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top won't come off

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bad andy, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. bad andy

    bad andy 1/2 ton status

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    top won\'t come off

    i tried to take the top off my 85 K5 today, took out every damn bolt i could find, and it wouldn't budge at all. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif am i doing something wrong?
     
  2. Z3PR

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    Did you remember the ones up top ???
     
  3. balzackks84

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    Its gotta go up before it can go back. Other than that /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif. Try going in the back and lift it by standing up.
     
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    Re: top won\'t come off

    STOOOOPPPPPPP! There are 2 bolts underneath the rail near the rear of the topper. Be sure you remove thsoe otherwise you can really mess things up. Also I soak the seals with 409 or windex to loosen them up. Good Luck
     
  5. dyeager535

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    You forgot the two that are underneath the bed rail. Gotta pull the trim panels that go between the bed rail and floor on each side.

    One bolt on either side, farthest back towards the tail gate.
     
  6. bad andy

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    ok, thanks for your help guys, i'll give it another try this weekend
     
  7. rebelk5frk

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    If you have trim panels and plan to remove the top often then take the two bolts from the underside out and toss 'em in the trash. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  8. Seventy4Blazer

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    just put a chain on it. and yank the chain with another rig.
    once that is done use the search feature to find out what you did wrong.


    you have two bolt going up into the top on the bed rails. as stated before you have to remove those first.
    grant
     
  9. laketex

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    Re: top won\'t come off

    I had 2 hidden bolts in each side on my rig. Have no idea what's up with that....But they're out now and not going back in!!!
     
  10. K5Jimmy

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    Re: top won\'t come off

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    You forgot the two that are underneath the bed rail

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    Not sure what year they started using Tamper Proof Torx bolts...that was another ugly surprise... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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