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UUUGGGGHHHH....Stupid previous owner!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ikonosin, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. ikonosin

    ikonosin Registered Member

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    So it starts out a nice sunny day, and the weather forecast shows no rain all week, so I think to myself "I haven't had the top off yet, this sounds like a good idea"...So I head over to my parents house (that's where I planned to keep the top all along, as I live in an apartment). I get all the bolts out and go to lift the top off...no go :( I start looking for some bolt that I must have missed, but they all look good to me. Then I notice what appears to be some sort of epoxy between the canopy & the truck:shocked: I had to use a pry bar to free the canopy, in the process, putting a small dent on either side and scratching up the paint. Now I get the enjoyable process of removing the epoxy from both the truck & canopy. I guess these are the lengths people go through in order to avoid buying new weather stripping.
     
  2. riggz

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    yuck. get some goo gone. or something a bit more industrial strength.
     
  3. ikonosin

    ikonosin Registered Member

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    I'll just use a rubber wheel at work tomorrow. Normally we use them for removing gasket material, so it should work fine. Then I'll have our paint guy blow some paint on the scratches and then get the dents pulled...
     
  4. riggz

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    ah well if you've go the tools then use em :)
     
  5. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    you sure you didnt forget the 2 little things at the back of the top?? you have to take the side panels off to get to them.
     
  6. ikonosin

    ikonosin Registered Member

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    No, I got those :grin: I'm sure if I hadn't had prior experience w/ those though, I probably would have missed them.
     
  7. goldwing2000

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    I've never had my top off... what two little things?? Is the procedure outlined in the owner's manual?
     
  8. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    there are two bolts that come up from the bottom in both rear corners that require the inner panel removed to get to them. i have never put them back on, too much of a pain to remove them.
     
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    I couldn't figure those bolts out either when I first did mine but I eventually figure it out that it wasn't comin off lol
     
  10. pauly383

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    Mine ain't going back on either , time consuming with the inner spare tire mounted :k5: :k5:
     
  11. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    what a moron, who would epoxy it?!?!?!?!


    i can see silicon and all but epoxy??? i am serprise you got it off at all!!!!


    yup smart smart people out there
     
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    buffblazer 1/2 ton status

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    i must have it easy when i took my top off those little "things" in the back just came right out of the top. i did not have to remove anything just the bolts holding the top together. but that must be the upside to have the cheap custom deluxe, it has no inner paneling
     
  13. hunter

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    How heavy is that top and how many peeps did it take to carry it off?

    Im wanting to put a soft top on mine and removing the old fiber top is my biggest problem/concern :confused:
     
  14. ikonosin

    ikonosin Registered Member

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    Kinda heavy, My dad and I managed to get it off and carried around to the side of their house (no room @ my apartment).
     

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