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Question! half-cab???

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Mar 18, 2001.

    I seem to have remembered seeing half-cab type blazers in the past, that look just like a regular pick up, however the cabs roof came off, just like a blazer. The pick up bed portion was made of regular uncarpeted steel, do you follow me? A pick up with the removable cab roof portion, just like a blazer. Maybe I'm delerious, but I cant find any mention of this option at all on the internet, anyone have a clue to what I'm talking about!!!???
     
  1. yeah, dont know there bro.
     
  2. BluThndr71JMMY

    BluThndr71JMMY 1/2 ton status

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  3. Tommy

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    I just bought a blazer with this top. It is an aftermarket made by Glasstite. I don't think they make the top anymore.

    Drive it Like You Hate It!
     
  4. Dan71gmc

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    You're not delirious, they made Blazers and Jimmys with the 1/2 top.Had a Jimmy like that only 10 miles from me,nice truck all original.Not sure where you can find the top or if anyone makes a replacement though.
     
  5. Roostr84

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    There is a company in California that bought the tooling for the half tops i believe. I dont know the name but have heard discussion of them on the pickup board a week or so ago.
     
  6. RUT_RO

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    Brandon Vaughns Longview Blazer site has some nice pics. Brandon emailed me last year when I asked
    about their availabilty. He said they were manufactured by a company in Minnesota now out of business. I
    did see this topic discussed recently on this site. Check out the pics.

    http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/blazer1972/pics2.html
     
  7. jguffey

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    I have such a top on my 71 blazer, I though and still think that someone has made this from a regular pickup, but not for sure.
     
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    I found that the mold was sold to Onnis Newell @ 559/299-8333. I havent called him yet to see if he is making any of them or not. I called and left him a message.

    72 k5 Blazer 307/3pd on tree, posi rear (one of my projects
    69 Chevy Pickup currently being put together
     
  9. Crushergmc

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    The half top was not factory. The company did go out of business, I haven't heard anything about the "new" owner of the mold, just rumors. If you have one, it would be an even trade for a good full top with a good hatch.

    70 Jimmy, 454, 2wd
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  10. 72CSTBlazer

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    I also called this guy over 2 weeks ago and left a msg.
    As of today I've heard nothing from him?
     
  11. Zepplin

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    Try <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.usbodysource.com>http://www.usbodysource.com</A> They make fiberglass half tops for trucks. Maybe you could customize it to work for your Blazer. They have pictures of the top on there.

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  12. smp

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    I wonder if you could cut the top off a 72 truck and use it as a half top? Do the half tops go all the to the floor or only to the top of the bed rails?


    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://WWW.SMP.COLORADOK5.COM>http://WWW.SMP.COLORADOK5.COM</A>
     
  13. Steve_Chin

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    Anything's possible, SMP... From what I've read, the half-tops went all the way to the floor of the bed.
     
  14. Tommy

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    Theres a steel insert that fits flush with the top of the bedrail, then the fiberglass top bolts to that and the ewindshield bolts like the factory top. I love mine.

    Drive it Like You Hate It!
     
  15. Crushergmc

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    I think the truck cab idea is good but it may be too heavy. Just a thought.

    70 Jimmy, 454, 2wd
    56 GMC, Big Window
     

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