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Tailgate Glass doesn't roll down all the way

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OhioJimmy, Jun 24, 2000.

  1. OhioJimmy

    OhioJimmy Registered Member

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    Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    Is this the norm, my friends 87 K5 does the same thing the glass sticks 3/4 to an inch above the tail gate when rolled down. I took it apart and didn't know what I was even looking at:) any body know how to fix this. Thanx

    If you say you haven't been stuck you're lying or was it you'll go blind, hmm
     
  2. Espen88k5

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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    The tailgates are constructed that way. I have read somewhere that the army used red-tape on that section that sticks out so it would be more visual.If the collectors restore a military-blazer they will have this detail in place.

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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    Mine does the same thing, but it only sticks out about half an inch.....Just checked my neighbor's 89, same thing! Don't worry about it, it's another little Blazer quirk.
     
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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    There were very few CUCV's that had red tape on the rear window, this was just something that was done by the drivers to remind them that there was glass there.
     
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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    My mistake. I read a hole bunch of pages on a very informativ web-site about army-blazers.I got the impression that this was typical. I also remember something else the drivers had on the tailgate. A printed reminder not to continue turning the handle after the window is all the way down. They probably broke plenty of tailgate's in the beginning and got yelled at alot....
    If I only could remember where I'd leave a link to the place. It also had a top 10 list of what broke the most based on the army shop-journals.

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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    Mine sticks out about 1/2 inch, too.

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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    My guess is that more than one of those items in the list were in the tailgate. Also, I'd say the frame at the steering box and the plastic covers of the seatbelts were on that list. Does a cracked dashboard count?

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  8. OhioJimmy

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    Re: Tailgate Glass doesn\'t roll down all the way

    Thanks Guys now I can stop fiddling with it.

    If you say you haven't been stuck you're lying or was it you'll go blind, hmm
     

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