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Soft top attachment

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1bigk10, Dec 31, 2001.

  1. 1bigk10

    1bigk10 1/2 ton status

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    What do you guys think about velcro to attach my softtop to my body? I think it would hold heat in better than snaps and wuoldn't require drilling.




    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     
  2. FWP

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    Most adhesives that hold the velcro to the metal are substandard. Maybe, big maybe, if you used 3M molding adhesive backed industrial velcro, it would work. Get that glue out in some heat, it just might melt, and make a big sloppy mess all over your Blazer?...er I mean K10......

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  3. 1bigk10

    1bigk10 1/2 ton status

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    MY K10 Is a Blazer in case you didnt know the k10 on a blazer designate that it came with the 6.2ltr deisel.

    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     
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    Cool, I didn't know that.

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  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Just to set the record straight, GM never designated a Blazer as a K10, regardless of what engine was under the hood. GM used the K5 to designate the Blazer/Jimmy body style. However, many state motor vehicle departments mistakenly list K5's as K10's on the registration, based on the Vehicle ID Number. The 6th digit of the serial number on GM trucks is the code series number. A 1 designates a 1/2-ton (which equated to a C or K10, in the pickup truck line back in those days), a 2 designates a 3/4-ton (C or K20) and a 3 designates 1-ton (C or K30). So when the computer decodes the serial number, it decides that your K5 is a K10, for road tax purposes (since indeed it is rated to carry the same loads as a 1/2-ton truck. [​IMG]

    Unless somewhere in the last 20 years someone swapped your side emblems with a set from a pickup, they will have the K5 logo on them. It's also possible that the truck was wrecked at some point in its life and had an entire front clip from a K10 pickup installed on it, emblems and all.

    To make things even more confusing, around '87 or '88, the body stye changed for most of the pickup line and GM carried the C (2WD) and K (4WD) identifiers forward with those trucks. The full size Blazer/Jimmy identifiers then changed to V series in the GM nomenclature, even though they used all the same body parts as the previous model year. [​IMG]

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  6. Thumper

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    Back to the original question.... Heres what I did to avoid any drilling into my body:
    I got hold of an old beat up hard top. I cut it from side window across the top to the other side window, then from the bottom edge of the side windows back to the rear window opening, leaving me with a 2-3" frame all the way around. When I remove my hard top, I install the frame in the same place (same bolts, same everything) and I drilled my snaps into the fibreglass frame. The only place I had to drill into the metal is on the tailgate. It works great and even looks like a bit of a fastback cab extender on the truck. I have pics in members rides under Thumper, and also on my site <a target="_blank" href=http://http:sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper>http:sites.netscape.net/mikesthmpr/thumper</a>

    Check it out

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  7. jimmyjames

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    Check out tthis web sight www.skylercorp.com they make soft tops especially for blazers 76-91. The tops dont have to be drilled and snapped to the body, they use velcro and the trucks exsisting hard top bolts. Hopes this helps any.
     
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    I'm just going on what i was told by Airport ChevroletTwo diferent guys told e what I had stated I was just going on what they told me? I asked them becouse I was curious about the DMV sying it was a K10.[​IMG]

    1982 K10 Silverado. [​IMG] 327 SHPE powerplant SM465/205,15"custom lift 38.5"TSL/SWAMPERS 12boltrearD44 front,3.73 gears.
     

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