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sliding glass vs solid

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Confederate9, Dec 26, 2000.

  1. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    i was wondering what are yalls opinion on sliding glass topper compared to the solid glass topper?
    and why?
    i have a solid in my 85

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  2. Glenn

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    I have had them both and prefer the non opening kind. The latches on the slinding ones broke alot and when they were not latched the slowly slid open. Plus they were easy to break into. I have the non opening ones on there now and thats the way it staying!
     
  3. militaryblazer

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    I like the cleaner look of the solid but I figured the opening ones might be nice for the back passengers sometimes!

    '86 Military Blazer <font color=green><A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/m1009_86>http://www.geocities.com/m1009_86</A></font color=green>[​IMG]
     
  4. dyeager535

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    I put sliding in mine, but you may never get them apart if need be. (at least on the ones around here) They use tiny screws to set up the pivot of the wing window, mine of course broke while trying to pull them, the window now has no tension on it at all and kinda flops around when the windows are open. They are cool looking, but rarely do I have that many people in the truck anyways! Besides, thats why our tops come off! : )


    Dorian
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  5. NYC K5

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    hte sliding kind is a must if you dont have a/c. they can pull alot of air through the vehicle. yes the latches do break and they are easy to break into, but if someone really wants whats in your truck they are going to get in some how. probably by breaking the window which will cost you a couple of beans to replace in addition to what was stolen. thats just my 2 cents
     
  6. Confederate9

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    does anyone know how to take all the glass off a sliding glass topper?
    thanks

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  7. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I have the rear sliders on my 84. Other than a little leak on the driver's side(when I powerwash), I've had no problems with them. I love the open-air feeling i get with the sliders and the rear window open, and my daughter LOVES having her own "power window"........

    I never worry about people using them to break into my truck- anyone who knows how to use a slim-jim could get into a Blazer in about ten seconds, without breaking any glass. Same goes for popping the front vent windows........



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  8. 90K5

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    I have the sliding ones and like them a lot. People in the back like them too. You can get the latches fro free from Southco. com, I forgot hte PN#, but can look it up if anyone needs it.

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  9. BlazerGuy

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    I love the sliding ones! I think my dog loves them more than I do though[​IMG] I haven't had any problems with them yet either(leaking etc)

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  10. backlash

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    I have the sliders in my 88 ... can count the number of times they have been used on one hand.

    But isn't that what 4WD is "Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it?"

    The hospital I worked at was next to a High School ... 3 times in 2 months these kids would come over on breaks and try to steal cars ... (1)Broken slider (wished they'd have used a slim Jim. (2) Bashed in door lock (wished they'd have used a slim Jim. (3) Bashed in the other door lock and broke the windshield when they couldn't get it started.

    After that, stopped waxing and detailing. No problems since!
     
  11. Grim-Reaper

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    My 75 has solid and my wifes 79 has sliders with broken latches. The only time the windows get open is to clean the inside of the wings. It's nice to have the option of opening them but with working A/C they never get opened. If I ever bought another K5 it would not influence me either way if it had them. My 75 just gets the tpped pulled every spring so no point on it to have them. Now BigJBear took out a solid window at Tellico and made a Hatch out of the side. That I would like in the 75 for loading junk.

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  12. Channing74

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    I would have to drive in the ditch to reach in my glass window ..... my jimmy is not that high but im not that tall either. At 5'10" and my jimmy is 7' total height makes it inconvinient to load in and out of the sides . [​IMG]

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    I picked up a slider top for free. With the cost of gas I use the AC as little as possible. Also when I'm parked working construction jobs I leave them open to keep the truck cool. Oh ya, the kids love em.
     
  14. dyeager535

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    I'd love to know the part # for the latches. SHould fit on the pick up sliders too!!

    Dorian
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    here's the part # for the latches from Southco.com. just tell them you are a company, use your last name and manufacturing or something. the # is
    07-12-201-12

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  16. Grim-Reaper

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    My 75 has a cargo box bolted to the floor in the rear so I have a place to lock my gear since I only run the hard top 4 months of the year. My truck doesn't load well at all from any side. It is a lot easier to throw stuff over the side as you hop in.

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    i have had three k5s. two with sliders and one without. now that i have been asked about it....i dont know.....i guess i never thought about it. it was not something that was a deciding factor when purchasing any of them.

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