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soft top suburban... pros and cons.. possibility...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    what kinda work would this involve? i saw them chop up that ramcharger in petersons 4wheel & off road and i think it would be awesome to have a removable top just like K5s.

    obviously i would be giving up my rear AC but i have doors, not a gate, how hard will this be?
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    That would be baddass, I like the burb that won the last TTC...
     
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    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    I like this idea. Did you see the suburban that won top truck. I think a newer bodystyle would look just as cool. I would definitely make the body more complete though. I like when cuts are capped and made to look practically stock. Do it. The more you customize the more your vehicle becomes better than the average blazer/suburban.
     
  4. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Loping the top off would be fairly easy...adding a removable/replaceable hardtop would be considerably more of a challange. It would be cool, but would require some good engineering/bodyworking skills. The barn doors sticking up in the rear might look a little wierd too. See if you can modify one in Photoshop to get the look you're after.
    Maybe something like this only longer.....<a target="_blank" href=http://jeepinjunkie.com/remodel/MVC-018F.JPG>????</a>
     
  5. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen it done once on a Sub that was rolling down the freeway. He had cut the barn doors to make the back wall. He didn't have a removable top though. He had made a short bed in the back.
     
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    MudbogAD 1/2 ton status

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    Scott, quit trying to be more like a blazer, you should give your sub more credit. lol. Dude, get another sub and do it because you have the barn doors and your sub has nice interior. Plus I bet your dad wouldn't even like the idea because I saw the look on his face when you mentioned it yesterday.
     
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    ChevBlazin 1/2 ton status

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    It would be really kick ass if you could make it work so a blazer fiberglass hard top would bolt on where the old top was cut off. Probably way too much work, but looks like it may be close to the right size with a little bit of engeneering it would be sweet. I bet if you chopped the top of the bed rails off a blazer and back of roof/ cab you could fit these on the sub with some body work. This way you could also get a soft top made for a blazer. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif I have always wondered why they never did this from the factory since the hard top looks about the right size.
     
  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yes it would be extremely awesome but i think i'll get another suburban to do it to, adam is right my interior is really nice still so i'll keep it that way, one day i'll have a soft top suburban just watch. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif/forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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