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K5 Sunroof's

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 91KJIMMY, Oct 13, 2000.

  1. 91KJIMMY

    91KJIMMY Registered Member

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    K5 Sunroof\'s

    Has anyone every installed a pop out sunroof in the cab section of a K5. Can it be done, and will it really weaken the trucks cab?
     
  2. Eric

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    I have had one professionally installed. Came out real nice. It is totally removable too. Had a small leak initially, however they fixed it for free, lifetime warrante.

    Best of luck



    One eyed super fly- watch out!
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  3. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    I don't think a sunroof would work very well in my fiberglass top. Oh yeah, not everybody is full convertable. Ha!

    (the rust is starting to look bad, dang!)

    Cruisin in my '73.
     
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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    Eric-
    How much did it cost to have the sunroof installed? Let me know..

    Later,
    Derek

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  5. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    I paid $250 installed two years ago, including a new custom headliner that had padding installed under it. Nice, nice addition to a 'partially topless' K5, no leaks, no drips, nothing but nice sunlight filtered. Plus the glass comes out with two snaps and you are open air. Size is 36 x 18 I believe (can't measure it right now).

    <font color=black>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>http:// www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com
     
  6. rich'90

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    I have been thinking about doing the same. I found some installed for as low as $100. Not sure if that is a good price or not. Post how it turns out and what you find.
    Thanks

    Go heavy or Go home[​IMG]
     
  7. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    Dont try it on a first generation. Mine had one in it when I got it. Leaked, But I fixed that and it definately took a lot of the strength out. I ended up junking it and getting another.. I tried filling it in but it sagged in that area so no luck.
     
  8. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: High 5!

    hahaha yeah you really don't know what it's like to be totaly topless like the 69-75! Man I hate when it gets cold and I have to put the top back on! Now on a side note I'm looking at a second top and installing a sliding fabric sunroof like the old VW vans had in the 75 if I can get it down to a reasonable price.
    On the wifes 79 I have been tossing around the idea of a sunroof but If I do it I want to do it right....power. I figure if I were to graft in the roof off a 2nd Gen Rx7 or a CRX where the roof pops out and slides back over the roof would be totaly slick. The CRX has a flat roof an might be the better doaner and was available as a moon roof version. Might also be smaller that the RX7.
    I hate the fixed glass models where you have to remove the glass to get true open and my Targa Supra confirmed that. I love driving it with the top out but it's a 10 minute hassle everytime. Wish I had looked more and found a sunroof version of the Supra.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  9. DMK

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    Bought my 87 with pop up installed already. Was leaking around the glass, but with a tip from eagle this was fixed. Then found out I could press down on the roof enough to make an 1/4 inch gap. Had to seal all this with silicone, now no more leaks. I myself would suggest aginst it. Unless you find a place that has been in business along time and stands behind there work. I know alot of people that would not bur a truck or car that has an aftermarket sunroof installed. Just something to think about.
     
  10. Espen88k5

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    Another thing to consider is that the roof flexes. At least mine does, it sucks the roof down when I go into a ditch and it pops back when I go back upp again.. Wouldnt want to suddenly get a shower of glass on my head when I'm showing off to the chicks.[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    Oops wrong thread.
    <font color=blue>Professional <font color=red>JEEP EATER</font color=red>, it's a population control thing</font color=blue>[​IMG]
     
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    Re: K5 Sunroof\'s

    I was afraid mine shattering too but it was one of the factory style pop-ups and it just moved around on the rubber seal when the body flexed. I pulled it out when I had the tub swapped but I haven't gotten around to installing it in the new one. It never leaked before but I don't know if I want to risk it with the new body. I really do miss it though.

    Joe
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