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Old 06-02-2015, 09:06 PM
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Well been seeing a few Blazers around more often , so I thought I'd make mine stand out this pic isn't an up to date one painted everything in the back , ideas welcomes and thanks to any comments and suggestions
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:55 AM
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is the top removable? i have been thinking about doing something like this on mine....
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:58 AM
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No, I'm thinking of making my on cover to put over it . But I did think of making it where I could put it back on but where I live I couldn't store the top anywhere to make it work so I gave it to some one to scrap which sucks because it's been raining every other day . (Tarp works in my case for now ) lmao . But it didn't look like it would be that hard to do to tell you the truth . This pic is of it as of now
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:34 PM
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Would've been cool to do on a 2 door with the glass and tailgate separate so you could've left the tailgate portion on. Looks nice though!
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:23 PM
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Thanks , and yea ima stop by isa or pull a part and grab one and mount it up . But that one door seal came in handy so it saved me some money I ran it all around the edge , I beleave the lock mounts are the same as my stoppers so switch them around and make my own hinges for the bottom maybe ?
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:40 PM
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The picture isn't close enough, but I believe they are. I'll grab some pics after I go to the gym and see if I can show all the points that it's mounted and that not.
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:34 PM
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Thanks your blazer looks great , I want to black out my rims , I really want one of them racks so bad I think that's the next thing ima grab . Still have to cut mine shorter and remount them
 
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:34 PM
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Ok, here we go. The pictures will be big, I'm just too lazy to resize them right now lol

This is the bumpstop, and latch. It's all one piece


The next two show the shock and a cable that help keep it from dropping too far or too fast.



Next is a picture of one of the two hinges. They're set up like door hinges, just horizontal instead of vertical


This last one takes some explaining. Circled in green is the rubber boot that covers the wires going into the tail gate. I know the glass release is electronic but I'm not sure about the release for the tailgate itself, so I don't know if it locks or latches closed. Circled in red is some sort of "spring." I'm using spring because it helps the tailgate raise with less effort and keeps it from just dropping and its actually under quite a bit of tension when the tailgate is lowered. Lastly the black arrows point to where the "spring" is mounted. The left arrow is where it mounts to the tailgate and the right is where it mounts to the car itself. (not sure if it mounts to the body or frame)


And that was everything I saw that was holding the tailgate together. Hopefully It'll be an easy swap for you. I don't remember reading about anyone else swapping tailgates before so I'm not sure what troubles you'll face, but good luck with it.
 
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Oh, and thanks! I still need to update my signature picture, I've since then installed fender flares
 
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Thanks man , pics are good and yea looks like ima have some fun with it that's for sure , my girl was looking at your pic and was like you should get his steps and rack lmao yea I know
 

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