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soft top 2nd gen.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by baldamish, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. baldamish

    baldamish 1/2 ton status

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    alright, this may have been covered, i looked but couldn't find it so i'll ask! does anyone know of a softop for an 88 that doesn't require drilling into the body!?!? what with the ohio salty winters i don't care to encourage rust! i have seen the fastrack but it still requires drilling into the tailgate! any help would be greatly appreciated!!
     
  2. jekbrown

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    fast trac is pretty minimal with respect to drilling. Dunno if you will find a model with less drilling than that. Pretty sure Skyler, Canback and Best Top all require at least SOME drilling.

    J


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  3. BigTex

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    With a Canback you only drill 4 holes on TOP of the bed rails...

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  4. 86blazerk5

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    skyler requires no drilling, but good luck getting an order with them. I have been trying and have had a little sucess. they wont respond to my e-mails. last year they responded and said they were being bought out and were going to expand to make there factory more efficient. havnt heard anything since but i know that there tops are still unavailable. Can-Backs only require 4 holes, if you painted them good and put some culk on them, you would minize your chance of rust. Unfortunatley Can backs are expensive though.
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  5. jekbrown

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    i wish I could afford a canback...but come on, the damn thing costs as much as a D60. Thats just stupid. I am gonna make my own bikini-esque top out of some marine grade fabric stuff. All I need is a spreader bar behind the back seat, some material, some gommets, and a weekend and I'll be set. =)

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  6. Speed8379

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    I have a skyler soft top and it didnt require and drilling, you best bet would be to try to find a used one becasue skyler is having problems.
     
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    I have a custom made top on mine. It cost me 400.00 at a local sewing contractgor. They make boat tops. For the frame, I cut the top and sides off an old hard top, and mounted my snaps to that. It bolts right on the same as your hardtop now, and ony had to drill holes on the tailgate for the back. If the readers rides are working, my pics are in there under Thumper. If not... I dont have any up anywhere else yet.

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