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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by badbowtie, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. badbowtie

    badbowtie Registered Member

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    I bought my '72 blazer (third blazer, first 1st gen) a few months ago and it came with a bunch of gaskets. I put in everything except for these "rain deflectors". the only thing I've found them in is the LMC catalog and I can't figure out exactly how the go between the door, the windshield pillar, and the top. any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    The drip rail deflectors are held in by four screws. Two of the screws go into holes in the A-pillar, two go into holes in the top (under the drip rail).
     
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    So everytime you take off the top you have to unscrew this deflector? That sounds like a pain but how often will I really have the top off? Thanks for your help.

    Mike
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by badbowtie on 10/18/01 08:55 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Yup. You have to remove both drip rail deflectors prior to removing the top. It's not all that hard, since they're held in by four (each) philips head sheetmetal screws.
     
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    Were the drip rail deflectors original equipment? I never had them before on my '71 and I have no existing holes to install the new ones I have now. I thought I'd wait to see if I really need them, in that I never really had a leak problem around the vent windows. (the splash came up through the floor!)
     
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    Yours never leaked around the vent window? I would stay dryer with the top off than on.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    yeah for real mine drips like mad in the rain its no wonder the rocker panels get rusted out
     
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    I drove mine one day w/out the top and it started to rain on my way home. I stayed drier I think than with the top on!(when I was moving of course) But then again what door/window seals???

    72 K5 - 33's on stock susp. and lots of rust! But at least it's payed for!!!
     
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    LOL! Even with the drip rail deflectors, relatively new window seals, etc., my Blazer still drips occasionally from the A-pillars. Lousy seal design and even poorer execution. If the doors are shut just-so, the thing doesn't leak.
     
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    Well, so far I have no leaks. I bought my truck a couple of months ago. When I picked it up I got a clothes basket full of extra parts and gaskets and had to put the top on it out of the chicken coop! But got a deal on it. rebuilt motor trans and t-case and new paint and fresh body with an extra set of sliding windows to replace the solid ones in it. All for $3500
     

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