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pulling top off

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88bblazen, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. 88bblazen

    88bblazen Registered Member

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    i have a 88 blazer and have had for two years and haven't taken the top off yet. woul i have to buy a new seal if i pulled off the top
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    nope. the seal is just like a door seal.

    welcome to ck5 /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    It really depends on if the top has ever been taken before. The top had been taken off once before on my 84(about 12 years ago) but when I took it off for the first time(5 years ago) it ripped the poo outta the seal. So, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    when my dad bought his 85, it looked like the top was never taken off. (no marks on the bolts, 3 bolts total were rusted to the nuts on the back side) that was the first thing i did /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif the seals were and still are good /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    New seal at Pep Boys: $31.00
    Line-X for the floor: $100.00
    Sun on your back: PRICELESS /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    tecton 1/2 ton status

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    spray some wd40 around the seal before you yank it...might save you some $ if its stuck

    i had to cut 3 bolts to get my top off for the first time...it didnt tear the seal, but it pulled it off the metal, i had to tuck it back and put some adhesive behind it
    but other than that its fine
     
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    Oh yeah, don't forget to take out the two "security bolts" under the bedrail, towards the back. Their Torx, but I forgot the number.... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Those little safety screws blazerguy mentioned are kinda hidden inside the rear panel. If you forget about them it becomes a real pain. I don't know why or when they started that safety screw crap but it makes no sense to me.
     
  9. bnc04

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    How much do they weigh? I'll be poppin mine off here pretty soon for the first time as well.
    Brett
     
  10. bajaviking

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    I would think around 200 lbs, ask a friend to help you take it off, it is a two man job unless you don't care about your top, in that case just unscrew it and step on the gas. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think the official verdict was ~180 pounds. It's really not heavy at all with two people. I can get it off myself without screwing anything up.... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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