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OK, how about chopping the roof, how does it look?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Jun 19, 2003.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Did this one real quick, I will add a roll cage in a few.
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    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    that is kick arse how much lift and wheel size do you have thing looks great
     
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    looks cool.. ever thought about hacking off the windshield??
     
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    is that photoshopped? that looks really sweet... DO IT
     
  5. yunit

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    that is kick arse how much lift and wheel size do you have thing looks great

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    4" suspension with 38's
     
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    looks cool.. ever thought about hacking off the windshield??

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    Nah, if it breaks I will get one made out of the stuff nascar uses for windshields.
     
  7. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    is that photoshopped? that looks really sweet... DO IT

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    used mspaint, small and simple.
     
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    Looks cool, I would do it. Matter of fact, I have been tempted to do the same thing. One question though. What are you going to do about reinforcing the floor when you remove the roof. I've heard the body will sag really bad when you do this. Other than that, I don't see a drawback other than having to come up with another top /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    BIGJ
     
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    I like it. I've thought about the same thing. I hear you lose around 75 pounds of up high weight.
     
  10. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    You'd probably have to put half that wieght back in the form of rockerboxes I'd think.... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Unless you wanted the 4X version of the Oscor weiner mobile....O)r paint it yellow and call it the 4binanna.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    here's mine not a chop. I love it [​IMG]
     
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    How do you climb anything with that bumper? Mud Only? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Thats a bumper, I thought he hit a rice burner with a rollcage head on and that was all that was left.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    How do you climb anything with that bumper? Mud Only? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    its called the skinny pedal /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  15. jekbrown

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    u can do whatever ya want, its ur rig... personally I luv havin a half cab. It rained and snowed last time I was at TSF... and I wheeled with the top off and never even got wet. <shrug> I live in the north-wet, so keepin the half cab is definitely a must for me.

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    Looks cool, I would do it. Matter of fact, I have been tempted to do the same thing. One question though. What are you going to do about reinforcing the floor when you remove the roof. I've heard the body will sag really bad when you do this. Other than that, I don't see a drawback other than having to come up with another top /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    BIGJ

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    Full roll cage tied into the header and Rock sliders like 4x4 iron as with a modification. You well a peice of 1x2 on it and slide it up the hinge side of the door frame and blind nut or weld it into the kick pannels. My 75 was so rotten the rocker boxes are gone. I don't even have a inner rocker. I built a sub frame out of 1x2 that ties into the rockslider. My truck has minimal cowel shake and it's not tied ot the windsheild. If I redo the cage and go with a pre runner dash it will be tied into the windsheild frame.
     
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    Look's really Nice! It depend's on the weather, where You live, and if You drive it in nasty condition's. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    The Blazer half cab is the whole reason I got back to a Blazer. Got sick of the little Jeep and being wet and muddy al the time. Now I will have heat and a dry place to sit. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Ken H.
     
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    Looks cool, I would do it. Matter of fact, I have been tempted to do the same thing. One question though. What are you going to do about reinforcing the floor when you remove the roof. I've heard the body will sag really bad when you do this. Other than that, I don't see a drawback other than having to come up with another top /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    BIGJ

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    The truck will be going through "A LOT" of changes over the next month.
    Things happening to the truck over the next month.
    1. Install the bullet proofed TH400 with manual valve body.
    2. Install 203/205(twin stick) combo with ORD Doubler(TM). /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    3. Get High Angle driveshafts made and installed.
    4. Install Hydro Boost setup.
    5. Install crossover setup with hydro assist.
    6. Build and install roll cage with out riggers from the frame that ties the cage and rockers together, then skid plate from rocker to rocker; this should help keep the body up. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
    7. Cut off the half cab and make a bikini top and full soft top.
    8. Make some bumpers.
    9. And a bunch of other little stuff.
     
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    Do you still have the dimensions for fender trimming? I am going to hack mine real soon and would like something to go by.

    I like the convertable look and am looking to save weight too, so Mine may get hacked! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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