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Will they fit without a hammer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BAJA_BLAZER, Aug 20, 2001.

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    BAJA_BLAZER 1/2 ton status Author

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    Will the sliding side windows from my 90 fit in a 73-75 full hard top. Has anyone done this successfully?

    Ramsey
     
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    Yep, all the side windows are the same from 73-91. Nice to have tinted sliding windows in the full convertible top.
     
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    Thanks! I thought so, but someone had posted in the for sale forum that they were not interchangable so I just wanted to check.

    Ramsey
     
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    STOP! They will not fit. They are not even the same shape. I have a '73 & an '80. It is not even close. They will only work for '76 & up.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
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    I have a 75 top and an 89 top and have measured both windows (both have the same measurements) and they appear to have the same shape. I have sliding windows in the 89 and am taking the measurements of the fiberglass opening, not the window itself because the window frame on the 89 is different. I know of a few people who have done the swap, but don't know the details of how they did it. I guess I'll be making a cardboard cut out to see where they don't match.
     
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    If you do you will have to reshape the window opening. He said with out a hammer, but I guess you could do it with a cut off wheel.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
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    i used a the whole tailgate off a 84 on my 75 and it fit perfect the winodow sealed great

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    AJ, the windows in question are the side windows not the tailgate glass.

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    Well the answer is clear as mud. I guess no one out there has done this and knows for sure. Since I have both tops, though not at the same location, I will have to make a template and see for myself. When I know the answer, I'll pass it on.

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    Well since I've seen so many full converts with sliders I'm going to have to stick to my original answer. If it's not a direct swap then it must not be too hard to modify. My second line of thought (a theory that I have) is that since GM seemed to like to use many of the same parts from year to year and between the pickup and Blazer then the windows would also be the same since they probably had some left over from the full convert and wouldn't have to re-tool/redesign. So for the half top they just had to chop the driver compartment off and add the mounting bracket for the cab. Just a theory that I have. Ready for the bashing ....
     
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    Makes good sense to me!

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    My '75 had sliders when I bought it back in '87. They appear to be factory originals. I'm not sure that seeing sliders on full convertibles means that the sliders came from a newer rig.

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