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need help with getting hard top off!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spo1989, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. spo1989

    spo1989 Newbie

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    i feel like an idiot asking this but im trying to get the top off my 89 k5 and i took all the bolts out but something's still holding the top on twards the very back. :confused: ..i would appreciate some help, thanks!
     
  2. scrappy88

    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    There's 2 bolts under the bedside rails. You need to take off the interior panels to get to them.
     
  3. 76blazerguy

    76blazerguy 1/2 ton status

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    have you ever had the top off before?
     
  4. Grieby54

    Grieby54 1/2 ton status

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    HAHAHA... ok ... when you go to General Discussion and look at the newest post in the Garage, it shows "need help with getting hard..." Just thought I'd let you know! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :p:
     
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    scrappy88 1/2 ton status

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    LOL perv :haha:
     
  6. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    You can't slide the roof off my 78. There is dowels in the back corners. Might have something to do with your troubles. I have to lift it over them. Grind them off once you get the roof off. :D
     
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    2 bolts from underneath in rear. Do not grind dowels, It is easier to put back on with them.
     
  8. Dain Fraser

    Dain Fraser Registered Member

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    You can throw away those rear bolts though...I never used them again. Just my preference tho, I hate sitting there and wrenching on the hardtop, maybe if I had air tools it wouldn't be so bad... :rolleyes:
     
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    last time i had the top off, it was me and 1 guy, we had it off in about 4 mins start to finish with air. putting it back on was about 2 mins. air-rachets make a huge different when your sitting in the back of a k5 in 100 degree weather sweating your arse off.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  11. big_black_blazer

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    18V Craftsman cordless drill and a Lisle Tamper-Resistant Torx set- just use four or six bolts and it comes off quick!
     
  12. gotchevys?

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    I also left my two extra bolts out of my 89 jimmy with no problems. I had to wedge a sawzall between the top and the body of my 77 to get 3 of the bolts out though :D :burb:
     

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