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Old 06-13-2010, 10:33 AM   #26
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

cost will be your biggest issue
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:14 PM   #27
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

What about this Idea! A kit to convert a steel hardtop from a pickup to fit a Blazer. Someone may have tried to do this,but did anyone succeed!!! Another idea might be to adapt the Blazer removable top to work on a pickup. Both might be complicate, but there should be a market for them.......
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:49 PM   #28
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

It would be nice to be able to buy a removable, fiberglass half top. The steel wall wouldn't be too bad to make if you didn't care if it looked original.
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Old 10-01-2010, 10:28 PM   #29
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

Have half cab made by MTP MINNESOTA TRUCK PARTS, but the one i have is for a dodge trailduster i think, because it is wider on sides than a blazer body. original price of tops were $2400 ea. only the military and railroad were the only ones that could buy them. Thats why they are rare.Have original ad for tops.
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Old 10-02-2010, 01:13 AM   #30
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

Those tops might cost $2400 now [if you could get them] but I doubt if they cost that much when the 1st Gen K/5s were new. The factory list price for my [once-] loaded Custom '71 K/1500 Jimmy was $3,374.00. I paid more than that for it in 1995.
$250 would've been an exhorbitant amount that only railroads or the military could afford then. I don't remember seeing a millitary 1st Gen K/5, when I was in the Marines in the mid-'70s. Lots of stepsides, maybe a few fleetsides and the Navy had some Suburbans, but no Blazers.
Not that I wished to imply that you're a liar, but the ecomomics of the period were on a smaller scale.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:04 AM   #31
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I bought one from MTP back in the early eighties for 800.00. Still have it on my Jimmy.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:37 AM   #32
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

my buddy has a half cab blazer...
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:25 PM   #33
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Interested for sure, looking forward to seeing a price.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:55 AM   #34
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my buddy has a half cab blazer...
That doesnt look to bad! The tires on that thing are a little scary though! Looks like the rims are about 8 inches to wide!
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:22 PM   #35
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Count me in all well. If i could get a better pic of the metal cab mount, that's seems very easy to make.
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:41 PM   #36
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:37 AM   #37
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send me an email, I would love to talk to you more about your half cab.

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Old 11-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #38
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I am in the process of getting all the plans and information on one of the original manufactures of the half top. I have the mold to try them. I am waiting for the plans for the steel reinforcments and technical information.I am wondering how interested people would be in getting one. We would need further information on production cost and firm up a selling price. I am looking for feedback about the idea. Thanks
I would be VERY interested...
Have thought of do same for quite some time...
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:30 AM   #39
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

could the molds you have be used to make the top out of plastic? Maybe cheaper than fiberglass? There must be some kind of injection molded plastic that is close to or equal in strength?
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:06 PM   #40
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FYI... at this time, these aren't happening. He actually has the molds for sale here.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=463376
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:58 PM   #41
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

This is an old thread. I never really saw this as a profitable venture for the original poster although I commend his effort.
The market is small, and I don't see the need for those of us that already own a real pickup truck anyway

Not like you can get a 4x8 sheet of plywood in the back of a halfcab blazer
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #42
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could the molds you have be used to make the top out of plastic? Maybe cheaper than fiberglass? There must be some kind of injection molded plastic that is close to or equal in strength?


i spoke to a company that can make a fiber carbon one....would weigh about 25% of what a top weighs now....thinking about making a full hardtop with this company....tooling is a big cost.
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correction: carbon fiber material
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:28 PM   #44
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that woul be nice to have a top thats made out of carbon fiber and weighs less then the og ones would be even nice to have a half top made..
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It would be very sweet, but it would likely never happen. We are a very small market share, the price would be insane.

If he could do it, and the weight was significantly lighter, AND he was able to keep the price reasonable. I am sure there would be a dozen or so enthusiasts who would jump on it.

I would love one. He could make it a 2 piece unit that was removable with one guy. Basically like the targa unit on the newer Jeeps.

I guess we can dream!
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:23 AM   #46
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

Bringing this back from the dead cause I just scored a MTP
1/2 Top and I need a new window seal for it? She has the
rear slider in it looks exactly like the one "Rusty Parts" has.
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Re: 69 -72 Blazer Half Top production thoughts?

It would be cool if there was a '67 style small window, too.
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I am looking to buy or make a MTP half cab bottom bulkhead panel. If anybody has one of the lower metal half cab panels for sell I am interested. or maybe get the measurements to make one.
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