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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #1
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Removable top on a s-10 blazer

I am thinking I may make a fully removable top for my blazer kinda like the full size. do you think its feesable with minimal effort, I have a complete doner top I can use on this one for the removable one.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #2
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Depends on how anal you are on how it looks
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Old March 6th, 2008, 02:58 AM   #3
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as long as it looks decent, I was thinking about removing it right behind the front seats a few inches infront of the side windows, Its a 2 door. Otherwise I might just take the middle section of the roof out and make a cali style top.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #4
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I wouldn't think it would be to hard. If you have a plasma cutter would make the cutting a lot easier. Just leave extra so you can make a flange to bolt the two together with some weather striping in between.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:15 AM   #5
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to put it back togther I was thinking use the closers from popups, the ones that hook on a lip and pull togther from the inside.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #6
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Old March 6th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #7
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I thought hard about doing this myself with my old two door. A couple of things to keep in mind:

The roof is structural in those trucks. I had a parts truck with the roof cut off, and the doors wouldn't open and close because the body was so flexy, and it was rust free. You'd definately have to build a cage in it.

The roof is only very thin tin. A few times on and off, and it will probably warp beyond putting back on.

I don't know if they are still in business, but there was a company in the past that had a cali-style kit to remove the center section of an S-truck (think t-tops without the center bar) I thought about using one of those kits, then whacking the rear of the roof off, and having a canvas top built at a boat place for the rear. When all the top material is off, it would only have a targa bar like a samurai. I think that would look pretty cool.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #8
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Thanks keith
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Old March 18th, 2008, 08:03 PM   #9
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you can try airbagit.com for the targa top. i know they have the convertable tops for the s10 trucks.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #10
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there is a guy around here that has done this and it looks real well done if i caan get a chamnce to snap a couple pics i will do so and post them....but bassiclly he has done this to look like a full size broncl sorta with a slant at the b piller and if i am correct he did so for strength and looks
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Old March 19th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #11
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seen it done befor Looks cool as hell on them
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Old March 19th, 2008, 06:55 PM   #12
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if you can get pics please do.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #13
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I had an 84 s10 blazer there was a kit for a rag top from b piller back this was in mid to late 80s dont know if thay are still around though
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #14
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get out the sawzal and find out
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Old March 19th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #15
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I dont want to get that crazy without having a plan. oh F-it who needs a plan:tonka:
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