. I don't have any hair..

    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com>http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  7. 90K5

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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Just got back from crusin', it was BAD A$$!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Some people had to go home, but I'll probably go out again.....really awesome!! It seems a lot faster that before....I love it!!!!

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
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    yeah. it is faster.. you just took off roughly 180 pounds off your truck...
    Fun ain't it...

    Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com>http://www.rocko.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  9. 90K5

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    Yeah......a lot faster...some kid in a brand new Tahoe pulled up next to me, revving his engine......and I had to.....I was shocked, because he beat me, but it was really close, he only beat me by maybe 8 feet - he should have smoked me.......OK I was speed shifting like crazy

    90K5

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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Step 1 in dealing with rain and topless trucks. Remove the carpet and interrior pannels. That way it runs in and runs out and doesn't make the truck stinky and swell the side pannels.
    Step 2 hit Kmart or Target in their patio furnature section they have slip covers that fit nicely over the seats to keep them dry. Hit the auto department and pick up a couple bungee cords to hold on the covers.
    Step 3 take a drill bit and in the recess for the seat latches drill some small drain holes and re paint the metal to prevent rust. Ditto for the lip the door seals go on.
    I have a Cloth Bikini on my 75 (full convertable [​IMG]) and this is how I run all summer. When the floor gets dirty I hose it out. Throw a tarp over it when it rains or when I park for anytime it to keep the birds from crapping in it.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    I just took mine off yesterday. Hrm...anyone have a soft top for sale? Or want to trade for a hard top?


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  12. 90K5

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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    I'm lovin' it. Except I have to take it down to South Dallas to take the SAT on saturday...I'm a little worried about that. I think I'm gonna try to get a ride down there. Also, had to tow the trailer today to mow lawns, and all the grass from the mowers blew inside...other than that, its great.

    90K5

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  13. NOT4SHW

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    NICE RIDE! I HOPE MINE IS QUITE DIRTY AFTER SAT. I HAVE TO PUT THE TOP BACK ON, IT'S BEEN RAINING FOR ABOUT 12 HRS AND IT'S GOING TO GET MESSY!

    '79 K5,13 1/2" lift, 39.5 TSL's,15x12 Eagles,350,t-350,warn 8274,
     
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    It's too damned hot here to remove the top. I have A/C but man the kids will dry up and blow away in the back, I do have a spare top with no windows tho!!!

    "My blazer may be slow, but it goes faster at higher speeds"

    Jim
     
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    Spare top with no windows, HMMM get the sawsall and make those openings alittle bigger[​IMG]

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    I'm takin mine off this weekend, the hard half cab that is...trying to find a cool use for the half shell...hmmm....

    <font color=red>Sherman, Tx
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  17. 90K5

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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Just put sh*t on it. Mine already has stuff on and under it.

    BTW - does anyone else's truck feel less rigid or tight now that the top is off? Mine rides worse too.

    90K5

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    Re: It\'s comin\' off!!!!!

    Mine rides fine.
    I just hear the exhaust more now. With a hole in the left header and the @ss end tore off the right muffler that aint so hard.
    Sounds realy crappy but oh well for now.

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     

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