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Pics of new soft top

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by creampuff90k5, May 19, 2002.

  1. creampuff90k5

    creampuff90k5 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some pics of my recently completed homemade soft top:

    http://community.webshots.com/album/38405365HCSxDr

    Thanks a ton to fellow CK5'er Pete Enriquez for the old hard top! Owe ya one. So... How's it look???
     
  2. jc71355

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    Looks Awesome, I've been considering doing something similiar for mine just haven't been able to find a hard top or time to work on it. How did you measure for the fabric?

    James
     
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    <font color=blue>Where in NJ are you? I think I've seen that truck. Also, where did you get the material for the top?
     
  4. Ben Malinski

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    Re: Creampuff..

    Send me the address of the shop who made the top please! Or the WEB site. Thanks!
     
  5. creampuff90k5

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    The material is tonneau cover vinyl, available from any fabric supplier. D&amp;R Upholstery in Morris Plains, NJ sewed it up for me and put in the window. I brought it there with the frame already installed along with the male snaps.

    Biggray71, I live in Morris County, but I get around the whole state pretty good and PA too. Love to mountain bike, ski, etc...
     
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    two questions. does it flap a lot going down the road, and can people still sit in the back seat with it on?
     
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    About how much did they charge to make the do the fabric?

    James
     
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    About how much did they charge to make the fabric?

    James
     
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    <font color=blue>I was fishing at the river in Hillburn NY off 287 one day and a truck that looks kinda yours with no top drove down the trail. I had my red &amp; gray 89 with a CK5 sticker on the windsheild. Does that top flap around when your on the highway?
     
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    thought those tags looked like NJ! /forums/images/icons/cool.gif I used to live in Hillsborough! (12 miles north of Princeton)
     
  11. Ben Malinski

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    Thanks for the phone number. Do you have their WEB site or e-mail address?
     
  12. creampuff90k5

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    The top does flap a little bit, but not too much. What is more noticable is that it will balloon up when driving fast with the windows closed, like any convertible. People can use the back seat, but headroom is reduced considerably. Wouldn't want to take a long trip that way!

    Honestly though, the top is only there to keep rain out when parked at home or for protection from a sudden storm while out &amp; about. I stopped using the truck as my daily driver almost a year ago.

    The vinyl costs about $20 per yard (60" wide) and D&amp;R charged me another $100 to sew it up and add the window. With the cost of paint for the frame, the snaps, and other odds &amp; ends, I would say that I have real close to $200 wrapped up in the project.
     
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    looks good!!! I have about $2 in my top, but not back window.... boo-hoo
     

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