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Need a quick answer from a 73-75 owner

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Do I have to unbolt my top and lift it up a few inches to replace this weatherstripping? Or can I just slap the new pieces in there? Thanks in advance. <a target="_blank" href=http://wsphotofews.excite.com/003/D9/a2/4R/la86209.jpg>http://wsphotofews.excite.com/003/D9/a2/4R/la86209.jpg</a>

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  2. MaxCrack

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    You shouldn't have to lift it for the stuff around the front window there. But I can't say for sure, as I've never replaced mine.

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  3. '73 K5

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    It really looks like it could be either way. I just don't want to start tearing out the old stuff and then realize the top has to come off...because I need to drive the truck tonight and don't want to start that project if it does mean lifting the top.

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  4. AGM73k5

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    I've got a half-cab on mine and it doesn't look like lifting the top would be needed. But again that's on my half-cab so I can't promise you it's the same on your truck. On a side note I think your interior looks awesome [​IMG]

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  5. rampage

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    Even though I have an 89 I could possibly shed some light on this. I have the 73-75 weatherstripping sitting in my garage at home for when I do my full top conversion. If I remember correctly, the inside header seal has a rubber piece that extends out to the edge of the top and the door window seal butts up against that. So I don't think you have to remove the top to replace the door window seal. If I'm wrong (and it wouldn't be the first time!) then someone please correct me [​IMG]
     
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    Hey thanks for the compliment. I've been meaning to take pics of the whole interior and post them, but I just haven't done it yet. I completely stripped the truck in May and drove around with one seat until I finally put all my new stuff in it in July. Keep an eye out in the next few days...I'll seriously try to get some pics posted.

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  7. FWP

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    My top isn't on the K5, but there's a screw holding the front part of the weatherstripping to the top. If you open the door and can access it, that's cool, but from the looks of mine, the screw can only be accessed with the top off. HTH

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  8. blazer74

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    I may be a little late but the top must be raised to access the screws assuming they are there. The original seals have metal in them where the screws go also, the after market seal do not.
     
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    yes the top mujst be removed. there are screws that hold the top of the seal and there are screws that hold on the bottom of the seal. and my after market seal do have metal in them exactly where the factory ones do. It has been several years since i replaced mine but they were a $130. ouch
     

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