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Whats the hole in my roof for?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Steve88, Mar 17, 2000.

  1. Steve88

    Steve88 1/2 ton status

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    Embarrassed to say that I don't look at my roof of my rig that much, but anyway...

    So I'm looking at the roof of my rig last night and hadn't noticed this before but there is a hole in the center about 6" in front of the top that has a 1" plug in it.

    What's this for? Was it a place for accessories for public service use or something?

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  2. Depdog

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    Well, mine has one to. I thought the previous owner had put it there. I have noticed that the Game Warden put his antenna for his radio there.

    Depdog

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  3. Grim-Reaper

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    Sounds like sombody had an antenna on the vehicle for a 2 way or a Phone. That should be directly above the dome light where it's easy to get at to run the cable.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  4. Steve88

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    Seeing that Depdog has one too, I've got to believe it came that way from the factory. Hey I don't mind as long as it doesn't start leaking! (Of course in the last 6 months it's only rained 4 or 5 days! Still loving Arizona !! [​IMG])

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  5. chad

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    It's probably just for an aftermarket antenna, because I have two of them on my truck. One for CB, and the other one is a FM antenna.

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    Just don't start talking like a real zonie, saying "but it's dry heat!" in August when you've had about 80 straight sunny days over 100...........LOL - I lived there for 8 years (Phoenix and Mesa) and LOVED the wheeling, open desert pre-running, etc. But man, that heat! Guess it beats the snow and salted roads in the northeast tho.

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
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    It is for the remote control antenna the government is planning to equip all vehicles with to control our where abouts.......

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  8. Steve88

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    but it is a dry heat, just like sticking your head in an oven! [​IMG]

    what ever could have made you leave this oasis on earth!

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  9. Steve88

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    LOL...hah-hah....(but what makes you think they don't ALREADY do that?)

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  10. Eagle86K5

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    well if they are...I wish they would quit sending my hindparts to work Monday to Friday. I would rather wrench on the Ole Gal Monday through thursday...then take a three day weekend to go tear something up....

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  11. Corey-88K5

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    The hole is so when your truck is completely covered in mud, you wipers don't work because of the mud load on them, and you don't dare open you doors for fear of being filled and killed, you pop the plug, hit the gas and if there is mud on your finger, keep on the gas. Keep repeating until clean finger is extracted.

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    (no hole edition) Guess they just made 'em better in 88!

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  12. K5 NUTT

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    Not factory...antenee hole...btw...after 2 frinkin days of rain i found every leak in the Chalet..so when the 79 rolls out of the garage she has a date with Isleys RV!!! ....Lol. Who says it never rains in AZ?

    AZBLAZER

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    Checked my 79, and lo and behold, I have a GAPING hole there...........oops, its a sunroof. [​IMG] Doug, that enjoy that rain, probably the last you'll see until the monsoons hit in August!

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
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    Ya well its heatin up allready...think it was about 80 today...another fine arizona summer gearing up allready...lol.

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    Well, having lived in 5 states now, Arizona ranks up there in the top two..........Oregon being number one for ME. Used to 'wheel a TON there, Deer Valley Cycle Park was number one at the time (early 1980's) 35th and Dunlap.......then there was Four Peaks up off Rte 89 on the way to Payson........OUTSTANDING wheeling. You guys ever hit that area?

    '79 - 406 w/IROC TPI - K5#5 - a <font color=orange>sickness[​IMG] <font color=blue>you never get enough of!! [​IMG]
     
  16. K5 NUTT

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    I believe 35th and dunlap....i live at 43rd and northern...lol...is houses now....deer valley has really grown since then also....Wickenburg down grand to crown king are my favorites and damn can't forget the White Tanks either...lots of cool stuff to see behind Lake Pleasant also...not to forget 99th ave and Jomax...its really cool out there!!!

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