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Soft tops

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by iceman, Apr 23, 2001.

  1. iceman

    iceman 1/2 ton status

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    J.C. Whitney - Catolog #99ZX5597BF $459.95 73 to 75 Blazer. Catolog #99ZX8093RF $467.95 76 and up Blazer. These are "Bestop" Tiger tops. And get this, free shipping. Summers comming. Iceman
     
  2. Confederate9

    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    is that the latest catalog?
    what page?

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  3. 1990SilveradoK5

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    I'm in the process of designing my own, will post pictures once I'm complete. (1990 Blazer) I think it will look way cool.

    Here is a simple picture from my drafting program. The gray color is the truck and the red would be the canvas. I plan to make the frame from 1" square tube stock or equivalent.
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  4. Emmettology 101

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    Has anyone ever seen a Besttop Softtop up close???? Or even a pic? I am concerned about quality since in the past I heard the K5 tops were poopy..

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  5. K5Junkie

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    Yeah i agree, i would like to see the besttop softtop on a blazer. I have the exact same thing.

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    It's page 89 in the new catalog...it's in the jeep soft top section...


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  7. AGM73k5

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    I've got one on my truck. Its has held up just fine for the nearly two years since I put it on. Installation wasn't bad either. Check out the picture at: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/featurepics/aarongreenmitchell73.jpg>http://www.coloradok5.com/featurepics/aarongreenmitchell73.jpg</A>
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  8. Emmettology 101

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    That is a Best top? Are you happy with the quality?

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    that almost looks like a full convertible... top looks pretty nice.

    Is there any leaking, and how much flapping do you get with it?

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  10. iceman

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    O.K. AGM73K5 I'm convinced I'll go for it. Iceman
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    It is a full soft top wookie , I have a 74 and a soft top from Kayline its held up real good my buddy has had one on his 73 for about 6yrs.
     
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    Sorry for the confusion, it is a full convertible, I figured i'd put it out there just so that you guys had an idea of what it looked like. Somebody else may have a photo of the 76+ version. My cab was already pretty loud, but I don't notice significant flapping or noise. Only place it leaks is right next to the windows and thats because I did a few steps on the instructions out of order. &lt;Effectively I failed to use the corners to stretch the top before I made snap holes&gt; That leaking however is solved with 2 strips of black duct tape, one per side. These are placed where the window goes under the top creating a longer overhang so the water runs off these instead of into the truck.

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    It is the best top, I am 100% satisfied. It is a little colder in the winter as the top isn't significant insulation but that just means I leave my coat on when I drive.

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  14. FatBoyBlazer

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    do any of the top go on a 91 in the catalog it says up to 88

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    hey, thanks for the info...

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  16. Confederate9

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    1990silveradok5~ i have a soft top JUST like that [custom made]
    and pics are on my website.
    but i took the chevy bowtie and made it my rear window.

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    Confed, how do you have it attached in the back? And how much did it cost you to get that made? The design looks pretty cool. I personally would have more windows in it, can't stand blind spots, but it looks damn cool.

    Dan, '86 K5, 5.0L v8, NP208, TH700R4, open 10bolts front and rear, 3.43gearing, K&N filter, 31x10.50R15 Trailhandlers
     
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    Confed I checked out your site COOL but whats that black particle board all about, wheres that fit in, just curious...
     
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    hey i'm not sure but i read in one of the other posts and its "marine grade plywood" and it is line-xed(bed liner)

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    it is a lid. to protect my subs.
    its ply wood and it screws on but can be opened.

    The Soft top connects at the back w/ 4 straps to the bumper. this way i didnt drill into the tailgate.
    cost me a total of 300$


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